Microsoft made available a new beta exam: "You're invited to take beta exam 71-583, Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you'll not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering for beta versions of MCP exams, when the exam is released in its final form the 70-xxx identifier is used for registration," said Microsoft.
Exam 71-583, Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications counts as credit towards the following certification(s).
MCPD: Windows Azure Developer 4
Registration begins: October 11, 2010
Beta exam period runs: October 28, 2010 -- Nov'17, 2010
Regional Restrictions: India, Pakistan, China
To register in North America, please call: Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
Outside U.S./Canada, please contact: Prometric