If you pass one of the beta exams, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering for beta versions of MCP exams, when the exam is released in its final form the 70-xxx identifier is used for registration. By participating in beta exams, you have the opportunity to provide the Microsoft Certification program with feedback about exam content, which is integral to development of exams in their released version. We depend on the contributions of experienced IT professionals and developers as we continually improve exam content and maintain the value of Microsoft certifications. The following exams are a part of this beta offering.
Exam 71-511, TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 71-515, TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 71-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 71-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 71-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 71-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Registration begins: March 17, 2010
Beta exam period runs: April 5, 2010 – April 30, 2010
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register as soon as registration opens. Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis. Once all beta slots are filled, no additional seats will be offered. If you register, please ensure you are committed to attend.
Testing is held at Prometric testing centers worldwide, although this exam may not be available in all countries (see Regional Restrictions). All testing centers will have the capability to offer this exam in its live version.
Regional Restrictions: India, Pakistan, China
You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam. Please use the following promotional codes when registering for your chosen exam(s):
To register in North America, please call:
Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact:
Test Information and Support
You are invited to take this beta exam at no charge. You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.
Find exam preparation information:
Exam 70-511, TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 70-515, TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 70-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Exam 70-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
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Thanks a million Gerry!!!
It took me quite a while due to slow prometric site but i could register for exams in april!
@ Gerry (O'Brien):
in a previous post**, you mentioned that these beta exams are free with Beta codes. I see you have posted the Beta codes in *this* post.
Sorry to bother you ~~ please confirm that the above codes are for the "FREE" exams.
Yea, I also had to be very patient with the Prometric site, it takes minutes to load, but I eventually managed to register for all exams.
These are indeed for the free beta exams. No beta exam from Microsoft has a cost associated with it.
The Prometric site is evil. You gave some wrong exam codes in your post (table with beta codes). I also managed to register for exams. Thanks Gerry!
Kamil, can you be more specific.
These codes are the correct ones because I am the one who creates them and sends them to Prometric.
If these codes do not work, I need to know about it ASAP. Others are registering fine.
I can't seem to find these exams on prometric's site, could someone walk me through finding them? I chose my country (US) and state (NY), then the partner (Microsoft), then the only exam listed were the older ones (.NET 3.5 and lower).
Anyone able to give me a little assistance here? Thanks in advance.
Make sure you are looking for 71-xxx and not 70-xxx.
Gerry O'Brien wrote, in part:
"No beta exam from Microsoft has a cost associated with it."
Thank you, Gerry ~~ historical note: in Canada, the Win95 exam was US$50 but the Beta was only US$35.
But that was Win95! :-)
The prometric site keeps giving me general errors when I enter the code. I've tried it as a promo code and voucher number.
It is also going very very slow, like 5 minutes between page loads.
It took me about an hour, and about 10 different times of going through the entire process only to have it fail after I press the 'commit registration' button, but I finally registered for 1 exam.
Please keep in mind that their site is likely being inundated with requests.
Have some patience, and continue trying.
I was wondering, if the 518 and 519 exams are open, what would be the pre-requisites for taking those.
If I took and passed those exams without the required .Net 4.0 credentials. Would I have the Pro level credential?
There are no prerequisistes for an exam, other than knowledge of course.
You can take exams in any order you want. Only when you have met all the requirements for the certification will you be awarded the credential. In other words. you could take 519 first, then take the necessary TS exams later. You would not receive the MCPD certification until you have passed all four exams.