Exchange 2003 Beta Exam Invite

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 23:58:27 -0500

If any of you are interested in taking the Exchange 2003 Design beta exam,
here is an invite (posted with the permission of Microsoft), make sure you
use the code so the exam will be free.

You are invited to Exam 70-285: Designing a MicrosoftR Exchange Server 2003
Organization in its beta version, available January 16-22, 2004. As a
benefit to you for demonstrating your expertise by passing specific
Microsoft certification exams or by other means, this beta exam is offered
to you free. This beta exam will not be offered to the general public. A
passing score on this beta exam counts as a core credit toward the MCSE:
Messaging on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and the MCSE: Messaging on
Microsoft Windows Server 2000 certifications.

Note: This beta exam is expected to take four hours to complete. Please plan

For information about this certification, please see the Microsoft Training
and Certification Web site:

MCSE: Messaging on Microsoft Windows Server 2003:


MCSE: Messaging on Microsoft Windows Server 2000:

By participating in beta exams, you have the opportunity to provide the MCP
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.

Registration Information

This beta exam is offered January 16-22, 2004. (Beta period is subject to
change; please check the exam's preparation guide for the most up-to-date

Note: Registration is based on a first come first serve basis and the number
of registrations is limited.

Registration begins December 23, 2003. Register at least 24 hours prior to
taking the exam. Testing is held at Prometric and VUE testing centers

To take this exam free, please provide the following promotional code when
you register:

Promotional code: DEMEX3

(Offering beta exams only to qualified candidates will help the MCP program
team ensure that the final versions of the released exams precisely and
accurately measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the corresponding
certification. Please do not share this promotional code with other

To register for this exam or for information about testing centers in your
area, call:

  a.. Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
  b.. VUE: 800 TEST REGistration (800-837-8734)

Outside the U.S./Canada, please visit the following Web sites for
registration information:

  a.. Prometric:
  b.. VUE:

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Information on the Internet

For more information, visit the MCP Web site at, write to MCPHelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or call

Specific pages that answer some frequently asked questions are listed below.

What is a beta exam?

Where can I learn more about the registration process?

How do I prepare for this exam?

When will my beta exam results be available?

Where can I learn more about the beta exam invitation process?

If you have further questions regarding this exam or the MCP program, send
e-mail to MCPHelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or call 800-636-7544.

Mark Fugatt
MCSE, MCT, Microsoft Exchange MVP
Pentech Office Solutions Inc
Rochester, NY
Tel: 585 576 4750 

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