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Testing centers? RRS feed

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  • Recently wanted to look at testing center options, and noticed that only Prometric and now Certiport is listed on the Microsoft site. Are these the only 2 locations now to search for testing centers? Glancing at both of these, it does not appear that all the Microsoft exams are covered by these two locations.
    Friday, August 12, 2011 7:10 PM

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  • Prometric is the main certification provider.  If the exam you're looking for isn't in their list then it has probably been retired.

    You can find the list of retired exams here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/exam-dev.aspx#tab4 


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

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    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:09 AM
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 11:06 AM
  • Prometric are for the MCP track as well as the new MCTS/MCITP/MCPD tracks, Certiport are for the MOS and MTA tracks.

    Like Jeff already stated, check http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/exam-dev.aspx#tab4 first to make sure that the exam hasn't been retired.  However there have been instances where the exam hasn't been retired, but is not on the list.  In those cases you will have to contact either Prometric directly or a testing centre directly to book the exam (not sure why in some cases an exam isn't listed, perhaps an oversight).

    -Ken   


    -Ken | http://ken.wagnerfamily.co.uk
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:09 AM
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:54 PM

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  • Clarify, which exams are you pointing for? Did you make sure that those exams aren't retired?
    Friday, August 12, 2011 7:26 PM
  • Prometric is the main certification provider.  If the exam you're looking for isn't in their list then it has probably been retired.

    You can find the list of retired exams here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/exam-dev.aspx#tab4 


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Please mark answered if I've answered your question and vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:09 AM
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 11:06 AM
  • Prometric are for the MCP track as well as the new MCTS/MCITP/MCPD tracks, Certiport are for the MOS and MTA tracks.

    Like Jeff already stated, check http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/exam-dev.aspx#tab4 first to make sure that the exam hasn't been retired.  However there have been instances where the exam hasn't been retired, but is not on the list.  In those cases you will have to contact either Prometric directly or a testing centre directly to book the exam (not sure why in some cases an exam isn't listed, perhaps an oversight).

    -Ken   


    -Ken | http://ken.wagnerfamily.co.uk
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:09 AM
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:54 PM