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For a limited time, Microsoft is bringing back its popular Second Shot offer that gives your students a free second chance to pass their certification exams.

Microsoft has reinvented the IT industry’s most respected professional certification program to validate a deeper set of skills on the newest technologies. The new MCSE and MCSD certifications validate the ability to deploy, design, and optimize technologies for critical IT roles, and help students to adopt new technologies, maximizing their ITA academic opportunities, and preparing them for their future.

For a limited time, Microsoft is bringing back its popular Second Shot offer that gives your students a free second chance to pass their certification exams.

Microsoft has reinvented the IT industry’s most respected professional certification program to validate a deeper set of skills on the newest technologies. The new MCSE and MCSD certifications validate the ability to deploy, design, and optimize technologies for critical IT roles, and help students to adopt new technologies, maximizing their ITA academic opportunities, and preparing them for their future.


Now ITA students can sign up for certification exams with confidence of knowing that if they don’t pass it the first time, they get a second chance at success. The mitigated risk of failure motivates students to attempt the exams, and is therefore a proven way to drive exam volume.

The campaign will run from 28th August 2012 until 30th June 2013, and allows students a free retake on any exam purchased and failed on first attempt when using a Second Shot voucher. The vouchers are available worldwide for any 073 IT pro or developer certification exam, and include the latest MCP certifications for Windows 8 Apps & Windows Server 2012.

How to Get and Use the ITA Second Shot Vouchers

Step one:  Click on link to Prometric:  https://vouchers.prometric.com/

Step two: Sign into VPSO tool, or create an account by following the directions. You will need your IT Academy member number.

Step three: Select the following:

Voucher Type: Prepaid

Client Name: Microsoft

Program Name:  Microsoft IT Academy Exam (073)

Click “Search”

Step four:  When you order certification vouchers, be sure to select vouchers with Second Shot. Please note the naming under “Attribute Summary”.

Step five:  Follow instructions for ITA member validation and order payment

Step six:  Distribute voucher codes to your students

Step seven:  Students must register their first exam with the voucher code. Student takes exam

Step eight: If student fails, they should use the same voucher number to register the retake at no cost.


Now ITA students can sign up for certification exams with confidence of knowing that if they don’t pass it the first time, they get a second chance at success. The mitigated risk of failure motivates students to attempt the exams, and is therefore a proven way to drive exam volume.

The campaign will run from 28th August 2012 until 30th June 2013, and allows students a free retake on any exam purchased and failed on first attempt when using a Second Shot voucher. The vouchers are available worldwide for any 073 IT pro or developer certification exam, and include the latest MCP certifications for Windows 8 Apps & Windows Server 2012.