So, for those interested in the Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization Exam (71-652) which will eventually become (70-652). Here are some answers to some general questions I’ve been seeing.
Q: What do you mean I have to pay $125.00 for this exam?
A: So long as the voucher still has entries open, it is FREE!!! (For a period there, the voucher wasn’t working but it appears to be working again) – And that Promotional Code is 652HV
Q: How do I sign up for this exam?
A: If you do not have a Prometric account, you need to go to www.prometric.com and sign up! Register, etc!
Q: How do I prepare or study for this exam? I don’t know anything about Hyper-V?!
A: This is one of the best questions out there. For those of you who have experience with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, that part of the exam is taken care of. For those of you with Storage experience, that part is also taken care of. But the key differentiator is actually working with and playing with Hyper-V and the interfaces, building Virtual machines, etc!
There are a number of options available to you.
Online Training (E-Learning for a price $39.99 it looks like)
Read blogs about Hyper-V and Virtualization
Virtual PC guy’s Blog
Microsoft Virtualization Team’s Blog
John Howard – Hyper-V Team Lead
Mike’s Virtual Blog!
This blog as I document some of the details and the crazy In’s and Out’s in my spare time
And anywhere else as applicable.
So, I encourage you to sign up, give it a try, get out there and test! You’ll definitely have a better angle on what the future holds if you see what the exam is like, and see if this is something you want to pursue!