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MCP Exam Fees Covered for Vets

Microsoft recently announced that veterans can now use their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits to cover MCP exam fees.

Microsoft recently announced that veterans can now use their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits to cover MCP exam fees. Individuals eligible for Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30), VEAP (Chapter 32) and Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) benefits may receive reimbursement. The benefits don't limit the number of tests a candidate may take and includes tests that are retaken, tests needed for renewal of certifications, and exams taken in foreign countries.

"We are proud to be one of the first high-tech certification programs to become eligible under the new guidelines," Anne Marie McSweeney, acting director of certification and skills assessment at Microsoft, said in a printed statement. "We are experiencing an ever-increasing demand for skilled IT professionals. The MCP program is designed for individuals who want to be recognized as leaders in cutting-edge technology. U.S. veterans are an amazing resource, and we are very pleased that this benefit could help them reach their certification goals."

Veterans can receive reimbursement for Microsoft certification exams by providing the VA with the following information: name, Social Security number, a copy of the test results, the name and number of the exam and the date it was taken, the cost, and a signed statement authorizing the release of test information to the VA.

To learn more, visit www.gibill.va.gov/Education/LCweb.htm.

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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