Partners are eligible to register for one or more beta exams for SQL Server 2012. If a partner passes
the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to their transcript and they will
not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used
for registering for beta versions of Microsoft Certification Program exams.
When the exam is released in its final form the 70-xxx identifier is used for
registration. Read more about it and find the promotional codes on our Facebook
page here.

By participating in beta exams, partners 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 71-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exam 71-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Exam 71-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exam 71-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Exam 71-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exam 71-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exam 71-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

For information about the certification paths, visit the SQL Server certification page