Friday 5 December 2008

Beta Exam 71-653 TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring - Passed :)

While many folks around me seemed to have found out quite a while ago that they had passed their attempt at the 71-653 SBS 2008 exam (note the MS Learning link indicates 70-653), I heard nothing.

After talking to someone at Microsoft and Prometric about the results, they indicated that most beta exam results in Canada would not be released until sometime this month.

71-653 SBS 2008 Exam Passed

So, every once and a while I checked into my transcript at the MCP site. Today, I found the above notation that I have indeed passed the exam! :)

At that time, I had not put any time into the SBS 2008 migration documentation, so I know I messed up on a few of those questions.

On the Microsoft Learning site as per the above link the exam number is referred to 70-653. This is the RTM version of the exam. It looks as though the 71- means Beta.

The official exam release article: Small Business Server 2008 Gets New Exam.

Beta Exams: Microsoft Certification Beta Exams.

Thanks for your support and for reading! :)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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Anonymous said...

Awesome stuff Philip! Knew you would pass :).

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


Thank you very much! :)


Absoblogginlutely! said...

Congratulations - nice and impressive.

David Moisan said...


My score report, which I just got over the weekend, says I was strong on migration, though I know I shed a lot of tears to get to that point. You probably know more about WM than I did, since I have no WM phones on any SBS network.

Dunno how it is in Canada but Prometric is supposed to give you your report two weeks after MS scores it.