Free Voucher for 70-300 Exam

Microsoft to offer MCSD on Microsoft .NET candidates one free chance to take key required exam. Offer good until Sept. 30, 2003.

If you're a current MCSD on Visual Studio 6.0 title holder, Microsoft says you're eligible to obtain a free voucher for the 70-300, Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures Exam. The 70-300 exam went live on Monday, Feb. 10.

The company will allow current titleholders to obtain the voucher beginning Mar. 1 through the Microsoft MCP Secure site at Training and certification program manager Eckhart Boehme says that the offer is also being extended to those who "achieve the certification on the MCSD on the Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 track by September 19, 2003." The special 70-300 voucher has a short shelf life—it must be redeemed by Sept. 30, 2003.

"I'm not sure if I passed yet," says Jason Mauss, a .NET trainer and developer at Knowledge Relay, LLC in San Francisco, who took the beta version of the exam in November. "I'll probably take the free voucher [that Microsoft] is offering," he says, if his results show that he has failed. Reports on Microsoft's own MCSD newsgroup discussions indicate that only a handful of 70-300 beta exam takers have received results for the exam as of Monday afternoon.

For information on the free voucher, go to For more information on the 70-300 exam, go to

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Reader Comments:

Mon, Feb 24, 2003 lolu nigeria

this is good and should be extended to 70-210 to encourage newer ones in it

Sat, Feb 22, 2003 manzoor india

time must be very less

Mon, Feb 17, 2003 Timothy Flynn York Haven

Lets do it! Also sign me up for any email listing with such opportunities.

Sun, Feb 16, 2003 Vikram India

This is Very Best Exam

Sat, Feb 15, 2003 Amir Canada

How can I get if I was not a MCP. Thanks

Fri, Feb 14, 2003 Mondelli Giuliana Bari

Giving free vouchers to the MCSDs is a good incentive to update our specialization. It may come in useful more and more to give free the training kit .

Thu, Feb 13, 2003 Gregor Suttie Glasgow Scotland

I actually receieved a copy of Visual Studio .Net for free for becoming one of the first 50 MCAD's in the UK.

Thu, Feb 13, 2003 Duan South Africa

How about a free copy of Visual Studio.NET to get us motivated to actually pursue the certification...

Thu, Feb 13, 2003 TreyWayne Memphis

At least it's something. I feel we MCSDs are the red-headed stepchildren of Microsoft's certification family.

Mon, Feb 10, 2003 geek dude

Better incentive would be giving a training kit or free MSDN AFTER one pass all the exams required for MCSD.NET

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