Career Packs: Second Shot + discount!

Career Packs: Second Shot + discount!

Tjeerd Veninga (Microsoft)

Heads up if you are planning your next career/certificatoin steps right now: Microsoft Certification Packs with Free Second Shots can help you get your Certification, validate your knowledge, launch your career, or move to your next position. Purchase packs of one to five exams along with free re-takes on every exam purchased and save up to 20%.

That's right, using a Certification Pack you can take a Second Shot at each exam you take; should you fail the exam you can simply try again without any additional cost. And the certification packs also include a discount. See the table below which can help you choose the exam pack that is right for you:

Certification pack

Savings

Second Shot

5-exam pack

20%

Included with each exam

4-exam pack

20%

Included with each exam

3-exam pack

15%

Included with each exam

2-exam pack

15%

Included with each exam

1-exam

Regular price

Add 15% to single exam price*

*If you prefer to purchase just one exam with a Second Shot offer, note that an additional 15 percent will be added to the price of the exam. For instance, with the cost of an exam at US$125, you can purchase one exam plus a Second Shot at US$143.75.

So how do you get the most out of this offer? Well, here's my quick and dirty FAQ and please find more details on this exciting offer here.  Basically, if you start planning your next steps in certification today you will have 10 months; if you register and buy a certification pack now, you should plan to sit for all exams in the packs by 6/30/2011. The offer is available worldwide through Prometric; certification packs can be bought in one single purchase where you pay for the pack upfront. Exams within packs cannot be split-up amongst multiple customers. All Microsoft Certification exams with a prefix of '070' or 'MB-X' are eligible.

Carpe Cert Pack :-)!

Comments
  • Benjamin S
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    Thank you for another great Second Shot offer!  I haven't had to use the Second Shot quite yet, but it does give me an extra boost of confidence, along with a deadline.  Both help to push me forward in certification.

  • David Thomassen
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    The Microsoft Learning email that I have just recieved points you to pages.email.microsoftemail.com/page.aspx which does not have reference to purchasing these from Prometric.  Nor does the link on the page that takes you to www.microsoft.com/.../career-offer.aspx  Looks like these need updating.

  • Erwin Chan (Microsoft)
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    Here's the link at Prometric: www.prometric.com/.../certpacks

    We're having caching issues on the Career Portal - it's updated but people don't see it.

  • rellufgerg
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    Hi,

    is there a posibility (e. g. paying 15 % additional) to use existing vouchers including second shot?

    Greets

  • David Thomassen
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    Will this offer be available from the www.mylearningrewards.net/Index.aspx website?

  • Erwin Chan (Microsoft)
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    @david Yes - we're working on that...stay tuned

  • rellufgerg
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    I thought this was a brilliant idea but then I attempted to book my exam and use the voucher.  I plan on taking 5 exams over the next year so I went for the biggest pack. However, you have to pay for them all in one go.

    For 20% discount plus second shot that's too much to ask. If you keep your eyes out for offers you can find better deals at the time and not have to make the upfront investment.

  • c_guy
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    Thanks for the announcement!  One question though: If someone were to buy a 3-exam pack, write and pass those three exams, would they be be permitted to purchase another 3-exam pack to write three more exams?

  • Erwin Chan (Microsoft)
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    @c_guy yes - there is no limit to how many packs you can buy

  • rellufgerg
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    Great idea. Will buy the 3 when I sit my 70-640 to force me to go all the way for the MCITP: SA!

    Now, Microsoft, will you guys ever bring back the page showing how many people have passed the qualifications worldwide? I still have www.microsoft.com/.../certified.mspx bookmarked in the hope that one day it will return...

  • Catto
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    Hey Now TJeerd,

    Carpe diem !

    Thx 4 the info

  • rellufgerg
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    Great offer. Unfortunately I have spent over 2 weeks trying to get 2 vouchers that came with a recent Microsoft Press book replaced. So far I haven't even got close to them being replaced and dealing with the outsourced call center has been a nightmare. Every time I ask to speak to a supervisor they indicate the person is not available. All I want is my bloody 2 dud exam vouchers that came with the 3 book set I purchased to be replaced, yet getting any one to help me has been impossible.

    At this rate I'd be surprised if I am still doing this in 2 more weeks time with no vouchers still reissued. About to pull my hair out, as something so simple is being so difficult. Unbelievable to say the least.

  • rellufgerg
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    Cool offer!  The upfront cost can be tough to swallow.  The 2nd shot offer makes it enticing.  Not sure yet though if it's enticing enough to commit (buy) vs just shopping around for something lower, studying harder and scheduling my exams out further, and passing the first time.  Thanks for advertising the offer!

  • Ben Watson (Global Knowledge)
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    @ Michael Fox - email me at bwatson at microsoft dot com and I'll deal with your issue.

    Thanks for your patience.

  • rellufgerg
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    Still this facility not available in www.mylearningrewards.net for mcp's. When you will add this facility?

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