<font size="3">SBS Exam in Beta Next Week </font>
Microsoft may release exam to beta testers Sept. 22-28, but the cert group has yet to confirm whether newest exam for SBS implementers is a go.
Although Microsoft certification program managers announced that the 70-282, Designing, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for a Small- and Medium-Sized Business would be available Sept. 22-28, as of this writing the company hasn't listed specific exam beta dates on the exam guide (click here). Microsoft program managers announced the exam, which is aimed at implementers of the upcoming Small Business Server 2003, at the MCP TechMentor conference in San Diego.
Nonetheless, the exam, numbered 71-282 while in beta, appears on both the Prometric and Vue registration sites. The sites don't provide clues as to the exact date availability.
Microsoft Press training and exam preparation materials currently do not exist for Exam 70-282; the publishing group hasn't acknowledged whether any books are planned. Microsoft Learning is currently developing Course 2395, Designing, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for a Small- and Medium-Sized Business, which is expected later this year.