Silverlight Beta Exam Announcement

Register for Beta Exam 71-506, TS: Silverlight 4, Development

You are invited to take beta exam 71-506, TS: Silverlight 4, Development.

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 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.

Exam 71-506, TS: Silverlight, Development counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

MCTS: Silverlight 4 Development


Registration begins: October 11, 2010

Beta exam period runs: October 14, 2010– November 5, 2010

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: SL410
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 (9)
  1. Scott Barnes says:

    Looking forward to seeing the WPF version of this!…  excited both Silverlight and WPF get equal attention on this.. would be great to here the ETA on this as well 🙂

  2. MC says:

    @Scott: .NET 4 WinApp 70-511 is basically a WPF exam (I estimate that 95% of the exam is covered just by the WPF topics).

  3. 70-502 is the WPF exam, already released.

  4. Maurice says:

    All of the seats have been allocated.  Any chance of a few more.

    It's amazing how fast these go.

  5. zoltan says:

    When do we get the results for this exam?

  6. Jeff Klawiter says:

    Are there any dates set for this and the Azure cert to go final for the public? I wasn't able to take them due to Prometric losing my data.. again

  7. acarum says:

    What about the result of beta examt?

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