I was just wondering if anyone recently got certified on the following test:
050-WPSA550 "Wise Package Studio 5"
And if so whether it was difficult and how you prepared yourself.

Do you know if this certificate is going to be important/accepted in the IT industry?

Thanks for any comments

Roland
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I passed the exam from Darwin Sannoy at windowsinstallertraining.com. I have attended three courses on Windows Installer and I think Darin Sannoy's course was the only one of value to me. I have never sat on the Wise ones but I am assuming they have a decent curriculum.

This gave me some good bargaining power a couple years ago when negotiating contract rates. I think there needs to be more certification in the packaging industry because there are too many contractors out there that know a little about packaging but they don't know enough not to be dangerous. Right now I am dealing with several issues caused by inexperienced packagers releasing poor MSI packages. The client saved money up front but they now pay for it as I undo the mess they made.
Answered 10/13/2005 by: kkaminsk
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Thank you so much for your feedback. I didn't even know that this certification was available a couple of years ago [:D]
I totally agree with you. There should be more certification in this matter.
Let's get certified!
Answered 10/24/2005 by: rpfenninger
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Hello Folks,
I'm also intersted in getting certified.
Can someone please let me know what are all the certifications avialable for application repackaging.

Many Thanks......
Answered 11/02/2005 by: Praveen
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Read the Exam Study Guide from Altiris...
http://www.altiris.com/services/certification/WisePackageStudioExamStudyGuide.pdf
It will list all parts of the exam that should be known to pass it.
I did the exam from some weeks ago, there are 50 questions some are multiple choice.
No grafical interaction, just aswering questions.
Answered 11/04/2005 by: hotans
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Updated link:

http://www.altiris.com/upload/examstudyguide-wps6_002.pdf
Answered 06/14/2006 by: Nathan
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The Installshield courses are quite good as well.

The courseware is very well written if you want to just buy that instead of sitting in on the course. Anyone new to packaging that's using Installshield should at least buy the courseware if they can't go on course.

http://www.macrovision.com/services/education/publications/index.shtml
Answered 06/15/2006 by: turbokitty
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Here is the Link to the Practice Certification Exams from Altiris including Wise Package Studio 5 and 6.
Answered 07/11/2006 by: rpfenninger
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Right after I got certified, I've noticed on the Altiris web site, that the Certification for Wise Package Studio 7 is out now!
Download the Study Guide here and test your knowledge with this free practice exam.

Good luck

Roland
Answered 10/02/2006 by: rpfenninger
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