Monday 20 December 2010

Windows Small Business Server 7(2011), Configuring Beta Exam Now Available

The new Beta exam for SBS 2011 is now available to be taken:

We jumped onto Prometric’s site to find out what availability will be for the Edmonton site here:


We ran through the steps to find that the exam does indeed show as available:


After clicking next we found two locations:


But, neither of the sites had anything showing as available:


So, we called into Prometric at 1-800-853-6769 to find out if they could give us at least a timeline as to when the exam would be available here. They could not.

In their online system we went back into the system and chose the next closest location which is in Red Deer Alberta at about 150KM (100 miles) away.

The registration system did not seem to respond to any of our queries. The person we spoke with at Prometric stayed on the phone to see if the system would start behaving for us while we were logged in. It did not behave so they initiated an internal trouble ticket.


We will try again later and then tomorrow to see if we can indeed get registered for the exam.

Hat Tip: Susan Bradley via the SBS2K Yahoo Group.

UPDATE: The registration system came back online and accepted a date in Red Deer for the first week in January. We will keep a eye on the Edmonton sites to see if they have any seats go live just in case.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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Unknown said...

I was excited until I realized the closest Prometric center to me is 1600km away. Yes, Australia is a really big place. Holiday joys from Far North Queensland!

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


You can check Microsoft's Certification Site to see if there is an alternative in your area.


Mr Rob said...

Thanks Philip! Just signed up for my first MS test, 40 minutes away. Let's see how my years of "expertise" pays off. Hopefully this will pave the way for more.