Starting Soon: Free Certification Exam with the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge
It’s that time of the year when Microsoft is getting ready to showcase the latest & greatest features and give us a glimpse on what we can expect before the end of the year, and of course get us excited for 2022. Microsoft Ignite, which happens November 2nd to 4th 2021 will bring back a fan favorite – The Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge , where attendees can do a Microsoft Learn challenge – and get a voucher to pass a Microsoft Certification exam (Value up to 165$ USD) for free! It’s a great way to get certified – while saving on money! Watch the video below – or keep reading depending on your preferred format!
How to get a Free Microsoft Certification Exam at Microsoft Ignite
The first thing you need to do is to register for Microsoft Ignite – November 2021 – which is 100% Free! You can register at this link: https://myignite.microsoft.com/home . Afterwards, go to the Learning Zone part of the Menu, and go to the Cloud Skills Challenge.
At the time of writing this blog post – the challenge isn’t yet started, it starts on November 2, 2021, at 4:00 PM UTC, but you can register to get notified when the Cloud Skills Challenge starts! Meanwhile, here are the important details about it!
There are 12 challenges available to choose from, select one that’s right for you. Once you complete that challenge you will earn a free Microsoft Certification exam that can be applied to your choice from a select list of options. This year, we really have a lower selection of available exams than previous years – here is the list of exams you can take with your voucher.
- MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams
- MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer
- MD-100: Windows 10
- MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops
- MB-210: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales
- PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer
- AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator
- AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
- DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure
- AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
- AZ-801: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services
- MB-330: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management
- SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst
- SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator
- SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator
- Challenge Starts: November 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM UTC
- Challenge Ends: November 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM UTC
- You need to be registered at Microsoft Ignite – however you have until November 30th to finish the Cloud Skills Challenge
- Vouchers sent: If you complete your challenge before it ends, one free Microsoft Certification exam will be associated with your Learn profile on December 7, 2021.
- Vouchers expire: March 15th, 2022
- Cloud Skill Challenge: https://csc.docs.microsoft.com/ignite/registration/fall2021
- Official Rules: https://csc.docs.microsoft.com/Ignite/OfficialRules/Fall2021
If you have any questions before – or after the challenge starts, please let me know in the comments below!