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Get free Microsoft Certification Exam - Microsoft Spring Skills Challenge 2022

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Join the Challenge now!

 

We know that one of the top priorities today is continuous learning. Technology is at a very high rate of change and to keep up with the innovation – it is necessary to bet on new skills and certifications. Microsoft certifications, in addition to being recognized worldwide for their quality and prestige, consolidate solid technological foundations. With our certifications you can stand out gaining credibility in the cloud age, embrace projects in new areas and increase both your confidence and professional reputation.

 

This spring, with the goal of boosting your career by adding new skills and certifications, we invite you to join the Microsoft Spring Skills Challenge. We offer (all for free!) 

  1. Learning path of your choice (see the selection below) on our Microsoft Learn platform, where you can complete the modules at your own pace.
  2. Corresponding training session where you can solidify your knowledge and ask our experts
  3. Corresponding Microsoft certification exam

Furthermore, if you successfully completed all 3 steps from above, we’ll send you a Microsoft Skills Award (cool branded backpack) to your postal address.


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To participate and get qualified for the Microsoft Award, choose one of the following solution areas and complete the 3 steps:

 

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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Challenge

How to get Microsoft certification exam discount? Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Azure Fundamentals Cloud Skills Challenge 
  2. Register for the Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Fundamentals course 
  3. Schedule and pass AZ-900 exam with 100% discount - free exam voucher

     

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Microsoft AI Fundamentals Challenge

How to get Microsoft certification exam discount? Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Azure AI Fundamentals Cloud Skills Challenge 
  2. Register for the Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: AI Fundamentals course 
  3. Schedule and pass AI-900 exam with 100% discount 

 

 

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Microsoft Data Fundamentals Challenge

How to get Microsoft certification exam discount? Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Azure Data Fundamentals Cloud Skills Challenge 
  2. Register for the Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Data Fundamentals course 
  3. Schedule and pass DP-900 exam with 100% discount 

 

 

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Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals Challenge

How to get Microsoft certification exam discount? Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Power Platform Fundamentals Cloud Skills Challenge 
  2. Register for the Microsoft Power Platform Virtual Training Day: Fundamentals course 
  3. Schedule and pass PL-900 exam with 100% discount 

 

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Microsoft Security, Compliance Identity Fundamentals Challenge

How to get Microsoft certification exam discount? Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Security, Compliance Identity Fundamentals Cloud Skills Challenge 
  2. Register for the Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity: Fundamentals course 
  3. Schedule and pass SC-900 exam with 100% discount

For more questions and additional terms and conditions see below.

 

How do I join a Cloud Skills Challenge (Step 1 of the Microsoft Spring Skills Challenge)? 

  • Pick the preferred learning path from the selection you see above and click “Complete the Cloud Skills Challenge” link. Log in using your Microsoft Account, create a free Microsoft Learn account (if you don’t have it), and click “Start learning”. You will see set of the learning modules you have to go through and the leaderboard where you can track your progress 

How do I get the exam for free after attending the Microsoft Virtual Training days?  

  • Microsoft Virtual Training Days are composed of 1 to 2 training webinars, between 3h to 6h in total, depending on the chosen technology. To get the discount you will need to attend the entire training and at the end you will receive communication with more information. This video explains how to get the discount after the course.  

How to succeed with the exam to get certified?

How to get my Microsoft Skills Award? 

  • Once you have obtained your certification, just ask for your 🎁 Microsoft 🎁 backpack! Email us on springchallenge@microsoft.com with a printscreen proof of your certification and your Cloud Skills Challenge name, then we will send you instructions on how to get your award*. 

Can we run our own Cloud Skills Challenge for our company or community?

  • Yes! We’ll be happy to set up a custom Cloud Skills Challenge for your company, team, usergroup, community (internal or external). Together with you, we’ll pick the learning modules from Microsoft Learn resource that are relevant for your developer team to upskill on now, define timeframe, and other details. It’s all for free, and the prizes are on us! Just send a request to springchallenge@microsoft.com to start the discussion. 

If you didn’t make it this time, don’t give up! We offer several Virtual Training Days and you can get a 100% discount for the exam again. You have until March 21 to finish the Cloud Skills Challenge, and until April 30, 2022 to make the exam and claim your award. 

Getting a free Microsoft Certification is an opportunity and an investment in you and your career. Grab this opportunity and challenge your collaborators/colleagues to do the Microsoft Spring Skills Challenge! 

 

Earn certifications that show you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements

Disclaimer:

 

*Backpack offer limited to the first 500 valid certification responses made between February 1st and April 30th sent to springchallenge@microsoft.com. If you have any questions, please reach us through the same email address.

** You will only be able to receive the award (backpack) if you have a shipping address in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

 

Additional Terms and Conditions 

  • Government and public sector employees are not eligible to participate
  • You can only opt for one exam offer and backpack per person, regardless of the number of challenges you complete. 
  • The exam offer expiration date cannot be extended under any circumstances. 
  • The exam offer may only be redeemed once. 
  • This exam offer and/or the backpack may not be redeemed or exchanged for cash, credit or refund. 
  • The exam offer is nontransferable and is void if you alter, revise or transfer it in any way. 
  • Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend this promotion for any reason.  

Microsoft Certifications links:
Microsoft Certifications | English
Microsoft Certifications | German

 

 

 

 

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pala_l0-3s
Visitor 1

Hi! If I'm interested in more than one certification, how many may I apply? Or I can make as many paths as possible and wait until another challenge to get a 100% discount in the exam.

Octalita
Moderator

Hi! For this "Spring Skill" challenge, we actually encourage you to even take part in completing all 5 certifications as listed above.  You can schedule the Microsoft certification exams for free when you completed the courses. When you successfully pass all 5 certifications you may even have the chance to win a free Microsoft backpack. Simply click on the links above to to apply. Let me know if you have any other questions.

 

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Anuj
Level 1 Contributor

I am interested in DA-100, Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI, how can I register for that? Is there any challenge for DA-100? Please share the link if its available.

Anuj
Level 1 Contributor

I am interested in DA-100, Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI, how can I register for that? Is there any challenge for DA-100? Please share the link if its available.

Tedy
Level 1 Contributor

I am interested on Azure fundamentals and other certification

Octalita
Moderator

 

As seen in the original post, there is Azure Fundamental certification available.  

 

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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Challenge

How to get Microsoft certification exam discount? Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Azure Fundamentals Cloud Skills Challenge 
  2. Register for the Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Fundamentals course 
  3. Schedule and pass AZ-900 exam with 100% discount - free exam voucher
cheikhfaye
Level 6 Contributor

What a great initiative Octalita. Congratulations and warm encouragement to you. You are doing a great job. Thank you so much.

Octalita
Moderator

Thank you for your kind words, Cheikh! Best wishes to you as well.

Tedy
Level 1 Contributor

I am interested
VuAalon
Visitor 1

Is it still possible to join the "challenge" and get at the end the free coupon for the exams?

Ihlaluko
Visitor 1

 
Igorssena
Visitor 1

Hi all, when this challenge will be open again, more than 1 time in a year or we need to wait for it in next year?

v-jillarmour
Community Manager

@Octalita May be able to help here. 🙂

Octalita
Moderator

Hi @Igorssena @v-jillarmour@VuAalon , The Microsoft Spring Skill Challenge is happening only once a year around springtime.