Is the Microsoft Second Shot program available?

Microsoft Program Update:


Microsoft is now offering the Microsoft Replay Pro with a MeasureUp practice test. The voucher expires 1 year after purchase. You must schedule and take the MCP exam (including retake) within one year of purchase.

  • One (1) Microsoft Certifiation (MCP) exam voucher + one retake (if necessary) expires
  • One (1) Microsoft MeasureUp Practice test 180 days

Click here for information on the Microsoft Retake policy.

The 2nd Shot program ended. See above for current Microsoft program available.

The Microsoft 2nd Shot Program ended January 12, 2016. We will update this page when the program begins. If you have a voucher that has not expired it will only be good for a single shot voucher.

Effective July 12, 2015 Microsoft 2nd shot program is back but it looks a little different this year! Carefully read all details below.  PROGRAM ENDED

Between July 12, 2015 and January 12, 2016 (ENDED, NO LONGER AVAILABLE), take any Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or Microsoft Dynamics exam, and get a free Second Shot if you fail the first take.

With the full transition to Pearson VUE as the sole exam delivery provider this year, there's a slight difference in the Second Shot process. Please note:


  • After your exam, log in to check your personal dashboard at to verify testing results. Please allow up to 24 hours for results to show up on the dashboard.
  • If you need a Second Shot, select “rescheudle”  in your Mircorosft account  within 30 days from your first take.
  • Please review the Pearson VUE testing center availability for your specifc exam and then schedule your take.

For complete terms and conditions of this offer, visit the Microsoft Second Shot page.

Q.How many exams can I take with the offer?
A. 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.

Additional terms and conditions

  • The Second Shot offer is available on exams that are taken and failed from July 12, 2015 and January 12, 2016
  • You must schedule and take the initial exam on or after July 12, 2015, and on or before January 12, 2016.
  • The Second Shot offer expires 30 days from the date of taking the initial exam.
  • Second Shot only applies to a Microsoft Certified Professional exam and one free retake of that exam when you don’t pass the exam on your first attempt.
  • The free retake is limited to the same exam and must be taken by the same individual who took the initial exam.
  • Second Shot exams are program-specific and, in some cases, exam-specific. To ensure that Second Shot applies to the exam you are taking, sign in and 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.
  • Second Shot exams may not be applied to exams that were initially taken prior to July 12, 2015.
  • Second Shot exams are nontransferable and are void if altered in any way.
  • Second Shot is a free benefit and has no cash value.
  • Second Shot exams can only be redeemed in the region from which they were purchased.
  • 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 show up for their scheduled exam appointment forfeit their Second Shot exam.
  • Individuals must be signed in when they register for their Second Shot exam to get the exam retake for free.



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