Update : The 2nd Windows 8 exam (71-688) is not available anymore

Update (Oct 17th) : Around 14:00 (CET) today I read on Tweakers that all the beta-slots are filled up. I’m curious if, just like with the Windows 7 beta’s, MS Learning will open up some more slots for the peers who were sleeping at the time the mail was received.

I know…some of you (including me) are still waiting for the final results of the Windows Server 2012 exams, but MS Learning just sent out an invite for a new (Windows 8) beta exam : the 70-688 : Managing and maintaining Windows 8. Too bad the exam information page is not yet available, but they told me it will be online soon.

Note : To be clear…I do not share the promotional code with you. If you want to be invited, just create a SME (Subject Matter Expert) profile here.

I received the message below earlier today. So if you normally would get the invites and didn’t already receive it, check your spam folder!


When you pass both the 687 and the 688 you’ll receive the MCSA Windows 8 Certification!



  • Also received the invitation this morning and immediately scheduled the exam for the end of October. Unfortunately I didn’t did the 71-687 exam cause I could not attend teched (which was the only place to take this exam). So I’ve to find a moment to do this exam in it’s public form and eventualy earn the MCSA – Windows 8 credential.

  • Ron B

    Just came back from a 2 day meeting and notification was on one of my allturnate email addresses.
    Went to register and found my promo code invalid..crap. I’m in Western Canada

    • That sucks! But probably you’re also interested in the exchange 2013 beta exams (71-341 & 71-342) for which the invitations has been sent 7 hours ago?