Trika was nice enough to point out that the beta for the Virtual Earth Certification Exam is now available. I like how I helped author the exam, but I had to find out through her blog that it is available - love it. Anyway, here are some details about the certification that I plagurized from Trika's blog.
"New Microsoft Exam! Be the first to certify on Virtual Earth 6.0!" Feel free to share this with Virtual Earth-aware developers. You can register starting October 15, adn the beta is open until November 14. If you don't know much about betas, read this or this first.
By participating in beta exams, you have the opportunity to provide the Microsoft Certification program with feedback about exam content, which is integral to development of exams in their released version. We depend on the contributions of experienced IT professionals and developers as we continually improve exam content and maintain the value of Microsoft certifications.
Please remember that participation in the beta process is completely voluntary and Microsoft makes no promises or guarantees regarding the beta exam process. You can expect to receive your score on the beta exam within 12 weeks of taking the exam, although in some instances, beta exams may take longer to score and your results may be delayed.
70-544: TS: Microsoft® Virtual Earth™ 6.0, Developing counts as credit towards the following certification(s).
· MCTS: Virtual Earth 6.0, Development
Registration begins: October 15, 2007
Beta exam period runs: October 15, 2007– November 14, 2007
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis. Once all beta slots are filled, no additional seats will be offered.
Testing is held at Prometric testing centers worldwide, although this exam may not be available in all countries (see Regional Restrictions). All testing centers will have the capability to offer this exam in its live version.
Regional Restrictions: India, China, and Pakistan
How to register
You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.Use this promotional code when registering: VE08Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. To register:
Test Information and Support
Retrieving Location Solution Data
Analyzing Location Data
Displaying Location Solution Data
Administering Your Location Platform
Manipulating the Map
Creating and Customizing the Map Display