Are you sitting down, Windows Server sports racers? Here is the beta information (and live prep guides) for the three Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams, she says, with cautious enthusiasm, bracing for onslaught of questions and collective, beta-related panty bunching.

Windows Server betas, sports racers. Good luck!

The betas are open now until December 21 at Prometric test centers. For background on what these exams will do for you, read this, for now (more info coming on December 5).

If you don't know much about betas, read this or this first. 

Register for Windows Server 2008 Beta Exams

You are invited to take the following beta exams:

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. 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 valuable 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.

70-640, 70-642, and 70-632 count as credit toward three respective Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certifications.


Availability

Registration begins: November 21, 2007

Beta exam period runs: November 27, 2007– December 21, 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 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


Registration Information

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

  • 71-640: B640 <updated to "71" per Yiseiluk, thanks>
  • 71-642: 642J
  • 71-643: J643

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


Test Information and Support

You are invited to take these beta exams at no charge.
You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.