I received the email below and it’s pretty important.  Starting in 2015 if you want to take a Microsoft Certification Path (MCP) or Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam you won’t be able to use Prometric.  You’ll have to use Pearson VUE.  For Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams it will still be Certiport. 




We’re making it easier and more convenient for you to register for and take MCP and MTA exams!

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Important Information about Microsoft Certification Exams

We’re making it easier and more convenient for you to register for and take MCP and MTA exams!

Effective immediately, we’re partnering with Pearson VUE to bring you new location and appointment options when scheduling your exams. (You can still take our exams at Prometric testing centers through December 31, 2014, but starting January 1, 2015, all of our testing will be delivered by Pearson VUE only.)

When you schedule your exams with Pearson VUE, you’ll enjoy several benefits:

Your appointments will appear on your MCP dashboard, where you can manage them and find preparation resources.
Your photo may appear on your score reports, helping to prove its authenticity to prospective clients and employers.*
Your exam results will appear on your transcript within one business day.

It’s easy to schedule an exam with Pearson VUE. You can do it:

On the web, at our Microsoft Learning web site.
By phone, with Pearson VUE directly.
In person, at a Pearson VUE testing center.

But this is important: regardless of how you choose to schedule, you’ll first need:

An active Microsoft Account. We use this to verify your identity and to provide access to MCP benefits and resources.
A profile on our Microsoft Learning web site. We use this to keep track of your appointments and allow you to manage them.

Creating a Microsoft Account is easy—and if you’re already an MCP, you probably already have one. Use the same Microsoft Account that you use to access your transcript and MCP benefits. Creating a profile is also easy, and you only have to do it once.

If you register for an exam on-line, you’ll be prompted to create a profile if you don’t already have one. If you want to register by phone or in-person instead, you can create a profile by following these steps:

1. On the Microsoft Learning web site, in the upper right corner, click Sign in.

2. Sign in using your Microsoft account. Important: If you are an MCP, use the Microsoft Account associated with your member site benefits.

3. In the upper right corner, click Account, and then click Profile Settings.

4. Create, edit, or verify your profile, and then click Save.

For more information on Pearson VUE and Microsoft exam testing, please click here.

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