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Second Shot exams from Microsoft

What happens if you fail a Microsoft exam? Well as long as you register for 2nd Shot, then your retake is free!

Bryan O'Connor | 11 January 2013

What happens if you fail a Microsoft exam? Well as long as you register for 2nd Shot, then your retake is free!

I will be taking quite a few Microsoft exams in the next twelve months. The upside will be lots of new qualifications; the downside is time and money to sit these exams. A common worry is "if I fail do I have to re-pay to re-sit my exam?"

Microsoft offer the opportunity to take a Second Shot: Retake an exam for free and save 15% on certification packs .

This allows you to prove that you have the knowledge and skills in the most current and specialized technologies and solutions by earning a Microsoft Certification. Passing the exams needed to demonstrate those skills can be tough, but for a limited time, you'll get a free second chance to succeed.

Obviously we all want to pass first time, but it's nice to know if it's really required, then we can sit the exam again.

Bryan O'Connor

Senior Technical Instructor

Bryan O’Connor is a Senior Technical Instructor at QA, teaching VMware, Microsoft and CompTIA courses. In the past, Bryan has also been certified by Novell as a MCNI (Master Certified Novell Instructor). Bryan started in the world of IT in 1986 and has worked in a variety of roles ranging from PC support technician to Network design and consultancy, to Virtualisation consultant. At last count, Bryan held over 40 professional VMware, Microsoft, Novell and CompTIA certifications. Bryan has advised many large organisations on their IT and project management needs to allow them to benefit from the increase in productivity provided by computer systems. In addition to teaching, Bryan does a variety of jobs in QA, including supporting the sales staff and setting up the classrooms. Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a grand prix on the TV when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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