Second Shot is back through May 2014!

Second Shot is back through May 2014!

Veronica Sopher - Microsoft

Thinking about starting or upgrading your Microsoft certification? Still undecided about scheduling that exam? It’s no secret that it takes time, preparation, and commitment to pass all the required exams to achieve a certification milestone, and we want to help you. That's why we're so excited to bring back Second Shot!

For those who are newer to our community: the return of Second Shot is great news for MCPs (and aspiring ones) because it means being able to retake an exam for free. Just knowing there's a chance to do-over at no cost can make a big difference on exam day.

This round of Second Shot applies to individual technical (070 and 071 beta) and commercial MTA (098) exams. Here are two ways to get your Second Shot voucher:

  • Directly from us at http://aka.ms/SecondShot
  • Purchase vouchers after you complete a technical training program from a Microsoft Learning Partner or IT Academy

Both the initial exam and the retake have to be done no later than May 31, 2014, so find your certification path and get started soon!

Comments
  • Mahmoud Hamed
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    Hi Veronica,

    What about the MCT vouchers is it now support second shot or not ??

  • Ayman Hassan
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    Also is it supported for the vouchers I already got via MCT offer and have not used then yet?

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @Mahmoud - Please visit the forums within MCT Central for information on Second Shot for MCTs.

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @Ayman - Second Shot will not apply to vouchers you had requested previously. Please check the MCT forums for information on Second Shot vouchers for MCTs.

  • Ayman Hassan
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    Thanks veronica for your kind reply.

  • piotr.rogala.hotmail.com
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    Hi, last SecondShot was until December, I understand that the code that I generated will be extended to May?

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @piotr.rogala - The new Second Shot offer for 2013-2014 is not a carry-over from last year. You'll need to request new vouchers for your next exams in order to take advantage of Second Shot this year.

  • dale.meredith - MCT
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    WAY TO GO MS!

  • piotr.rogala.hotmail.com
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    @Veronica Sopher, Thank You for aswer :)

  • DataCruncher
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    Hi Veronica,

    On the Second Shot page there are references to purchasing certification exam packs, with extended expiration dates until December? Is this right? How can packs be purchased? The prometric site lists individual exams only, not packs.

    Many thanks

    http://aka.ms/SecondShot :

    "If you purchase a Microsoft Certification exam pack using the Second Shot offer, you will have one (and only one) retake for each of the exams in the exam pack. "

    "Exam voucher expires on May 31, 2014, for single exams with 070 and 071 prefixes, commercial MTA exams (with a 098 prefix), and Microsoft Dynamics exams, and on December 31, 2014, for MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certification packs."

  • alex.verdes.30.gmail.com
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    Hello Veronica,

    I received the voucher number but I am not able to validate it - I receive the error "Promotion not found".

    Can you please help me?

    Thanks.

  • K Lawson
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    I need some help, I am being given the runaround by your European team as to activating my MCT - I paid approximately 2 weeks ago (and MS very efficiently took the money from my account) and have received nothing but apologies and excuses. Is there a contact number for expediting this.I am at my wits end. Thanks

  • syroy.videotron.ca
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    Same as alex.verdes here. When I schedule an exam, I receive the "Promotion not found" error... Thanks for any help.

  • Maria
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    Hi Veronica,

    I completed my MCSA SQL Server 2012 certification using the second shot offer pacakage valid till Dec.31 2014.

    Now i would like to take 070-464 and 070-465 to achieve MCSE:Data Platform.Can i use the same voucher for both the exams which valid until may 2014 or single voucher required for each exam and any offer is available in exam fee.

    Thank you.

  • Ozma
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    Hi

    I'm trying to schedule a exam in Prometric using the generated Voucher Number, but when I puts the VN and clicks in "Validate" the system show the message "Promotion Not Found".

    I'm trying schedule the exam 070-417

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