Thursday 11 March 2010

.NET 4 Beta Exams

image_3 The .NET 4.0 exams will open in beta on the 15th of March 2010 at 12AM Eastern Standard Time and the beta runs from April 5, 2010 – April 30, 2010. Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis. Once all beta slots are filled, no additional seats will be offered.

Microsoft Learning will post a notice on the Born to Learn blog when the beta slots are filled.

Testing is held at Prometric testing centres worldwide, although this exam may not be available in all countries (see Regional Restrictions). All testing centres will have the capability to offer this exam in its live version.
Regional Restrictions: India, Pakistan, China

The following exams are available

  • Exam 71-511: TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 71-515: TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

The beta invite codes will have been sent to eligible persons by Microsoft through the MSL Subject Matter Experts page on the Microsoft Connect site. If you are already registered with that site you should do so.

You can find more information about the beta exam process here

UPDATE: Added 70-515 Exam / Study guide


Frank-Ove Kristiansen said...

Any intel on SharePoint 2010 Beta exams?

Unknown said...

Not yet, but I will ask the relevant folks...

Anonymous said...

I'm planning on getting myself certified on the .NET platform; what must i do, should i take the MCTS .NET 3.5 exams or wait for about 4-5 months before the final MCTS .NET 4.0 exams are released...
I'm from India and i dont plan on giving the betas... Pz suggest me my appropriate exams...

Unknown said...

Hi Ashish

Depends on what you are working on. Normally I would suggest that you do the .NET 3.5 exams as I dont know what the takeup of .NET 4 will be.

Once the .NET 4 exams are live, it will be only 1 exam for you.

Unknown said...

Hey Niall,
I was preparing for Exam 70-562 for while, Now that 70-515 is available i'm thinkin abt takin that insted.
Do u think there is much difference in taking 4.0 to 3.5?
I'm working on 3.5 for 18 months now(Both Web and windows). havent work'd on 4.0 as yet.
Would like to know your comments.
Thanks a lot.