Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications - Beta Offer

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  1. Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications - Beta Offer

    You can be a step closer to becoming "Microsoft Certified Professional
    Developer (MCPD)" with specialization in any of the below three tracks by
    taking a FREE Beta Exam.

    MCPD Web Developer
    MCPD Windows Developer
    MCPD Enterprise Application Developer

    And Also Win a Mobile Smartphone or a Wireless Keyboard!!
    Help us create great Microsoft Certification exams. Take the Beta version of
    Exams 70-547, 70-548, and/or 70-549 and you'll be automatically entered to
    win* one of two Windows Mobile Smartphones and one of 10 Microsoft Laser
    Desktop 6000 Keyboards.

    Only one entry per Beta exam, but if you take 2 different Betas you'll be
    entered 2 times, and if you take all 3 Betas you'll be entered 3 times.
    Microsoft employees and customers are eligible with a few restrictions - see
    below for all of the contest rules and regulations. Like the Beta Exams,
    this offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan.

    And Also Earn a Free Exam Voucher
    In addition, everyone who takes and achieves passing score in the beta exam
    will receive a free exam voucher** for any Microsoft Certification Exam.
    Vouchers will be sent after exam scores are tabulated. This offer is also
    not available in China, India, or Pakistan.

    Exams Available Early
    Take the Betas starting February 21, 2006 at Pearson VUE locations, and
    starting February 27, 2006 at Thomson Prometric testing centers.

    Schedule your Beta exams today
    To register for this exam or for information about testing centers in your
    area, please visit the following Web sites for registration information:

    Thomson Prometric: http://securereg3.prometric.com/
    Pearson VUE: http://www.vue.com/ms/

    In the U.S./Canada you may also call to register for this exam or to find
    information about testing centers in your area:

    Thomson Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
    Pearson VUE: 800 TEST Registration (800-837-8734)

    Use the following promotional codes to register:
    71-547 PRO: Designing and Developing Web-based Applications by Using the
    Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: PRO547
    71-548 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows®-based Applications by Using
    the Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: BTA548
    71-549 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the
    Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: 549BTA

    * This sweepstakes invitation is for the Microsoft customers and employees,
    with some restrictions (see Official Rules below). Please forward to your
    colleagues, partners, and customers.

    ** Free exam voucher offer good only for people who pre-register for, and
    pass, Exams 71-547, 71-548, and 71-549. Limit one gift per person. This
    offer is non-transferable. This offer expires on March 12 2006, or when
    registration closes for this Beta exam. Beta exam registration has limited
    availability. This offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the
    sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as non-deliverable
    will not be re-sent.

    PS: We are looking for more and more technical feedback on the exams so feel
    free to reach out to your user groups and communities and let developers
    know of this opportunity. Although do note that each exam caps at 750 Beta
    participants so there is an official upper limit.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The Microsoft Certification Beta Exam Sweepstakes

    Official Rules
    Please Note: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your
    employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade
    promotions such as this one. If you are participating in violation of your
    employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering this sweepstakes
    or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or
    responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer
    related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with
    the employer's policies.

    Government Customer: This campaign is available to Public Sector customers
    (government and education customers), however, any prize won by a public
    sector employee will be awarded in the form of Microsoft certification exam
    vouchers. Microsoft intends that use of this training voucher offered as
    part of this promotion comply with applicable federal, state, and local
    government gift and ethics rules. If you are a government employee
    (including an employee of a public education institution), this voucher may
    be used solely for the benefit of your agency/institution, and not for the
    personal use or benefit of any individual. You should consult with your
    agency/institution counsel or ethics officer prior to use or acceptance of
    this voucher.

    1. Eligibility / Entry Period:
    Open only to persons employed in the field of software development who have
    agreed to participate in the Microsoft beta exam program.

    This offer is not transferable and is not open to the general public. This
    offer is void in the following regions: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea,
    Sudan and Syria. This offer is not available in China, Pakistan and India.
    Employees of Microsoft, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and anyone working
    on this product, project, or promotion, and the advertising and promotional
    agencies and the immediate family members of each are not eligible. The
    sweepstakes opens at 12:01 AM PT on February 21, 2006 and ends at 11:59 PM
    PT on March 12, 2006. Void where prohibited by law.

    2. How To Enter:
    No purchase Necessary. Enter by completing the free beta exams 71-547,
    71-548, and 71-549 at a participating testing center and opt-in to enter
    this sweepstakes. To be eligible for the prize drawing, exams must be
    completed by 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. A passing score is not required
    to receive a sweepstakes entry; however the beta exam must be completed in
    full to be eligible for the drawing.

    Limit one (1) entry per person per beta exam, for a total of 3 possible
    entries. Subsequent entries from the same individual will be automatically
    disqualified. No responsibility is assumed by Microsoft for lost, late,
    misdirected, illegible, postage due or mutilated entries or any computer,
    online telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur. All entries
    become the property of Microsoft and will not be returned.

    3. Winner Selection/Deadline Dates:
    On or around April 15, 2006, 12 winners will be chosen in a random drawing
    from among all eligible entries received to win one of the following prizes:

    Two winners: One (1) Windows Mobile Smartphone device. Estimated Retail
    Value US$500.
    Ten winners: One (1) Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 keyboard. Estimated Retail
    Value US$65.

    Actual retail value will vary based on the region where the winner resides,
    and any difference between estimated and actual value will not be awarded.
    Any prize won by a public sector employee will be awarded to their
    agency/institution in the form of Microsoft certification exam vouchers; the
    value not to exceed the estimated retail value of the alternate prizes.
    Random drawing will be conducted under the supervision of Microsoft, whose
    decisions are final. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible
    entries received. All other expenses relating to the acceptance of the
    prize, which are not explicitly listed, are the responsibility of the
    winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No substitution, transfer, or
    assignment of prize permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to
    substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event an offered prize
    is unavailable. Taxes on the prizes are solely the responsibility of the
    winner.

