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


Registration begins: August 15, 2008

Beta exam period runs: August 18, 2008September 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 (15)
  1. JeffKoch says:

    Registration for 71-450 begins on Aug 15.

  2. Jimmy May says:

    Ah, I was jumping the gun.  I now see your "Registration begins" date.  And yes, I know the test is 71-450 (not 70-) but having taken so many of these, I typed 70- reflexively.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The exam is available in Prometric’s website now.

    But the promotion code 239F4 is not working. I’m getting "Promotion code not found"

  4. Anonymous says:

    Estimados ya pueden tomar el examen SQL Server 2008 Beta Exam: 71-452: Designing a Business Intelligence

  5. Anonymous says:

    Vous êtes un pro de SQL Server et plus encore de la version 2008 et vous voulez le prouvez à vos collègue

  6. Anonymous says:

    It is working now

    I succesfully registered for the exam just now.


  7. JeffKoch says:

    I was informed that Prometric has refreshed the codes, plese try again…sorry for all of the pain associated with this.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I succesfully registered from Brazil for the exam 71-450 just now.

    Thanks, Landry.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The Promotion code isn´t working! It Appears as "Promotion Not Found" in the Prometric website…

  10. Anonymous says:

    I just called Prometric to register for 71-450, however they informed me the promotion code 239F4 was not available or valid. Is anyone else having trouble registering for this beta exam via Prometric?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Promo code works for me, but when I try to complete my registration, it tells me "The page cannot be displayed".  I called into Prometric to register by phone and they said they were having problems registering anyone for 71-450.

  12. Anonymous 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?



  13. Jimmy May says:

    ¡Yo, Jeff!  The fine folks at Prometric are informing me that 70-450 is not yet showing up in their system.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hello Jeff,

    today i tried logging in to the prometric website and use the promotion code 3568C for signing up to the exam in a test center in Ulm, Germany.

    It says "Promotion not found".

    Can you tell me if

    a) the number of people subscribed to the promotion is exceeded and thus the "error message" comes?


    b) the promotion is not available to people in Germany?

    Please feel free to answer/email me at my work address alexander.gabert@active-mining.net as i would love to hear from you about a chance to take a sneak at the new beta exam for BI SQL 2008 😉

    cheers and thanks,


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