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
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 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/offers/2ndshot/.
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 http://mcpmag.com/news/article.asp?EditorialsID=784.
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.