    5. General Conditions:
    Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and
    by the decisions of Microsoft which are final and binding on all matters
    pertaining to this Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is governed by the laws of
    the State of Washington in the United States of America, and participants in
    the Sweepstakes hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of
    Washington courts (state and federal) for any causes or controversies
    arising out of the Sweepstakes.

    Winner will be notified within seven (7) days after the drawing date. Winner
    will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and
    liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of
    attempted notification. Non compliance within this time period may result in
    disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/
    prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and
    selection of an alternate winner. Entrants further grant to Microsoft the
    right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print in
    any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. Acceptance of a prize
    constitutes permission for Microsoft to use winner's names and likenesses
    for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation
    unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold
    harmless Microsoft, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates,
    directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or any
    injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this
    Sweepstakes or any prize won.

    6. Winners List:
    The names of the winners will be available after April 15, 2006, by sending
    email to .

    8. Sponsor:
    This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way,
    Redmond, WA 98052.
    Rules do apply...

    wishes
    Vishal R Joshi
    Product Planner - Technical |Developer/Database Certifications, Microsoft.
    http://www.vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/
    PS: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.
     
    Vishal R Joshi [MSFT], Feb 23, 2006
    #1
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  2. Feb. 23, 2006

    I registered for these exams a few days ago... would people who registered
    for these before this announcement still be entered?

    --

    Joseph Bittman
    Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional -- DPM

    Blog/Web Site: http://71.39.42.23/
    "Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications - Beta Offer
    >
    > You can be a step closer to becoming "Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Developer (MCPD)" with specialization in any of the below three tracks by
    > taking a FREE Beta Exam.
    >
    > MCPD Web Developer
    > MCPD Windows Developer
    > MCPD Enterprise Application Developer
    >
    > And Also Win a Mobile Smartphone or a Wireless Keyboard!!
    > Help us create great Microsoft Certification exams. Take the Beta version
    > of Exams 70-547, 70-548, and/or 70-549 and you'll be automatically entered
    > to win* one of two Windows Mobile Smartphones and one of 10 Microsoft
    > Laser Desktop 6000 Keyboards.
    >
    > Only one entry per Beta exam, but if you take 2 different Betas you'll be
    > entered 2 times, and if you take all 3 Betas you'll be entered 3 times.
    > Microsoft employees and customers are eligible with a few restrictions -
    > see below for all of the contest rules and regulations. Like the Beta
    > Exams, this offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >
    > And Also Earn a Free Exam Voucher
    > In addition, everyone who takes and achieves passing score in the beta
    > exam will receive a free exam voucher** for any Microsoft Certification
    > Exam. Vouchers will be sent after exam scores are tabulated. This offer is
    > also not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >
    > Exams Available Early
    > Take the Betas starting February 21, 2006 at Pearson VUE locations, and
    > starting February 27, 2006 at Thomson Prometric testing centers.
    >
    > Schedule your Beta exams today
    > To register for this exam or for information about testing centers in your
    > area, please visit the following Web sites for registration information:
    >
    > Thomson Prometric: http://securereg3.prometric.com/
    > Pearson VUE: http://www.vue.com/ms/
    >
    > In the U.S./Canada you may also call to register for this exam or to find
    > information about testing centers in your area:
    >
    > Thomson Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
    > Pearson VUE: 800 TEST Registration (800-837-8734)
    >
    > Use the following promotional codes to register:
    > 71-547 PRO: Designing and Developing Web-based Applications by Using the
    > Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: PRO547
    > 71-548 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows®-based Applications by Using
    > the Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: BTA548
    > 71-549 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the
    > Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: 549BTA
    >
    > * This sweepstakes invitation is for the Microsoft customers and
    > employees, with some restrictions (see Official Rules below). Please
    > forward to your colleagues, partners, and customers.
    >
    > ** Free exam voucher offer good only for people who pre-register for, and
    > pass, Exams 71-547, 71-548, and 71-549. Limit one gift per person. This
    > offer is non-transferable. This offer expires on March 12 2006, or when
    > registration closes for this Beta exam. Beta exam registration has limited
    > availability. This offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are
    > the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as
    > non-deliverable will not be re-sent.
    >
    > PS: We are looking for more and more technical feedback on the exams so
    > feel free to reach out to your user groups and communities and let
    > developers know of this opportunity. Although do note that each exam caps
    > at 750 Beta participants so there is an official upper limit.
    >
    > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >
    > The Microsoft Certification Beta Exam Sweepstakes
    >
    > Official Rules
    > Please Note: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your
    > employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade
    > promotions such as this one. If you are participating in violation of your
    > employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering this
    > sweepstakes or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all liability
    > or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their
    > employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in
    > compliance with the employer's policies.
    >
    > Government Customer: This campaign is available to Public Sector customers
    > (government and education customers), however, any prize won by a public
    > sector employee will be awarded in the form of Microsoft certification
    > exam vouchers. Microsoft intends that use of this training voucher offered
    > as part of this promotion comply with applicable federal, state, and local
    > government gift and ethics rules. If you are a government employee
    > (including an employee of a public education institution), this voucher
    > may be used solely for the benefit of your agency/institution, and not for
    > the personal use or benefit of any individual. You should consult with
    > your agency/institution counsel or ethics officer prior to use or
    > acceptance of this voucher.
    >
    > 1. Eligibility / Entry Period:
    > Open only to persons employed in the field of software development who
    > have agreed to participate in the Microsoft beta exam program.
    >
    > This offer is not transferable and is not open to the general public. This
    > offer is void in the following regions: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea,
    > Sudan and Syria. This offer is not available in China, Pakistan and India.
    > Employees of Microsoft, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and anyone working
    > on this product, project, or promotion, and the advertising and
    > promotional agencies and the immediate family members of each are not
    > eligible. The sweepstakes opens at 12:01 AM PT on February 21, 2006 and
    > ends at 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. Void where prohibited by law.
    >
    > 2. How To Enter:
    > No purchase Necessary. Enter by completing the free beta exams 71-547,
    > 71-548, and 71-549 at a participating testing center and opt-in to enter
    > this sweepstakes. To be eligible for the prize drawing, exams must be
    > completed by 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. A passing score is not
    > required to receive a sweepstakes entry; however the beta exam must be
    > completed in full to be eligible for the drawing.
    >
    > Limit one (1) entry per person per beta exam, for a total of 3 possible
    > entries. Subsequent entries from the same individual will be automatically
    > disqualified. No responsibility is assumed by Microsoft for lost, late,
    > misdirected, illegible, postage due or mutilated entries or any computer,
    > online telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur. All entries
    > become the property of Microsoft and will not be returned.
    >
    > 3. Winner Selection/Deadline Dates:
    > On or around April 15, 2006, 12 winners will be chosen in a random drawing
    > from among all eligible entries received to win one of the following
    > prizes:
    >
    > Two winners: One (1) Windows Mobile Smartphone device. Estimated Retail
    > Value US$500.
    > Ten winners: One (1) Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 keyboard. Estimated
    > Retail Value US$65.
    >
    > Actual retail value will vary based on the region where the winner
    > resides, and any difference between estimated and actual value will not be
    > awarded. Any prize won by a public sector employee will be awarded to
    > their agency/institution in the form of Microsoft certification exam
    > vouchers; the value not to exceed the estimated retail value of the
    > alternate prizes. Random drawing will be conducted under the supervision
    > of Microsoft, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning depend on the
    > number of eligible entries received. All other expenses relating to the
    > acceptance of the prize, which are not explicitly listed, are the
    > responsibility of the winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No
    > substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that
    > Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value
    > in the event an offered prize is unavailable. Taxes on the prizes are
    > solely the responsibility of the winner.
    >
    > 5. General Conditions:
    > Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules
    > and by the decisions of Microsoft which are final and binding on all
    > matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is governed by
    > the laws of the State of Washington in the United States of America, and
    > participants in the Sweepstakes hereby consent to the exclusive
    > jurisdiction and venue of Washington courts (state and federal) for any
    > causes or controversies arising out of the Sweepstakes.
    >
    > Winner will be notified within seven (7) days after the drawing date.
    > Winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and
    > liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of
    > attempted notification. Non compliance within this time period may result
    > in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any
    > prize/ prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification
    > and selection of an alternate winner. Entrants further grant to Microsoft
    > the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in
    > print in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. Acceptance of
    > a prize constitutes permission for Microsoft to use winner's names and
    > likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional
    > compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release
    > and hold harmless Microsoft, their respective parents, subsidiaries,
    > affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all
    > liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in
    > connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.
    >
    > 6. Winners List:
    > The names of the winners will be available after April 15, 2006, by
    > sending email to .
    >
    > 8. Sponsor:
    > This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way,
    > Redmond, WA 98052.
    > Rules do apply...
    >
    > wishes
    > Vishal R Joshi
    > Product Planner - Technical |Developer/Database Certifications, Microsoft.
    > http://www.vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/
    > PS: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no
    > rights.
    >
     
