Our certification team is looking for a handful of subject matter experts on three kind of niche subjects--SAM, MDT, and pre-installing Vista/Server--to help with a short exercise in our exam development process.

We need 15 or 20 minutes of your time, experts, to help us weight the objectives of a few exams (basically to figure out how many questions for each section). Your contribution will end up as part of our prep guide on Microsoft.com... “Expert” is a pretty generic term, but we mean that you do this/have done this for a living, work with one of these technologies. Basically you should know your stuff on one of these areas:

  • 70-673 Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM)
    • new version of 70-123 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Software Asset Management (SAM) Program
    • process exam about asset management. More about planning but our asset technologies are SMS 2003/System Center Config. Mgr. 2007
  • 70-635 Deploying Microsoft Operating Systems and Applications Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 
    • new version of 70-624 TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops 
    • this is the new version of the Business Desktop Deployment (BDD)
    • Deployment of (primarily) Vista, in a corporate environment using the new version of the BDD tools and guidance. The new version (MDT 2008) supports deploying Server 2008 and Xp as well.
  • 70-655 Windows Vista and Server Operating Systems, Pre-installing for OEMs
    • New version of 74-134: Preinstalling Microsoft Products and Technologies 
    • Deals with OEM pre-installation toolkits for Vista and Server. ...OEMs, but some very large corporations use these tools as well.

If you're in, send an e-mail to J. Seymour and he'll tell you what's up.