15+ FREE Microsoft Certification Practice TestsApril 21, 2023 by Vlad Catrinescu 0 Comments Need additional preparation for your upcoming Microsoft 365 certification exam? Did you know there are 15+ FREE Microsoft practice exams? Some of them may be hidden, but I’m here to tell you where and what they are!Video Highlights– For Microsoft certification takers, Microsoft now offers over 15 free practice tests for Microsoft certification exams. How well Microsoft handles the updates of those practice tests now remains to be seen.– There are over 15 Microsoft practice tests that are available for free. Not only for fundamental level exams, we also have them for associate level exams. Some of them are not even linked on the exam page. How do we find that list? There is a dedicated page on Microsoft Learn.Find them here: Practice Assessments for Microsoft Certifications | Microsoft Learn– Microsoft has the practice assessments for Microsoft certification. These assessments provide you with an overview of the style, wording, and difficulty of the questions. For many exams, it’s not there yet on the exam page. Make sure you take note of that page.– Microsoft certification practice tests are free. It’s a great way to validate your knowledge and also to build confidence before an exam. I just wish they were not the same price as the exam. Practice assessments should be the final step in your learning journey.– I really hope you love the practice test that Microsoft is doing. Let me know in the comments if you’ve done any of them. Make sure you subscribe to the channel on YouTube so you’ll be the first to know about the latest Microsoft certification changes.Video TranscriptWelcome to this video, where we will talk about some good news. For every Microsoft certification taker, Microsoft now offers over 15 free practice tests for Microsoft certification exams.This is actually not a completely new topic. The two months ago, I did a video on the launch of the first one, the SC-900, and you all loved it. It was one of the most popular videos on my channel, so thank you for that.However, one of the comments that you all talked about was that Vlad, this is really amazing, but I wish we had it for more than just one exam, which was the SC-900 when I recorded that video. Well, good news. We now have them for 16 exams, actually, to be exact, at the time of recording this video.But there is a small catch. Not all of them are visible on the exam page, but there is a secret page that shows all of them to you. And, of course, I’ll share that with you right after the intro of you that missed my initial video.Let’s do a quick recap. What’s this whole thing about Microsoft and free practice tests if we take a step back? For the past few years, Microsoft had a partnership with Measure Up. Measure up is a certification practice exam provider.And as you can see on the screenshot on the left side of your screen, under each exam where you would go to schedule it, you would have the Measure Up practice test. However, they were quite expensive. And even one of the comments on my previous video was like, I don’t mind paying for practice tests, but I don’t want them to be as expensive as the exam.It makes no sense. So don’t get me wrong, measure up had amazing quality exams. Many fellow Microsoft certified trainers that I know worked with Measure Up to give to create questions.They had amazing explanations and everything. However, those practice tests were quite expensive, and even the $109 version would only give you access for a few months. Then, in early 2022, Microsoft started offering their own sample questions.So they were not in a test interface, they were simply a PDF document with 20 questions at the top, and then at the bottom, you had all of the answers for the 20 questions above. This was an amazing start, right?Especially for people that just want to get started. They just want to see if, hey, how far am I from being able to take this exam? Did I do 20 out of 20, or am I out of at five out of 20, and I need to practice a bit more? But this was really a good start.And then, in early 2023, Microsoft launched its first practice assessment. When I did the previous video that I talked about earlier, it was only for the SC-900. If we recap, what do we get with Microsoft practice assessments, they are free.First of all, you can take them as many times as you want, and you have 50 randomized questions per assessment, and it’s best answer type questions only, so you will not have selected three that apply. You will always have one question, four answer choices, and you have to select the best answer. Also, something that is cool is that for each question, they actually provide you with the reasoning why that is the correct answer, as well as a link to Microsoft Learn where you can go and see the documentation or see the larger explanation about that piece of the exam.Something else I don’t have here in the slides, which I’m not able to, of course, vouch for. But the theory as well is that they will be a lot more up-to-date. Because before, when it was working with Measure Up, Microsoft would decide to update an exam.Then they would have to really work on it, publish the changes, and then Measure Up would start working on the questions. Now, because this is all Microsoft-owned, the theory is it should be more up-to-date with the exam. But that, of course, remains to be seen.How well Microsoft handles the updates of those practice tests now? Works New, so this is everything that we’ve already covered in the past video. Works New why am I doing this video today? Today Microsoft has over 15 practice tests that are available for free. And it’s not only 900.So fundamental levels exams, we even have some associate level exams in there. For example, the AZ-104, the Azure Administrator, the AZ-204, and even the MS-700 managing