    Joseph Bittman MVP MCSD, Feb 23, 2006
    #2
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  3. Yes you will be eligible for the offer...

    "Joseph Bittman MVP MCSD" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > Feb. 23, 2006
    >
    > I registered for these exams a few days ago... would people who
    > registered for these before this announcement still be entered?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Joseph Bittman
    > Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
    > Microsoft Most Valuable Professional -- DPM
    >
    > Blog/Web Site: http://71.39.42.23/
    > "Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications - Beta Offer
    >>
    >> You can be a step closer to becoming "Microsoft Certified Professional
    >> Developer (MCPD)" with specialization in any of the below three tracks by
    >> taking a FREE Beta Exam.
    >>
    >> MCPD Web Developer
    >> MCPD Windows Developer
    >> MCPD Enterprise Application Developer
    >>
    >> And Also Win a Mobile Smartphone or a Wireless Keyboard!!
    >> Help us create great Microsoft Certification exams. Take the Beta version
    >> of Exams 70-547, 70-548, and/or 70-549 and you'll be automatically
    >> entered to win* one of two Windows Mobile Smartphones and one of 10
    >> Microsoft Laser Desktop 6000 Keyboards.
    >>
    >> Only one entry per Beta exam, but if you take 2 different Betas you'll be
    >> entered 2 times, and if you take all 3 Betas you'll be entered 3 times.
    >> Microsoft employees and customers are eligible with a few restrictions -
    >> see below for all of the contest rules and regulations. Like the Beta
    >> Exams, this offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >>
    >> And Also Earn a Free Exam Voucher
    >> In addition, everyone who takes and achieves passing score in the beta
    >> exam will receive a free exam voucher** for any Microsoft Certification
    >> Exam. Vouchers will be sent after exam scores are tabulated. This offer
    >> is also not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >>
    >> Exams Available Early
    >> Take the Betas starting February 21, 2006 at Pearson VUE locations, and
    >> starting February 27, 2006 at Thomson Prometric testing centers.
    >>
    >> Schedule your Beta exams today
    >> To register for this exam or for information about testing centers in
    >> your area, please visit the following Web sites for registration
    >> information:
    >>
    >> Thomson Prometric: http://securereg3.prometric.com/
    >> Pearson VUE: http://www.vue.com/ms/
    >>
    >> In the U.S./Canada you may also call to register for this exam or to find
    >> information about testing centers in your area:
    >>
    >> Thomson Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
    >> Pearson VUE: 800 TEST Registration (800-837-8734)
    >>
    >> Use the following promotional codes to register:
    >> 71-547 PRO: Designing and Developing Web-based Applications by Using the
    >> Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: PRO547
    >> 71-548 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows®-based Applications by Using
    >> the Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: BTA548
    >> 71-549 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the
    >> Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: 549BTA
    >>
    >> * This sweepstakes invitation is for the Microsoft customers and
    >> employees, with some restrictions (see Official Rules below). Please
    >> forward to your colleagues, partners, and customers.
    >>
    >> ** Free exam voucher offer good only for people who pre-register for, and
    >> pass, Exams 71-547, 71-548, and 71-549. Limit one gift per person. This
    >> offer is non-transferable. This offer expires on March 12 2006, or when
    >> registration closes for this Beta exam. Beta exam registration has
    >> limited availability. This offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if
    >> any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as
    >> non-deliverable will not be re-sent.
    >>
    >> PS: We are looking for more and more technical feedback on the exams so
    >> feel free to reach out to your user groups and communities and let
    >> developers know of this opportunity. Although do note that each exam caps
    >> at 750 Beta participants so there is an official upper limit.
    >>
    >> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >>
    >> The Microsoft Certification Beta Exam Sweepstakes
    >>
    >> Official Rules
    >> Please Note: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your
    >> employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade
    >> promotions such as this one. If you are participating in violation of
    >> your employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering this
    >> sweepstakes or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all
    >> liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and
    >> their employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in
    >> compliance with the employer's policies.
    >>
    >> Government Customer: This campaign is available to Public Sector
    >> customers (government and education customers), however, any prize won by
    >> a public sector employee will be awarded in the form of Microsoft
    >> certification exam vouchers. Microsoft intends that use of this training
    >> voucher offered as part of this promotion comply with applicable federal,
    >> state, and local government gift and ethics rules. If you are a
    >> government employee (including an employee of a public education
    >> institution), this voucher may be used solely for the benefit of your
    >> agency/institution, and not for the personal use or benefit of any
    >> individual. You should consult with your agency/institution counsel or
    >> ethics officer prior to use or acceptance of this voucher.
    >>
    >> 1. Eligibility / Entry Period:
    >> Open only to persons employed in the field of software development who
    >> have agreed to participate in the Microsoft beta exam program.
    >>
    >> This offer is not transferable and is not open to the general public.
    >> This offer is void in the following regions: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North
    >> Korea, Sudan and Syria. This offer is not available in China, Pakistan
    >> and India. Employees of Microsoft, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and
    >> anyone working on this product, project, or promotion, and the
    >> advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family members of
    >> each are not eligible. The sweepstakes opens at 12:01 AM PT on February
    >> 21, 2006 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. Void where prohibited
    >> by law.
    >>
    >> 2. How To Enter:
    >> No purchase Necessary. Enter by completing the free beta exams 71-547,
    >> 71-548, and 71-549 at a participating testing center and opt-in to enter
    >> this sweepstakes. To be eligible for the prize drawing, exams must be
    >> completed by 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. A passing score is not
    >> required to receive a sweepstakes entry; however the beta exam must be
    >> completed in full to be eligible for the drawing.
    >>
    >> Limit one (1) entry per person per beta exam, for a total of 3 possible
    >> entries. Subsequent entries from the same individual will be
    >> automatically disqualified. No responsibility is assumed by Microsoft for
    >> lost, late, misdirected, illegible, postage due or mutilated entries or
    >> any computer, online telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur.
    >> All entries become the property of Microsoft and will not be returned.
    >>
    >> 3. Winner Selection/Deadline Dates:
    >> On or around April 15, 2006, 12 winners will be chosen in a random
    >> drawing from among all eligible entries received to win one of the
    >> following prizes:
    >>
    >> Two winners: One (1) Windows Mobile Smartphone device. Estimated Retail
    >> Value US$500.
    >> Ten winners: One (1) Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 keyboard. Estimated
    >> Retail Value US$65.
    >>
    >> Actual retail value will vary based on the region where the winner
    >> resides, and any difference between estimated and actual value will not
    >> be awarded. Any prize won by a public sector employee will be awarded to
    >> their agency/institution in the form of Microsoft certification exam
    >> vouchers; the value not to exceed the estimated retail value of the
    >> alternate prizes. Random drawing will be conducted under the supervision
    >> of Microsoft, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning depend on the
    >> number of eligible entries received. All other expenses relating to the
    >> acceptance of the prize, which are not explicitly listed, are the
    >> responsibility of the winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No
    >> substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that
    >> Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater
    >> value in the event an offered prize is unavailable. Taxes on the prizes
    >> are solely the responsibility of the winner.
    >>
    >> 5. General Conditions:
    >> Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules
    >> and by the decisions of Microsoft which are final and binding on all
    >> matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is governed by
    >> the laws of the State of Washington in the United States of America, and
    >> participants in the Sweepstakes hereby consent to the exclusive
    >> jurisdiction and venue of Washington courts (state and federal) for any
    >> causes or controversies arising out of the Sweepstakes.
    >>
    >> Winner will be notified within seven (7) days after the drawing date.
    >> Winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and
    >> liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of
    >> attempted notification. Non compliance within this time period may result
    >> in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any
    >> prize/ prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification
    >> and selection of an alternate winner. Entrants further grant to Microsoft
    >> the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in
    >> print in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. Acceptance
    >> of a prize constitutes permission for Microsoft to use winner's names and
    >> likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional
    >> compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release
    >> and hold harmless Microsoft, their respective parents, subsidiaries,
    >> affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all
    >> liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in
    >> connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.
    >>
    >> 6. Winners List:
    >> The names of the winners will be available after April 15, 2006, by
    >> sending email to .
    >>
    >> 8. Sponsor:
    >> This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft
    >> Way, Redmond, WA 98052.
    >> Rules do apply...
    >>
    >> wishes
    >> Vishal R Joshi
    >> Product Planner - Technical |Developer/Database Certifications,
    >> Microsoft.
    >> http://www.vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/
    >> PS: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no
    >> rights.
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Vishal R Joshi [MSFT], Feb 24, 2006
    #3
  4. This offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan :(
    Can i ask why?


