The new MCP certification for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 is now live!

CE 6 MCP Logo The English language version of the Microsoft Certification Program (MCP) exam for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 rolled out Last Monday at Prometric Testing Centers worldwide.  It will be available May 21 in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, German, and French. So if you are a Windows CE developer and want to get certified, just go for it!

Here is some info about this certification: 

Certification Specifics

  • Certification Name: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Applications
  • Exam Name: 70-571: TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0, Developing
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
  • CE 6.0 certification landing page: for preparation materials (and URL for certification marketing) –
  • Exam details: While the certification has “Applications” in the name, it also covers the systems side of CE development. The six main topic areas are:
    • Customizing the Operating System Design
    • Building and Deploying the Runtime Image
    • Performing System Programming
    • Debugging and Testing the System
    • Customizing a Board Support Package (BSP)
    • Developing Device Drivers

Get a full overview of the topics covered by the exam, and the target audience.

Exam Preparation Support

  • Free Preparation Kit (200 page study guide) – available mid-May
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
  • Online: After registering (CVC), developers can download the Preparation Kit in PDF format for free from MSDN
  • CD: Will be orderable from MS Market for use at conferences, training, sales engagements, etc.