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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Oh I see,
In a previous post, you stated that it would be possible to upgrade an existing MCPD Enterprise 3.5 to MCPD Web and Windows 4.0. Is that still true?
It is still true. However we do not have the upgrade exams available at this time and they will not be in a beta form.
The prometric site is very slow , it takes long time loading then it come with error ......
So if I were to take and pass future pro level upgrade exams, would that imply that I have earned the required .NET 4.0 versions of the MCTS credentials or would I still need to take those exams as well.
Keep in mind that you can take the upgrade exams at any time. Here is where the issues arise. You MUST have completed the necessary prerequisites before you are awarded the credential.
As an example, let's say that you currently do not hold any .NET 3.5 MCPD credential. You take the .NET 4 Web upgrade exam. You don't earn anything at all.
Now, if you were to go back and complete the requirements for an MCPD Web Developer on .NET 3.5, then you have met the requirements for the credntial by way of upgrade exam and you would be awarded the MCPD as well as the requisite MCTS credentials for .NET 4.
This means simply this;
1) Take and pass the MCTS exam 70-562 ASP.NET
2) Take and pass the MCPD ASP.NET Developer 3.5 exam 70-564, and you earn the MCPD for ASP.NET 3.5.
3)Take and pass the MCPD Web Developer 4 upgrade exam when it release and earn the following;
a. MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications
b. MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications
c. MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access
d. MCPD: Web Developer 4
Ok that makes a lot of sense.
Now I don't feel like I have wasted a lot of time on all the .NET 3.5 exams I have studied for and passed.
Thanks for the Clarification and Quick Responses!
1am on a schoolnight, 9 browser windows across 3 different browsers on 3 machines and still only 3 hours later do I get my exams booked. Prometric sucks! Can we go back to vue please?
When I try and register in the UK it is tell me it will cost £88 per exam
Also, I run up the UK office on this number:
Local: 0800 592 873
or +31 320 23 9895
And the bloke knew nothing about your beta exams or the exam numbers in your blog post.
I am not very impresses with Prometric.
I have taken your information and passed it on to the appropriate people in Microsoft so they can address these issues with Prometric.
Please try to register again tomorrow.
Thanks for the beta codes.
I would just like to confirm that i have registered on for the exams in the UK. I am not sure what problems Robert has been having but a number of colleges have registered via the prometric website using the beta codes.
Robert on the final stage where it asks for payment for the exam there is link near the top of the page to enter the beta codes.
I am trying to resister online for exam 71-515. I am using the code "515AA" on the page "Payment Information". When I hit 'Validate' button I got error message as below.
"The maximum count for the promotion has been exceeded. Please try another promotion."
I currently hold an MCPD for .NET 3.5 Windows Applications, and am interested in taking tests to get certified for .NET 4. If I took the TS and Pro .NET 4 Web tests and upgraded my Pro .NET 3.5 Windows cert, would I be required to take the TS .NET 4 Windows test if I wanted to go for .NET 4 Enterprise?
There is no .NET 4 Enterprise exam or certification.
As a follow up to your response to Gerald, what are the requirements for the Windows and Web .NET 4 MCPD certifications? Also, you listed in your response in #3 that passing the upgrade would grant the MCTS: .NET Framework 4 Service Communication Applications and MCTS: .NET Framework 4 Data Access certifications, but would you still receive those if you did not take the 3.5 equivalent? In 3.5, only 70-536, 70-562 and 70-564 were required for MCPD in Web, so would one still be granted the Service Communication Applications and Data Access credentials if they only took 536, 562 and 564?
As of this morning, there were still open registration slots.
Perhaps your test center has no open seats during the beta period.
Which country are you trying to register in?