Retake an Exam for Free
When you earn a certification from Microsoft, you prove to the world that you have knowledge and skills in the most current and specialized technologies and solutions. Passing the exams needed to demonstrate those skills can be tough, but for a limited time, you’ll get a free second chance to succeed.
In today’s challenging economic times, how do you stand out from the crowd, stay up to date with relevant technologies, and get the top jobs? Becoming a part of the Microsoft Certification program is a great start.
Sign up today for your Second Shot exam or exam pack. You’ll save at least 15 percent on the cost of the single certification exams, and you’ll be able to retake any exam you don’t pass the first time, at no extra cost.
Here’s how it works:
- For Microsoft Certification packs: In addition to saving at least 15 percent on the cost of the certification exams, you get one free retake for each exam you don’t pass the first time.
- For single exams with Second Shot: If you fail your exam the first time you take it, you may use the same voucher for your retake exam.
Read the FAQ to find out more.
Here’s what to do:
- Register to receive a Second Shot voucher for either a single exam or a certification pack. Click a link in the table below to get started.
- Using the Second Shot voucher number, schedule and pay to take your initial exam through our testing provider, Prometric, at https://www.register.prometric.com.
- Take your exam.
- If you do not pass your exam the first time, you may register to take the same exam again at no charge, via https://www.register.prometric.com. Provide them with the same Second Shot exam voucher number when registering the second time. NOTE: Please wait one day after failing the exam to register for the retake, to allow for test results to be entered into the system.
Click a link in the table to order your Second Shot voucher.
|Exams||Second Shot Availability End Date||Exam and Second Shot Expiration Date|
|May 31, 2013||May 31, 2013|
|Second Shot is attached to the following MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD certification exam packs and saves you at least 15 percent off single exam pricing:||May 31, 2013||December 31, 2013|
- You can only register for one exam at a time, and you cannot register for a second exam until you have taken the previous one.
- If you fail a beta (prefix 071) exam, Prometric will email your retake voucher code for the live (070) version within a week of receiving your beta results.