Microsoft Academic Pricing for Exams

thelaststop720thelaststop720 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I came across a little tidbit of information last year that I haven't seen listed anywhere else so I'd thought I share. Microsoft offers academic pricing for students. When you go to register for the exam, choose the test prefix 72 instead of 70. Then provide your school email address (it may have to have a .edu domain) and your student ID. For all the $150 tests I've taken, the price drops to $83, so that's quite nice. The 72 tests still counts towards all certifications. I took 72-640/642/646 last year for MCSA 2008. I don't know if they verify your student status somehow, so if you're no longer a student, I would be hesitant to use it.

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    You need to have a valid student ID to show at the testing center, in addition to an email address with a .edu extension. If you're currently a student, both should already have been provided to you. If you're not currently a student, it's as easy as going to your local community college and signing up for a class in the upcoming semester and you'll save $67 per exam. (They're bound to have a few IT-related courses worth taking even if you're not interested in any other academia.)

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  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    Is this for any country ? Or only the US ?
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  • pamccabepamccabe Posts: 315Member
    Thanks for the heads up! I'm in the Network program at my local tech college and am signed up for a MS Server class this upcoming semester. Think I might just start studying for a server 2012 cert along the way.
  • Z3-MasterdZ3-Masterd Posts: 61Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    What did the verification process consist of? Did you need to provide transcripts or receipt of payment from the bursar's office?
  • thelaststop720thelaststop720 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    When registering for the exam, I put in my student ID and .edu email address. I've had no other verification since then. The testing center has never asked for my student ID. Your mileage may vary.
  • Akshit555Akshit555 Posts: 1Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    My acedemics is verified but I don't see a change in the pricing. Why?
  • november24november24 Posts: 67Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Akshit555 said:
    My acedemics is verified but I don't see a change in the pricing. Why?
    the exam fees at the exam page won't change, once you start scheduling for the exam you will see the reduced exam fee before you submit your exam date.
  • november24november24 Posts: 67Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    What did the verification process consist of? Did you need to provide transcripts or receipt of payment from the bursar's office?
    it depends, for me, I just supplied my .edu email account, then I received a confirmation email, once I confirmed it, I was good to go. I live in the US.
  • november24november24 Posts: 67Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Is this for any country ? Or only the US ?
    Any student in any country is eligible.
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