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Register for Beta Exam 71-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring

Register for Beta Exam 71-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring

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You are invited to take beta exam 71-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring. You were specifically chosen to participate in this beta because of your current Microsoft Certification status or previous participation with Microsoft Learning. 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 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.

 

70-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

·          TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration


Availability

Registration begins: September 23, 2008

Beta exam period runs: September 30, 2008October 24, 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

You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.
Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: VMM08
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)

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.
Find exam preparation information: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-403.mspx (may not yet be active) 


Frequently Asked Questions

For Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) help and information, you may log in to the MCP Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/or contact your Regional Service Center: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/support/worldsites.asp.

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Comments
  • This is a beta exam, so shouldn't the examnumber be 71-403 instead of 70-43?

  • Typo: 71-403 instead of 70-403

  • I can't find either 70-403 or 71-403 on Prometric.

  • That could be correct Havard, the registration process starts at September 23rd, so wait untill next tuesday before looking on the Prometric website again ;-)

  • Oh Yes! Its finally here sports fans! SO Big Challenge out to you all and Mr. ZARBIE!! http://blogs.technet.com/betaexams/archive/2008/09/16/register-for-beta-exam-70-403-ts-microsoft-system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2008-configuring.aspx

  • The latest System Center Beta exam has been announced and registration will start on September 23, 2008. 

  • Tnx for this Beta. We need more and more SC exams to test our knowledge :)

    Regards,

    Cleber Marques

    Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/clebermarques/

  • Sorry about the typo. I updated it.

  • I still see one 70-403 jseymour ;-)

  • M-am hotarât să evaluez mai serios noul SC-VMM 2008. Şi ca să am o motivaţie, m-am înscris ca beta-tester

  • The prep guide is not available yet (or the link in the post is incorrect).

  • I’ve just come back from the Global Knowledge Testing Centre in Wokingham, where I’ve sat the 70-403

  • Seems we've run out of Promotion Codes!

    The maximum count for the promotion has been exceeded. Please try another promotion.

    As it's also been extended to December 15th!

  • Promotion Codes have run out!  Will we be able to take the beta until December 15th as promised in the "introducing virtualization" meeting?

  • What about the results of this beta exam? They were supposed to be out about 4 weeks after the beta period ended (24 October) but now we're 8 weeks past and the exam still shows "Tested" in my Prometric account instead of "Passed" or "Failed".

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