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Eric Frost
10-12-2007, 06:26 AM
70-544: TS: Microsoft® Virtual Earth™ 6.0, Developing counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

· MCTS: Virtual Earth 6.0, Development

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Availability

Registration begins: October 15, 2007

Beta exam period runs: October 15, 2007– November 14, 2007

Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis. Once all beta slots are filled, no additional seats will be offered.

Testing is held at Prometric testing centers worldwide, although this exam may not be available in all countries (see Regional Restrictions). All testing centers will have the capability to offer this exam in its live version.

Regional Restrictions: India, China, and Pakistan


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How to register

You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.
Use this promotional code when registering: VE08
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. To register:

in North America: Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
Outside the U.S./Canada: Prometric: http://www.register.prometric.com/ClientInformation.asp


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Test Information and Support

You are invited to take this beta exam at no charge.
You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.
What is a beta exam?
Where can I learn more about the registration process?
When will my beta exam results be available?

Skills measured by Exam 70-544
Retrieving Location Solution Data

Retrieve location data from a local Microsoft SQL Server database.
Retrieve data asynchronously.
Retrieve location information from a third-party data source.
Retrieve and generate tile layers.
Manage Microsoft MapPoint Web Service (MWS) data.
Resolve locations and addresses by geo-coding.
Search for common Virtual Earth-hosted points of interest (POI).
Analyzing Location Data

Determine the route between locations.
Perform a proximity analysis of locations by using geo-fencing.
Incorporate real-time traffic information into a location solution.
Show location information over time.
Manage large data sets by using clustering.
Displaying Location Solution Data

Add a customized push pin.
Add a default push pin.
Show a custom layer on the map.
Draw lines and polygons on the map.
Display data panels on top of the map surface.
Administering Your Location Platform

Set up the solution environment.
Plan the solution for deployment environments.
Monitor Virtual Earth activity.
License Virtual Earth and MapPoint products.
Debug Microsoft JScript code.
Manipulating the Map

Control the map view.
Set the map mode.
Set map styles.
Handle map events.
Show or hide map elements.
Creating and Customizing the Map Display

Create a Virtual Earth map.
Share a link to an instance of the map.
Size the map control.
Control map position on the page.
Customize map look and feel.
Create and position a map inset.

Eric Frost
10-25-2007, 09:14 AM
This is only going on for a few more weeks. When I tried to register in the Chicago area there were not very many available times and dates, probably because it is scheduled as a three hour test.

Whether or not you feel like you might be prepared for this test, it is a good way just to see all the questions - for free! and then you can study and take the test later on.. and if you pass right now it is a free Technical Specialist certification.