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Second Shot - Any Way to Still Get It

    Question

  • I am ready to take an exam, but I see the second shot offer has expired. Is there any other way to get this? Such as a vendor that sells vouchers with a second shot?

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi, BI Brian.

    Unfortunately, it seems that this promotion dried up in January. I am sure they will eventually set it up again but we will just have to wait and watch for it to come back.

    It's a bit of a let down (a bummer!) that they still mention the Second Shot promotion on all their exam description pages, right above the Schedule Exam button.

    70-464 exam description page (Example):
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-464.aspx

    All exam description web pages include a link to the Second Shot promotion but when you click on it, it states that the promotion ended on January 12, 2016.

    Second Shot info page:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/second-shot.aspx

    Note that people who failed the exam while the promotion was active only had 30 days to retake it for free. That ended for everyone on February 12th, 2016 (30 days later).

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    • Marked as answer by BI Brian Friday, February 26, 2016 1:09 PM
    Friday, February 26, 2016 7:27 AM
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  • Hi, BI Brian.

    Unfortunately, it seems that this promotion dried up in January. I am sure they will eventually set it up again but we will just have to wait and watch for it to come back.

    It's a bit of a let down (a bummer!) that they still mention the Second Shot promotion on all their exam description pages, right above the Schedule Exam button.

    70-464 exam description page (Example):
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-464.aspx

    All exam description web pages include a link to the Second Shot promotion but when you click on it, it states that the promotion ended on January 12, 2016.

    Second Shot info page:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/second-shot.aspx

    Note that people who failed the exam while the promotion was active only had 30 days to retake it for free. That ended for everyone on February 12th, 2016 (30 days later).

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    • Marked as answer by BI Brian Friday, February 26, 2016 1:09 PM
    Friday, February 26, 2016 7:27 AM
    Answerer
  • Thanks for your response. Fortunately, I won't need it. I took the exam yesterday and passed. One more to go but I don't think that one will be as hard for me as the one from yesterday.
    Friday, February 26, 2016 1:11 PM
  • Good job, Bri!

    Hey - Microsoft just announced a new program that starts today (March 7th, 2016) until August 31st, 2016. Here are the new offers from Microsoft:

    • Practice test + Certification exam
    • Certification exam + 4 retakes (for the same exam)
    • Practice test + Certification exam + 4 retakes

    Check them out here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/offers.aspx

    Best wishes!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Monday, March 7, 2016 5:57 PM
    Answerer
  • Thanks Davin. Hopefully the SQL 2016 exams will come out before this special ends. I'm done for now.
    Monday, March 7, 2016 6:11 PM