    --
    ALI RAZA SHAIKH
    MCAD.net

    alirazashaikh.blogspot.com
    www.programmersparadise.cjb.net


    "Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications - Beta Offer
    >
    > You can be a step closer to becoming "Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Developer (MCPD)" with specialization in any of the below three tracks by
    > taking a FREE Beta Exam.
    >
    > MCPD Web Developer
    > MCPD Windows Developer
    > MCPD Enterprise Application Developer
    >
    > And Also Win a Mobile Smartphone or a Wireless Keyboard!!
    > Help us create great Microsoft Certification exams. Take the Beta version
    > of Exams 70-547, 70-548, and/or 70-549 and you'll be automatically entered
    > to win* one of two Windows Mobile Smartphones and one of 10 Microsoft
    > Laser Desktop 6000 Keyboards.
    >
    > Only one entry per Beta exam, but if you take 2 different Betas you'll be
    > entered 2 times, and if you take all 3 Betas you'll be entered 3 times.
    > Microsoft employees and customers are eligible with a few restrictions -
    > see below for all of the contest rules and regulations. Like the Beta
    > Exams, this offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >
    > And Also Earn a Free Exam Voucher
    > In addition, everyone who takes and achieves passing score in the beta
    > exam will receive a free exam voucher** for any Microsoft Certification
    > Exam. Vouchers will be sent after exam scores are tabulated. This offer is
    > also not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >
    > Exams Available Early
    > Take the Betas starting February 21, 2006 at Pearson VUE locations, and
    > starting February 27, 2006 at Thomson Prometric testing centers.
    >
    > Schedule your Beta exams today
    > To register for this exam or for information about testing centers in your
    > area, please visit the following Web sites for registration information:
    >
    > Thomson Prometric: http://securereg3.prometric.com/
    > Pearson VUE: http://www.vue.com/ms/
    >
    > In the U.S./Canada you may also call to register for this exam or to find
    > information about testing centers in your area:
    >
    > Thomson Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
    > Pearson VUE: 800 TEST Registration (800-837-8734)
    >
    > Use the following promotional codes to register:
    > 71-547 PRO: Designing and Developing Web-based Applications by Using the
    > Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: PRO547
    > 71-548 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows®-based Applications by Using
    > the Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: BTA548
    > 71-549 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the
    > Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: 549BTA
    >
    > * This sweepstakes invitation is for the Microsoft customers and
    > employees, with some restrictions (see Official Rules below). Please
    > forward to your colleagues, partners, and customers.
    >
    > ** Free exam voucher offer good only for people who pre-register for, and
    > pass, Exams 71-547, 71-548, and 71-549. Limit one gift per person. This
    > offer is non-transferable. This offer expires on March 12 2006, or when
    > registration closes for this Beta exam. Beta exam registration has limited
    > availability. This offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are
    > the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as
    > non-deliverable will not be re-sent.
    >
    > PS: We are looking for more and more technical feedback on the exams so
    > feel free to reach out to your user groups and communities and let
    > developers know of this opportunity. Although do note that each exam caps
    > at 750 Beta participants so there is an official upper limit.
    >
    > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >
    > The Microsoft Certification Beta Exam Sweepstakes
    >
    > Official Rules
    > Please Note: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your
    > employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade
    > promotions such as this one. If you are participating in violation of your
    > employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering this
    > sweepstakes or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all liability
    > or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their
    > employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in
    > compliance with the employer's policies.
    >
    > Government Customer: This campaign is available to Public Sector customers
    > (government and education customers), however, any prize won by a public
    > sector employee will be awarded in the form of Microsoft certification
    > exam vouchers. Microsoft intends that use of this training voucher offered
    > as part of this promotion comply with applicable federal, state, and local
    > government gift and ethics rules. If you are a government employee
    > (including an employee of a public education institution), this voucher
    > may be used solely for the benefit of your agency/institution, and not for
    > the personal use or benefit of any individual. You should consult with
    > your agency/institution counsel or ethics officer prior to use or
    > acceptance of this voucher.
    >
    > 1. Eligibility / Entry Period:
    > Open only to persons employed in the field of software development who
    > have agreed to participate in the Microsoft beta exam program.
    >
    > This offer is not transferable and is not open to the general public. This
    > offer is void in the following regions: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea,
    > Sudan and Syria. This offer is not available in China, Pakistan and India.
    > Employees of Microsoft, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and anyone working
    > on this product, project, or promotion, and the advertising and
    > promotional agencies and the immediate family members of each are not
    > eligible. The sweepstakes opens at 12:01 AM PT on February 21, 2006 and
    > ends at 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. Void where prohibited by law.
    >
    > 2. How To Enter:
    > No purchase Necessary. Enter by completing the free beta exams 71-547,
    > 71-548, and 71-549 at a participating testing center and opt-in to enter
    > this sweepstakes. To be eligible for the prize drawing, exams must be
    > completed by 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. A passing score is not
    > required to receive a sweepstakes entry; however the beta exam must be
    > completed in full to be eligible for the drawing.
    >
    > Limit one (1) entry per person per beta exam, for a total of 3 possible
    > entries. Subsequent entries from the same individual will be automatically
    > disqualified. No responsibility is assumed by Microsoft for lost, late,
    > misdirected, illegible, postage due or mutilated entries or any computer,
    > online telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur. All entries
    > become the property of Microsoft and will not be returned.
    >
    > 3. Winner Selection/Deadline Dates:
    > On or around April 15, 2006, 12 winners will be chosen in a random drawing
    > from among all eligible entries received to win one of the following
    > prizes:
    >
    > Two winners: One (1) Windows Mobile Smartphone device. Estimated Retail
    > Value US$500.
    > Ten winners: One (1) Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 keyboard. Estimated
    > Retail Value US$65.
    >
    > Actual retail value will vary based on the region where the winner
    > resides, and any difference between estimated and actual value will not be
    > awarded. Any prize won by a public sector employee will be awarded to
    > their agency/institution in the form of Microsoft certification exam
    > vouchers; the value not to exceed the estimated retail value of the
    > alternate prizes. Random drawing will be conducted under the supervision
    > of Microsoft, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning depend on the
    > number of eligible entries received. All other expenses relating to the
    > acceptance of the prize, which are not explicitly listed, are the
    > responsibility of the winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No
    > substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that
    > Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value
    > in the event an offered prize is unavailable. Taxes on the prizes are
    > solely the responsibility of the winner.
    >
    > 5. General Conditions:
    > Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules
    > and by the decisions of Microsoft which are final and binding on all
    > matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is governed by
    > the laws of the State of Washington in the United States of America, and
    > participants in the Sweepstakes hereby consent to the exclusive
    > jurisdiction and venue of Washington courts (state and federal) for any
    > causes or controversies arising out of the Sweepstakes.
    >
    > Winner will be notified within seven (7) days after the drawing date.
    > Winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and
    > liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of
    > attempted notification. Non compliance within this time period may result
    > in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any
    > prize/ prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification
    > and selection of an alternate winner. Entrants further grant to Microsoft
    > the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in
    > print in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. Acceptance of
    > a prize constitutes permission for Microsoft to use winner's names and
    > likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional
    > compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release
    > and hold harmless Microsoft, their respective parents, subsidiaries,
    > affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all
    > liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in
    > connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.
    >
    > 6. Winners List:
    > The names of the winners will be available after April 15, 2006, by
    > sending email to .
    >
    > 8. Sponsor:
    > This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way,
    > Redmond, WA 98052.
    > Rules do apply...
    >
    > wishes
    > Vishal R Joshi
    > Product Planner - Technical |Developer/Database Certifications, Microsoft.
    > http://www.vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/
    > PS: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no
    > rights.
    >
     
