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

24/02/2006 - 01:55 por Vishal R Joshi [MSFT] | Informe spam
Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications -
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/newgen/

Advanced appologies for cross posting but have got a lots of feedback that
folks did not get advance notification of beta exams as they never subscibed
to a particular forum... I am sending this post only to only related
newgroups...

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/m...efault.asp

MCPD Web Developer http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/webdev/
MCPD Windows Developer http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/windev/
MCPD Enterprise Application Developer
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/entapp/

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.
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-547.asp
Promo Code: PRO547

71-548 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows®-based Applications by Using
the Microsoft® .NET Framework.
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-548.asp
Promo Code: BTA548

71-549 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the
Microsoft® .NET Framework.
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-549.asp
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.

wishes
Vishal R Joshi
Product Planner - Technical |Developer/Database Certifications, Microsoft.
PS: For more information available at
http://vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/200...-beta.html

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 mcphelp@microsoft.com.

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

This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.
 

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#1 Jorge Serrano [MVP VB]
24/02/2006 - 15:29 | Informe spam
Excelent news Vishal.

Thanks a lot for the information!

Kind regards,

Jorge Serrano Pérez
Microsoft MVP VB.NET
PortalVB.com
http://www.portalvb.com/
Weblog de Jorge Serrano
http://weblogs.golemproject.com/jorge/


"Vishal R Joshi [MSFT]" wrote:

Visual Studio 2005/.Net Framework 2.0 Certifications -
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/newgen/

Advanced appologies for cross posting but have got a lots of feedback that
folks did not get advance notification of beta exams as they never subscibed
to a particular forum... I am sending this post only to only related
newgroups...

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/m...efault.asp

MCPD Web Developer http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/webdev/
MCPD Windows Developer http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/windev/
MCPD Enterprise Application Developer
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/entapp/

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.
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-547.asp
Promo Code: PRO547

71-548 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows®-based Applications by Using
the Microsoft® .NET Framework.
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-548.asp
Promo Code: BTA548

71-549 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the
Microsoft® .NET Framework.
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-549.asp
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.

wishes
Vishal R Joshi
Product Planner - Technical |Developer/Database Certifications, Microsoft.
PS: For more information available at
http://vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/200...-beta.html

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.

This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.



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