MS Second Chance Offer

Does anyone know if/when Microsoft might be bringing back the Second Change offer?
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  • joecontrerasjoecontreras Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    According to an email I received last week from the Microsoft Regional Support Center the second shot offer starts back tomorrow:

    We would like to inform you that there is no discount offer as of now however second Shot offer has been made available again for the candidates. This means that if they sign up for the Second Shot offer and do not pass a certification exam on their first try, they have a free, second chance to pass it. This campaign starts on Jan 13th till June 30th 2010.

    Hope that helps!
  • OoteROoteR Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Can anyone else confirm this?
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  • littlehoopslittlehoops Member Posts: 46 ■■■□□□□□□□
    this would make my day as i am hopeing to knock out the mcsa need 70-290 and 70-291 asap. then on to the mcitp:ea

    hoops
  • joecontrerasjoecontreras Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    this would make my day as i am hopeing to knock out the mcsa need 70-290 and 70-291 asap. then on to the mcitp:ea

    hoops

    That's what I am doing also. I am going to take the 70-290 this month and hopefully the 70-291 in February to upgrade from MCSA:2000 to MCSA:2003.

    As for the confirmation this came directly from Microsoft's Regional Service Center which is in charge of support for certifications and learning. I guess you can email [email protected] for a confirmation.
  • kevozzkevozz Member Posts: 305 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the heads up. I've been waiting for this to come back around. Time to brush up on 70-290.
  • Hyper-MeHyper-Me Banned Posts: 2,059
    great! i hope this is true, so I can feel better about dumping cash into the ISA exam.
  • TechnitoTechnito Member Posts: 152
    OoteR wrote: »
    Can anyone else confirm this?

    I just called my Regional Service Center literally minutes ago, and they said yes it starts again on the 13th (tomorrow) of this month. Yoohoo! Guess I'll be scheduling my next exam a little sooner than expected :)


    I'm sure everyone should know, but don't forget to register for the offer ahead of time BEFORE scheduling your exam.
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  • mikedisd2mikedisd2 Member Posts: 1,096 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Thanks for the update. I just wish Cisco did a 2nd shot offer.

    I reckon you should get 2 goes at any exam. There's nothing like blowing AU$150-180 on a failed exam due to lack of familiarity with a new format.

    I reckon the cheaters out there wouldn't use **** so much if these exams were cheaper. Maybe. Maybe not.
  • brocbroc Member Posts: 167
    Any news on this offer? I tried to find it online but there is nothing listed on either Prometric or Microsoft.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/offers/Career.aspx?#certification

    How do you register for this offer?

    Update: Prometric have updated their website with the offer:

    http://www.prometric.com/microsoft/ss_mcp.htm
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  • MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I signed up for this on prometric's website and received a voucher for my next 2 MS tests to complete my MCSE. So it is working... I haven't actually signed up for the tests yet.

    yay second shot is back!
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  • dadajidadaji Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for the info.
    I signed up on the Prometric website too and got the voucher number.
  • nash0924nash0924 Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I purchased a voucher back in Nov, will this be covered under the second shot? Or is this only for vouchers posted after the second shot system goes into effect.
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  • aaronchristensonaaronchristenson Member Posts: 261 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I singed up as well. Now time to pick the next exam to work on. I think it will be 70-453 SQL 2008 upgrade from 2005.
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  • Dr ITDr IT Member Posts: 351 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks for the Link Guys Need to Start cracking my MCSA and Win 7 Examsicon_thumright.gif
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  • PiersPiers Member Posts: 454 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good news! Does this apply once per person or just once per subject? If I knuckle down, I'd hope to be able to get the 640, 646 and the 682 upgrade exam by summer :D
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  • RootstonianRootstonian Member Posts: 64 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well, as a "cert newbie" I like this offer (and signed-up about 1 minute ago).

    Taking tests are hard enough; having that little thought in your head about failing a $120 exam and having to re-take/re-pay just adds that much more pressure.