    Ali Raza Shaikh, Feb 25, 2006
    #4
  5. Sweet...This is awesome!

    Thanks! :)

    André Nogueira

    "Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Yes you will be eligible for the offer...
    >
    > "Joseph Bittman MVP MCSD" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >> Feb. 23, 2006
    >>
    >> I registered for these exams a few days ago... would people who
    >> registered for these before this announcement still be entered?
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Joseph Bittman
    >> Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
    >> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional -- DPM
    >>
    >> Blog/Web Site: http://71.39.42.23/
    >> "Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications - Beta Offer
    >>>
    >>> You can be a step closer to becoming "Microsoft Certified Professional
    >>> Developer (MCPD)" with specialization in any of the below three tracks
    >>> by
    >>> taking a FREE Beta Exam.
    >>>
    >>> MCPD Web Developer
    >>> MCPD Windows Developer
    >>> MCPD Enterprise Application Developer
    >>>
    >>> And Also Win a Mobile Smartphone or a Wireless Keyboard!!
    >>> Help us create great Microsoft Certification exams. Take the Beta
    >>> version
    >>> of Exams 70-547, 70-548, and/or 70-549 and you'll be automatically
    >>> entered to win* one of two Windows Mobile Smartphones and one of 10
    >>> Microsoft Laser Desktop 6000 Keyboards.
    >>>
    >>> Only one entry per Beta exam, but if you take 2 different Betas you'll
    >>> be
    >>> entered 2 times, and if you take all 3 Betas you'll be entered 3 times.
    >>> Microsoft employees and customers are eligible with a few restrictions -
    >>> see below for all of the contest rules and regulations. Like the Beta
    >>> Exams, this offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >>>
    >>> And Also Earn a Free Exam Voucher
    >>> In addition, everyone who takes and achieves passing score in the beta
    >>> exam will receive a free exam voucher** for any Microsoft Certification
    >>> Exam. Vouchers will be sent after exam scores are tabulated. This offer
    >>> is also not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >>>
    >>> Exams Available Early
    >>> Take the Betas starting February 21, 2006 at Pearson VUE locations, and
    >>> starting February 27, 2006 at Thomson Prometric testing centers.
    >>>
    >>> Schedule your Beta exams today
    >>> To register for this exam or for information about testing centers in
    >>> your area, please visit the following Web sites for registration
    >>> information:
    >>>
    >>> Thomson Prometric: http://securereg3.prometric.com/
    >>> Pearson VUE: http://www.vue.com/ms/
    >>>
    >>> In the U.S./Canada you may also call to register for this exam or to
    >>> find
    >>> information about testing centers in your area:
    >>>
    >>> Thomson Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
    >>> Pearson VUE: 800 TEST Registration (800-837-8734)
    >>>
    >>> Use the following promotional codes to register:
    >>> 71-547 PRO: Designing and Developing Web-based Applications by Using the
    >>> Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: PRO547
    >>> 71-548 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows®-based Applications by
    >>> Using
    >>> the Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: BTA548
    >>> 71-549 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using
    >>> the
    >>> Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: 549BTA
    >>>
    >>> * This sweepstakes invitation is for the Microsoft customers and
    >>> employees, with some restrictions (see Official Rules below). Please
    >>> forward to your colleagues, partners, and customers.
    >>>
    >>> ** Free exam voucher offer good only for people who pre-register for,
    >>> and
    >>> pass, Exams 71-547, 71-548, and 71-549. Limit one gift per person. This
    >>> offer is non-transferable. This offer expires on March 12 2006, or when
    >>> registration closes for this Beta exam. Beta exam registration has
    >>> limited availability. This offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if
    >>> any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as
    >>> non-deliverable will not be re-sent.
    >>>
    >>> PS: We are looking for more and more technical feedback on the exams so
    >>> feel free to reach out to your user groups and communities and let
    >>> developers know of this opportunity. Although do note that each exam
    >>> caps
    >>> at 750 Beta participants so there is an official upper limit.
    >>>
    >>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >>>
    >>> The Microsoft Certification Beta Exam Sweepstakes
    >>>
    >>> Official Rules
    >>> Please Note: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand
    >>> your
    >>> employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade
    >>> promotions such as this one. If you are participating in violation of
    >>> your employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering this
    >>> sweepstakes or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all
    >>> liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and
    >>> their employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded
    >>> in
    >>> compliance with the employer's policies.
    >>>
    >>> Government Customer: This campaign is available to Public Sector
    >>> customers (government and education customers), however, any prize won
    >>> by
    >>> a public sector employee will be awarded in the form of Microsoft
    >>> certification exam vouchers. Microsoft intends that use of this training
    >>> voucher offered as part of this promotion comply with applicable
    >>> federal,
    >>> state, and local government gift and ethics rules. If you are a
    >>> government employee (including an employee of a public education
    >>> institution), this voucher may be used solely for the benefit of your
    >>> agency/institution, and not for the personal use or benefit of any
