Buy Exam Vouchers on Amazon

Discounted exam vouchers can be used only at Pearson VUE testing centers.

MCPs, here's a little-known secret: You can buy exam vouchers at the online uber-shopping site for a 15-percent discount off the regular price. The offer isn't new; the vouchers have been selling via Amazon since the beginning of summer. Vouchers can be purchased in the U.S. and Canada only and are redeemable only at Pearson VUE testing centers on those areas. According to, the voucher ships in a CD jewel case.

Comments from those who bought vouchers through Amazon are full of complaints, typically citing the diluted savings from taxes and shipping. It's true that some states will charge tax (Washington, for example, where Amazon operates), but to save on shipping, purchasers need to specify "Super Saver Shipping" upon checkout.

The discount may not amount to much -- $106.25 as opposed to an MSRP of $125 -- but think of this as your chance to spend the difference on something inexpensive on your Amazon wishlist.

To buy a discounted voucher, go to and search for "certification voucher" or click here.

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Michael Domingo is Editor in Chief of Virtualization Review. He's been an IT writer and editor for so long that he remember typing out news items in WordStar.

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Reader Comments:

Wed, Nov 9, 2005 Anonymous Leeds, UK

want to know, its only $50 for microsoft exams in india.

Thu, Aug 25, 2005 Ian UK

What free burgers as well?

Sat, Nov 27, 2004 Anonymous Houston, Texas, USA

$190 in the UK? Ouch! You'll be happy to know that Microsoft often offers big discounts to people in India, to make it easier for them to take IT jobs at burger flipper wages. It just warms my heart.

Thu, Oct 28, 2004 Bill Chicago

Have you checked out the offer at It's not Microsoft, but their Comptia vouchers are the cheapest I've seen anywhere. I'm studying for Sec-plus and I got a $225 voucher for only 150 bucks, no taxes, no shipping, nothing! You have to test at Vue, but there's a Vue place right down the street from me. Getcertify4less is $165.

Thu, Oct 28, 2004 Robert McDonnell Florida, USA

The VUE retake was nice, however if you take the time to learn the material, and go to the exam prepared, you would not need the free retake. I took and passed a pair of the 2003 exams during that time period and did not need the retake policy. The price difference still does not make a lot of sense.

Wed, Oct 27, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

if you want a discount, you might check with your local mct in uk they might have a discount code

Wed, Oct 27, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

Great so the UK misses out again, we pay a rip off $190 for an exam, US pay $125. We got overlooked for the free VUE retake of 2003 exams as well!

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