Your Favorite Offer Is Back: Get a Free Second Shot on Your Exam (Worldwide)


Our Second Shot offer, which gives you a free second chance to pass your IT professional, developer, or Microsoft Dynamics exam, is available again to help you show off your industry-leading IT skills with less stress. Second Shot helps you get certified. We are pleased to make it available to you once again with the help of our worldwide test delivery partner, Prometric. Follow these steps to certify your skills on Microsoft's latest technologies--the Visual Studio 2008 development system, the Windows Server 2008 operating system, or the Windows Vista operating system, for example--with a free second chance to pass your exam if you need it.

Visit the offer landing page for details and answers to your frequently asked questions.

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Comments (8)

  1. says:

    Hi, I would like to know if there is an expiring date for the registration and for the exam. I am unable to understand it from the website (I can only read: "This offer is available for a limited time, so be sure to register now.")


  2. Hi dancerjude,

    First off, let me apologize for the delayed response.   Vacations ten to slow things down.  🙂

    The registration deadline for this offer is June 30, 2009.  You must take your second exam before that date.


  3. dancerjude says:

    Thanks Gerry for your response.

    Don’t matter about the delay, as you can see I read the response only today, and I was not in vacation 😉


  4. vin says:


    I had just recently passed my MCP certification for 2.0 framwork should i have to upgrade it to any WF, CF or PF paper and then give any other for TS Certification ?

  5. Hi Vin,

    Unfortunately, I’m not clear on what your question is really asking.

    You don’t "have" to upgrade to any certification unless you want to.  If you want to hold a certification in Windows Presentation Foundation, then you will need to take that exam.  The same holds true for Workflow and Communications Foundation.  For that matter, if you want to be certified on Windows or Web for .NET 3.5, you will need to take those exams.

    You have already completed exam 70-536 so that is good.  There are no upgrade paths for MCTS certifications from MCTS 2.0 to MCTS 3.5.  You need to take the exam or exams required for each 3.5 certification with the exception of 70-536 if you have already completed it.


  6. traveldj says:

    I am going in for 70-536. Got this at the right time 🙂

  7. uykuy says:

    Is this second shot offer valid right now ? to day 25-sept-2009 ?

    best regard


  8. First of all uykuy, if it’s Sept. 25 where you are, then I can’t help you just yet because I’m still only on Sept. 21.

    For all current offers, visit


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