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What is the AATC testing program?
The AATC testing program offers students and instructors of academic institutions (high schools and post-secondary schools) the opportunity to take a subset of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams at a reduced price. To receive the discount, exam candidates must currently attend or be employed by an academic institution and must take their exams at a Pearson VUE AATC. Pearson VUE AATCs are Pearson VUE® Authorized Centers located within academic institutions.
Who is eligible for the AATC discounted exams?
The AATC discounted exams are offered only to students and instructors that currently attend, or are employed by, a high school or accredited post-secondary school (institutes of higher learning).
What exams are eligible for the AATC discount?
The full MCSA and MCSD credentials are now available through the AATC program. Please refer to the below chart for a comprehensive list of MCP exams offered at the AATC discount:
MCDST Exams
072-271 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
072-272 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
MCSA Exams
072-028 Administering Microsoft® SQL Server 7.0
072-086 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Systems Management Server 2.0
072-210 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional
072-214 Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Network
072-215 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server
072-216 Implementing and Administering a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Network Environment
072-218 Managing a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Network Environment
072-224 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Exchange Server 2000
072-227 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000
072-228 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
072-229 Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
072-244 Supporting and Maintaining a Microsoft® Windows® NT Server 4.0 Network
072-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
072-271 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
072-272 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
072-284 Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003
072-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Environment
072-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
072-292 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Windows 2000
072-299 Implementing Security in a Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Network
MCAD Exams
072-229 Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
072-230 Designing and Implementing Solutions with Microsoft® BizTalk Server 2000, Enterprise Edition
072-234 Designing and Implementing Solutions with Microsoft® Commerce Server 2000
072-305 Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
072-306 Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
072-310 Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft® Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft® .NET Framework
072-315 Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft® Visual C# .NET and Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
072-316 Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft® Visual C# .NET and Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
072-320 Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft® Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft® .NET Framework
072-330 Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET
072-340 Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft® Visual C#® .NET
MCTS Exams
072-235 TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2006
072-262 TS: Microsoft® Office Live Communications Server 2005 – Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting
072-431 TS: Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 – Implementation and Maintenance
072-501 TS: Planning, Deploying, and Managing a Hosting Environment
072-526 TS: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows®-Based Client Development
072-528 TS: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-Based Client Developmentm
072-529 Academic: TS: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development
072-536 TS: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation
072-620 TS: Configuring Windows Vista™ Client
072-630 TS: Configuring Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007
072-631 TS: Configuring Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0

Find a Pearson VUE AATC near you

When you’re ready to take your exam, locate the nearest Pearson VUE AATC, then schedule your exam by one of the following three ways:

*IMPORTANT: Be sure to bring your current student ID to the test center. You will not be admitted to sit the exam without a valid student ID.

Where can I find Pearson VUE AATCs in my area?
Refer to the Pearson VUE AATC Center Locator to find Pearson VUE AATCs in your area.

For additonal information on the IT Academy program, please contact the Microsoft IT Academy Customer Support group at acadsupp@microsoft.com or visit the Microsoft IT Academy Web site.

Last updated 2006-08-12
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