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Get Ready: Second Shot is Back to help your Career

Effective on January 13th, all MCP candidates can get a free second chance to pass a Microsoft IT Professional, Developer, or Microsoft Dynamics certification exam. This offer will be open to worldwide MCP candidates who fail their first attempt at one of these exams. This will be a limited time offer, so start planning now!


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We’ve gotten some great feedback around what barriers you have to acquiring Microsoft certifications lately:

  • Cost
  • Finding appropriate study materials
  • Physically attending the exam – no online option available
  • Time to dedicate to exam preparation

In your opinion, what are the biggest barriers to taking and passing exams?

  • Finding appropriate study materials


    Time to dedicate to exam preparation

  • I find that the biggest barrier to acquiring the Certifications is definitely the time.  IT Professionals and Developers are very busy these days, and don't often have the time to step out of the office to take the exam.

    An online option could help with this, or possibly extended exam hours, as I have found the time-slots of exams seem to only land within the work day.

    I look forward to getting many Microsoft Certifications, maybe there is need for an incentive if you hold more than a certain number of credentials.

  • most of the time if the class isn't online  there's no place close to take the class. What can I do to get the certification?

  • Thanks Cory - We've heard similar thoughts around the availability (or lack thereof) of an online testing options. Do know that it is on the list. Until then, I'll also bring up the extended hours thought. Also, great idea re. the incentive for more than x # credentials.

    Sean - Where are you located? In place of classroom training, I encourage you to check out www.MicrosoftLearningPlans.com. There are many online training offerings and a majority of them are free for Microsoft US Partners.

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