Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT certification, MCITP, MCP exam, MCPBACK, MCPD, MCTS, Microsoft Certified Professional exam, SecondShot
Microsoft MCP exams — which include any and all exams that count toward MCTS, MCITP, and MCPD — usually cost $125 a pop. Right now, if you sign up for any MCP that leads to one of those three credentials, you can get it for a mere $25. But you have to act fast: this offer extends only to the first 4,000 individuals who seek to exercise this offer. The only qualification is that you must have taken your most recent certification exam (if any) prior to January 1, 2007. My last one was in 2001, when I took the Windows 2000 installing and configuring exam, so I immediately jumped on this offer for exam 70-620 “Installing and Configuring Windows Vista.”
Here’s how to exercise this offer for yourself (and as far as I can tell, the SecondShot promo does NOT apply, but at $25, who cares?):
- Log into www.prometric.com/microsoft
- If you don’t already have an account, register to create one
- Sign up for the MCP exam of your choice
- Include the promotion code MCPBACK as you work through the payment process
If you’re within the first 4,000 folks to do this, you’ll be able to take an exam for only $25. Between this and the $35 collection for Installing and Configuring Vista available through the Microsoft “SecondShot” program I’m shooting for an MCTS on Vista in late May, 2009, for a whopping $60. Anybody with the luck and/or hustle to qualify for these programs (act fast!!!) can do likewise.
As the old saying goes: “This is too good a deal to pass up.” I’ve already said, “Act fast!” but I’ll say it again just so you don’t forget. See you in the testing center soon!