Reprieve on MCP Retake Offer

Microsoft extends "second-shot" exam promotion three more months.

Microsoft's base MCP exam retake promotion was supposed to come to an end on May 31, but the offer was given a reprieve and is now being extended another three months.

The MCP Exam "Second-Shot" offer's new deadline is August 31, 2005. Exam retakes must be completed by September 30, 2005.

Microsoft's "Second-Shot Offer" allows anyone taking and failing an MCP exam from June 1 to August 30 to retake that exam. According to the offer posted on the MCP site, candidates can retake an exam only once, but the retake can be applied to as many exams as a candidate can take until the offer ends.

To qualify for the promotion, registration is mandatory. To read more details on the retake offer and the FAQ, go to

The offer is available worldwide, but it can't be combined with any other exam offer that requires a promotional code, including the MCP 2-for-1 exam offer or special offers in India.

Microsoft preceded this offer with an extension to a similar offer for candidates who plan to take Microsoft Partner competency exams and Microsoft Business Solutions exams. See "Second-Shot for MBS Exams" at

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Reader Comments:

Wed, Dec 28, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

Is this timeline extended till jan 31 2006 now?

Thu, Jul 7, 2005 Rob Pittsburgh

Three times with the 70-290 exam. three time in the midd 300 range. yeah the second shot gave me one free but the test is convulated so how aboyt a third shot included for my 125.00

Wed, Jun 8, 2005 Taiwo Adejobi USA

Good offer, but price could have been reduce as well.

Wed, Jun 8, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

The tests are way to broad. A 40 question test on 60 different categories. Read the subjects in the test descriptions to see what the 290 or 291 test for. They outnumber the number of questions. They used to have a TCPIP test. Now TCPIP questions are in every test. If you use a microsoft study guide you will not pass.

Tue, Jun 7, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

With the type of questions you throw around on these revamped tests, no kidding, you'll need to retake the exam.

Fri, Jun 3, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

well thats cool since i just found out i can take advantage if it now.

Thu, Jun 2, 2005 J4x Anonymous

my friends and I are glad

Thu, Jun 2, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous


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