As the June go-live date for promised MS System Center 2012 private cloud exams approaches, MS Is making progress with its private cloud MCITP certification exams. Thanks to a recent post on the Born to Learn blog entitled “Overview of upcoming certifications for the private cloud” I just learned that the two MCTS exams that combine with the requirements for MCITP Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 to create the private cloud MCITP now have their own pages up on the MS Learning Website. (For the record those other exams are 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646; add 70-647 and any one of 70-620, 70-680, or 70-681, and you’re also an MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008.)
These two exams are:
- Exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
This exam has a scheduled release date of June 26, 2012.
- Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
This exam has a scheduled release date of June 25, 2012.
Both of these exams should therefore be going into beta test soon. That means you’ll want to keep one eye on the Beta Exam Announcements page for more information, assuming this might not be an “invitation-only” exam. That said, you’ll also want to read up on How to become an MS Learning SME so you might still be able to procure yourself an invitation to the beta through “proper channels.” If you’re interested in one or both of these exams, be sure to mention cloud certification as a strong interest in your application materials!