To a certain extent, numerical order (except for designing core exams 70-219, 70-220, 70-221, 70-226, 70-297 and 70-298) seems to work pretty well until you get to the electives. There are those -- including myself -- who believe that MS structured the Win2000 and W2k3S cert programs that way deliberately. If so, we should thank them for making things easier. I hope you don't mind me sharing a simple rule with you instead of a Web page. I think it's easier, and hope you agree. Thanks for writing.
This was first published in April 2003