Register for Beta Exam 71-565: Pro: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5

Registration Begins 11/7/2008

You are invited to take beta exam 71-565: Pro: Designing and Developing Enterprise 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.

71-565: Pro: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

· Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: Enterprise Application Developer 3.5. In order to earn this certification you must also hold the following Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certifications: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications; .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications; .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Applications; and .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation Applications


Registration begins: November 7, 2008

Beta exam period runs: November 10, 2008– December 3, 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: 999TR
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.
Find exam preparation information:

Comments (16)
  1. foson says:

    Hi Gerry,

    Thanks for all your hard work for us testing junkies.    

    Hate to point out a typo, but the link above, ("Find exam preparation information:") is pointing to the PRO: ASP.NET exam.

    Also, is 505 coming out soon?


    Mike Herman

  2. Thanks foson,

    I fixed the link but it appears as thought the page with the prep guide is not functioning yet.

    It should be up soon though.

    70-505 will be out in the next couple of weeks pending any last minute issues.


  3. foson says:

    How about ?

    Can I get a job at Microsoft now?  🙂

  4. NO JOB FOR YOU!   🙂

    I keep forgetting that we are transitioning to the new web site and dropping the mspx extension.

    Hey, in all fairness, I’m trying to get things cleaned up before I leave for TechEd EMEA and my time is running out on me.  🙂

    Thanks foso.


  5. Aleks says:


    Do you plan to introduce a .Net 3.5 replacement for 70-536?


  6. Hi Aleks,

    We do not.  We have provided text on the certification web site that indicates 70-536 is valid for both 2.0 and 3.5, despite the version in the name.

    The number of changes in the CLR and Framework were not significant enough to warrant a change in the exam so we left it as is.

    It also makes it easier for those who have certified on 2.0, to move to 3.5.


  7. kyo says:

    can you recommend any book for this exam?

  8. Ashley J. Camidge says:

    I’ve registered to take the 71-565 Beta exam on 11/24/2008 in the UK. I’ll let people know how I found it. It’d be nice to have an MSPress book to prepare properly for it, but I guess it’s a little early for that yet. Wish me luck!

  9. Hi Kyo,

    I am not aware of any books that published for this exam yet.



  10. Good luck Ashley!

    I am sorry to say that MS Press will not be publishing a training kit for this exam in the very near future.

    At least not in time to help you prepare for the beta exam.


  11. S.Y. Paul Lai says:

    Took the exam last night (Sat).  Really unhappy.  Like 564, I need to type the following comment in one of the questions.

    "I should have selected answer X instead of answer Y.  It is too late to change it now."

    Don’t know why I couldn’t discover the mistake before I clicked the first "End Review".

  12. Wasim says:

    This is my first MCPD exam and from the posts above seems like very small amount of material is around for studying. any tips on where to go to get some more studying material plus any techniques that worked for you in the past?


  13. Philip says:

    Hi Gerry,

    Please let me know if I am eligable to take Beta Exam 71-565 in case I have passed only 70-536. But I am going to pass other required exams in the near future.



  14. Hi Philip,

    You can take the exams in any order you want to.  You just won’t receive the certification until you take all the required exams.


  15. i want job of system programer.

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