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Thursday, December 08, 2005

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I am taking a number of Microsoft beta exams. I don't know if I will pass any of them, but I want to take quite a few MS exams later, so getting used to how the tests works is a smart step. I have created an MS Excel 12 workbook for keeping track of the exams.

Exams
There are currently 18 exams I plan to take, covering SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006.

I have taken seven (without prep):
71-443-ProSqlInfraDesign
71-444-ProSqlAdmOptMaint
71-447-UpgSqlAdm
71–526-TsDevWin
71-528-TsDevWeb
71–529-TsDevDistr
71-536-TsDevApp

I have missed two
71-431-TsSqlImpAndMain
71-441-ProSqlSolDesign

I have scheduled four
71–442-ProSqlDesOptDA
71–547-ProDevWeb
71–548-ProDevApp
71–549-ProDevEnt

Share your promotional code
I hope to take as many as possible of the remaining three exams. If you have an invite to any of these: gorm_b@hotmail.com

71–235TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using BizTalk Server 2006
71-445PRO: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
71-446PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005

gorm_b@hotmail.com

Progress
To take an exam without preparation and pass an exam are two different things, of course. I expect to take all or most of these exams after they are released, of course. With preparation.

Brainbench
I constantly take the new coming brainbech tests without preparation as my way of learning the technology they are covering. This way I get a quick (and intense) look at how the most important new technology work and is used.

I pass a few of the exams, too (I top an unofficial list, google me). Here is a list: [...]

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