"Second Shot" is Back!

Veronica Sopher - Microsoft

With the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Learning upon us, we are heading into an unprecedented year in terms of new products and respective training and certification opportunities.  Developers and IT Professionals have never had more opportunity to increase core skills and enable career success.  Our goal continues to be developer and IT Professional empowerment and success through training and certification and we are very pleased to announce that Microsoft is bringing back its hugely popular Second Shot promotion—giving anyone a free extra chance to pass that exam!  The Second Shot offer is valid through May of 2013 and we hope that many will take advantage of the opportunity.

Alison Cunard
General Manager
Microsoft Learning, Worldwide
Marketing & Sales



Second Shot is available for single exams and featured certification packs.
For more info and to get your voucher, visit http://aka.ms/secondshot .
Spread the word on Twitter with hashtag #SecondShot.


  • Pedro Martins
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    Shared in Portuguese:


    Thank you, MIcrosoft !

    Best Regards,

    Pedro Martins

  • Jeff Wharton
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    Can these vouchers can be used in conjunction with a MCT discount?

  • ardianto
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    Please make sure, to use the voucher when register the exam. For additionally, if you request for single exam only and need to get second shoot free, please go directly to :


    then request the single voucher exam only. especially for the one that already entitle with MCSA 2008 and need to upgrade to MCSA 2012. Please don`t forget this.

    And at Prometric.com when we include the voucher that we already get at the scheduling process there is NO NOTIFICATION. So this is confusing for test taker, all they know vocuher is recognize..., perhaps prometric should add a notification when the voucher are included, mention like " this second shoot voucher.." or " this is your 3rd use of the voucher..."  and "... to get the second shoot for if you failed, go to..., other wise you are using first shoot counting... "  

    that is simple but it is very importan for us, I read so many many people miss understanding or miss reading, including me about the instruction...


    Thanks M... !

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @Rechousa - Thanks for sharing the news in Portuguese!

    @Jeff - Absolutely. Please look for the info in this week's MCT newsletter.

  • selfbi
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    About Second Shot in Russian www.gotdotnet.ru/.../12619

  • Bruno Feliciano
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    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 exams 070-562 and 072-562.

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @Bruno - Please check  your private message here on Born to Learn.

  • Benjamin S
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    Too bad this wasn't available for the MCSA:Windows Server 2012, MCSE:Server Infrastructure, and MCSE:Destop Infrastructure beta exams. Those would have been great to be able to take a second time if needed.

  • Packetboy
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    Hello will there be an MCSE : Server Infrastructure upgrade exam pack?  I have to do exams 417, 413 and 414 to get MCSE: Server Infrastructure and I would like to get the 15% off on exam 417 as well as the other two but it is not included in any pack?



  • d2ccb7c4-b44a-4fc2-9d33-22335ea27e4b

    Hi Veronica,

    I recently took the Microsoft 70-680 exam and would like to take advantage of the Second Chance Promotion. I did not know of the promotion untill after I took the exam. I renerated a voucher number and went to Prometric and scheduled an appointment but the registration would not complete untill I entered my credit dard information.

    What to do?

    Thank You

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @Packetboy - Upgrade exam packs are TBD. We will be sure to announce it here on Born to Learn if/when it becomes available.

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @mikeredford - I replied to your PM but just in case you didn't see it there... To get a Second Shot for free, you need to request the voucher before scheduling the exam. The offer cannot be applied to exams you've already taken.

  • Miodrag
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    Hi guys,

    What about Serbia?



  • Adriano
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    I'm get the message error "Promotion Not Found".

  • 9ab6dcf4-5dea-4242-9c95-b4c66296ca30

    I'm getting the "Promotion Not found" error.

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