Exam 70-285: Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization is now available in North America, Europe, and Asia. This exam counts toward your MCSE: Messaging on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Microsoft's preparation guide can be found on the Microsoft Web site.
Lotus Notes and Domino Release 5 Exams to be Retired
Most Lotus Notes and Domino Release 5 exams will be retired Nov. 30. Candidates can still achieve R5 certification (three exams at the professional level) until then. Lotus suggests that it is still worthwhile to earn R5 certification because individuals who hold R5 certification only have to take one additional exam to earn R6 certification. Since Lotus does not retire certification titles, only certification exams, once someone is certified on R5 they will remain certified on R5.
Nortel Networks Releases Design Expert Certification for CallPilot
Nortel Networks has released a new CallPilot 2.x Unified Messaging certification exam, the only exam required to become a Nortel Networks Certified Design Expert (NNCDE) in IP Convergence CallPilot.
This credential validates your ability to apply design principles and plan CallPilot 2.x Unified Messaging solutions. The exam, #920-444, covers CallPilot (releases 2.02/2.5), Meridian 1 IP Enabled Release 25.40, Succession 1000/1000M Release 3.0, and SL-100 and DMS-100 switches, and tests your knowledge and skills in the following areas:
In order to earn this new credential, you must hold NNCDS - VoIP CallPilot 2.0 certification. However, if you feel ready, you can take the Expert-level exam now and earn the Design Specialist credential later.
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