What is a Beta Exam?

A beta exam is an exam not yet live. This phase helps Microsoft to check and improve the quality of the exam.

Because of the Beta status, there will be not so much study material but exam taker are given opportunity to take the exam with 80 percent discount or for free!

Keep in mind:

  • Only candidates who have experience with the technology should participate in beta exams.
  • The code can only be used for exams delivered during that 3–4-week window. If you attempt to schedule the exam outside that window, the code will not work.
  • Candidates located in China, India, Pakistan, or Turkey are not eligible to participate in beta exams for security reasons.

Passing a beta exam in your certification path counts toward your certification. If you do not pass the beta exam, you cannot retake the beta exam.

Beta exam scoring and results

When you complete a beta exam, you do not receive a score immediately because the scoring model for the exam is not yet finalized.

You usually receive your exam score about two weeks after the exam becomes available worldwide (known as “live”)—this can be up to 16 weeks after you take the exam.


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