Are you still thinking about attending?  Are you still trying to get sign off from your boss to travel?

My colleague Denise recently blogged about some of the announcements we've made on the certification side of things:

A Microsoft certification confirms to everyone—employers, clients, your peers—that you're a technical expert with proven skills. It also makes you part of the elite community of Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP), which allows you access to exclusive Microsoft resources and benefits such as the MCP member website, career-building tools, and training.

In the Certification Center at TechEd North America and TechEd Europe 2013, you'll have access to onsite training, Exam Prep sessions, and practice tests, as well as the assistance of MCT Ambassadors who have passed multiple exams.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to fulfil your certification requirements at a 50% discount at TechEd North America 2013 and TechEd Europe 2013. This opportunity is only available to registered TechEd 2013 attendees.

Learn more and sign up to take a Microsoft Certification exam at TechEd North America or TechEd Europe.

Not registered yet for TechEd 2013? Register today and start planning your ideal conference schedule!

Register for TechEd Europe

All Microsoft Certification Exams will be offered at 50% off the regular price to TechEd Europe attendees.

It's always difficult to demonstrate the value of these types of events to colleagues of bosses who have not attended, the advantages gained on the certification side of things may be one way to support your case.