As of September 4, 2014, Microsoft adds Pearson VUE as an exam delivery provider for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Program. On December 31, 2014, Microsoft will conclude its relationship with Prometric as an exam delivery provider. Pearson VUE together with Certiport, a business of Pearson VUE, will become the sole exam delivery provider for Microsoft.
Candidates who wish to take a MCP exam after December 31, 2014, will be testing through Pearson VUE. There will be no changes in the pricing (80$, or 60€) or the format of the exams. Yet, there will be some additional steps in the admission process. Test takers who are taking a proctored exam will now be photographed and asked to provide a digital signature.
Registration procedure for an MS exam with Pearson VUE:
- Customers must have an active Microsoft Account.
- Customers must have an user profile on the Microsoft Learning web site. (When choosing to book an exam via Pearson VUE from the available list, you choose the option to book an exam at a later stage and you can see your MS ID appears in the top right corner).
- Customers must merge their existing Microsoft Candidate ID (MC ID), with the MS ID of Pearson VUE. The MC ID is generated when taking MS exams with Prometric.
Holders of Prometric vouchers can use them according to the following guidelines:
- Candidates holding unexpired, prepaid Prometric exam can use vouchers they have purchased before September 4, 2014, to schedule an exam at either a Prometric or a Pearson VUE test center through December 31, 2014.
- Prepaid Prometric exam vouchers purchased between September 4 and December 31, 2014, must be redeemed by December 31, 2014 at a Prometric test center. (They will have an expiration date of December 31, 2014.)
- Candidates holding any unused, unexpired Prometric vouchers they have purchased before September 4, 2014, can also use them to schedule an exam in the Pearson VUE registration system after December 31, 2014.