Microsoft is increasing the price of certification exams

By Amy Haigh. If you plan to take a Microsoft certification exam soon, you might want to book your exam or purchase an exam voucher before June ends. The prices for many of Microsoft’s most popular certification exams will rise for the first time since 2009. The affected certifications include MCITP, MCSAE, MCSAE, MCDBA and MCTS. Boson offers ExSimMax Practice Exams for each one of these certifications. The price of most exams in the United States will rise from $125 to $150 for regular exam takers. The price of most exams for high school and college students will rise from $60 to $83. Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs), will receive a 50% discount for all exams. The New Prices for Microsoft Certifications Exams page contains information about Microsoft’s announcement as well as a FAQ.
Exam vouchers purchased before June 30 will be honored by testing centers provided you take the exam before the expiration date. Microsoft offers another option to lock in a discount on the $125 exam price. You can save money by purchasing a Microsoft Certification Pack. This allows you to purchase multiple exams at once and you have until December 31st 2011 to take the rest of your Certification Pack. Even if it is urgent to take your first exam before June 30, Certification Packs offer one free retake. It might be worth buying a Certification Pack even though you aren’t fully prepared. Microsoft’s Special Offers page has information about exam price discounts.
Boson’s ExSimMax Practice Exams for Microsoft certification exams will help you make sure that you are ready to take your Microsoft exams prior to or after June 30. Boson’s No Pass-No Pay ExSim Max guarantee covers you if you fail the Microsoft exam within six month of purchasing the ExSim Max product.

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