Microsoft has announced that April 27th will be the day that they make the Windows 7 beta exam open to the public. This will be a similar exam to 70-620 which focuses on configuring Vista, and 70-270 which is all about Windows XP Pro. No news yet if the Windows 7 exam will count towards MCSA/MCSE, but you’d better believe that it’ll count towards MCITP: Enterprise Administrator. You will obtain a stand-alone Technology Specialist (TS) designation with the exam, just as with other next-generation Microsoft exams. For some documentation, take a look at the Windows 7 Technical Library Roadmap. For a good discussion on the ins and outs of the exam check out the dedicated thread on TechExams.net.
Register with Prometric starting April 27th. The actual testing window is from May 5th – May 18th. Oh, and you have to use promo code WIN7J in order to sign up for the exam.
Also, today is National High-Five Day.