Get a free Second Shot on your MCP exam

Take any Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam between 5 January 2015 and 31 May 2015. If you don't pass, get a free retake!

What exams are included in this offer?

All of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Specialist certification exams are eligible. Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams do not qualify for this promotion.

How do I get my free retake?

When you take an MCP exam between 5 January 2015 and 31 May 2015, you are eligible for a free retake if you don’t pass on your first attempt. You have 30 days from the date of the failed exam to schedule a retake. To schedule your retake, sign in, select your exam from the exam list and click Schedule now for free.

Frequently asked questions

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Second Shot provides you a free retake exam if you do not pass the first time.

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Second Shot is available for exams taken from 5 January 2015, through 31 May 2015. If you fail your initial exam at the end of May, you still have 30 days to schedule the exam retake.

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Second Shot applies to all of the exams in our MCSA, MCSE, MCSD and Microsoft Specialist certifications and to Microsoft Dynamics exams.

Note MTA exams and MOS exams do not qualify for MCP certification and are not eligible for Second Shot.

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No, you cannot register for your exam retake until you have taken (and failed) the initial exam.

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No. The free exam is for retake of your initial exam only.

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Second Shot provides you with one free retake for each exam that you do not pass on the first try. To qualify as free, the retake must be the same exam as the one you didn't pass.

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Yes, this is a worldwide offer.

Additional terms and conditions

  • The Second Shot offer is available on exams that are taken and failed from 5 January 2015 to 31 May 2015.

  • You must schedule and take an MCP exam on or after 5 January 2015 and on or before 31 May 2015.

  • Second Shot is only available for your second attempt at an MCP exam taken between 5 January 2015 and 31 May 2015.

  • You must schedule your free retake exam within 30 days of failing your MCP exam, and availability is limited to capacity at Pearson VUE Testing Centres.

  • To ensure that Second Shot applies to the exam you are taking, sign in with your Microsoft account, and then select the exam you wish to retake.

  • All retake timeframes are subject to compliance with the Microsoft Certification exam retake policies.

  • Second Shot expiration dates cannot be extended under any circumstances.

  • The Second Shot offer cannot be redeemed for cash or credit.

  • The Second Shot offer is non-transferable.

  • Second Shot is a free benefit and has no cash value.

  • An individual may reschedule their exam appointment as late as (but no later than) 24 hours before their scheduled appointment, provided the exam is taken prior to the expiration date.

  • Individuals who fail to appear for their scheduled exam appointment forfeit their free Second Shot.

  • Individuals must be signed in with their Microsoft account when they register for their Second Shot exam to get the exam retake for free.

  • To register for your free exam retake, select the exam you want to take from the exam list, and click Schedule now for free.