MS beta exams are open to all

Hi Guys,

This news arrived in my mailbox and I wanted to share it with all of you.

To keep pace with the all the exciting Microsoft technologies being released, Microsoft is now making our beta exams available to everyone. For those individuals registered as a subject matter expert (SME), we will continue to maintain our ‘invitation only’ free beta program offer (quantity of free beta exam offers are limited).

We welcome you to be among the first to take these exams, which count the same as live exams toward certifications such as the new MCSE or MCSD. Individual scores will be available upon the release of the final exam (approximately 8-12 weeks after the initial release of the beta exam). These beta exams are priced the same as regular exams, can only be taken once and are available through Prometric. This new opportunity begins with these three exams:

Registered attendees of Tech Ed Europe (June 25—29) have the one-time opportunity to take any of the above exams at no charge. Free beta exam offers are limited, so register soon!

Overview retirement of MS Exams

First and foremost a reminder that exams 271 and 272 will be retiring at the end of the month and these exams award the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification. If you are in progress to achieve this certification, you must take and pass both exams before June 30, 2011.

The following is a list of exams that will be retired over the next year: Continue reading “Overview retirement of MS Exams”