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SQL Server 2008 Beta Exam: PRO: 71-452: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 Beta Exam: PRO: 71-452: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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You are invited to take beta exam 71-452: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008. 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 results will not appear on your transcript until several weeks after the final form of the exam is released. 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.

71-452: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

·          Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Business Intelligence Developer 2008. In order to earn this certification you must also pass exam 70-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance.

 

Find exam preparation information: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-452.mspx


Availability

Registration begins: August 8, 2008

Beta exam period runs: August 13, 2008September 10, 2008

 

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

Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: 3568C
You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.

To register in North America, please call:

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

 

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

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


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.

Comments
  • I tried registering for this and Prometric told me the promo code is invalid and they don't have any record of this exam in their system.

  • Thanks for lettings us know. We're looking in to it now.

  • PingBack from: http://www.keepingitreal.nu/2008/08/2-new-beta-exams-from-microsoft.html

  • Vous êtes un pro de SQL Server et plus encore de la version 2008 et vous voulez le prouvez à vos collègue

  • The exam is now showing up on Prometric's site, feel free to register...

  • promo code still doesn't work when registering with 2test.com

  • I just tried registering with the promo code and it took it, please be sure to select Promotion Code from the drop-down list when entering the code...LMK if it works for you.

  • Hello Jeff,

    sorry for crossposting this (by mistake took the same comment to the other exam).

    Today i tried logging in to the prometric website and use the promotion code 3568C for signing up to the exam in a test center in Ulm, Germany.

    It says "Promotion not found".

    Can you tell me if

    a) the number of people subscribed to the promotion is exceeded and thus the "error message" comes?

    or

    b) the promotion is not available to people in Germany?

    Please feel free to answer/email me at my work address alexander.gabert@active-mining.net as i would love to hear from you about a chance to take a sneak at the new beta exam for BI SQL 2008 ;)

    cheers and thanks,

    Alex

  • I encourage everyone who is having difficulty registering for 71-452 to try registering by phone. Please let us know if you are having difficulties. Please respond to this thread with the city/country you're in to help us troubleshoot any issues.

    Alex, sorry you're having troubles. Please try registering by phone and LMK if you're still having troubles. To answer your questions, the 71-452 still has available seats and it should be available world-wide with the exceptions of India, Pakistan and China.

  • promo code doesn't work outside the US. definetely a configuration issue. please intruct Prometric to update their database ASAP. (I could register in Kansas, but who would pay for a flight from Germany/EU)... :-)

    I hope some seats have been left when registration is fixed?

  • Hello Jeff, i just registered for 071-452 using the promo code for a test center in Ulm, Germany.

    The code works now!  Cheers and a thousand thanks for your commitment,

    Alex

  • Yeah, I'm pushing certification again, although in this case I won't be taking the exam as I am so not

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