ASP.NET 3.5 MCTS Beta Exam

In connection with a previous post of mine on ADO.NET 3.5 beta exam availability, ASP.NET 3.5 beta exams also runs on the same beta period.

71-562: TS: Microsoft .NET 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development

Promo Code: 562B1 

Preparation Guide : 

Some video tutorials here especially on new features for 3.5 and of course

Exam preparation information :

I personally haven't looked deep into these yet (there's just too many things to do and learn everyday) but hey keep those brain cells working 🙂


ADO.NET 3.5 MCTS Beta Exam

Just received my MSDN Flash Special Edition regarding Invitation for ADO.NET 3.5 MCTS Exam today. The beta period will run from March 14, 2008 – April 4, 2008

71-561: TS: Microsoft .NET 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

Register thru Prometric

Promo Code : 561B1

Beta exams are by invitation and not available to the general public but there have been some posting on the promo code so might as well have it too.

Also posting some additional information included in the the invitation here (and other resources as I will try to prepare for this exam too)

Preparation Guide :

[more]Find exam preparation information:

Special Offer: Register to be the first to know when Visual Studio 2008 exams become available. Go to to see the offer details.
There seems to be no prep guide available yet but even if you won't take the exam, it's always a good idea to stay ahead of the curve.
And here are some info about beta exams


Career Growth

Microsoft Second Shot Exams are back

Testing Centers in the Philippines: (these are learning centers but they are the most common exam centers too)
(list from Prometric, just follow the links)

Microsoft Learning start page

According to the FAQ, “You must take the first exam between September 15,
2007 and January 30, 2008. If you don’t pass, you can retake the same exam at no additional charge before January 31, 2008”.
Also, depending on other available offers (discounts etc), there might be other dates where the exams will cost even less (ask exam centers/providers) so plan ahead if you’re thinking of taking an exam.
For first time takers, prepare your best and don’t be afraid to fail. It might not be that easy on the pocket but know your stuff and passing the exam will follow.
Oh and no cheats or braindumps please…