So about that price increase
Yes, its true: were raising our MCP exam prices for the first time in almost a decade. (Technically, I should probably say "changing" since not every country will see an increase, but for most of you, it's an increase.) The new prices go into effect on July 1st (August 1st in India).
(If you havent already, read the announcement and FAQ before going any further.)
Why? And Why Now?
This probably isnt welcome newsespecially if youre already in progress towards your certification and youve planned your budget carefully. (If this includes you, keep reading to find out how to lock in our current pricing for a while longer.) After all, who would want to pay more for something than they had planned to?
No one enjoys paying higher prices, which is why no one really gets excited about having to ask their customers to do so, especially in our business, where our mission is to make successful careers in technology as attainable as possible. Thats why weve held the line on our pricing for more than nine years through two global recessionsa pretty tough feat (and yes, were kind of proud of that).
But eventually, a decade of both increasing costs catches up to any business, and like any responsible business, we have to re-balance the scales from time to time if were going to continue to improve, innovate, and respond to customer requests.
Read the rest of the announcement here.