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Update: MCSA Training Kit Includes Exam Discount

Microsoft Press is offering VUE testing discounts in selected MCSA/MCSE certification titles. Discount vouchers can be used until Dec. 31, 2003.

Microsoft Press is offering 15-percent-off exam discount coupons in its second-edition MCSA and MCSE training kits. The coupons can be applied to tests taken at VUE testing centers worldwide. Vouchers can only be used for exams take before Dec. 31, 2003.

Coupons are included in the following Microsoft Press titles:

    MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Core Requirements, Second Edition, Exams 70-210, 70-215, 70-216, 70-217
  • MCSA Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Core Requirements, Exams 70-210, 70-215, 70-216 and 70-218, Second Edition
  • MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Exam 70-210, Second Edition
  • MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Exam 70-215, Second Edition
  • MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Administration, Exam 70-216, Second Edition
  • MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory┬« Services, Exam 70-217, Second Edition
  • MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment, Exam 70-218, Second Edition

For more information, go to http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/certification/vuepromotion/.

Note: This story originally stated an incorrect expiration date for the exam vouchers. The story has been edited.Michael Domingo, Editor, MCPmag.com

About the Author

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:

Sun, Mar 9, 2003 kirsten alabama

Is this the Mike Domingo who used to live in Alexandria, VA?

Wed, Mar 5, 2003 joe B San Diego

Anonymous 11603, Experiance is everything but the HR has no clue about the in's and out's of IT so they base their decisions on certs. I am too poor to afford certs. but like you am willing to duel any certified tech. Certs are required to make any money. I have no certs so I make no money.

Tue, Feb 25, 2003 AGORO BABATUNDE NIGERIA

please send me jounal on latest of mcsa training kit

Tue, Jan 21, 2003 Anonymous Kumar

can any one tell what is the voucher number (already used) , as I want to know the series of the voucher what is the voucher number please ?

Thu, Jan 16, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

Concerning the "paper chase" of certifications. Being in the business for over 25 years I have mixed feelings on the subject. First, I have no certifications yet I will duel with any "certified" techie. A piece of paper means nothing without experience. I've seen numerous "certified" people that could barley install an OS let alone manage a network. On the other hand, I'm beginning to get certified because it will means "MORE MONEY". Certification is good in one sense in that it indicate you had to make some effort to learn or as in some cases memorize material. Yet, a piece of paper alone does not equate to job related knowledge. Know too many people with certifications and degrees enough to cover a wall yet, ask them to do a particular job and it's.. duhhhh????

Tue, Jan 14, 2003 Ed Puchot MCP Orlando Florida

MCSA is a great credential even so if not recognized by many companies , Fact :
Knowledge is Power , learning is the key !
if you have what it takes to be a systems administrator then find another Company which apreciates your efforts ..

Sat, Dec 28, 2002 Amos Malaysia

Many companies will not recognise MCSA if you don't have a diploma or a degree. MCSA and Microsoft Certifications are useless paper worth only for the memorial of grand children.

Mon, Dec 23, 2002 Pandy USA

I've passed 210, 215, 217, and 224,
what else do I need for MCSA

Mon, Dec 23, 2002 Michael Domingo, Editor Irvine, CA

Mike B, you are correct (and I am wrong). The vouchers do expire on Dec. 31, 2003, not 2002 as I had mistakenly written. I've corrected the story to reflect that above.Sorry for the confusion!

Wed, Dec 18, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

Hi all I just pass 70-215 it's not hard but make me high.Coz it's my first mcp..:)

Tue, Dec 17, 2002 Kris Benson Prince George, BC, Canada

Funny, VUE and Microsoft are also offering a 4-for-the-price-of-3 exam vouchers... for the MCSA exams.

Tue, Dec 17, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

Who is going to buy 2K Kits? .Net is on the way, and you will perform the upgrade with your money!

Mon, Dec 16, 2002 Mike B St. Louis

Thats Funny, I have the above books/ self-pased training kits for 70-215, 70-216, 70-217, & 70-218 and my vouchers expire Dec. 31, 2003.

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