It’s October 19th…..so where are the results?

Update (Oct. 22nd) : Spoke to Prometric Netherlands this morning. They told me we should not expect the results anywhere near the first half of November. When I asked how they came up with that information, they told me the beta exam ran until September 24/25. The results will be available 6-8 weeks after that date. I will contact MS Learning as soon as they are online and available. I spoke to my MS Learning contact later in the evening and she told me (that the results should be updated in the upcoming night).

Update (Oct. 23nd) : This morning I checked the Prometric website and the results were there. For what I hear that’s not the case for everybody, so please leave a comment if you don’s see the entire results yet (some see one or more exam still saying Tested).

On August 20th I blogged about the date that we should expect the results of the 70-413, 70-414, 70-415 and 70-416 (Windows Server 2012) exams. October 16th was the date the exams went ‘Live’, but sadly enough (not for the first time) the beta results are not available again on this date. That’s why I had contact with one of my contacts at MS Learning several times, during the last few days.

What I didn’t really understand that, in the past we always received the results of the beta exams before the exam went ‘Live’. For what I understand is that something Microsoft Learning is discussing internally, let’s hope when the next series of beta exams arrive the issues are solved and the beta results are available way before the exams go ‘Live’.

I also contacted Prometric via Twitter several times. On October 12th they  told me to expect the results somewhere mid-this week.

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Because it’s already October 19th in the entire world (in just two more hours the 19th is almost over everywhere except for the United States). They assured that the results would still become available on October 19th. Since their headquarter is located on the American East Coast, we can expect the results somewhere between now and October 20th 6:00 GMT…

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I agreed with my contact at MS Learning to let her know if the results were not available by Monday morning (October 22nd), so she can contact Prometric HQ and to make sure the results will be available ehh…FAST.

Please let me know if you received the results (or if it’s still saying ‘Tested’), so I know what to tell MS Learning on Monday morning.

Update : Are you MCSE Server/Desktop Infrastructure yet?

Update (Oct 12th) : It looks like the Prometric Candidate History pages are having some troubles showing anything, so no results today.
Update #2 (Oct 12th) : It looks like it is fixed, but not if you live in the Netherlands and the ISP ‘Ziggo’ (like me).
Update #3 (Oct 16th) : My contact at MSL told me we should expect the results somewhere before (or around) October 19th
Update #4 (Oct 19th) : Check my new blog post about the results of the four Windows Server 2012 exams!

We just have to wait a few more days before we know the answer to the question. Somewhere around October 16th the results of the four remaining Windows Server 2012 Beta’s should be available, at least if my sources were right. I think they the results could even be there a bit faster.

Earlier today I received a question from my good friend (and MVP) Elias Mereb, asking me if I already received any news about the results of the 70-413, 70-414, 70-415 and the 70-416. He received ‘proof’ that the results are starting to show on Prometric.com!

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I checked my status immediately, but (as always) they were al four still saying ‘Tested’. I certainly will start asking my contacts later today if the results should pop-up any moment, so we can start F5-ing on Prometric.com.

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Even if I pass all four of them, I still have to pass the 70-412, which I failed (sadly enough). I probably will attend the 412 somewhere later this (or next) month.

What about you? Do you see the results of (any of) the four exams yet? Please let me know in the comments!

Update (Oct 12th) : It looks like the Prometric Candidate History pages are having some troubles showing anything, so no results today.
Update #2 (Oct 12th) : It looks like it is fixed, but not if you live in the Netherlands and the ISP ‘Ziggo’ (like me).

We just have to wait a few more days before we know the answer to the question. Somewhere around October 16th the results of the four remaining Windows Server 2012 Beta’s should be available, at least if my sources were right. I think they the results could even be there a bit faster.

Earlier today I received a question from my good friend (and MVP) Elias Mereb, asking me if I already received any news about the results of the 70-413, 70-414, 70-415 and the 70-416. He received ‘proof’ that the results are starting to show on Prometric.com!

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I checked my status immediately, but (as always) they were al four still saying ‘Tested’. I certainly will start asking my contacts later today if the results should pop-up any moment, so we can start F5-ing on Prometric.com.

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Even if I pass all four of them, I still have to pass the 70-412, which I failed (sadly enough). I probably will attend the 412 somewhere later this (or next) month.

What about you? Do you see the results of (any of) the four exams yet? Please let me know in the comments!

We just have to wait a few more days before we know the answer to the question. Somewhere around October 16th the results of the four remaining Windows Server 2012 Beta’s should be available, at least if my sources were right. I think they the results could even be there a bit faster.

Earlier today I received a question from my good friend (and MVP) Elias Mereb, asking me if I already received any news about the results of the 70-413, 70-414, 70-415 and the 70-416. He received ‘proof’ that the results are starting to show on Prometric.com!

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I checked my status immediately, but (as always) they were al four still saying ‘Tested’. I certainly will start asking my contacts later today if the results should pop-up any moment, so we can start F5-ing on Prometric.com.

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Even if I pass all four of them, I still have to pass the 70-412, which I failed (sadly enough). I probably will attend the 412 somewhere later this (or next) month.

What about you? Do you see the results of (any of) the four exams yet? Please let me know in the comments!

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…

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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….