Prometric: Your Microsoft Virtualization Voucher is Enclosed?
Like a lot of Prometric users I received 4 emails containing:
Here is your Microsoft Virtualization voucher number: ***********
TO SCHEDULE YOUR EXAM:
Visit http://www.prometric.com/microsoft, click the “START” button to schedule your exam – and when prompted enter in your voucher number (listed above). The price that will display on the screen is the price of your exam.
If you are one of the first 1,000 to register and you pass your virtualization certification exam by June 30, 2011, you will receive your complimentary TechNet Subscription information on or before July 15, 2011 via email. The message will be sent to the email address you provided when registering, and you will need to activate your subscription before accessing the benefits.
This is a promotion for Microsoft Technet Subscriptions, when scheduling this exam you can fill in the voucher code and you will get 100,- euro discount. So no discount on the exam or free exams but a badly communicated promotion because this isn’t clear from (all 4!) emails from prometric.
Shortly later I received the following email:
Please DISREGARD the Microsoft Virtualization Voucher Email just received
Please disregard the email you just received regarding your Microsoft Virtualization Voucher. It was sent in error. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be in touch shortly regarding your Microsoft Virtualization Voucher.
@MSLearning posted on twitter:
Pass any virtualization exam and receive a complimentary TechNet Subscription*!
*NOTE: First 1,000 people only. Registration is required.
1. Register for this offer – http://www.prometric.com/microsoft/virtualization
a. Select an exam voucher or exam voucher pack (single exam or up to 3 exams)
i. Valid on virtualization exams only
b. Provide your details (name, address, email, etc.)
2. Use your voucher code to register for your first exam
3. Take and pass any virtualization exam between March 1 and June 30th – 70-652, 70-659, 70-669, or 70-693
4. Receive your TechNet subscription no later than July 15th
a. FIRST 1,000 ONLY
MORE INFORMATION ON THE BENEFITS OF VIRTUALIZATION: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9762765&ocid=eml-f-us-jtc-DPR-TECHNETPLUS
Q. What if I took and passed a virtualization exam X time ago (1 week, 1 day, etc), can I receive the complimentary TechNet offer?
A. Congratulations on passing your virtualization exam. The complimentary TechNet offer is only available for those that register through the website – http://www.prometric.com/microsoft/virtualization and take and pass an exam. We encourage you to take another virtualization exam and hopefully achieve your MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) certification.
Q. Who can take advantage of this offer?
A. Anyone qualifies for this offer worldwide. Only thing you need to do is register (http://www.prometric.com/microsoft/virtualization), then register for your virtualization exam, then take your exam and pass it between March 1 and June 30th. First 1,000 people only.
Q. What exams are covered in the offer?
A. 70-652, 70-659, 70-669 and 70-693.