If you do NOT work with Home Theatre, in a sales or technology role, you will not care about this information. Something else you will not care about is how I just tripped on nothing, and kind of flew through the air in front of this guy Jeff's office, and I said that's embarrasing and he said oh, I thought you were jogging.
But back to business.
We are developing two exams to support those of you working with Vista Home Theatre. These were developed primarily for Microsoft Partner organizations (the big orgs who are focused mostly on consumer product sales and support), and I don't have much info, but for those of you who are interested the betas are open now and you are welcome to participate. In fact, we'd love it.
As far as what to study... you're kind of on your own here. When I hear that prep guides or anything else useful is available, I'll add to this poast. A poastscript! ---------------------------------------------
<updated December 21>Here is my belated poastscript, sorry for the delay. Egan already pointed out that the prep guides are live (thanks Egan!)
…and I’ve been meaning to add this info I picked up on a thread internally (thanks J!). "There are no requirements or prerequisites to take the exams – anyone can test on them and the length of study would depend on the background of the candidate. We have about 8 or so hours of E-Learning (see the prep guides) in the works to support the test but also experience and general knowledge and other training material covering basic networking, Vista, Home Server, etc. would apply as well. The beta is 180 minutes (225 minutes allowed for total seat time to complete NDA, comments, etc.). No release date scheduled yet –post February 2008."
would these touch at all on XP Media Center Edition?
Technically these tests are primarily new technologies so they deal with Vista rather than XP. That said, the Media Center components that sit on top of Vista and XP are similar and the Technologist test (70-625) covers both Media Center Extender version 1 and 2.------------------------------
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