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Anyone know what is the deal of Microsoft Exam Insurance ?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by gomcse2002, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. gomcse2002

    gomcse2002 Nibble Poster

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    Hi guys

    I am living in Canada and understand that now all the MS exam takers can get two chances to pass your Microsoft Certification exam

    With Microsoft. Exam Insurance, we can retake a Microsoft Certification exam if you need to. We'll have two chances to pass and validate our knowledge of critical IT job functions.

    I did call up a MS Learning Partner but it does not offer any more info than the one I got from http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/offers/insurance/default.mspx

    So I just wonder whether you guys got any glue about this "NEW" MS goodies ?

    Please advise.
     
    Certifications: MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCAS, A+, N+, S+, i+
    WIP: MCITP Windows 2008 server
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    It's a new thing to me - thanks for the heads up!
     
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  3. fortch

    fortch Kilobyte Poster

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    Yeah, I saw that in MCPFlash. I surfed to the local Partner/Training Provider, but there is no information on the cost. Around here, M$ exams are $125, so maybe they just tack on a 10-spot or something. It appears that it's up to the Partner, so maybe the sky's the limit? :blink

    If it's less than 10% of the exam, then I might utilize it. Heck, I'm already being bent over for the original exam cost anyways, so what's a couple bucks more? :rolleyes:
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I got the email from the partner program yesterday. The way I seem to understand it is like this.

    Buy the insurance when you take your test for the first time and if you pass you get 25% off your next exam. If you fail you get a second chance for free.

    This is going from memory though as I didn't really pay that much attention to the email (which I have deleted :oops: ).
     
  5. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    It is insurance, same as extended warranty.

    Instead of buying a 'normal' exam voucher from Pearson VUE or whatever, you can buy a guarantee voucher.

    These are slightly more expensive than a normal voucher.

    The upshot is, if you fail first time, you can re-sit for free.
    If you pass, you can book your next exam for 25% off the normal price.

    The sting is, if you pass, even with the next exam being 25% off, one 'exam guarantee' voucher, plus one 'normal' voucher with 25% off, still costs more than two 'normal' vouchers.

    So basically, if you are prone to failure it is a godsend. If, however, you tend to pass exams it doesn't work out cost effective.

    As someone at MS recently said to me, 'That's the nature of insurance'.

    Make your own minds up!
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  6. gomcse2002

    gomcse2002 Nibble Poster

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    Just finish talking to my agent of MS Learning Partner and found out the cost of the MS voucher with exam insurance would be
    CAD $ 200 or (US $ 175) for each MS Exam.
     
    Certifications: MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCAS, A+, N+, S+, i+
    WIP: MCITP Windows 2008 server
  7. Sandy

    Sandy Ex-Member

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    I call that discount.
     

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