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Microsoft offers 15$ Certification Exams for Those Affected by COVID-19

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This year has been a tough one for all of us, but some people in all fields have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. In order to help people across the globe show their technical skills and stand out, Microsoft is offering multiple certification exams for as low as 15$ USD. This is a very nice gesture from Microsoft, so I would like to highlight that this exam offer is available to job seekers who can attest that they have been unemployed or furloughed due to COVID-19. Please do not abuse the offer as this will probably cause Microsoft to not offer similar offers in the future. The exam must be scheduled before December 31st ,2020 and taken before March 31st, 2021

List of available certification exams at 15$

Not all of Microsoft’s exams are eligible for the offer, so here is the complete list!

Certification name

Certification exam

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

Exam DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals

Exam AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals

Exam PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals

Exam MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate

Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker

Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate

Exam MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate

Exam MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate

Exam MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services

Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate

Exam DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI

Terms and conditions

Read all of the Terms and Conditions on the official Microsoft Docs Page called: Become Microsoft certified and build your resilience for today’s and tomorrow’s digital economy

How to schedule the exam

When you go on one of the exam pages, you will have two options. Either Schedule with Pearson VUE at normal price, or if you meet the requirements click on “Schedule for USD15”

Next up, you will have to validate that you have been personally impacted by COVID-19 as you can see in the following screenshot.

Next up, you will get redirected to the usual Microsoft Exam registration process with a confirmation that the $15 USD job seeker exam offer will be reflected at the end.

That’s it! Again, make sure you check out the official Microsoft page on the offer to get all of the details ,as well as terms and conditions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/skillingoffer?WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-5000399

Where to find study material?

Microsoft offers quite a lot of study material on Microsoft Learn , and you can also check out my numerous Microsoft Certification Study Guides with specific links for each exam.

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