Price adjustments on Microsoft certification exams will go into effect on July 18, 2016. Microsoft certification customers and partners received an early notification in April 2016. This list of FAQs will address additional questions you may have about these exam price changes. To view and share this list of FAQs, use


Q: When will the exam price adjustment go into effect?

A: The price change will be implemented on July 18, 2016.


Q: Is the exam price adjustment happening worldwide?

A: Yes.


Q: To which exams will this price adjustment apply?

A: It will apply to commercial MCP exams, academic MCP exams, and MTA exams. Academic exams purchased from Pearson VUE and Courseware Marketplace will also see price changes. This does not apply to academic exams purchased through volume licensing.


Q: How do I find out what the new exam price will be for my region?

A: Please visit any exam detail page (select one from this list) after June 8 to see the new exam price in your area.


Q: I have an exam voucher. Do I need to use it prior to the price change? If not, will I be charged an additional fee if the price increases?

A: No. You may use your voucher at any time through the voucher’s expiration date. If the voucher is pre-paid, you will not be charged an additional fee. If the voucher provides a discount less than 100%, your discount will be applied to the price of the exam on the day you purchase it.


Q: If I schedule and pay for my exam prior to July 18, must I also take the exam before the price changes?

A: No. As long as you schedule and pay for your exam before the price changes take effect, you may take the exam at a later date.


Q: I’m not ready yet to take my exam. Is there a way for me to pre-pay for my exam at the current price and schedule at a later date?

A: Yes. Consider purchasing a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack Once you purchase your Booster Pack, you may schedule your exam up to six (6) months from the date of purchase.


Q: Will Booster Pack prices change, too?

A: No, Booster Pack pricing will remain constant until the offer ends on August 31, 2016. See details at


Q: Will the price adjustment also impact academic exam pricing?

A: Yes, it will apply to students registering for exams without a voucher. It does not apply to students using vouchers purchased from Pearson VUE, Courseware Marketplace, or through Volume Licensing.


Q: I am a student. Will I still get a student discount on exams?

A: Yes, you will continue to receive your student discount during the checkout process when you schedule an exam.


Q: Will Volume Licensing exam voucher prices be affected?

A: Not at this time.