Register for Beta Exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring

You are invited to take beta exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, ConfiguringIf 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 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.

By participating in beta exams, you have the opportunity to provide the Microsoft Certification program with feedback about exam content, which is integral to development of exams in their released version. We depend on the contributions of experienced IT professionals and developers as we continually improve exam content and maintain the value of Microsoft certifications.


71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

·          MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration


Public Registration begins: August 24, 2009

Beta exam period runs: August 31, 2009September 14, 2009


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

You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.
Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: E14J
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.

To register in North America, please call:

Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)

Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact:


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 (16)

  1. quux says:

    yup, max count for promo expired. I’m hoping you’ll expand the number of seats available!

  2. Carlosb says:

    Es increible que en un solo dia se hayan consumido todos los cupos. Estoy seguro que el hacer publico estas promociones permite que se registren candidatos que no estan aptos ni estan familiarizados con el producto, y solo se registran por probar si estan de suerte y logran gratis una certificación. Esto me molesta bastante ya que definitivamente el objetivo del beta no se logra y muy probablemente se afecte el nivel que se debe exigir para la version final, y obviamente aquellos que como yo vivimos de nuestros conocimintos y certificaciones no podemos participar.

  3. amitmtank says:

    Any reason restricting beta Exam in India, Pakistan and China? Will there be any alternate way offered soon for these regions?

    Clarification would be appreciated.


    Amit Tank

    Microsoft MVP – Exchange Server | MCITP: EMA | MCSA: M | ITIL

  4. Anonymous says:

    Classroom Training

    10135A: Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 (5 Days)

    I don’t find this on MS E-learning. 🙁

  5. Couple of things:

    There are no more 662 beta seats available. If you are thinking about trying to pay for it, or this is a trick to get you to pay for it, please don’t. In fact, you are not supposed to be able to pay for a beta seat though we’ve had some reports of people figuring a way around the process and/or Prometric sometimes being lax in enforcing this rule. Microsoft has very specific Psychometric requirements for the betas and we have to process all the data that is collected and believe it or not we look at each and every comment. As it is, we generally open up more seats than we really need and any more will take us that much longer to process the data. We sincerely appreciate your interest in 662. The live exam will be out next month with another beta (663 –  Exchange PRO) in December. So if you missed this beta, there will be another.

    Second, MCTs, MVPs and select groups are invited to the beta before it is opened to the public – which is one reason it sometimes may seem like there are very few seats. If you would like to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to help in the exam development processes, there is a way for you to do so, at no cost or obligation. One of our CDMs has a great blog post about it here: People qualified in the appropriate technology have the opportunity to register before the beta is opened to the general public.

    MSL sincerely appreciates your passion for exam development. You help make our exams better and for that we’re grateful. That said, beta exams are done for very specific reason, none of which have to do with money. There are a limited number of slots, and having been an MCT/MCP myself, I can appreciate the frustration of not getting into a beta you want to take. However, as Luguaedos pointed out, in reality there just aren’t enough seats to go around.

  6. FITEC says:

    guys, this is the 2nd time that there are too less seats (remember Even MCTs didn’t had a chance to register. I will NOT support you any further if you are charging for beta exams!

  7. Anonymous says:

    The maximum count for the promotion has been exceeded. Please try another promotion.  ;-))))))

  8. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the complains. I’m certified on Exchange 2003 and 2007 and work in labs with 2010 and can not take the beta exam because of the newbies who try to take an exam for free.

    When the beta exams where on the Trika Blog it was not this public and the people interested on take the exam could do it. Now this is so public that everybody is registering for beta, even if they never installed an Exchange Server.

    You should look for a system where the people who can take the exam doesn’t get without seats, I don’t know, maybe with the MCP transcript link or something like that.


  9. Was 662 still considered beta when it was released on 10/27 or was that the final product? I passed it on 11/2 and am looking forward to 70-663 hitting the pages soon to register. 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Will you be adding additional seats to this exam?

  11. I just tried to register and it stated "The maximum count for the promotion has been exceeded. Please try another promotion." this was just posted yesterday but got full already?!

  12. Anonymous says:


    I’m hoping too that you’ll expand the number of seats.

  13. 662 was beta in June. It was released "live" around October 22.

    663 is just around the corner! The beta starts on the 1st and we’ll offically open registration on the 23rd so look for an announcement then.

  14. FITEC says:

    …i am also certified in Exchange 2003/2007 (besides 14 other certifications), enrolled as MCT, attended TechEd, registered for SME, payed for Windows 7 beta exam, complained at Micro$oft and know from other MCAs that i did not misspell the company name here!


  15. Anonymous says:

    Shz, the registrations are full 🙁

    Guessing no more spots being released soon? :/

  16. Anonymous says:

    Why do you guys think it is your birth right to get free exams? With 113,454 MCSEs world wide there is no hope that every person with some credential or another will get access to this exam. Should every single one of the 2,254,381 MCPs be given a crack at it? The exam would never go live! As an MCITP/MCSE having passed over 16 Microsoft certification exams who works with Exchange on a daily bases and plans on migrating to Exchange 2010 I can say you need to stuff it and be polite. I would expect that your parents had taught you better.

    If the folks at MS can open some more slots, we would love it. If not, well the crybabies will always have something to cry about any way.

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