    >>> individual. You should consult with your agency/institution counsel or
    >>> ethics officer prior to use or acceptance of this voucher.
    >>>
    >>> 1. Eligibility / Entry Period:
    >>> Open only to persons employed in the field of software development who
    >>> have agreed to participate in the Microsoft beta exam program.
    >>>
    >>> This offer is not transferable and is not open to the general public.
    >>> This offer is void in the following regions: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North
    >>> Korea, Sudan and Syria. This offer is not available in China, Pakistan
    >>> and India. Employees of Microsoft, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and
    >>> anyone working on this product, project, or promotion, and the
    >>> advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family members of
    >>> each are not eligible. The sweepstakes opens at 12:01 AM PT on February
    >>> 21, 2006 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. Void where
    >>> prohibited
    >>> by law.
    >>>
    >>> 2. How To Enter:
    >>> No purchase Necessary. Enter by completing the free beta exams 71-547,
    >>> 71-548, and 71-549 at a participating testing center and opt-in to enter
    >>> this sweepstakes. To be eligible for the prize drawing, exams must be
    >>> completed by 11:59 PM PT on March 12, 2006. A passing score is not
    >>> required to receive a sweepstakes entry; however the beta exam must be
    >>> completed in full to be eligible for the drawing.
    >>>
    >>> Limit one (1) entry per person per beta exam, for a total of 3 possible
    >>> entries. Subsequent entries from the same individual will be
    >>> automatically disqualified. No responsibility is assumed by Microsoft
    >>> for
    >>> lost, late, misdirected, illegible, postage due or mutilated entries or
    >>> any computer, online telephone, or technical malfunctions that may
    >>> occur.
    >>> All entries become the property of Microsoft and will not be returned.
    >>>
    >>> 3. Winner Selection/Deadline Dates:
    >>> On or around April 15, 2006, 12 winners will be chosen in a random
    >>> drawing from among all eligible entries received to win one of the
    >>> following prizes:
    >>>
    >>> Two winners: One (1) Windows Mobile Smartphone device. Estimated Retail
    >>> Value US$500.
    >>> Ten winners: One (1) Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 keyboard. Estimated
    >>> Retail Value US$65.
    >>>
    >>> Actual retail value will vary based on the region where the winner
    >>> resides, and any difference between estimated and actual value will not
    >>> be awarded. Any prize won by a public sector employee will be awarded to
    >>> their agency/institution in the form of Microsoft certification exam
    >>> vouchers; the value not to exceed the estimated retail value of the
    >>> alternate prizes. Random drawing will be conducted under the supervision
    >>> of Microsoft, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning depend on the
    >>> number of eligible entries received. All other expenses relating to the
    >>> acceptance of the prize, which are not explicitly listed, are the
    >>> responsibility of the winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No
    >>> substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that
    >>> Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater
    >>> value in the event an offered prize is unavailable. Taxes on the prizes
    >>> are solely the responsibility of the winner.
    >>>
    >>> 5. General Conditions:
    >>> Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules
    >>> and by the decisions of Microsoft which are final and binding on all
    >>> matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is governed by
    >>> the laws of the State of Washington in the United States of America, and
    >>> participants in the Sweepstakes hereby consent to the exclusive
    >>> jurisdiction and venue of Washington courts (state and federal) for any
    >>> causes or controversies arising out of the Sweepstakes.
    >>>
    >>> Winner will be notified within seven (7) days after the drawing date.
    >>> Winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and
    >>> liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of
    >>> attempted notification. Non compliance within this time period may
    >>> result
    >>> in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any
    >>> prize/ prize notification as undeliverable may result in
    >>> disqualification
    >>> and selection of an alternate winner. Entrants further grant to
    >>> Microsoft
    >>> the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in
    >>> print in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. Acceptance
    >>> of a prize constitutes permission for Microsoft to use winner's names
    >>> and
    >>> likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional
    >>> compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release
    >>> and hold harmless Microsoft, their respective parents, subsidiaries,
    >>> affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all
    >>> liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in
    >>> connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.
    >>>
    >>> 6. Winners List:
    >>> The names of the winners will be available after April 15, 2006, by
    >>> sending email to .
    >>>
    >>> 8. Sponsor:
    >>> This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft
    >>> Way, Redmond, WA 98052.
    >>> Rules do apply...
    >>>
    >>> wishes
    >>> Vishal R Joshi
    >>> Product Planner - Technical |Developer/Database Certifications,
    >>> Microsoft.
    >>> http://www.vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/
    >>> PS: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no
    >>> rights.
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Andre Nogueira, Feb 27, 2006
    #5
  6. Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]

