Microsoft tests candidates with baffling talk of certification exam 'price adjustments'

If you're looking to gain qualifications in Microsoft technologies, you're probably going to have to pay more for them come July.
Written by Liam Tung, Contributing Writer

The new prices will come into effect in July, affecting its customers and training partners.

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Microsoft has given would-be candidates for its professional qualifications and the training community a two-month warning about "price adjustments" planned for its certification exams.

The company has offered a bare-bones FAQ about looming changes to the price of its Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and its introductory-level Microsoft Technology Associate exams.

At the moment, it's euphemistically calling them "price adjustments" and they will come into effect in July, affecting its customers and training partners.

Presumably, the adjustments will mean a price rise, but Microsoft doesn't explain. It suggests it will use the FAQ to announce more details when information becomes available.

ZDNet has asked Microsoft for further clarification and will update the story if it receives a response.

Microsoft says it will be adjusting prices worldwide and they will apply to commercial and academic MCP exams, as well as MTA exams.

Additionally, academic exams bought through Pearson VUE and Courseware Marketplace will also see price changes.

The one product type that won't be affected are academic exams purchased through volume licensing.

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