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Certification Watch Volume 10 #8

Certification news regarding new Microsoft exam savings, unhealthy CCIE exam update, new options from Novell and Citrix.

Microsoft Exam Discount Opportunities

Microsoft is running two money saving promotions now through June 30, 2007. The first one offers first time certification test takers the opportunity to obtain a 40% discount on their first Microsoft certification exam, plus a free retest if needed. Both the test and the retest must be completed by June 30, 2007. Your exam will cost just $75 exam (North America only). To get your promotional code for this offer, visit this page.

The second offer is for currently certified individuals who want to be ahead of the curve when it comes to certifying on Microsoft's new "Longhorn" operating system. This offer provides for a 40% saving on an upgrade exam for current MCSA/MCSEs (certified by June 30, 2007). To obtain your voucher, visit Microsoft's website.

Cisco CCIE R&S Update

An updated written exam (v3.0) for Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching candidates will be released worldwide on June 19th. The new version will include coverage of additional topics such as MPLS and IPv6. The objectives list for this exam can be found on the Cisco website.

Novell CNE for Open Enterprise Server Blueprint Published

Novell has recently published the certification requirements for CNE certification on Open Enterprise Server. To achieve this certification, there are three required exams and a "technical assessment." A one exam upgrade path for current CNEs will also be offered. The new exams are not available yet, but are slated for release this summer. Get the latest details from Novell's website.

New Citrix CCA Track in the Works

The Certified Citrix Administrator (CCA) program now offers a track for NetScaler 8.0. This is a one exam certification which is planned for release this quarter. Details are available on the Citrix website.

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