I like discounts. Paying full price when I don’t have to sucks. It’s a waste of resources, and as a person who’s had to tune databases in the past I’ve grown quite fond of resource management. And the best resource ever to manage is dollars. Because you can buy stuff.
What About 2nd Chance?
I was a big fan of the 2nd Chance Exam offer that Microsoft used to have. This offer allowed you to take the exam with an insurance policy that if you failed the first time, it was free to re-take once. For every exam I took over the past two years, I used that offer. That is, until it was allowed to expire. Sad face.
The New Offer
Microsoft is offering a new discount on exams from 15% to 25% off the exam price. These exam discounts are available for both SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. The offer is available until the December 31, so it is a limited time offer. Of course, this doesn’t include any guarantee that you’ll pass the exam but you can’t have a chance to pass them if you don’t give it a try.
Get Your Discount
Now that we have a new discount, we should take advantage of it. Just think, if you take a few exams and save enough bucks and I bet you could justify going out to eat at Fogo. Bring on the meat!