Register for Beta Exam 71-564: Pro: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft® .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, 2008December 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 (12)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Has anyone tried to register for this exam? Prometric doesn’t even know it exists yet! I tried to register and they can’t find the promo code or the exam.

  2. JeffKoch says:

    Thanks, everyone for your patience…and good luck on the exam!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anyone know if the beta exams have been evaluated or no ?

  4. Anonymous says:

    <p><font face="Tahoma">Por estos días el equipo de Certificaciones de Microsoft está realizando las pruebas beta de los examenes de certificación …

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just took it. Not too bad! I took the Sun Java Web Services the other day as well. Let me tell you, MS exams are far better than those.  160 questions will drive you insane, considering they asked the same question at least twice, just in different ways, I think I actually had the exact same question word for word, too, I guess they were checking to see if my answer evolved over the couse of the exam’s duration. Anyhow, what I was getting to originally before I got sidetracked was Sun’s arrogance about Visual Studio, and .NET.  There was a buttload of questions gearing at the incompatibilites of JAX and XML Java Web Services and .NET infrastructure and actually referenced Visual Studio specifically…

  6. Anonymous says:


    The Beta period seems to over for a while.

    Any rough timeline on when we’ll know if we passed this beta exam or not?


  7. Anonymous says:

    no habla espangol, hombre. los siento

  8. Anonymous says:

    It didn’t let me use it either!

  9. Anonymous says:

    The promo code is working now.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Today Prometric can see the exam but the Promo code is no good. Does anyone have a valid Promo code?

  11. Anonymous says:

    The word from Microsoft is that the promo code is right and we should wait until tomorrow and try registering again.

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