Are you an IT student who wants to have a head start in their IT career? If you do, then I strongly suggest that you head over to DreamSpark now to register to complete a free Microsoft Certification Exam.
Microsoft is letting students who have a valid Student Identify card from an affiliated academic institution (I believe most Universities and Tafe’s in Australia are eligible) to complete a free Microsoft certification exam in an area of their choice.
Some of the exams you can sit are:
- Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, configuring,
- Microsoft Project 2010 Server
- Configuring Exchange 2003/2007/2010 servers
- Installing configuring, support users and troubleshooting of Windows XP Professional, and Windows 7
- Virtual Machine Manager/Windows Server Virtualization
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008
- .NET Framework
- Visual Studio
- Office Groove
- Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0
- Windows Mobile
- Configuring Windows Vista Client
- Microsoft Desktop support for Client and Enterprise
- Windows Sever 2008 – Active Directory, Network infrastructure, Application infrastructure, Server administrator
- Windows Small Business Server 2008
- and a whole heap more…
The cost of most courses cost are $85.00 AUD to complete, so getting them for fee is quite some bargain. It is important to note that you can only complete courses that start with the 072 prefix.
It is important to note that these are not online tests, so you have to physically go to a testing centre, but there are about 42 test sites around Australia.
To Apply, all you have to do visit DreamSpark, sign in with your Windows Live ID, verify that you are student (by entering your student email address (.edu.au) and get a voucher code. Next visit Prometric, and register for an exam and find a seat. Full instructions of redemption are on the DreamSpark website.
Also, the offer ends, and you must complete your assessment by June 30, 2011. I believe you can only sit one exam with the free voucher code, but I am unsure yet on how many vouchers you can generate. I know with some DreamSpark products, you can generate a number of keys, but I am not 100% if you can complete more than one exam making use of the offer.
I haven’t completed one of these, but I am strongly leaning towards complete one. If any one has completed one of these exams, can you please share what it was like? I would love to know.