U can’t touch this (or, more on TechEd wknd)

Did I tell you I went to an MC Hammer concert, back in the day? He wore those big pants.

But back to business. Someone has fancied up the info about the weekend in between IT pro and dev weeks at Teched, so now it is a little easier to see all the things that are happening, including:

  • $50 on site testing for anyone who walks in the door (don't have to be a conference attendee)
  • The boot camps I went on about a while back - for developers targeting exams 536 and 562*; and for IT pros targeting WS upgrade exams 648 and 649.
  • Train the trainer sessions - free for MCTs
  • a bunch of other things

Here is the page.


* THIS IS IMPORTANT**: 70-562 will not be live yet in June, so it is a special thing we worked out to make this available (in beta form) ONLY for people attending TechEd and attending this dev exam cram over the weekend. The real beta will have finished in advance of TechEd, I believe, but someone is working something to give you guys a chance to take it on site. You can't register in advance, however, since we'll be issuing a code on-site to allow you to take 70-562 at the TechEd test center only, only until June 8, i think. Then it closes - and won't be available until the exam's live date a while later (I think early early August). Another nice bit about this - if you take 562 on site it will be free. Now, I'm no mathematician, but I believe free < TechEdpriceof$50 < normalpriceof$125. But I'll let you do the math.

** So it probably shouldn't be a footnote.

Comments (7)

  1. I remember the Hammer. And in fact, he was a VIP at the San Diego Asian Film Festival last October, which I had the pleasure of shooting. He had a bit part and invested in a small, 70’s period satire, "Finishing the Game." Photo of the Hammer here: http://domingophoto.smugmug.com/gallery/3637849_EKj3z/5/207344649_iXgip/Large

  2. exchan admin wannabe says:


    any chance to have promo code for Exch 2007 exam? heh

  3. Dale Braun says:

    Trika, will the TechEd shuttle buses be running between the conf center and the hotels on the ‘tweener weekend?

  4. Matt says:

    Hi Trika,

    I’m planning to come down to Orlando to take advantage of the $50 exams (hopefully…) all the way from Ontario, Canada.

    I was hoping, however, that you might be able to clear something up for me.  As per your blog post, it says that anyone who walks in the door will be able to take these exams at the $50 rate, but on the Prometric booking website, it says that you need to be an attendee (http://www.prometric.com/Microsoft/teched2008).

    Can you confirm either way for me please?  Thanks.


  5. Matt says:

    Specifically, I’m talking about this statement on the Prometric website:

    "Registrations are valid ONLY for TechEd 2008 conference attendees and participants for the TechEd Weekend Community Summit.  All persons checking in at the event must be wearing their TechEd attendance badge and provide photo ID in order to check in."

  6. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    The weekend event ("TechEd Weekend Community Summit") is open to the public, and free, so if you are registered for that (see the In Between site I’ve referenced before) or for the conference, you are find to take exams.

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