News

Govt. Subsidizes Veterans MCP Exam Fees

Microsoft announced last week that veterans can now use their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits to cover Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam fees.

Microsoft announced last week that veterans can now use their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits to cover Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam fees.

According to the release, individuals eligible for Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30), VEAP (Chapter 32) and Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) benefits may receive reimbursement. The benefits do not limit the number of tests a candidate may take and includes tests that are retaken, tests needed for renewal of certifications, and exams taken in foreign countries. The program will applies to exams taken as early as March 2001.

"We are proud to be one of the first high-tech certification programs to become eligible under the new guidelines," Anne Marie McSweeney, acting director of certification and skills assessment at Microsoft, said in a printed statement. "We are experiencing an ever-increasing demand for skilled IT professionals. The MCP program is designed for individuals who want to be recognized as leaders in cutting-edge technology. U.S. veterans are an amazing resource, and we are very pleased that this benefit could help them reach their certification goals."

Veterans can receive reimbursement for Microsoft certification exams by providing the VA with the following information:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Copy of the test results
  • Name and number of the exam and date taken
  • Name and address of the organization (Microsoft) issuing the license or certificate
  • Cost of the exam
  • The following signed statement: "I authorize release of my test information to the VA."

For more on Microsoft's MCP program, click here. For more on VA benefits, click here.

Featured

  • Dell Sells RSA Assets for $2 Billion

    Dell's RSA security solutions businesses, including the RSA Conference, were bought by a consortium of companies for about $2 billion, according to Tuesday announcements.

  • How To Get Started as a Windows Insider

    Microsoft's Windows Insider program is invaluable for IT pros who want to test drive new Windows 10 features before the update rolls out to their entire organization. If you haven't already signed up to be an Insider, here's how to do it.

  • Old Fashioned Mics

    Microsoft Preps for RSA Conference with Multiple Security Product Announcements

    Microsoft announced various enterprise security solution product milestones this week in advance of the forthcoming RSA Conference, which will start on Feb. 24.

  • Office App for Android and iOS Phones Now Commercially Released

    Microsoft on Wednesday announced the worldwide "general availability" of its new Office App for both Android and iOS phones.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.