Below, the beta information for 2003-->2008 exams 71-648 and 71-649 (for which we did an original beta run at TechEd in Orlando). Only take these exams if you are MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2003--no one else will receive credit for participating. If you'd like to participate in the beta, please review all of the information below very carefully. 

Register for Beta Exam 71-648 or 71-649

MCSA and MCSE on Windows Server 2003 are invited to participate in the beta of exam 71-648 or 71-649 toward Windows Server 2008 certifications. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form.

71-648: TS: Transitioning your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 Technology Specialist counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

71-649: TS: Transitioning your MCSE on Windows Server® 2003 to Windows Server® 2008 Technology Specialist counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Application Platform Configuration


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.

Please remember that participation in the beta process is completely voluntary and Microsoft makes no promises or guarantees regarding the beta exam process. You can expect to receive your score on the beta exam within 12 weeks of taking the exam, although in some instances, beta exams may take longer to score and your results may be delayed.


Availability

Registration begins: July 9, 2007

Beta exam period runs: July 9, 2007– August 3, 2007

Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. 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.

Testing is held at Prometric and Pearson VUE 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


Registration Information

You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.
Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam:

  • TIG648 for exam 71-648
  • TIG649 for exam 71-649

Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.

To register in North America, please call:

•Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)

•VUE: 800 TEST REGistration (800-837-8734)

Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact:

•Prometric: http://www.register.prometric.com/ClientInformation.asp

•VUE: http://www.vue.com/ms/


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.
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