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November 25, 2008

Will The Real EBS 2008 Exam Please Stand Up?

If you’re trying to book either the EBS 2008 or SBS 2008 exam and get a bit confused when looking at the Prometric registration site, don’t feel bad. Here’s what you’ll see right now:

If you want to take the new SBS exam, you want to choose 70-653!

Word of advice: I always go by exam number, rather than titles, when I’m booking my exams.

Notice how 70–653 and 70–654 both show with the title TS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuring. Oh yeah…that’s not confusing AT ALL.

Here’s Microsoft Learning’s officially official listing for 70–653:

Again...if you want SBS, you want 70-653! If you want EBS, that's 70-654.

Note the correct title of TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring for 70–653 here.

And here’s Microsoft Learning’s officially official listing for 70–654:

Yes, this is the exam for EBS. How do I know? Because MS told me so! And don't blame me for the weird text wrapping in the screenshot. That's how it looks on the MSL site as well.

So yes, Virginia…there is a real exam for EBS 2008. And one for SBS 2008 as well.

I’m sure the PTBs will get this fixed ASAP. But if you want to book an exam now, then just remember this…

  • Essential Business Server exam = 70–654
  • Small Business Server exam = 70–653

And good luck on your test!

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  1. Finally got that scheduled. Thanks! :-)

    comment by Tim Barrett — November 25, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

  2. Prometric Exam title for SBS fixed!…

    Chris, Susan and several others of the community pointed out last week that the Prometric exam site was…

    trackback by Nicholas King — December 3, 2008 @ 11:56 am

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