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Microsoft Spring Skills Challenge!


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 continuous 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. 
  1. Corresponding training session where you can solidify your knowledge and ask our experts 
  1. 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. 

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




Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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




Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals

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




Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals

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




Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

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




Microsoft Security and Compliance Fundamentals

1.      Complete the Security and Compliance 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


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? 
Carefully going through the content of the Cloud Skills Challenge plus joining a Microsoft Virtual Training Day will dramatically increase your chance to pass the exam. Also, see here how to better prepare for exams. If you want to better understand the structure of the exams, please refer to our Exam duration and question types

For more general questions, see Frequently asked questions. 

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! 

Good luck! 

With the best regards, 

The Microsoft Spring Skills Challenge Team

*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. To keep in mind: It is only valid for the postal addresses in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and 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

Visitor 1

Waiting for a similar challenge in India region


Visitor 1


I am having an issuing registering for the Skills Training Sessions. 


When attempting to register for a non-full session (e.g., May 5,6), the webpage does not respond following the 'register now' action. The page sits idle. All the required fields are complete as well as the captcha. Cache has been cleared on device. Using MS Edge browser. Internet stable and strong. 


Please advise or proceed to add me to the May 5,6 training. 




Visitor 1

I am disappointed as it is not available in India!


Hi all, for questions regarding the Microsoft Spring Skills Challenge, please send an email to: springchallenge@microsoft.com

Level 1 Contributor

I am stuck on 12 of 14 modules.  When I click on Continue Learning it takes me to the page that only has 12 Modules listed and I have completed them all.   The challenge itself says it only has 12 modules (see pic).  Where are the other two models and how do I access them?

Level 1 Contributor

Same problem here, anyone got a solution?

Visitor 1

Mine is showing up the same way. Where are the last two modules?

Level 1 Contributor

Maybe its simply means 12 modules and two questions , try and re-check again

Level 1 Contributor

What two questions?

Visitor 1

Hi team,


I completed path could you please assist me further 

Visitor 1

Hello, I'm from India, and I've finished the above challenge successfully. Will I be eligible to receive the backpack?

Level 1 Contributor

Simply forward your challenge to  springchallenge@microsoft.com then you would get a response from the team


Visitor 2

This initiative is very interesting for the Partners and Employees. Thank you very much