Windows Server 2008 Beta Exams

I took the plunge yesterday and registered for the Server 2008 Beta Exams, 71-646 and 71-647. Combined with some tinkering of the Betas and RC’s of Server 2008 and the free Server 2008 eBook I might have a chance of doing alright. I’ve got nothing to lose since the exams are free with the voucher codes. I guess we’ll find out just how well I do in about 2 weeks.

If you’re planning on taking the exams yourself I’d recommend checking the Microsoft Preparation Guides first:


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Some personal background, links to related projects, and other ways to connect.

Hi there. My name is Tom Pacyk and this is my small home on the web. I love the intersection of design, technology, and communication, which is a combination that led me to a career in sales and marketing roles at places like Zoom and ServiceNow. They're a bit old now, but I also had the opportunity to publish a couple of books along the way.

Portland, Oregon is home for me, my wife Beth, and our three kids, but I'm actually a Midwestern transplant—I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to school at Purdue and Illinois. When I find some free time I'm probably going to concerts, rooting for the Portland Timbers, or working on my Sunshine Burn Photography project.