40 percent off latest MCTS Certification Exams

If you happen to not know about the Microsoft Learning First To Know promotion (where registration is actually for free) but happen to check out this blog then I’m posting here the communication being sent to those registered (as of today Aug 6). You will find the list of new MCTS exams, the voucher number / promotion code you can use for these exams to get 40% of the standard price in your country and finally some learning resources [more]

I’ll be posting the email as is and I hope someone would find it useful.

Thank you for registering for the “First to Know” Visual Studio 2008
and SQL Server 2008 Exam Offer. Today, we are pleased to announce the
availability of two new Visual Studio 2008 Microsoft Certified
Technology Specialist (MCTS) exams and provide your savings voucher,
helping you to be among the first to certify!

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Visual Studio 2008 MCTS Exams Available Now
As of today, these two Visual Studio 2008 MCTS exams are available in English for registration worldwide: · Exam 70-561 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development (NEW!)
· Exam 70-562 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development (NEW!)

These exams, along with the three Microsoft Certified Technology
Specialist (MCTS) exams that released in April (Exam 70-502, 70-503,
70-504), make it possible for you to verify your deep technical skills
in key Visual Studio 2008 technologies. Passing any of these five exams
earns credit toward a corresponding MCTS certification. You must also
pass Exam 70-536 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework, Application Development
Foundation <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328048> in order to complete the requirements for the certification.

SQL Server 2008 exams are scheduled to start coming out in September
(subject to change based on actual exam release date). Please look
forward to another notification and savings voucher at that time.

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Register with your Savings Voucher
· Register by phone or online <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328049>
for your Visual Studio 2008 exam using voucher number FTK1357, good for
any one of the following five Visual Studio 2008 exams: 70-502, 70-503,
70-504, 70-561, or 70-562.
· Your savings code is valid worldwide at Prometric testing centers
for a 40% savings on the standard price of a Microsoft Certification
exam in your region.
· This code is valid until February 4, 2009.
· You may not combine this offer with any other certification offer or exam voucher.

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Choose and prepare for your Exams

· Review the Visual Studio 2008 certification family and exam roadmaps <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328050> to identify the exam you will take next.
· Visit the appropriate preparation guide to understand the areas of study and find recommended training:
· Preparation Guide for Exam 70-502 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 –
Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development  <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328051>
· Preparation Guide for Exam 70-503 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 –
Windows Communication Foundation Application Development <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328052>
· Preparation Guide for Exam 70-504 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328053>
· Preparation Guide for Exam 70-561 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328054>
· Preparation Guide for Exam 70-562 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328055>

· Find free learning resources and special offers on books, classroom courses, and E-Learning:
· Visual Studio 2008 Learning Portal <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328039>
· SQL Server 2008 Learning Portal  <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328040>Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Certification and your passion
for the latest technology from Microsoft. Good luck on your exams!
The Microsoft Certification program team

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Localized versions of these exams will be available beginning August 2008 (subject to change) in the following languages:

· German
· French
· Japanese
· Spanish
· Chinese (Simplified)

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Register for your exam online or by phone with Prometric <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328056>

Online Registration Tips:

· Under Payment Information in the box that states Promotion Code or Voucher click Yes
· Next to Discount Type select Voucher Number
· Next to Voucher Number / Promotion Code – enter your voucher number
· Click Validate – if the voucher has not been used you will be automatically directed back to the Payment Information Page
· Validate your email address, provide payment information, and click on the radio button I agree
· Click Commit Registration

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Related Links

· Regional Service Center <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328041>
· Keep up with Visual Studio and SQL Server certification news: MCP blog  <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328042>
· Visual Studio 2008 Certification Overview <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328043>
· SQL Server 2008 Certification Overview <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328044>
· Frequently Asked Questions <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328045>
· Learning Snacks–Short, interactive presentations about popular topics <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328046>
· Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008: be the first to know! <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9328047>

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