Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Watch for Increases in Microsoft Exam Prices

The prices of many Microsoft certification exams are going up for both IT professionals and students, beginning July 1. For current students at high schools and colleges, Microsoft exams now cost $60; on and after July 1 they will cost $83.

The new $83 price will affect the exams for nine Microsoft certifications, including:
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
  • Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

Network World reports that, according to Microsoft, "The new fee structure enables Microsoft to improve the Microsoft Certification program. Examples of proposed improvements include new Microsoft Certifications, new question types, frequent updates to certification exams, improved exam security, and driving adoption of Microsoft Certification by accrediting bodies across the world."

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