Forefront Identity Manager 2010 beta exam 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.

Note: The preparation guide for this exam will be available on July 20th. To view the audience description and objectives for this exam, see the attached document.

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:



Attachment: 158 audience and exam objectives.doc
  • Peter Geelen
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    Hello Susan,

    where can we download the preparation guide for the exam 71-158 ?

    Kind regards,

    Peter (

  • Anonymous
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    Hello Susan,

    I took the exam last friday and through this way I would like to provide comments about it. I did provide comments during the exam, but at some point in time all my buttons disappeared and I could not do anything anymore and just wait until the timer ended. Something else that was weird, was that Prometric told me that I got 3,5 houts for the exam. However, in reality I only got 155 minutes (approx 2,5 hours).

    The last comment I would like to make is: be consistent in technical terms you use throughout the exam.

    Feel free to contact me, if needed.

    Thanks for the opportunity

    Jorge de Almeida Pinto (JorgeDeAlmeidaPinto AT live DOT com)

  • Anonymous
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    I've taken this beta exam on third of August but still could not see  any result on Prometric.

  • Joseph Stewart
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    I just called Microsoft, and they stated that the exam will go live on Nov 22, 2011 and the reports will post within 2 weeks of posting.

  • Anonymous
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    Thumbs up to everyone involved in putting together the exam, and establishing the certification ... I know this has been a long time coming, and hit a few pot-holes along the way before it got to beta stage, but it is worth the wait!  The feedback process should quickly iron out the small number of anomolies that might have been lurking in there ...

    Sure there is going to be a mixed reaction to the questions, as those of us drawn to this technology platform invariably come from vastly varied backgrounds, and with so many features in one product it's possible that you could work for years with it and never touch some of the features outside of a lab.  The very existence of this certification is going to raise not only the profile of FIM but that of the global community that has evolved with it.