Friday, 11 April 2008

ASP.NET and ADO.NET 3.5 Beta Exams

In the latest MCP newsletter, it mentioned that new .NET 3.5 exams are on their way. Curious to know whether there were any beta exams available, I did a quick search and found Gerry O'Brien's blog. That looks like a good one to stay subscribed to.

The good news is I've managed to book both 70-562 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development) and 70-561 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development) exams. The bad news is that I think I've taken up the last two slots for these left in Adelaide.

The bad news is that as examination is done by Prometric there are only two exam centres listed for Adelaide - Excom and Dimension Data. The exams are only available until 4th May, but when I was scheduling mine, it only listed Excom as having two free days left. Thanks to me, those days are probably taken now.

I'd also love to know why Prometric doesn't allow filtering the test site list by State. I might fire off an email to them to ask about that.


Larry West, MCSD, MCPD, MCITP. MCTSx7, MCSA, ... said...

In the United States of America, they do allow filtering by state, however, if you live near a state boundary as I do, you have to start all over again (choosing country, company, exam number, etc.) if you want to look at another state.
(In other words, if you want to change the state, they don't save the "state".)

NOTE: I am working on a study guide for the 70-561 and 70-562. Should be available on Monday, if not before.

RJ said...

Funny, I posted just such a suggestion to Sylvan/Prometric in 2001. I don't think they realize how big Australia is.