It has been 8 weeks…since the first Windows Server 2012 Beta Exam!

This week it has been 8 weeks since you were able to attend the first (out of seven) Windows Server 2012 beta exams. I  attended the 70-410 allong with the Configuring Windows 8 beta (70-687) on June 25th, this week about 8 weeks ago.

During a normal beta period, the time between attending the exam and the day you receive the results is about eight weeks. Earlier this year, during the two Private Cloud beta’s (70-246 & 70-247) we all had to wait about 12 weeks before we received the results! I looks like Microsoft (and Prometric) are going to set a new record. If you have attended the 70-410 during TechEd North-America, you can add two more weeks…

MS Learning
I just spoke to a contact of mine at MS Learning, asking her when I could expect the results of the two beta’s I attended at TechEd Europe. She told me the result should probably  become available when the exam goes Live : September 17th! So it looks like we have to wait for another four weeks for the results become available.

In the weeks after TechEd Europe (attended the two final exams earlier today) I attended 6 more Windows Server 2012 beta exams. For some of them the results will also become available around September 17th. The results of the last four exams will be available around October 16th, just within the normal period of eight weeks.

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overview of the Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 exams I attended last months

When can we expect the results?
Check out the schedule below for the (expected) result dates of the Windows Server 2012 (and Windows 8) exams:

Exam Exam name Expected Exam Result
70-687 Configuring Windows 8 September 17th, 2012
70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 September 17th, 2012
70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 September 17th, 2012
70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services September 17th, 2012
70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure October 16th, 2012
70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure October 16th, 2012
70-415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure October 16th, 2012
70-416 Implementing Desktop Application Environments October 16th, 2012

What do you think?
So if you’re, just like me, waiting for the (first) results of the Windows Server 2012 beta exams….just wait a little more! The first results won’t be available for another 4 weeks.

Please leave your comments below….