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Microsoft DreamSpark - now with a free Microsoft Certification Exam

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Microsoft DreamSpark - now with a free Microsoft Certification Exam

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As DreamSpark is growing, it starts to offer more opportunities for the verified students. Recently, Microsoft added the possibility to take a free Microsoft Certification Exam (with a 072 prefix - Academic). All you have to do is log in with your DreamSpark account and follow the registration instructions once you get the voucher. Ultimately, you will have a choice of the exam location and will have to enter the voucher code.

This is definitely an opportunity worth taking, especially since the exam should be taken before June 30th, 2011 for this offer to apply. China and India are not eligible for this offer. 

Here is the list of currently available exams:

  • 072-625 - Connected Home Integrator
  • 072-626 - Consumer Sales Specialist
  • 072-291 - Implement,Managing&Maintaining a MS Win 2003 Network Infra
  • 072-284 - Implementing & Managing MS Exchange Server 2003
  • 072-299 - Implementing Security in a MS Win Server 2003 Network
  • 072-270 - Installing, Config., Admin. MS WinXP Professional
  • 072-290 - Managing & Maintaining a MS Win Server 2003 Environment
  • 072-558 - MCAD Skills to MCTS Windows Apps by Using the MS .NET Frmwrk
  • 072-178 - Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects
  • 072-401 - MS System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring
  • 072-238 - Pro: Deploying Messaging Solutions w/MS Exchange Server 2007
  • 072-443 - PRO: Design a DB Server Infrastru by Using MS SQL Serv 2005
  • 072-622 - Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support - Enterprise
  • 072-623 - Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support Consumer
  • 072-621 - Pro: Upgrading Your MCDST Cert to MCITP Enterprise Support
  • 072-646 - Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
  • 072-563 - PRO:Design & Dev Windows Apps Using the MS .NET Framework3.5
  • 072-237 - Pro:Designing Messaging Solutions with MS Exchange Serv 2007
  • 072-271 - Supporting Users & Troubleshooting a MS Win XP Operating Sys
  • 072-272 - Supporting Users & Troubleshooting Desktop Apps on MS Win XP
  • 072-403 - System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Configuring
  • 072-516 - TS: Accessing Data with MS .NET Framework 4
  • 072-236 - TS: Configuring Exchange Server 2007
  • 072-630 - TS: Configuring Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • 072-631 - TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • 072-620 - TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client
  • 072-656 - TS: Microsoft  Desktop Optimization Pack, Configuring
  • 072-662 - TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring
  • 072-557 - TS: Microsoft Forefront Client and Server, Configuring
  • 072-664 - TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring
  • 072-555 - TS: Microsoft Office Groove 2007, Configuring
  • 072-632 - TS: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects
  • 072-177 - TS: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring
  • 072-573 - TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
  • 072-667 - TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring
  • 072-431 - TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation & Maintenance
  • 072-433 - TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
  • 072-545 - TS: Microsoft Visio 2007, Application Development
  • 072-571 - TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0, Developing
  • 072-577 - TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Development
  • 072-540 - TS: Microsoft Windows Mobile Application Development
  • 072-529 - TS: MS .NET Framework 2.0 - Distributed Appl Development
  • 072-526 - TS: MS .NET Framework 2.0- Windows Based Client Development
  • 072-536 - TS: MS .NET Framework 2.0-Application Develop Foundation
  • 072-528 - TS: MS .NET Framework 2.0-Web-based Client Development
  • 072-561 - TS: MS .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development
  • 072-562 - TS: MS .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
  • 072-505 - TS: MS .NET Framework 305, Windows Forms App Dev
  • 072-504 - TS: MS .NET Frmewrk 3.5, Workflow Foundation App Dev
  • 072-502 - TS: MS .NET Frmewrk3.5, Wndws Presentation Fndation App Dev
  • 072-503 - TS: MS .NET Frmwrk 3.5, Wndws Commun Fndtion App Dev
  • 072-635 - TS: MS Deployment Toolkit 2008, Desktop Deployment
  • 072-638 - TS: MS Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring
  • 072-556 - TS: MS Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Applications
  • 072-633 - TS: MS Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects
  • 072-542 - TS: MS Office SharePoint Server 2007-Application Development
  • 072-445 - TS: MS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence-Implem & Mainte
  • 072-432 - TS: MS SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
  • 072-400 - TS: MS System Center Operations Manager, Configuring
  • 072-500 - TS: MS Windows Mobile Designing, Implementing, and Managing
  • 072-541 - TS: MS Windows SharePoint Srvcs 3.0 Application Development
  • 072-639 - TS: MSOffice Proj Serv 2007, Config, For MS Cert Partners
  • 072-506 - TS: Silverlight 4, Development
  • 072-658 - TS: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuring
  • 072-510 - TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
  • 072-512 - TS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administratio
  • 072-543 - TS: Visual Studio Tools for 2007 MS Office System (VTSO)
  • 072-515 - TS: Web Apps Development with MS .NET Framework 4
  • 072-681 - TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying
  • 072-680 - TS: Windows 7, Configuring
  • 072-683 - TS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs
  • 072-511 - TS: Windows Apps Development w/MS .NET Framework 4
  • 072-582 - TS: Windows Embedded Standard 7 for Developers
  • 072-654 - TS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuring
  • 072-691 - TS: Windows HPC Server 2008, Developing
  • 072-660 - TS: Windows Internals
  • 072-580 - TS: Windows Mobile 6.5, Application Development
  • 072-579 - TS: Windows Mobile 6.5, Configuring
  • 072-640 - TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
  • 072-642 - TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
  • 072-669 - TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
  • 072-659 - TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
  • 072-652 - TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring
  • 072-653 - TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring
  • 072-513 - TS: Wndws Communication Foundation Dev w/MS .NET Frmwk 4
  • 072-241 - TS:Busin Process & Integration Sol by Using MS BizTalkServR2
  • 072-595 - TS:Dev Business Process & Integ Solutions Using BizTlk 2010
  • 072-235 - TS:Devlping Busin Process & Intgrtion Sol Using MS Biz Tlk06
  • 072-351 - TS:MS Internet Security & Acceleration Serv 2006,Configuring
  • 072-448 - TS:MS SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Dev & Maintenan
  • 072-648 - TS:Upgrading MCSA on Wndws Serv 2003 to Wndws Serv 2008
  • 072-649 - TS:Upgrading MCSE on Wndws Serv 2003 to Wndws Serv 2008
  • 072-643 - TS:Windows Serv 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configurin
  • 072-169 - TS:Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring
  • 072-655 - TS:Windows Vista & Serv Op Systems, Pre-Installing for OEMs
  • 072-566 - UPG:Transition Your MCPD Wind Dev Skill to MCPD Wind Dev 3.5
  • 072-559 - UPGRADE: MCAD Skills to MCTS Web Apps Using MS .NET Frwrk

Also, according to Prometric (who leads the exam):

Academic exams are only offered to students and faculty members currently affiliated with an academic institution. In order to book an academic exam, you must provide a valid Academic ID number in a form of Student Id number or Faculty Id number and the name of your academic institution.

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