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Register for Beta Exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

Register for Beta Exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

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Registration begins: April 27, 2009 


You are invited to take beta exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, ConfiguringIf 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.


71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

·          MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration


Registration begins: April 27, 2009

Beta exam period runs: May 5, 2009May 18, 2009


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: WIN7J
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:


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.

  • Awesome news :-) I hope I can get a place to take the exam! I am looking forward to the Prep Guide :-)

  • I know many of you are interested in keeping your certification up-to-date.  What better than to

  • Keen to keep up with the latest certifications?  Take the Windows 7 beta exam and be one of the

  • Awesome new guys, this is really a great exam. Tnx a lot.

  • Just wondering if and when a guide will be released. Looking forward to taking/testing this exam.

  • found this prep guide here:

  • Prep guide is Live:


  • Doh! Artur beat me too it!

  • what a coincidence! guess I just found when you published it!

    thank you!

  • Read Test Announcement here:

  • Microsoft has announced that the Beta exam for 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring has been opened up.

  • Um, maybe it's a noob question, but what do you mean under "has been opened up"? It would be my first beta exam so I don't know what this means, because I can't find the exam listed in prometric. Of course I think this is because the registration begins on 27 April, but if this is true, why did you write that it had been opened up?

    Thanks for your help :) and sorry for the noob question.


  • Tried registering but prometric did not display the 71-680 exam I'm located here in the Philippines

  • On the prometric site the exam is 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring.

    This is just for the beta exam and then will be 71-680 when its open to the public.

  • This exam is now available for booking. I've booked it for the final Friday before it ends - the 15th (which gives me the Monday if I need to reschedule!).

    Thanks MS for the opportunity to check out this exam!

    Good luck all, and - book your exam now!!!

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