I never would’ve thought, but Microsoft have opened their testing to the masses… of course, on a first come first served basis, but still, the opportunity is there…
I was in 2 minds about writing about it, but it deserves to be known that to test the upcoming certification exams, Microsoft are setting beta exams which will run from the end of the month (31 March) until the 20th of April… FOR FREE!!!
And to add to that, passing the exam does in fact give you the actual qualification! Makes sense, but still feels too good to be true. Now it’s just time to wait until registration is opened and we can help ourselves by helping them 🙂
The upcoming exams will be on the following so try register for 1 or all if you know your stuff:
70-511 TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
70-513 TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
70-515 TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
70-519 Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
70-518 Pro: Designing and Developing Windows® Applications using Microsoft .NET
The following link is to the page that should give the announcement to register so bookmark it! Seems to be the site for all their beta exams and it looks to be a trend they intend to continue with.
See you there!
(Well, not literally… but maybe)