Register for Beta Exam 71-451: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions – Beginning August 29th, 2008

You are invited to take beta exam 71-451: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions. 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.

71-451: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

·          Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Developer 2008. In order to earn this certification you must also pass exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development.


Find exam preparation information:


Registration begins: August 29, 2008

Beta exam period runs: September 2, 2008September 30, 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: 14F65
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.

Comments (11)
  1. Anonymous says:

    I have not seen any information about beta exam 71-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development. Does it mean that TS exam will appear later than PRO for DB Developers?

  2. Anonymous says:

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

  3. Anonymous says:

    Now it works!




    Some resources:

    – Sql Server 2008 Books Online

    – the same exam for Sql 2005:

  4. Anonymous says:


    someone know when the results of the 71-451 and 71-433 exams will be available?

    best regards!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ive Written it Yesterday. Make sure you know your indexes off by heart(performance Enhancements is the key word), ALL the different Locks (tablockx,nolock,deadlock……..) and XML.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I try the promotional code in a test center in Genoa, Italy:

    the response has been "Promotion not found".

    DucaGe – Italy

  7. Anonymous says:

    Has anybody done the beta exam? Just wanted to know about the exam. Thanks

  8. JeffKoch says:

    The beta for 433 will be starting in the very near future. Keep an eye on this blog for the announcement in the next few weeks.

  9. Jeff Wouters says:

    I’m doing the exam next monday… there goes my weekend off 😉

    Well… I’ll write here anything I’ll find in the exam for others to use 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m going to try the beta exam too…

    some advice from someone that already did it?


  11. Anonymous says:

    I look forward to your comments, JeffDoe, especially since I will be taking the exam on Thursday!

    I will also post comments here depending on what’s legal to post.

Comments are closed.

Skip to main content