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Microsoft Press: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Fundamentals


Microsoft Press: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Fundamentals by Stanislav Pavlov and Pavel Belevsky.

This book is intended for everyone who develops or plans the development of embedded devices based on Windows Embedded CE. If you are just learning about the Windows Embedded CE operating system, this book can serve as a starting point for further learning. If you are already familiar with Windows Embedded CE, this book provides advice and recommendations for application development.

Here's the chapter listing for the book:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Operating System and Application
  • Chapter 3: Operating System Architecture
  • Chapter 4: Subsystem for Building an Operating System
  • Chapter 5: Board Support Package (BSP)
  • Chapter 6: Driver Architecture
  • Chapter 7: Loading the Operating System
  • Chapter 8: Building Devices
  • Chapter 9: Application Development
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Microsoft Certification for Windows Embedded CE 6.0


Showcase your Windows Embedded CE development skills—earn the new MCTS certification for Windows Embedded CE 6.0. Exam 70-571 validates the skills and experience of seasoned Windows Embedded CE developers, and is available now at Prometric Testing Centers worldwide.

Get 50% off: The first 100 people to email a request to will receive a voucher good for 50% off the exam price. One voucher per person please. Voucher expires August 30, 2008. See below for instructions on how to redeem 50% vouchers.

New to CE: If you are new to developing for Windows Embedded CE, see below for resources to get you started.

Exam Preparation Kit: Microsoft and Windows Embedded Partner Adeneo have collaborated to create a free, downloadable Preparation Kit to help experienced CE developers prepare for the exam. The English version of the Preparation Kit is available today. We’ll post additional versions in French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean throughout June.

Getting Started

If you are new to Windows Embedded CE 6.0 development, here are some great places to get started.


Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Embedded CE 6.0


  • Exam 70-571: TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Development
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
  • This exam was designed for developers with two to three years of experience in an embedded system environment, one year of experience using Windows Embedded CE, and six months of experience using Windows Embedded CE 6.0. Candidates may be an embedded developer, embedded engineer, device driver developer, board support package engineering developer, field application engineer, and/or quality assurance engineer. Candidates typically develop, implement, test, and support embedded devices. In addition, candidates should have a good understanding of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 with Platform Builder, C, and C++. Get a full overview of the topics covered by the exam.
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