Time is Running Out: Free Second Shot for MCP Exams Ends May 31, 2015!

Get a free Second Shot on your MCP exam 

 Take any Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam between January 5, 2015, and May 31, 2015. If you don’t pass, get a free retake!

What exams are included in this offer?

All of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Specialist certification exams are eligible. Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams do not qualify for this promotion.

How do I get my free retake?

When you take an MCP exam between January 5, 2015, and May 31, 2015, you are eligible for a free retake if you don’t pass on your first attempt. You have 30 days from the date of the failed exam to schedule a retake. To schedule your retake, sign in, select your exam from the exam list, and click Schedule now for free.

Frequently asked questions

Q.What is Second Shot?

A.Second Shot provides you a free retake exam if you do not pass the first time.

Q.How long is Second Shot available?

A.Second Shot is available for exams taken from January 5, 2015, through May 31, 2015. If you fail your initial exam at the end of May, you still have 30 days to schedule the exam retake.

Q.Which exams qualify?

A.Second Shot applies to all of the exams in our MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, and Microsoft Specialist certifications and to Microsoft Dynamics exams.

Note MTA exams and MOS exams do not qualify for MCP certification and are not eligible for Second Shot.

Q.Can I take an online proctored exam via Second Shot?


Q.Can I schedule both of my exams at the same time?

A.No, you cannot register for your exam retake until you have taken (and failed) the initial exam.

Q.I missed my initial appointment. Can I use the free exam to schedule a new appointment?

A.No. The free exam is for retake of your initial exam only.

Q.Can other offers or discounts be combined with Second Shot?

A. Yes.

Q.I’m a student eligible for academic exam pricing. Can I get a Second Shot?

A. Yes.

Q.How many exams can I take with the offer?

A. Second Shot provides you with one free retake for each exam that you do not pass on the first try. To qualify as free, the retake must be the same exam as the one you didn’t pass.

Q.Am I eligible for Second Shot even if I have taken (and failed) the exam prior to January 5, 2015, and then taken (and failed) the exam again between January 5, 2015, and May 31, 2015?

A. Yes.

Q. Is this a worldwide offer?

A. Yes, this is a worldwide offer.

Additional terms and conditions
The Second Shot offer is available on exams that are taken and failed from January 5, 2015, to May 31, 2015.

You must schedule and take your MCP exam on or after January 5, 2015, and on or before May 31, 2015, to be eligible for a Second Shot exam. You can take the Second Shot exam after May 31, 2015. The act of scheduling your Second Shot exam must occur within the 30-day period following the initial exam.

Second Shot is only available for your second attempt at an MCP exam taken between January 5, 2015, and May 31, 2015.

You must schedule your free retake exam within 30 days of failing your MCP exam, and availability is limited to capacity at Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

To ensure that Second Shot applies to the exam you are taking, sign in with your Microsoft account, and then select the exam you wish to retake.

All retake timeframes are subject to compliance with the Microsoft Certification exam retake policies.

Second Shot expiration dates cannot be extended under any circumstances.

The Second Shot offer cannot be redeemed for cash or credit.

The Second Shot offer is nontransferable.

Second Shot is a free benefit and has no cash value.

An individual may reschedule their Second Shot exam appointment as late as (but no later than) 24 hours before their scheduled Second Shot appointment, provided the individual registers for the Second Shot exam within 30 days of the initial exam.

Individuals who fail to appear for their scheduled exam appointment forfeit their free Second Shot.

Individuals must be signed in with their Microsoft account when they register for their Second Shot exam to get the exam retake for free.

To register for your free exam retake, select the exam you want to take from the exam list, and click Schedule now for free.

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