Microsoft Learning intro new testing and tools; Launches "Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory"

IT pros are aggressively pursuing ways to keep their skills fresh. Enthusiasm for Windows 7 is already high, and open slots for the beta exam, “Configuring Windows 7,” have filled in record time. Microsoft has also awarded nearly 100,000 certifications on Windows Server 2008 technologies. “We’re excited to share a lot of what we’re doing […]

IT pros are aggressively pursuing ways to keep their skills fresh. Enthusiasm for Windows 7 is already high, and open slots for the beta exam, “Configuring Windows 7,” have filled in record time. Microsoft has also awarded nearly 100,000 certifications on Windows Server 2008 technologies. “We’re excited to share a lot of what we’re doing to help build people’s skills on key Microsoft offerings such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. This week, Microsoft Certification Exams is launching a virtual lab-based exam for technology specialists. Called “Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory” (No. 083-640), the exam is the first to incorporate a virtual environment with the tools and options available in a real computing environment. It emphasizes a practical skills assessment that complements the traditional multiple-choice format, said Lutz Ziob.