Looking for some experts.

Our certification team is looking for a handful of subject matter experts on three kind of niche subjects–SAM, MDT, and pre-installing Vista/Server–to help with a short exercise in our exam development process.

We need 15 or 20 minutes of your time, experts, to help us weight the objectives of a few exams (basically to figure out how many questions for each section). Your contribution will end up as part of our prep guide on Microsoft.com… “Expert” is a pretty generic term, but we mean that you do this/have done this for a living, work with one of these technologies. Basically you should know your stuff on one of these areas:

  • 70-673 Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM)
    • new version of 70-123 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Software Asset Management (SAM) Program
    • process exam about asset management. More about planning but our asset technologies are SMS 2003/System Center Config. Mgr. 2007
  • 70-635 Deploying Microsoft Operating Systems and Applications Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 
    • new version of 70-624 TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops 
    • this is the new version of the Business Desktop Deployment (BDD)
    • Deployment of (primarily) Vista, in a corporate environment using the new version of the BDD tools and guidance. The new version (MDT 2008) supports deploying Server 2008 and Xp as well.
  • 70-655 Windows Vista and Server Operating Systems, Pre-installing for OEMs
    • New version of 74-134: Preinstalling Microsoft Products and Technologies 
    • Deals with OEM pre-installation toolkits for Vista and Server. …OEMs, but some very large corporations use these tools as well.

If you’re in, send an e-mail to J. Seymour and he’ll tell you what’s up. 

Comments (3)

  1. Yiseiluk says:

    Exam 70-624 is so short-lived, if I remember correct, it was only released on May 2007.

  2. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    Thanks for all the volunteers. Y’all are some smart as* IT professionals, as it were.