James O'Neill's Blog

October 8, 2008

Server 2008 AD Free Exams …

Filed under: Windows Server,Windows Server 2008 — jamesone111 @ 10:44 pm

I just had this in my mail with a request to share.  Most requests to “blog this” are on a fast track to the great electron recycler, but this is worth sharing. Here’s what

Registration is open till October 25th for testing New Virtual Lab based Exam 70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

The new pilot exam “70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring” tests candidate’s abilities to actually perform tasks and solve problems in virtual lab environment like they would do it normally in a real world. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to experience this pilot exam at no charge …

This pilot exam will not provide you with a score as with normal beta exams. This pilot is a test of the exam experience, so only a portion of the final exam will be presented to you during this pilot.

This pilot exam will not be added to your transcript and you will need to take the exam in its released form in order to be awarded the credential. Find exam preparation information: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-640.mspx

An exam that doesn’t count. Apart from Masochism, why would you want to do it ? Here’s why

Upon completion of this pilot exam, the first 3000 candidates will receive 3 (!) free exam vouchers that can be used to register for any Microsoft Certification exam delivered at a Prometric testing center. 
The voucher will be distributed electronically 4 weeks after end of Pilot.

Apart from needing multiple visits to the test centre that’s a much better deal than the usual free beta (spend 2 or 3 times as long on the exam, but get it for free).  Here’s how to do it.

You must register at least 7 days prior to taking the exam. Register before October 25th to take the exam before October 31st.

Send your opinion about exam experience to: http://blogs.technet.com/betaexams/ and to: pbexam@microsoft.com

I didn’t even know there was a beta exams blog – I’ve done enough of them in my time. Sadly I won’t be able to fit this one in before the time runs out.

This post originally appeared on my technet blog.

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