    Cerebrus Guest

    Vishal R Joshi [MSFT] wrote :
    >> Like the Beta Exams,
    >> this offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan.


    Hi,

    Any special reason why all these hot offers are not available in India
    ??

    Thanks in advance,

    Cerebrus.
     
    Cerebrus, Feb 27, 2006
    #6
  7. Feb. 27, 2006

    I really don't have an idea, other than my guess would be some sort of
    government regluation.

    --

    Joseph Bittman
    Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional -- DPM

    Blog/Web Site: http://71.39.42.23/
    "Cerebrus" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Vishal R Joshi [MSFT] wrote :
    >>> Like the Beta Exams,
    >>> this offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan.

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Any special reason why all these hot offers are not available in India
    > ??
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
    > Cerebrus.
    >
     
    Joseph Bittman MVP MCSD, Feb 27, 2006
    #7
  8. Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]

    George Guest

    Vishal,

    I currently hold MCAD.NET certification, there doesn't seem to be any
    information (that I can find!!) that relates to upgrading this to the MCPD
    Enterprise Application Developer certification, can you point me in the right
    direction?

    Thx,

    - Andy


    "Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]" wrote:

    > Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications - Beta Offer
    >
    > You can be a step closer to becoming "Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Developer (MCPD)" with specialization in any of the below three tracks by
    > taking a FREE Beta Exam.
    >
    > MCPD Web Developer
    > MCPD Windows Developer
    > MCPD Enterprise Application Developer
    >
    > And Also Win a Mobile Smartphone or a Wireless Keyboard!!
    > Help us create great Microsoft Certification exams. Take the Beta version of
    > Exams 70-547, 70-548, and/or 70-549 and you'll be automatically entered to
    > win* one of two Windows Mobile Smartphones and one of 10 Microsoft Laser
    > Desktop 6000 Keyboards.
    >
    > Only one entry per Beta exam, but if you take 2 different Betas you'll be
    > entered 2 times, and if you take all 3 Betas you'll be entered 3 times.
    > Microsoft employees and customers are eligible with a few restrictions - see
    > below for all of the contest rules and regulations. Like the Beta Exams,
    > this offer is not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >
    > And Also Earn a Free Exam Voucher
    > In addition, everyone who takes and achieves passing score in the beta exam
    > will receive a free exam voucher** for any Microsoft Certification Exam.
    > Vouchers will be sent after exam scores are tabulated. This offer is also
    > not available in China, India, or Pakistan.
    >
    > Exams Available Early
    > Take the Betas starting February 21, 2006 at Pearson VUE locations, and
    > starting February 27, 2006 at Thomson Prometric testing centers.
    >
    > Schedule your Beta exams today
    > To register for this exam or for information about testing centers in your
    > area, please visit the following Web sites for registration information:
    >
    > Thomson Prometric: http://securereg3.prometric.com/
    > Pearson VUE: http://www.vue.com/ms/
    >
    > In the U.S./Canada you may also call to register for this exam or to find
    > information about testing centers in your area:
    >
    > Thomson Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
    > Pearson VUE: 800 TEST Registration (800-837-8734)
    >
    > Use the following promotional codes to register:
    > 71-547 PRO: Designing and Developing Web-based Applications by Using the
    > Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: PRO547
    > 71-548 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows®-based Applications by Using
    > the Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: BTA548
    > 71-549 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the
    > Microsoft® .NET Framework. Promo Code: 549BTA
    >
    > * This sweepstakes invitation is for the Microsoft customers and employees,
    > with some restrictions (see Official Rules below). Please forward to your
    > colleagues, partners, and customers.
    >
    > ** Free exam voucher offer good only for people who pre-register for, and
    > pass, Exams 71-547, 71-548, and 71-549. Limit one gift per person. This
    > offer is non-transferable. This offer expires on March 12 2006, or when
    > registration closes for this Beta exam. Beta exam registration has limited
    > availability. This offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the
    > sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as non-deliverable
    > will not be re-sent.
    >
    > PS: We are looking for more and more technical feedback on the exams so feel
    > free to reach out to your user groups and communities and let developers
    > know of this opportunity. Although do note that each exam caps at 750 Beta
    > participants so there is an official upper limit.
    >
    > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >
    > The Microsoft Certification Beta Exam Sweepstakes
    >
    > Official Rules
    > Please Note: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your
    > employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade
    > promotions such as this one. If you are participating in violation of your
    > employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering this sweepstakes
    > or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or
    > responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer
    > related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with
    > the employer's policies.
    >
    > Government Customer: This campaign is available to Public Sector customers
    > (government and education customers), however, any prize won by a public
    > sector employee will be awarded in the form of Microsoft certification exam
    > vouchers. Microsoft intends that use of this training voucher offered as
    > part of this promotion comply with applicable federal, state, and local
    > government gift and ethics rules. If you are a government employee
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    > wishes
    > Vishal R Joshi
    > Product Planner - Technical |Developer/Database Certifications, Microsoft.
    > http://www.vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/
    > PS: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.
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