It has been ten years since I took my first Microsoft certification exam. At the time it cost $100 (USD) for the privilege. Shortly thereafter (I suspect sometime within 2001) that cost increased to $125 (USD) per exam, which is where it is today.
Recently Microsoft Learning announced that on July 1st (August 1st in India) the cost of certification exams will increase to $150 (USD). I see this as a great time for all of you to stop dragging your feet and take those exams you have been waiting for, before the cost increase. To make it easier, ping me and I’ll send you codes to get Second Shot Free vouchers!
Good luck, and get certs!