This is what I have received from IBM regarding dropping 664 and coming with 669.
Devendra Dave, Information re Test 669 (skills measured on the test, training resources, etc.) will only be available on the date in Oct. the certification will be made generally available.
The cost for Test 669 in 2008 will be $150 in developed countries, and $75 in the emerging market countries ... same as Test 664.
As the SOA technology evolves, aligning certifications will become available. Test 664 was made available in late 2006 based on 2006 technology. The certification earned as a result of passing Test 664 will be good indefinitely, but only valid for the down-level SOA technology. Test 669 will be based on 2008 technology.
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