Exam objectives will be sent to those you register for the beta at Sun's Web site.
Microsoft Offers Free .NET Exam to Current MCSDs
Starting March 1, MCSDs who certified on the Visual Studio 6.0 track can get a free voucher good for exam 70-300 from the MCSD for .NET track. Exam 70-300: Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures is one of four core exams required for MCSD for .NET certification. It usually costs $125. To date, more than 41,000 people have earned the MCSD title. Exam 70-300 went live Feb. 10. The free voucher must be used by Sept. 30. Existing MCSDs can apply for a voucher through the MCP Secure Web site. For more details on MCSD .NET visit GoCertify's MCSD .NET page.
Marimba Certification Program Reborn
Marimba's certification program has emerged from its redesign with two certifications that IT professionals can earn. The first, Certified Marimba Professional (CMP), requires passage of 2-4 online exams, depending on your choice of track. Options include Desktop Management Administrator, Server Management Administrator, Application Packager, and System Architect.
The second level of Marimba certification, Certified Marimba Consultant, requires that you first earn CMP certification, plus pass a hands-on practical exam that lasts one day. For more information see GoCertify's Marimba page.
SAS Base and Advanced Programming Exams Live March 29
The final versions of the SAS Base Programming and SAS Advanced Programming exams are scheduled to go live in their final (non-beta) format by March 29. Unlike earlier SAS exams, these are not version-specific. This reflects the new organization of the SAS certification program, in which certifications are designed around job role levels. For more information on all available SAS certifications see our SAS page.
Nortel Networks Releases Two New Design Specialist exams
You can now earn Nortel Networks Design Specialist (NNCDS) certifications in VoIP CallPilot 2.0 and SCCS/Express/TAPI/Web Client/Agent.
The new CallPilot 2.0 (#920-155) exam is one of three required to earn NNCDS - VoIP CallPilot 2.0 certification. Completion of the VoIP Technology (#920-801) and Meridian 1 Database (#920-318) exams is also required to earn VoIP certification.You can earn NNCDS - SCCS/Express/TAPI/Web Client/Agent certification by successfully completing the new SCCS/Express/TAPI/Web Client/Agent (#920-316) exam. The exams are proctored by Prometric.
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