Get hired, demonstrate clear business impact, and advance your skills with Microsoft Certification. With Microsoft’s wide range of industry-recognized certifications, you can take your career to the next level.
Q: How do I register for a Microsoft certification exam?
A: Simply select your exam and schedule with Pearson VUE.
Q: How much does a Microsoft certification cost?
A: Expert and Associate exams typically cost US 165. Browse all exams to find the exam page, which includes the price of the exam.
Q: Do Microsoft certification exams expire? What is the difference between ‘recertifying’ and ‘re-earning’?
A: Recertification is an important indicator to IT professionals and their employers, ensuring that the certification holder has kept up with current trends in technology. Re-earning a certification means that you did not meet the recertification requirements within the two-year period that you have in which to do this. In other words, you have allowed your certification to expire and must repeat the entire certification process to re-earn your certification.
The job role-based certifications may be renewed indefinitely, but without timely renewal, certifications expire or become inactive. Renewal requires that you pass either the appropriate recertification exam or the appropriate stay current course within two years of earning your certification.
To renew your certification, you must complete the recertification requirements prior to the certification expiration date.
Q: What is Microsoft’s Certified Professional (MCP) exam retake policy?
A: If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least 24 hours before retaking the exam.
If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam a third time.
A 14-day waiting period is also imposed for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months).
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