Update : Win2k8 R2, Desktop Virtualization beta exam & code available

According to my earlier blogpost and the news on the MS Learn blog the beta code for the 71-669 exam should be e-mailed to us around 15:00 CET (9:00am EST). For now the exam is available on the Prometric website, but sadly enough I didn’t receive the code yet. If I read the responses to the earlier blogpost correctly, nobody did receive the code…


When is the exam available?
When the beta code for the exam is available you will be able to register the exam for a date between March 5th, 2010 and March 25th, 2010.

Code is available for SME’s
Just a few minutes ago (16:20 CET) I received the e-mail with the beta code: (no the beta code will not be published!)

{My SINCERE apologies for the delay, had a problem with Connect so am sending to you directly.}

Register for Beta Exam 71-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization

You are eligible to register for beta exam 71-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization. You were specifically chosen to receive this notification because of your Microsoft Learning SME Profile or previous participation with Microsoft Learning. 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.

This opportunity will also be offered to the general public. However, please do not post the beta code publicly. If you do post the beta code publicly, you will be excluded from future beta notifications.

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.

71-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

· MCITP: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

So all the SME’s will probably receive the code within a few minutes. Probably something went wrong (again!) with the Connect e-mail system, because the e-mail was received from Krista W herself :).

I was able to register for the exam! Let’s hope you all are able to register for a exam spot.