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Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

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Today I have discovered a Microsoft Ignite perk I didn’t know existed before: You can get FREE certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019! Fully , 100% Free exams, saving you between 99$ USD to 165$ USD per exam! So far, the only restriction that I have seen is that this only applies to the new role based exams (MS-xxx, AZ-xxx, MD-xxx, MB-xxx) and not the old exams (70-xxx), so this can be the perfect way for you to get Microsoft Certified before the end of the year! Let’s look at how you can get those free exams! Make sure to read until the end for some extra tips!

Quick Update: If you are attending Microsoft Ignite The Tour and not Orlando, check out my updated blog post on that topic:  Microsoft Extends Free Certification Exams to Microsoft Ignite the Tour

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Scheduling the Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

1. First of all, go on the exam page of the exam that you want to take, in this case the MS-101, and click on Schedule Exam.

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

2. Double Check your MS certification Profile and make sure everything is up to date! At the end of the page click to continue.

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

3. Unless you work for Microsoft , click on “Continue to Pearson VUE”

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

4. Choose At a local test center

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

5. Click on Schedule this exam

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

6. In the search zone, enter the following number: 32819 . While I would love to say it’s a super secret code, it’s the zip code of the Orlando County Convention Center . Select Microsoft Event Test Center and then click on Next.

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

7. Go to November, and only the dates of Sunday-Monday during Ignite will be available

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

8. Choose a date / time you want and then click on next. On the confirmation page at the top you will see the full price, however an Ignite 2019 100% discount will be applied at the bottom! Click on Proceed to Checkout!

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

9. It’s pretty Much Next-Next-next from here on, accepting policies, and you will not have to enter a payment information!

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

10. Get to the end and click on confirm! Congratulations, you have signed up for a free Microsoft Exam , getting the best ROI from your Conference!

Free Microsoft Certification exams at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Additional Tips

As some additional tips, here are some study guides to help you study for some of the new role-based exams and ace the certification!

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46 Comments

  • October 4, 2019 at 11:55 am
    Santiago Lo Bianco

    Hi Vlad, many thanks for this information! This means that, obviously, I need to attend to the selected Test Center, and there is no way that I can take this exam online from another country, right?

    Reply
  • October 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm
    Richard Scott

    Is this likely to work for ignite on tour venues ? I’m hoping to attend London

    Reply
    • October 5, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      I don’t know. Remember Ignite is a paid event (2,000$+ USD) , where as Ignite the tour is free, so I don’t know if they will extend the promo!

      Reply
  • October 4, 2019 at 9:36 pm
    Michael

    THANK YOU !!!!!!! I just singed up for 4 exams for Free! I know they’ve offered discounts at Ignite in the past and planed on taking a couple of exams but this is even better. Will you be attending? Ill need to by you a drink or coffee.

    Reply
    • October 5, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      That’s awesome Michael! I will be there for sure, and you will find me mostly around the Valo Intranet booth!

      I am always down for a coffee! I have signed up for 4 exams myself so it will be an exciting week for both of us!

      Reply
  • October 4, 2019 at 11:52 pm
    Ganesh Ramachandran

    I’m unable to find this option. I have tried that way which you provided and I tried to schedule on 2-11-2019. Please help

    Reply
    • October 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Did you follow the instructions and used the Orlando test center? Are you signed up for ignite?

      Reply
  • October 5, 2019 at 7:38 am
    Suraj

    Any chance, these exams available for free in India OR is it only for those who are trying to take exams from Orlando.

    Reply
    • October 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      This is a promotion for attendees of Ignite Orlando!

      Reply
  • October 5, 2019 at 9:14 am
    Pavan

    Hi Vlad,
    Thanks a lot for the information.
    Will a similar offer like be available to the other countries like India too?
    PS: Ignite is happening in India-Bangalore during April 8–9, 2020.

    Reply
    • October 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      I don’t know. Remember Ignite is a paid event (2,000$+ USD) , where as Ignite the tour is free, so I don’t know if they will extend the promo!

      Reply
  • October 8, 2019 at 10:09 am
    David

    must i be signed up to ignite to able to use this ?

    Reply
  • October 8, 2019 at 10:10 am
    Micheal

    there is no way that I can take this exam online from another country, right?

    Reply
  • October 14, 2019 at 3:37 am
    Ashok Enugala

    do we have this offer in Singapore

    Reply
    • October 14, 2019 at 10:55 am

      This is open to anyone attending Microsoft Ignite in Orlando! I am not sure (and do not think) this will be open to Ignite the tour locations!

      Reply
  • October 18, 2019 at 9:40 am
    Ottman TAOUFIK

    Hi Vald
    Thnx but it dosen’t work in morocco rghit ?

    Reply
    • October 18, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Hello,

      It only works for attendees of Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando!

      Reply
  • October 21, 2019 at 1:02 pm
    Venu Rachakonda

    How did you sign up for 4 exams for free, I could sign-up for only one and for others Ignite discount is not getting applied.

    Reply
    • October 21, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      What are the exams youre trying to sign up for? I did 4 no problem

      Reply
  • October 21, 2019 at 1:25 pm
    Greg White

    Has Microsoft stopped offering the Free Exams at Ignite 2019 now? Pearson Vue is now charging the full price $165 for exams.

    Reply
  • October 21, 2019 at 2:27 pm
    Venu Rachakonda

    @Vlad, I could register for AZ-300 and got Ignite 2019 100% discount. For other AZ-301, AZ-203 and AZ-400, PearsonVUE is not showing discount applied and asking for payment details. From Ignite FAQ, I see AZs are included for free exam.

    Reply
  • October 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm
    Venu Rachakonda

    Vlad, I could register for AZ-300 and got Ignite 2019 100% discount. For other AZ-301, AZ-203 and AZ-400, PearsonVUE is not showing discount applied and asking for payment details. From Ignite FAQ, I see AZs are included for free exam.

    Reply
    • October 21, 2019 at 11:33 pm

      Really weird, did you try to reach out to the ignite team for help?

      Reply
  • October 21, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    Daniel Reyna

    I am an Ignite attendee, but I was able to to register only for the AZ-300. I want to register for AZ-301, but it is still charging me the full price. Do I have to do any other particular action?

    Reply
  • October 21, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    Venu Rachakonda

    Vlad, I registered for AZ-300 and got Ignite 2019 100% discount. When I tried to register for any of AZ-301, AZ-203 or AZ-400 not getting discount applied instead getting form for payment details.

    Reply
    • October 21, 2019 at 11:31 pm

      Really weird, did you try to reach out to the ignite team for help?

      Reply
  • October 23, 2019 at 11:14 am
    Kris Ku

    I am experiencing the same, able to signup for one and got the discount and trying to signup for another and it is not applying the discount. Anybody got an update from Ignite folks? tried to reach ignite generic email and still waiting for the response

    Reply
  • October 23, 2019 at 5:58 pm
    Phanindhar Madala

    I am attending ignite but it still shows the full amount of 165 dollars.

    Reply
  • October 24, 2019 at 12:31 pm
    Brian

    I just confirmed with both Pearson Vue and MSFT Ignite team that each atendee is only granted ONE free exam – if some of you were able to register for multiple exams then it was most likely a bug that they have corrected and now we can only register for one exam.

    Reply
  • October 24, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    Chris Poteet

    Vlad: I am an hour away from Orlando but I don’t have an Ignite registration. Can I sign up and go and take it?

    Reply
    • October 24, 2019 at 4:40 pm

      you need an Ignite badge in order to get in the test center!

      Reply

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