Exam 70-351: TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring is now available at VUE and Prometric. When you pass 70-351, you earn a stand-alone certification: MCTS: ISA Server 2006, Configuration.
Here's a sentence on ISA: ISA Server is the integrated edge security gateway that helps protect your IT environment from Internet-based threats while providing your users with fast and secure remote access to applications and data.
Here's a sentence on ISA certification: A certification on ISA is a great way to show your boss, or a company you'd like to work for, that you get the full picture and ins and outs of something they care about a lot (working online! security! acronyms!) and that you cared enough to take the time to study and pass an exam. Good confidence booster, too, knowing you know what you need to know*.
The prep guide is just days away from publishing (here's where you'll find it, eventually), but we get so many questions about this, I'm poasting the topic areas, below. I think there is one classroom course coming out to support this exam--the prep guide will point you to that when available. In the meantime, visit the TechCenter for ISA--there should be a lot of resources there that can get you started in your studies.
If you go to sign up for this exam, don't forget to register for second shot.
Planning and Installing ISA Server 2006
Installing and Configuring Client Computers
Configuring and Managing ISA Server 2006
Configuring Web Caching
Configuring Firewall Policy
Configuring and Managing Remote Network Connectivity
Monitoring and Reporting ISA Server 2006 Activity
* You know?