Windows Server 2008 Exams

On the Orlando Tech-Ed that took place on the first days of June, one of the things that were official announced and presented were the Windows Server 2008 exams for Microsoft’s certification.

Here’s some of the things you should now if you are planning to get or upgrade to this certification:

– This will be a new stage for certification, the names will be: MCTS (three exams) and MCITP (2 exams).

MCSA and MCSE there’ll be still certifications available.

– On 2008 the Windows 2000 exams will be retired (the exams but not the certification, of course).

– MCTS exams will be availabe one moth after the RTM version of Windows Server 2008. MCITP will be available two months after.

– There’ll be a upgrade exam from 2003 certification to 2008.

There will be NOT an upgrade from Windows 2000 to 2008.

– MCSA and MCSE professionals will have a 40% discount on the price of the Windows 2008 exams.

Taking a look to some of the sites that talked about these new exams, I found out some of the topics that will be on these tests.

Peak to Windows 2008 exam:

  • Terminal Servicesthe different roles, the new features, etc
  • IIS 7the new command line tools, new features, etc
  • Server Coreof course, know your way with all the cmdline tooling that you can use
  • Virtualizationbe sure to study on how Virtual Server 2005 works
  • Active Directorythe new features, but also AD in general


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