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Windows Azure Beta Exam Announcement

Windows Azure Beta Exam Announcement

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Register for Beta Exam 71-583, Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications

You are invited to take beta exam 71-583, Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications.

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.

Exam 71-583, Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

MCPD: Windows Azure Developer 4


Registration begins: October 11, 2010

Beta exam period runs: October 28, 2010– November 17, 2010

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: AZPRO
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.
Find exam preparation information:

Frequently Asked Questions

For Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) help and information, you may log in to the MCP Web site at contact your Regional Service Center:

What is a beta exam?

Where can I learn more about the registration process?

Where can I learn more about the beta exam invitation process?

Where can I learn more about the new structure of Microsoft Certification?

Who do I contact for help with this beta exam or other MCP questions?

  • The "Test Information and Support" links to the SL4 exam, not the Azure one.

  • Blz.. to inscrito.... alguem tem material para estudo???


  • Hi All, in the session "Test Information and Support" the correct link is:

    That link there is to Silverlight 4 Exam.

  • The link has been updated.

    I thought I had proof read it all but missed this one.


  • So is this exam open to anyone to sit or must you still be invited only?

  • Nick, when it is posted here, it is open to all.

  • Please clarify my doubt. Whether the exam ID is 70-583 or 71-583?

    Here you are saying the exam is 71-583 and this identifier is used to take the beta exam and at the exam ID is 70-583 to take the final exam when released.

    I am confused with whether we will have to take only Exam 70-583 or we have to also take the Exam 71-583 after the final release once again. Which is the correct name of the Exam? 70-583 or 71-583? Please clarify.

    There is Regional Restrictions for India, Pakistan, China. Where anyone from these countries will take the exam? Is this exam opened for citizens of these three countries or not?

  • Hi Abhiram,

    Now the Exam is in Beta version so it is called Exam 71-583 for registration.  Once Microsoft announces its final version, it will be known as Exam 70-583 and probably will be open for all the global citizens to appear.  

    Regarding the Regional Restrictions for India, China and Pakistan, I hope such restrictions will be lifted once the final Exam 70-583 is released by Microsoft.  Anyhow wait for those clarifications.

  • Hi, Well explained.  In fact I read an article about the same in at the following link:  If you are one who prepares for this examination, you can utilize this opportunity.  All the best.

  • Are there any more seats available? Although I can see the exams on prometric's site, when I try to enter the promotion code, I get a Timeout Expired green message, all the time. Any ideas?

  • There are still seats. I just registered for one.

  • When and through what means can we expect the results? Will they be sent by email or will the results appear on the MCP site?

  • Result will appear on MCP site as well as you will get the score sheet in mail (NOT email).

  • I still do not see the results for my Azure exam on the MCP site.  Does anyone know the date when we should expect them?  My transcript only shows exams that I have passed.  Where do I go on the MCP site to see a history of all exams taken and their status (passed/failed)?

  • still not had any results on this, is the whole thing on ice now gerry has gone?

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