UPDATE3 : 2 New Windows 7 Beta Exams Available

 

UPDATE (16-09) : All the seats for both the exams are taken so for know you can’t register anymore for the exams below!

UPDATE #2 (16-09) : I just spoke to somebody from Microsoft and she told me that the product planner opened new slots earlier today. So IF you want to sign up for the exam….be QUICK!

UPDATE #3 (17-09) : And all slots are filled up again…

Earlier today Microsoft announced via the Beta Exams blog that the registration for the 71-686 and the 71-685 are available! To register for one (or both) of the exams, please read the information below.

71-686 : PRO : Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop

You are invited to take beta exam 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. 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.

71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

· MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator, Windows 7


Availability

Public Registration begins: September 14, 2009

Beta exam period runs: September 21, 2009– October 16, 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: EDA7
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.

 

71-685 : PRO : Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support

You are invited to take beta exam 71-685: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician. 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.

71-685: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

· MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician, WIndows 7


Availability

Public Registration begins: September 14, 2009

Beta exam period runs: September 14, 2009– October 16, 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: EDST7
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.

 

Too bad (the exams are probably very populair!) the registration pages at Prometric are overloaded. You are able to select the exam.

But as soon as you’ve selected the exam location you receive a page with the error you can see below.

UPDATE : After a lot of retries I was able to register for both the exams!