For those of us that take Microsoft certification exams, the cost of these exams is rising come July 1st. They are going from $125 to $150. There are still student discounts, although they will be going to $83 from the older $60.
If you’re planning to get certified in multiple Microsoft technologies, the price could add up quickly. For example, there are dozens of certifications that fall under the category of Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists (MCTS), and in some cases multiple certifications for the same piece of software. There are three MCTS certs for Windows Server 2008, and another for Windows Server virtualization.