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Old 05-28-2014, 06:13 AM   #1
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I failed at one MCP exam and wait for 14 days as of Microsoft Retake Policy.
But I have no time to wait so i'm considering to take it in other languages like German or Russian.
Is it still violating Retake Policy?
Any suggestion would be really appreciated.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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If this is your first attempt and failure, you can retake after just 24 hours. No mention of languages in the policy - Exam Policies and FAQ
General Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam retake policy

1. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least 24 hours before retaking the exam.

2. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam a third time.

3. A 14-day waiting period is also imposed for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate is then eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. To take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.

4. If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate cannot take the exam again.

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Koala's right - the link contains the info you need. There's a 24 hour waiting period between your first failed exam and your second attempt.

If you've failed the exam more than once, you need to wait the 14 days. It doesn't matter what language you take the exam in; the retake policy applies regardless of language. Violating the exam retake policy can cause you to lose your certification and be permanently banned from getting any certifications in the future. From the same link that Koala posted:

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If a candidate violates any testing rule, exam policy, or term within the exam agreement (NDA), or engages in any misconduct that diminishes the security and integrity of the Microsoft Certification Program in any way, the candidate may be permanently prohibited from taking any future Microsoft Certification exams. In addition, the candidate may be decertified from the Microsoft Certification Program, and test scores and certifications may be revoked.

Examples of such misconduct, misuse, and fraud include, but are not limited to, the following:


- Violating the current exam retake policy
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