Microsoft offering free exam voucher for dreamspark users

Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
Check this epic deal out guys (and girls):

https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductId=24

Might have to pick up an MCTS since it's "free"
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  • steve13adsteve13ad Member Posts: 398 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Check this epic deal out guys (and girls):

    https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductId=24

    Might have to pick up an MCTS since it's "free"

    Nice find, but some of us could have issues getting verified as a student!
  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
    I just registered with my WGU edu address and it worked!
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  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    NICE, I probably wont use it though. After I do my last MS exam for WGU I'm doing the CCNA.
    Don't forget it must be used by June 30th.
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  • mattlee09mattlee09 Member Posts: 205
    Check this epic deal out guys (and girls):

    https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductId=24

    Might have to pick up an MCTS since it's "free"

    Wow, this is excellent!! I just went through the process of validating my Live acct as a student and was able to successfully register for 72-680.

    Prometric's appointment website only allowed me to book 8 weeks in advance...time to go CRAM!! (I've got ICND1 on Mar 22, and this one booked for Apr 19...surely I can find somewhere for it to all fit in this big head)
  • MentholMooseMentholMoose Senior Member Member Posts: 1,524 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I've heard that DreamSpark gives out free vouchers sometimes, but never got one myself until now. Thanks for the heads-up!!
    MentholMoose
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  • msteinhilbermsteinhilber Member Posts: 1,480 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Nice, good thing I'm taking the Install, Configure, Manage vSphere4 course at my local tech school through the VMware IT Academy. :D
  • NinjaBoyNinjaBoy Member Posts: 968
    Cool, thanks :) Just registered our place for our students :)

    -Ken
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    wow thanks alot!
    any ideas about using more than one code for another test? say from another student registering?
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  • eansdadeansdad Member Posts: 775 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It doesn't say anything about how many codes you can use, just that only 1 code per exam and that it must be taken by June 30th. I grabbed 1 for 70-643 since I'm switching to the NA track at WGU I'll have 3 of the 5 for the MCITP:EA to go along with the MCITP:SA I'll earn. To bad they don't offer the 70-647. I might grab 1 for Exchange 2010 or Virualization though.
  • XcluzivXcluziv Member Posts: 513
    Nice.....hmmmm

    *wonders can I use my .edu address from school...I've only been out a few months icon_twisted.gif
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  • badboyeeebadboyeee Member Posts: 348
    anyone know what to do if my community college doesn't give out email addresses? my school is on the list..
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  • MrAgentMrAgent Member Posts: 1,309 ■■■■■■■■□□
    It says you have to have a valid school ID. Make sure you bring that with you.
  • demonfurbiedemonfurbie Member Posts: 1,819
    wgu is on the list so ill give it a go

    im waiting on a dreamspark email
    wgu undergrad: done ... woot!!
    WGU MS IT Management: done ... double woot :cheers:
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    this needs to not be in off topic
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  • eansdadeansdad Member Posts: 775 ■■■■□□□□□□
    wgu is on the list so ill give it a go

    im waiting on a dreamspark email

    I signed up with mine.
  • demonfurbiedemonfurbie Member Posts: 1,819
    eansdad wrote: »
    I signed up with mine.

    did ya get your code yet?

    edit: got my code

    i think im gonna take 70-686 cause wgu already has me in 70-680 that would get me MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 on top of the MCITP: EA
    wgu undergrad: done ... woot!!
    WGU MS IT Management: done ... double woot :cheers:
  • skylineskyline Member Posts: 135
    Damn! icon_sad.gif
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  • jtoastjtoast Member Posts: 226
    Check this epic deal out guys (and girls):

    https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductId=24

    Might have to pick up an MCTS since it's "free"
    Fairly sure thats an ongoing promo. I got my free voucher a year ago, tried again today, and got the same voucher number. icon_sad.gif
  • tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Oh man nice deal, getting one now. Must be a sign or something with the other Microsoft deal for students. Guess I will upgrade my certs sooner than I thought.

    edit: got my code, thanks a ton

    holy hell, noticed under the education listings that all the Microsoft certifications are 60 dollars..
  • badboyeeebadboyeee Member Posts: 348
    badboyeee wrote: »
    anyone know what to do if my community college doesn't give out email addresses? my school is on the list..

    Okay I contacted(emailed) the DreakSpark Team yesterday and I received a reply from them an hour ago. They gave me a verify code to enter, so now I'm a DreamSpark member and got a code for a free exam! Thanks OP for the heads up icon_thumright.gif
    2011 Certification Plans so far:
    [Cisco: CCENT (ICND1)-> CCNA (ICND2)]
    [MS: MCP-> MCDST-> MCTS / MCITP:ESDT7-> MCITP:EDA7]

    Class taking:
    [Cisco NetAcademy - Network Fundamentals (35%)]

    Video currently watching:

    [CBT Nuggets - CCENT w/ Jeremy (50%)]
    [CBT Nuggets - 20-721 (40%)
  • Lemonade727Lemonade727 Member Posts: 177
    Just verified my WGU email and got my code. Going to hang onto it until I can schedule something a bit later for the 70-642. Figure I might as well do it and work towards that MCITP since it's free. It may interfere with my 1st term of WGU however since I start next Tuesday, so I might not get around to it.

    Does anyone know if the codes are somehow tied to your Live ID that you used on the DreamSpark site? If not, I will probably just give the code to one of my student buddies that can use it if they want a 2nd code or if they don't register in time to receive a free one.
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  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Just verified my WGU email and got my code. Going to hang onto it until I can schedule something a bit later for the 70-642. Figure I might as well do it and work towards that MCITP since it's free. It may interfere with my 1st term of WGU however since I start next Tuesday, so I might not get around to it.

    Does anyone know if the codes are somehow tied to your Live ID that you used on the DreamSpark site? If not, I will probably just give the code to one of my student buddies that can use it if they want a 2nd code or if they don't register in time to receive a free one.

    This is a good question because I was thinking of getting my wife signed up for a free test code. If I can get my Mom to do it too, maybe I can get a free MCITP:SA
  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I might have to do this :). I still got both my univ IDs from just a year ago.

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  • alan2308alan2308 CISSP, MCSA 2008, MCSA 2012, CCNA R&S, CCNA Security Ann Arbor, MIMember Posts: 1,854 ■■■■■■■■□□
    This is a good question because I was thinking of getting my wife signed up for a free test code. If I can get my Mom to do it too, maybe I can get a free MCITP:SA

    This was my first thought too. I have an email from a community college and from EMU, and my wife has a .edu as well. That's three right there, I wonder.... icon_cool.gif

    Thanks for posting this!
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,882 Mod
    My current college isn't listed. I sent them an email asking how to proceed and to my surprise they sent me the free exam code along with the instructions to forward to the university staff. They never even asked my EDU email or school name. Works for me!
  • powerfoolpowerfool Senior Member Member Posts: 1,647 ■■■■■■■■□□
    UMUC does not give out email addresses....

    ...apparently it does! Just the motivation that I needed to really dig in and find this info.
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  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    The fine print says you need a student ID at the testing site but it also says that for all my cert exams I've taken through WGU but the test site has never asked for one.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Nice find!! :)
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  • tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    earweed wrote: »
    The fine print says you need a student ID at the testing site but it also says that for all my cert exams I've taken through WGU but the test site has never asked for one.

    The Prometric site said you can bring transcripts or less than a year old schedule of classes so I printed out unofficial copies of both. You can get a WGU ID card but I am working on the 200 DPI picture requirement, seems a cell phone picture in the mirror is not working lol.
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