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January 30, 2008

MS Extends Second Shot Program

For those of you looking to get some Microsoft certifications, Microsoft Announced they will be extending their Second Shot Program. Essentially what Second Shot is, is a joint program between Microsoft and Prometric where they allow you to register for a second shot voucher before you take a Microsoft Certification exam, and then you enter that voucher number when you buy your test voucher via Prometric, and if you fail your exam, you can re-take it for free. Its a pretty good deal, especially if this is your first time taking any of the MS exams. There tests are different then a lot of other certifications, so knowing how to take their tests is something that helps you, and this gives you that opportunity you need to try it out without blowing a couple of hundred dollars if you find out you aren't ready just yet.

Press Release:

Microsoft™ has extended its Second Shot offer for certification exams.

You can now take advantage of the opportunity to get a free second chance
to pass a Microsoft IT Professional, Developer, or Microsoft Dynamics™
certification exam through June 30, 2008. This offer is available
worldwide, to anyone who registers for Second Shot and does not pass
their first attempt at one of these exams.

Step 1: Before taking your exam, register for Second Shot and receive
your exam voucher number.

Step 2: Using the voucher number, schedule and pay for your initial
exam via Prometric's web site, call center or test center locations. (To
qualify, you must have the voucher number prior to registering with
Prometric.)

Step 3: Take your exam.

Step 4: If you do not pass on your first attempt, register for your free
retake exam via Prometric's web site, call center or test center locations
using the same voucher number.

NOTE: To allow for test results to be entered into the system, please wait
one day after the failed exam to register for your Second Shot retake.

For more information, or to register, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/offers/secondshot/default.mspx

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