Exam 70-400: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring is live as of yesterday, Monday 21 January*, 2008. What this means is that you can now earn a certification called MCTS: System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration. A certification for System Center Configuration Manager will be available in March.
Just now, in that last sentence, I was going too fast and I accidentally typed "scertification" and it occurred to me that it could be an efficient way to indicate a certification held by a lady. For example, I am PowerPoint 2007 scertified. It's possible (or likely), that I've just annoyed someone, so I'll move on.
System Center Operations Manager and System Center Configuration Manager are two key technologies under the System Center umbrella, and, from what I understand, the two that are becoming more and more of an operations staple for large and enterprise organizations with a Windows Server infrastructure.
Consider earning MCTS: System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration now (or MCTS: System Center Configuration Manager in a few months) if
Do not consider these certifications if you are just getting started with the Windows infrastructure. If that is you... consider starting your studies and path to an MCTS on Server 2008, when available, or look for a Windows Server 2003 exam that reflects your current/developing skills base.
In related news:
* Yesterday, Monday, 21 January was 3 days before my birthday**
**Not to put too fine a point on it, but my birthday is on Thursday, 24 January