Microsoft Certification Offers – Australia only

Microsoft has just launched their Microsoft Certification Hero Campaign which enables MVPs to forward some nice benefits for those wishing to take any MCTS, MCITP or MCPD exams before May 31st, 2009.

Here’s a link to the specific certifications:

Now, the benefits include:

10% discount + a free exam should you not pass. 

So how do you get these benefits, simple:

1) Go to and enter the MVP Certification Promotion Code by March, 31st, 2009
2) An exam offer voucher will be sent to you (via email)
3) Decide which exam to take by going to or visit the above three links for details
4) Schedule an exam at a Prometric ( and use the exam voucher code sent to you

This offer is only available, via me, to residents in Australia (as I’m awarded in Australia) and unfortunately not in the rest of the world (other MVPs may be eligible, but I’m not).

The MVP Certification Promotion Code to be used at is: AUF17D9E

This is an excellent opportunity to get a certification under the belt with the added bonus of being able to resit the exam if it doesn’t go well the first time.

Note: there may be other MVPs who offer this as well – so keep an eye out for MVPs in your country (as we can only use the code above for the country we’re living in).

  7 comments for “Microsoft Certification Offers – Australia only

  1. richel fox
    January 18, 2009 at 05:37

    I passed 70-446 exam. There were 6 scenarios and around 10 questions for each scenario and 30 minutes for each scenario. Not too hard and many straightforward questions if you have done a few projects and are familiar with concepts like: dimensional modeling, cube designing, SCD (especially type-2), data mining. There are only 183 MCITP -BI Developer all around the world up to now compare to 3,232 MCITP (DBA) or 148,244 MCDBA (SQL 2000), that’s a very small number. Not sure if that means the MS BI is not popular or it is still young or because it’s a new exam or … (?)

    I study from xxxxxxx I recommend that you all do not waste your time and money on other cheap training.

  2. BrianMadsen
    January 18, 2009 at 15:46

    Hey Richel,

    congratulations on passing the exam!!

    and thanks for the numbers – rather impressive! I think you’ll find that the low MCITP-BI Developer numbers are due to the age of the exam.

    Well done!!

  3. January 28, 2009 at 02:43

    Hey Brian, seems a bit weird that ‘Ricel Fox’s link takes you to TestKingdom’s wen site.

    You sure it’s not spam?

  4. BrianMadsen
    January 28, 2009 at 02:56

    Could very well be Mitch…had a look at the site and it doesn’t ring any bells with at least it “appears” clean.

    To be safe – links removed..sorry Rachel.

  5. Dipak Pandey
    February 7, 2009 at 23:18

    Rspected sir,
    This is dipak pandey here and iam mcp holder from nepal but nowadays iam in australia. i want to join in this field so please help me . how can i involve in this field? also iam computer hardware and networking technician with 4 years experiences. if possible to suggest me please mail me on

  6. BrianMadsen
    February 8, 2009 at 16:02


    i’m not entirely sure what you’re asking here.

    what field is it you want to be part of?

    are you looking for work or to participate in the promotion?


  7. Ken
    March 17, 2009 at 04:22

    hi Brian and richel fox ,

    I am going to take MCITP BI test. Do you have any study material of 70-445 and 70-446 to prepare these test? I only got a
    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-445).

    or any recommendation for test preparation would be much appreciated.

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