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.
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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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I successfully registered for 71-511.
Where can I get material to prepare the exam 70-511? There are no official books to buy neither official material to download... and I would really like to learn and pass the beta exam.
When exams are in beta, there are typically not very many prep materials available because the exam is out so early.
As a result, I always tell candidates to make sure they have the required experience as indicated on the prep guide, then use that experience, the prep guide, and the MSDN documentation to prepare for the exam.
I just got back from *attempting* to take the beta exam for the 71-515 exams. I arrived at the test centre half an hour early but two hours later was eventually told "computer says no!", apparently the daily extract job didn't run! I've had similar experiences with Prometric before but never this bad. I can't now reschedule the beta as the period ends soon and I have other commitments during that time - does the Microsoft test provider undergo review? I've also experienced a pretty poor user experience when trying to use their website to book tests. It seems a bit of a contradiction that exams focusing on all the slick new cutting edge tech from Microsoft is being provided by a company who seem to have employed a high school kid to write their admin system as a "my first application"?
Sorry if this sounds a bit a ranty and I realise its not Microsoft's fault in anyway but after studying hard for three days and taking time off earning its all been wasted :-( (well not wasted, I have learned all the stuff but that knowledge can't now be certified)
For me to apologize for this experience doesn't seem right, but I will extend my apologies to you for what happened.
Look in your inbox for more information around this from me.
Are all of the .NET 4.0 Beta results in now? I know lots of people have received their result for 511 but for me the Prometric site still says "Tested". Are there any results still outstanding at your end or will this be down to Prometric?
Prometric still says me "Tested" status for my beta 71-519. Are all beta results finished now or not?
My status for the 71-519 showed "tested" and today I was sent an email showing that I have basically a free test for 70-519. I guess that meant there were problems with the beta and we need to do it again? Or was something else the matter? This has never happened to me before.