the Microsoft team. So it’s not only for fundamental level exams; we also have them for associate level exams.That’s something that I was honestly not sure Microsoft was going to do. I thought they would really keep it to the fundamentals, but they really took it above my expectations, and they have it for associate as well. So I’m really, really happy about that.Something I’m a bit more confused or less excited about is why some of them are not even linked on the exam page. So if we take a look at an example here, the AZ-400. If you look in the screenshot on the left under Schedule the exam, you will see it’s still linking to the Measure Up practice test.However, we do have a free Microsoft Practice assessment available. Same thing for the MS-700. It only links to the Measure Up Practice test, not to the free one by Microsoft.Now, I don’t know why that is. Is it just a miscommunication between teams, and they didn’t get around to updating it yet? Or maybe it’s a previous deal they had with a Measure app that they need to keep that exclusively there for an amount of time. I have no idea why, but if you’re watching this video, you’re lucky; you will know how to find all of them.But I do wish that Microsoft Learn put it on the exam page for everybody, even people that haven’t watched this video yet. So how do we actually find that list? Well, there is a dedicated page on Microsoft Learn. We’ll take a look at it in just a few seconds.And you will also have it inside the description of this video. So don’t worry; you won’t have to copy it or pause the video; you’ll just be able to click on it at the bottom of the video. So actually, let me put this on the screen now.So once you go to this page, you’ll see we have the practice assessments for Microsoft certification. We have the overview of what they do and something that’s really interesting here at the top. These assessments provide you with an overview of the style, wording, and difficulty of the questions you’re likely to experience on the exam.So that is quite cool. And you will see all 16 of them. And Microsoft has been pretty good at keeping this specific page up to date, even if, for example, let me go to the MS-700 page here and I’m taking the MS-700.I just finished the last course of that pat on Pluralsight. So, by the way, if you’re studying for the MS-700, check out Pluralsight. There’s going to be a link in the description as well, over 20 hours of content, so you can study for that exam.But if I scroll down here to the scheduling exam, you will notice we only have the measure-up practice test. Even here, we have only the exam sandbox and the study guide. No mention at all of the free practice test.But now that you know this page that we have here, you’re able to go on it. We have MS-700 managing Microsoft teams, and we are able to really do the practice test for free. Again, it’s amazing that we have 50 practice questions that we can do for free.No labs, nothing like that. But they do match the difficulty and the wording of the exam. So they are really a good way to test your knowledge against what you will be evaluated on on the exam.So really make sure that you take note of that page because, for many exams, it’s not there yet on the exam page. So if you take an exam and it doesn’t have the practice test linked on the exam page yet, make sure you go to the page in the description or here on the slides to see if it’s there yet and maybe not updated or not before we finish this video. A bit of talk and conclusion.Again, I’m not sure if you’ve seen it, but I love the idea that we now have free practice tests. It’s a great way to validate your knowledge and also to build confidence before an exam. I’m really happy that Microsoft provides those for free.Again, I loved the quality of the stuff on Measure Up. I have nothing to say about the quality of Measure Up. They always provided good quality, good variety of questions.I personally know many people that are working on those questions, so they’re good quality questions, but I just wish they were not the same price as the exam. And remember, practice assessments should be the final step in your learning journey. So make sure you have some real-life experience.Make sure you study for the exam using either Microsoft Learn or a third-party resource such as Pluralsight or maybe in-person training. And at the end, do the practice test. This way, you can validate.You have all the needed knowledge. This is it for this video, keeping it short and sweet. I really hope you enjoyed it.I really hope you love the practice test that Microsoft is doing. Please let me know in the comments if you’ve done any of them. Do you think they’re good quality? Do you think Microsoft should keep investing in them? And again, make sure you check me out on the Plural site.Lots of training for many of those exams that you can use. So you ace your practice test and the real exam. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and all of the social media.And if you enjoyed this video and want to keep up to date with the latest Microsoft certification changes, make sure you subscribe to the channel on YouTube so you’ll be the first to know. Even when Microsoft releases cool stuff like this, but hikes them on a page instead of putting them on the exam page. If you follow this channel, you’ll be able to know this stuff beforehand, which can really make the difference when studying for an exam.So thank you very much again for watching this video and for even more help, take a look at my many study guides! Uncategorized Previous PostMicrosoft CUTS HALF Its Microsoft 365 Certification ExamsNext PostNEW Employee Experience Platform Specialist Role 0 CommentsLeave a Reply Cancel ReplyCommentName *E-mail * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter! 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