SQL Server 2008 Exam Beta: 71-450: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution


You are invited to take beta exam 71-450: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The results will not appear on your transcript until several weeks after the final form of the exam is released. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering for beta versions of MCP exams, when the exam is released in its final form the 70-xxx identifier is used for registration.

71-450: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

· Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008. In order to earn this certification you must also pass exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance.

Find exam preparation information here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-450.mspx


Availability

Registration begins: August 15, 2008

Beta exam period runs: August 18, 2008– September 16, 2008

Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. 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.

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

Regional Restrictions: India, Pakistan, China


Registration Information

Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: 239F4
You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.

To register in North America, please call:

· Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)

Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact:

· Prometric: http://www.register.prometric.com/ClientInformation.asp


Test Information and Support

You are invited to take this beta exam at no charge.
You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.


Comments (24)

  1. Strate SQL says:

    Two chances for the price of one to gain the adoration of millions… Also, if you’ve been keeping up

  2. Felipe Zuñiga says:

    Hi,

    I’ve been trying to schedule this exam, but it doesn’t appear in the exam list in prometric’s web site.

    Any idea why??

    Thanks,

  3. Felipe,

    Please ensure you are searching for 71-450 and not 70-450.

    Gerry

  4. Carlos Felipe says:

    Actually, it’s not appearing in the exam list of Prometric’s web site. But it’s because:

    "Availability

    Registration begins: August 15, 2008"

    Regards,

    Felipe

  5. Carlos Felipe França da Fonseca says:

    Gerry,

    The promotion code 239F4 is not working.

    I’m getting "Promotion not found"

    Regards,

    Felipe

  6. Today I tried to schedule an appointment but the promotional code 239F4 was not found.

    Is it wrong?

    Lorenzo

  7. IJeb Reitsma says:

    According to Prometric the offer for 71-450 is not valid in Europe.

  8. Roberto says:

    So Gerry, I´m trying to schedule this exam, but the Promotion Code appears as "Promotion Not Found", why?

  9. Dan Forster says:

    It’s on the site but not bookable at the moment – Page cannot be displayed!  It was better when vue did the exams and not prometric.

  10. To all with promo code issues.

    I am looking into this right now to determine the problem.  It should be working and I will have it fixed shortly.

    Please be patient.

    Gerry

  11. Please attempt your registrations again.

    I have been told this should be addressed now.

    If not, please let me know ASAP.

    Gerry

  12. lbenaglia says:

    Now the code is validated correctly.

    Thank you,

    Lorenzo

  13. Tim Leung says:

    I’ve just registered for this and the code has been validated. Thanks Gerry!

  14. Joe says:

    Any word on the beta exam for 70-433 (the SQL 2008 dev exam)?  I had heard the beta was going to be opened up on August 15, and I haven’t seen anything yet.

    Thanks.

  15. Hi Joe,

    Some minor issues have delayed it a little bit.  It should be in beta around the end of August.

    Gerry

  16. Raj says:

    I am trying to register for 71-450 from Prometric and It keep saying "The maximum count for the promotion has been exceeded. Please try another promotion.". Gerry / Tri

  17. rajareddy says:

    I am trying to register for 71-450 from Prometric and It keep saying "The maximum count for the promotion has been exceeded. Please try another promotion.". Any Hint?

    Thanks

    Raj

  18. Hi Raj,

    We set maximums for specific reasons for the beta exams and at this point, exam 450 is at the maximum registrations.

    If some cancel, spots will open up so please keep trying.

    Gerry

  19. tarul@hotmail.com says:

    Results for 70-450 has been published in Prometric site!

  20. Peter Read says:

    Hurrah, another one bites the dust.  Shame I didn’t have time for the sql dev ones but oh well, leaves me something to do before windows 7 & the next MS-SQL version… 🙂

  21. stevenc says:

    i taken exam above mid of Sep 08 in Singapore. Could advise if the exam status in prometric.com accurate ? or alternative way to double check the exam results from microsoft.com ? or must wait for the result letter ? I tried mcp.microsoft.com but neither see the result in my transcript

  22. Strate SQL says:

    Two chances for the price of one to gain the adoration of millions… Also, if you’ve been keeping up with the SQL Server 2008 release, the MCITP level exams are available for beta testing.SQL Server 2008 Beta Exam: 71-452: Designing a Business Intelligence

  23. Hi Steven,

    You will need to contact your regional support center, the numbers can be located on the MCP web page under the Support section.

    Gerry