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Register for Visual Studio 2010 Beta Exams

Register for Visual Studio 2010 Beta Exams

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You are invited to take part in one or more beta exams for Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

If you pass one of the beta exams, 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. The following exams are a part of this beta offering.

Exam 71-511, TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 71-515, TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4


Availability

Registration begins: March 17, 2010

Beta exam period runs: April 5, 2010 – April 30, 2010

Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register as soon as registration opens. 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. If you register, please ensure you are committed to attend.

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 codes when registering for your chosen exam(s):

Exam Number

Beta Code

70-511

511BC

70-515

515AA

70-513

513CD

70-516

516B1

70-518

518PE

70-519

519ZS

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:

Exam 71-511, TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 71-515, TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4


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
  • Great,

    Thanks, I was waiting for these exams.

  • why it is restricted for india and other regions?

  • Why regional restrictions are applied for taking exam here in Pakistan?

    Do you have any idea ?

  • Thanks for this great opportunity!

  • How does it work for prerequisites ? For instance, can someone take the 71-519 exam if he doesn't have an ASP.NET TS certification ? (70-528 or 70-562).

  • I already booked mine ;)

    Good luck for us all.

  • I just booked the Exam 70-519 and I am wondering where can I find materials to study and practice. Any books/web pages/advice?

    Thank you very much!

  • For the second time, i lost the chance to register for .net web exam 515, it give me max exceeded. :).

  • Is anyone else having problems printing the exam preparation information from the links above?  When I use the print icon at the bottom of the page the printer dialog box comes up but nothing ever prints.  I try using the File->Print from IE it doesn't work either.  If I try File->Print Perview the page count just keeps going, but nothing ever displays.

    Thanks,

    Bill

  • Thanks for the offer, however I could not register and I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer, this was supposed to be one of MCT's benefits and we pay a lot of money to renew our MCT status!

  • I guess the results not issued yet, 'll be glad to get your reviews.

  • Still waiting for results. It was announced that in 8 weeks we received the results but still not.

    Do you have any estimations when it could be available?

  • And official exams, when begins?

  • I guess official exams begin July 02, 2010 (VS 2010 Exams)

    www.microsoft.com/.../exam.aspx

    And thanks a lot garry for the beta exam opportunity. I cleared the 71-511 exam!!!

    cheers!

  • Prometric is updating the results, at least i can see the TS and PRO for ASP.

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