New MCSE Exams Free at TechEd
New MCSE Exams Free at TechEd
Written by Sue Gee   
Thursday, 07 June 2012

Attend TechEd this year and you could leave it with the new MCSE Private Cloud certification without having to pay for exams.

Microsoft is offering a raft of free and discounted exams to attendees at TechEd North America, taking place in Orlando June 11-14 and at TechEd Europe in Amsterdam June 26-29.

Two of free exams are among those required for the recently announced Microsoft Certification Solutions Expert for the Private Cloud (MCSE: Private Cloud):

  • Exam 70-246 | Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
  • Exam 70-247 | Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

and the claim made in the video below is that TechEd delegates how choose to do so will be able to leave TechEd having completed this new certification, a total of five exams, all for free.


The other free exams at TechEd 2012 are in beta, which means no scores at the time but they will count once the exams go live. They are:

  • Exam 71-410 | Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 - a pre-requisite for MCSE
  • Exam 71-687 | Configuring Windows 8 -the first exam towards Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Exam 71-480 | Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 - which counts towards the new MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps certification

Referring to the free exams, Shelby Grieve, Director, Microsoft Learning says:

This is a really good opportunity, there's really no reason not to go try


It's not just the exams that are free. There's also free help with preparation, starting in Amsterdam with a free pre-conference session from Shelby, Certification 101.

The conference will have an on-site Study hall, MCT ambassadors to answer question and provide help and exam crams and practice tests taking place within normal sessions. The advice is to pre-register for the exams as seats are limited and then plan your study sessions around the other sessions you want to attend.




There are also 30% discounts on another eight exams:

  • Exam 70-243 | Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Exam 70-400 | Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring
  • Exam 70-461 | Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Exam 70-583 | Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications
  • Exam 70-640 | Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
  • Exam 70-642 | Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
  • Exam 70-646 | Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
  • Exam 70-659 | Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

The focus of the video is TechEd Europe, since TechEd North America is already sold out, but there are even more exam discounts to be had in Orlando - 50% off two Microsoft Certified Master Exams:

  • Exam 88-970 | SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master: Knowledge Exam
  • Exam 88-974 | Microsoft Certified Master: Exchange Server 2010, Knowledge Exam

Providing certification opportunities within TechEd seems like a good move to increase the popularity of both the event and the certification programs - the the video is certainly trying to encourage anyone who has missed the chance of gaining the Private Cloud MCSE at TechEd in Orlando to consider a trip to Amsterdam next month to do so.


More Information

Get Certified at TechEd Europe 2012

Get Certified at TechEd 2012 (North America)

Prometric at Microsoft Tech Ed Europe

Prometric at Microsoft Tech Ed – North America 2012

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