You are invited to take beta exam 71-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development. 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.
71-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development counts as credit towards the following certification(s).
· Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2008, Database Development (earned when passing 70-433)
· Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Developer 2008. In order to earn this certification you must also pass exam 70-451: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions.
Find exam preparation information: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-433.mspx
Registration begins: September 19, 2008
Beta exam period runs: September 22, 2008– October 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
Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: F589GYou 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.
Encore une Beta pour se certifier sur SQL Server 2008. Dans la série MCTS qui vise à tester des compétences
Are you a SQL Server 2008 database developer?  Then you might want to look  at taking this
someone already did the exam 71-433?
some impressions that could be shared with us?
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>some impressions that could be shared with us?
There were very few questions on SQL Server 2008 specific items like the new datatypes. Lots of questions about XML and table datatypes, so in my opinion, this could have been delivered as a SQL Server 2005 exam. This might have just been the luck of the draw for the version of the exam delivered to me (perhaps I got the shallow end of the question pool). Being weak on xpath and xquery, I expect I failed the exam.
Not having taken a beta exam before, I was surprised that there wasn't a general comment section for an overall review. And that there was only 1/2 hour for all review commenting in total. I stuck something similar to the above (with a lot more details that don't belong here) into the comments for one of the questions, not really knowing if it will get sent to someone "in charge."
Well, I pretty much enjoy the exam, although most of the new features is not asking in this Beta exam.
The exam question really smooth, but in term of complexity and question type, there still a lot need to modified before it actual come out for real.
Some of the question do give not clear meaning in sense of need candidate already have perception on what was always we do on daily job basis.