    I don't "plan" on failing any, but this is what I call "cheap" insurance! :)

    I'm unemployed and plan on getting EA before June. This is nice for me; getting my 2 college degrees in programming, I had to work a part-time job 30 hours a week; it was a struggle. Now, I have no problems spending 8 to 10 hours a day on the certs :)
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Excellent, I'm really glad they brought this back. I'm planning on running the gauntlet of about five MS exams this year, so it's nice to have some insurance in case I should fail one. . . or three. icon_lol.gif

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  • pml1pml1 Member Posts: 147
    Piers wrote: »
    Good news! Does this apply once per person or just once per subject? If I knuckle down, I'd hope to be able to get the 640, 646 and the 682 upgrade exam by summer :D

    See below from the FAQ on the Microsoft Learning Career Portal. Looks like you get a second shot each time you purchase an exam.


    How many exams can I take with the offer?
    The Second Shot offer provides you with one free retake for each paid exam that you do not pass on the first try.
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  • pespi_manpespi_man Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I wish i could have 8-10 hours to study a day, lucky to get 1-2 during the week.

    You should be able to fly through them :)
  • jojopramosjojopramos Member Posts: 415
    the second shot offer sounds wonderful on my windows 2008 upgrade 70-649...
  • MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Just had a timeslot open for Friday so I just scheduled my 294 for this Friday with the second shot voucher.... Then this coming Wednesday I will be taking the VCP410 with second shot as well...

    I'm pushing myself for a reason! Non stop studying! Plus, I've studied for the 294 tons of times before, I just failed because the reading comprehension of the test is tough for me.

    SNADAM IF YOU ARE READING, I WILL PASS MY 294 BEFORE YOU!
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  • SysAdmin4066SysAdmin4066 Member Posts: 443
    Second Shot got me through my MCITP EA in less than 2 months. I kept running right through them with 2 weeks prep time because if i failed, I would be able to take it over again, and then I would take it slower. I never failed one, so I finished pretty quickly lol.
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  • arwesarwes Member Posts: 633 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Yay, so glad this is back! That'll make me a little more relaxed going up against "the beast" soon.
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  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    excellent timing!!!
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  • stephens316stephens316 Senior Member Member Posts: 203 ■■■■□□□□□□
    nash0924 wrote: »
    I purchased a voucher back in Nov, will this be covered under the second shot? Or is this only for vouchers posted after the second shot system goes into effect.

    you can only use one voucher
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  • nash0924nash0924 Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Basically you are saying that there is no second shot for my old voucher from Nov?
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  • 94jedi94jedi Member Posts: 177
    great news....I just failed 70-290 for the 3rd time in 3 years (lol) back on 12/29/09. Nothing to be proud of but it will help to have the voucher for the 4th shot...and maybe the 5th!!!
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  • astorrsastorrs Member Posts: 3,139 ■■■■■■□□□□
    nash0924 wrote: »
    Basically you are saying that there is no second shot for my old voucher from Nov?
    Yes there is no second shot for that voucher.

    And to be specific since it comes up every time the 2nd shot offer is on:
    You cannot combine second shot with a voucher (since both are "vouchers" and Prometric only allows you to use a single voucher number when booking an exam). So don't buy a prepaid voucher and expect to get a second shot with it...
  • neathneathneathneathneathneath Member Posts: 438
    astorrs wrote: »
    Yes there is no second shot for that voucher.

    And to be specific since it comes up every time the 2nd shot offer is on:
    You cannot combine second shot with a voucher (since both are "vouchers" and Prometric only allows you to use a single voucher number when booking an exam). So don't buy a prepaid voucher and expect to get a second shot with it...

    Same thing applies if you use a discount code from one of the MS training books
    e.g. the 15% off deals

    i.e. either 15% off or Second Shot (but not both) icon_sad.gif
  • TechnitoTechnito Member Posts: 152
    Same thing applies if you use a discount code from one of the MS training books
    e.g. the 15% off deals

    i.e. either 15% off or Second Shot (but not both) icon_sad.gif

    oh so that's the catch, figures... I still think most would rather have a free second shot to back them up than the little 15% off with no back up :/.
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