Project 2010 Desktop Beta Exam Finished, soon to be Final!

Thanks to all of you who have participated in the Microsoft Project 2010 (desktop) Beta Exam that wrapped up December 31st, 2010!   Your participation was crucial in allowing us to have a successful beta which has transitioned us into the next stages of the exam development.

For those of you who are interested in knowing when the final exam will be ready, please see dates in the following table:


Certification Exam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects

Live worldwide on Prometrics

Available in these Languages

February 21st, 2011






March 15th, 2011

Chinese (Simplified)






Portuguese (Brazil)




(Please note: the English version is completed first and then sent to localization efforts.)

We would also like to announce some great news for those Partners who are in the process of preparing MCPs to take the exams.

Microsoft and Prometric have extended the Exam Pack discounts to be purchased by June 30, 2011 and utilized by September 30, 2011 – see here:  For those of you that took the Free Beta Exam, you will be mailed your results in mid-February.

Key Partner Resources

If you have any questions regarding the your Microsoft Partner strategy in relation to the Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) competency, we would like to encourage you to sync up with your local Project partner representatives.  If you would like to review the PPM competency requirements, please see the resources on the Becoming A Partner tab located on this page:

For those partners that would like to speak to an expert at your local Regional Service Center, please click here for your local contact information:

Again, thank you for your support in the beta and helping us develop the best possible exams.