If you are an MCSA or MSCE on Windows Server 2003, you can now try your luck with the beta of the MCSA/MCSE 2008 transition exams. The good thing about these exams is that they are for free. Lukas Beeler took the exam and blogged about his experiences.
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What I found remarkable is that there are many questions about WDS (Windows Deployment Services). I played with the RIS successor a while ago. It is certainly an improvement, but I found it to be a rather simple tool. Maybe, I should take a closer look at it again.
Another interesting change is its seemingly strong focus on the command line interface now. This is something I also noticed during my exploration of Windows Server 2008. Microsoft often doesn't provide a GUI tool for important configuration tasks. So you are forced to use the command line. One explanation is that Microsoft is trying to lure Linux geeks with this strategy. Another is that developing GUI tools is simply more time consuming, and therefore, more expensive.
The third point, I found interesting, is that IIS plays a more important role in the exams now. This is certainly due the fact that Web technologies are on the rise. There are many Microsoft products that rely on IIS. Hence, even though your Web site runs on Apache, you probably will have to learn about IIS in the near future, anyhow.
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I'd like to add another comment which might be a bit off topic. The idea of a beta version of an exam is somewhat strange to me. Imagine there would be a beta version of the final college exams. Concepts of the software industry diffuse more and more in other fields. It is also quite in vogue nowadays to add "2.0" to anything if you want to signify that major changes are going on. I just hope that the next time I buy a new car, they won't warn me to be careful with the breaks because they are just in its beta phase.