Just thought I would throw this out. The first week of \nDec me and my co-worker (we both took both beta exams) \ngot an email saying MS wanted us to be part of the SME \nfor this exam. We agreed, and although I couldn't make \nthe flight my co-worker did. MS paid full round trip from \nhere in Boston to Redmond, WA to sit on the panel to \ndecide the score. He tells me it went well and he would \nknow the score and results of the exam in the coming \nweeks. The instructor at the facility mentioned that if \nyou got an email saying they wanted you to come to the \nfacility then you "passed" the exams. I've attached the \nemail I've received below. So sit tight and you will all \nget your results soon.\n\nThe first email i got was this, I've pulled the name out \nof the sender:\n\nI'm xxxxxxx, Content Development Manager for Microsoft's \nDesktop Support Technician Exam 271. Thanks for taking \nour Beta exam. We're interested in your skills and \nknowledge of the Desktop Support Technician role and \nwould like to know more about you. If you are interested \nin helping us as a Subject Matter Expert for this exam, \nplease reply to this message and briefly answer the \nfollowing questions:\n \n\nDo you currently support end users? How many hours a week \nand for how many months/years? \nIf you do not currently support end users, how long ago \ndid you support them? How many hours a week and for how \nmany months/years? \nDo you have experience managing desktop support \ntechnicians? How long have you managed them? \nWhat city, state/region, and country do you live in? \n \nThanks for your help. I'll get back to you shortly.\n\nSo I replied positively, and then got :\n\nBased on your skills and experience supporting end users, \nwe are interested in you attending a one-day standard \nsetting meeting for Exam 271. The meeting is scheduled \nfor Tuesday, December 16th in Redmond, Washington. If you \nare invited and able to attend, we would pay your travel \nexpenses. However, your work as a SME would be on a \nvolunteer basis, without pay. Are you available December \n15 - 17th and interested in participating?\n\nAt this point it was to short of a notice for me.