Forefront Identity Manager 2010 beta exam and prep guide now available

Susan Filkins (Microsoft)

 You are invited to take beta exam 71-158, TS: Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form.

By participating in beta exams, you have the opportunity to provide the Microsoft Certification program with feedback about exam content, which is integral to development of exams in their released version. We depend on the contributions of experienced IT professionals and developers as we continually improve exam content and maintain the value of Microsoft certifications.

The preparation guide for this exam is now available:

Note: The preparation guide includes the audience description document attached to the previous post along with general informaton about the exam and any exam-specific resources.

71-158 TS: Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

· MCTS: Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuration


Beta exam period runs: July 15, 2011 – August 4, 2011

Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta. We recommend that you register immediately. Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis. Once all beta slots are filled, no additional seats will be offered.

Testing is held at Prometric testing centers worldwide, although this exam may not be available in all countries (see Regional Restrictions). All testing centers will have the capability to offer this exam in its live version.

Regional Restrictions: India, Pakistan, China, Turkey

Registration Information

You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.
Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: FIMJ
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta. We recommend that you register immediately.

To register in North America, please call:

Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)


 Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact:


Test Information and Support

You are invited to take this beta exam at no charge.
You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about beta exams here:

For Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) help and information, you may log in to the MCP Web site at or contact your Regional Service Center:



  • Anonymous
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    Hi Susan,

    I seem to miss this exam, is there any chance to extend the timeline for this exam?

  • Susan Filkins (Microsoft)
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    Hi Aman, apologies for the late reply. We're not currently planning to reopen the beta.

  • Anonymous
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    For those not already in the know, Forefront Identity Manager 2010 is an enterprise tool designed for environments with 5,000 or more identities to manage throughout their entire lifecycles. Deployments are often greographically dispersed, and cover multiple organizational units. Sometimes, implementors must also take compliance with regulatory frameworks or requirements into account when creating and managing user identities, and multiple applications consuming identities, and multiple disjoint data sources (each requiring separate authentication) may also be involved.