Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Addition of 70-226 to designing exams 70-219, 70-220, and 70-221

I see that Microsoft has added a new exam 70-226 to the other designing exams, 70-219, 70-220, and 70-221 as an...

elective core choice. What does this mean?

You're right. In late December, 2000, Microsoft announced that they were adding 70-226 Designing Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies to its elective core lineup. The way I read it, it means several interesting things:

  • Microsoft obviously feels empowered to add to this exam category to meet customer and marketing needs.
  • The topic for this exam emphasizes how seriously Microsoft takes the need to offer "enterprise-level solutions."
  • The topic responds to demand from MCSEs to get more Web related topics and content in the MCSE curriculum.

Because the emphasis for this exam is on high-volume, high-access Web sites, it may be difficult for would-be test takers on this topic to get hands-on experience unless they already work in such an environment. But it's certainly a compelling demonstration of how important Web services are to Microsoft's evolving vision of its operating system and related services.

This was last published in January 2001

Dig Deeper on IT Career Development and Training

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.