There are several virtualizations exams available from Microsoft, some shiny and new and one that’s been around for a bit of time now. There is indication that there will be an new MCITP certification that’s not yet on the Microsoft certification list – MCITP: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Adminstrator.
At the moment, there are 3 exams that count toward this certification, though without final say from Microsoft website, I’m currently thinking that the full certification is not fully baked yet. However, no reason you can’t get started. In the past, I’ve taken 70-652 (TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configurating) which is a stand-alone Technology Specialist exam for virtualization with Hyper-V on Windows 2008. It does not cover Server 2008 R2 technologies.
The other 3 exams, are new and are specifically geared toward Windows Server 2008 R2.
- 70-669 TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
- 70-659 TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
- 70-693 Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
There is very little study/prep materials available for these exams at the moment, however expect you’ll need to know about configuring and managing Hyper-V and RDS, as well as VDI, MED-V and App-V technologies.
Don’t forget, the Microsoft Second Shot offer is still available for exams taken through June 30th. Drop me an email if you need a voucher number for the second shot offer.