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That's right, we have extended the betas for 3 .NET exams so you have an opportunity to register for, and take the following:

Please note the following restrictions before attempting to sign up:

 1) Not available in China, India or Pakistan
 2) There is no guarantee of a seat so register early.

1. 71-502 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Presentation Foundation

2. Extended through 1/24/08

3. Exam beta code - 502B1

4. Prep guide can be found here:  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-502.mspx


1. 71-503 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Communication Foundation

2. Extended through 1/25/08

3. Exam beta code - 503B1

4. Prep guide can be found here:  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-503.mspx


1. 71-504 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation

2. Extended through 1/25/08

3. Exam beta code 504B1

4. Prep guide can be found here:  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-504.mspx

Register for these exams by visiting,  http://www.register.prometric.com/ClientInformation.asp



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  • Thanks for the info.  Just signed up for WPF and WCF.

  • Oh no. There goes the next 10 days of my life.

  • I hope there's still enough interest in these exams to prevent any risk of you guys deciding not to go ahead with them?

    Or is it a case of they go ahead regardless?

  • We have pretty much invested 90% of the cost of these exams at this stage which means they will likely go ahead regardless.

    I think once the technologies get into the market, there be greater interest but at this stage, people are still relatively new to WPF and WF so the thought of an exam can be intimidating at this stage.

    At least that's what I'm clinging too.  :-)


  • Hey Gerry,

    Are these available in Australia? Been trying to sign up for the beta but get "The exam you selected is not priced. Please select a new language or exam".

  • They should be.

    Please ensure that you choose your language and a currency value.  For some, the currency selection is messing them up.


  • Bronwen,

    Maybe look under 71-50x.

    I sat WCF beta in Melbourne and it was listed under 71-503 not 70-503 on the Prometric site.


    Does this mean the results for the betas already sat will be delayed?

    I'm about to finish up at my current position and knowing the result of my 70-503 may (fingers crossed) add a little more sparkle to my CV that I'm about to send out. ;-)



  • Hi Iain,

    Unfortunately it does mean that.  We can't give results until the final item selection has taken place.

    Once we have all the exams completed, we look at all the questions, fix or toss problem ones, set the passing score on the remaining items, score the beta candidates and send the results after that.

    I wish we could speed the process up but it's just not possible.  It is a PIA waiting for the results.  I have sat betas and experienced the same thing.


  • Thanks for the response Gerry, it's really appreciated.

    I'll just have to stop checking the mailbox with such anticipation for a while. ;-)


  • Any news about ASP.NET, ADO.NET and WinForm 3.5 exams?  Usually the beta invites come out just one day before the 2 weeks beta period starts.  I wanna prepare them before too late.  When will we have the prep guides?  When will the beta start?  Any plan now?

  • I had unsuccessful experience in passing beta exams 071-503 and 071-504 with Prometric (Region Test Center RU205).

    Both times examination has come to the end ahead of schedule in somewhere 30 minutes from the beginning of examination without my desire. On these examinations it is taken away for 195 minutes and I did not expect that they compulsorily will end, when remains about two hours. I think, that it is system Prometric bug. For this time I have answered only less than 20 questions from 70. I am very disappointed, I have wasted time on preparation, testing.

    Now these two examinations are in the status "tested" and I may not be registered on them again (Microsoft Retake Policy).

    Regional test center cannot or may not help me. Gerry, can you help me?


  • S.Y. Paul, can I just call you Paul?  :-)

    At this point in time, the prep guides are almost complete for ASP.NET and ADO.NET.  I can't offer anything until they are properly created and ready to go.  Sorry.

    However, you can prepare by looking at previous prep guides for Web apps and the data portions.  For the new exams, add content on AJAX and client side scripting for ASP and LINQ and Entity for ADO.

    As for the Winforms exam, it will be relatively close to 70-526 with the addition of content around UAC and the changes in Click-Once deployments primarily.


  • Michael, I would love to help you out for sure.  Of course I will need a ton of information such as your candidate ID, times and dates etc.  

    None of it should be displayed here though and I hesitate to give my email where it can be scraped.

    Please send me an email at gkcomput@hotmail.com so that I can get in touch with you directly through email.


  • Hi Gerry,

    extended through 1/24

    Does this mean the exam had to be taken before or on 24th of Jan ? Or is this only for registration ?

    Never took a beta exam so kinda curious, but if I have to take it before 1/24 I won't have enough time to prepare.


  • This means that you can still register for and take the exam up to and including the 24th.

    I try to ensure that the registration dates cut off 24 hours prior to the last run day but these were not created by me.


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