Register for Beta Exam 71-564: Pro: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft(r) .NET Framework 3.5

Registration Begins 11/5/2008

You are invited to take beta exam 71-564: Pro: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5. 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.

71-564: Pro: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

· Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: ASP.NET Developer 3.5. In order to earn this certification you must also hold the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications.


Registration begins: November 5, 2008

Beta exam period runs: November 6, 2008– December 1, 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: RSC43
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:

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.
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Comments (24)
  1. Andy Mackie says:

    Is there a code for 71-505 yet ? The beta exam seems to be available on prometric, but I can’t see a code.

  2. Augusto says:

    In Italy Exam 71-564 is still not available

  3. Landry says:

    Microsoft will release more beta test of SQL Server 2008?



  4. Jeev says:

    Just checked a couple of minutes ago.. 71-564 isn’t there on prometric yet. Haven’t seen the code for 71-505 as Andy pointed out earlier

  5. Yogesh Prabhu says:

    This exam is also not availble in California. May be Prometric records aren’t updated yet.

  6. Just waiting on Prometric to get it into the system folks, please be patient.

    As for 505, it is not available yet, invite and code will be posted on this blog when it is ready.


  7. Hi Landry,

    Yes, please watch this blog for announcements and beta codes.


  8. says:

    >>>Landry: Microsoft will release more beta test of SQL Server 2008?

    >>> Gerry: Yes, please watch this blog for announcements and beta codes.

    Are these new SQL 2008 exams? Any hints/info? Or, is it too early to say?



  9. Ok, Note to self:  "Read the entire post while paying attention to ALL the words"

    Sorry to say I thought he asked about VS 2008.

    All of the SQL Server 2008 exams that will be in beta have been finished now.  There will be no more SQL 2008 beta exams.


  10. says:


    Now 71-505 has disappeared from Prometric’s list.

    71-564 showed up just a few minutes ago; but "Promotion not found" for the promo code.

    May be they are in the process of updating their records …

    Will try again after some time …



  11. Felipe says:

    The exam number (71-564) is at Prometric’s list. But the name is bad (it’s missing ASP.NET). Also the promotion code doesn’t work.

  12. says:

    Called Prometric – was told this issue won’t be resolved until tomorrow!

    <Sigh> …



  13. Worked like a charm. I registered the exam to be taken in Toronto, Canada.

  14. AmitApolloBarman says:

    I thought the exam was well written. I am eager to see how I fared.  I am registered for 565 this Saturday, wish me luck!

  15. Pooya says:

    This registration doesn’t seem to exist for UK judging by Prometric website.

  16. Andreas says:

    Hi Gerry,

    I took the TS Web Apps beta earlier this year, I got the result (passed) some time ago, but I’ve never got that score report testing centrers give you when you take the live exam. Was I supposed to get that information or is it just not available for betas?

    Also, what’s the maximum score for the live exams?


  17. Hi Pooya,

    Do you not see the exam in the list or can you not find a time slot?

    If the exam is not in the list, that is an issue that I need to know about.

    If you can’t book a time, then that means your testing centers do not any 4 hour slots available.  Something I can’t do anything about.

    Can you tell me which issue you are having please?


  18. Hi Andreas,

    You will not receive a score report for beta exams, they are only available for the live version.

    There is no such thing as a maximum score in the true sense of the word.  The highest you can score on any exam is 1000 but that doesn’t always mean that a score of 980 is 98%.  


  19. Ulugbek Umirov says:

    Strange, but I received my score reports for all beta exams. I’m glad that Prometric made an exception for me 🙂

  20. Julien REGNARD says:

    Just like Ulugbek Umirov said, I’ve also received my score report for beta exams that I’ve passed ^^

    About the highest you can score, I think it’s around 1000 ’cause I’ve once got more than 1000. In other hand, it seems that 1000 is unreachable for some other exam (only few errors possible but score pretty far from 1000).

    To speak about the original post, I’ve took the 71-564 this morning. I’ve let some comments about small mistakes in answers but I think it’s a well-written good exam !

  21. Iain says:

    Hmmm I’ve never got a score report for a beta.

    I’m in Australia, maybe its a region thing.

    I agree with Julien.

    Sat 71-564 the other day. It’s one of the better written ones I’ve sat.

    Has the scope of this MCPD exam been revisited since 2.0? The scope of this one appears to be quite different from 70-547.

  22. Hi Iain,

    Typically there are not score reports given, but rather a pass/fail notification.  Not sure why there are inconsistencies.

    At any rate, each time we create an exam, it starts from the very beginning all over again.  A whole new group of subject matter experts work with us to create the design so yes, the scope was revisited.

    Thanks for the comments.


  23. Bala says:

    has anyone received the result/score report for 71-564 yet?

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