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3 Ways to Get a Free or Reduced Fee for Microsoft Certification

Getting certified is always a great feeling for an individual and is a way to prove your competency and proficiency in a particular technology. Microsoft provides the pool of trending technologies in demand and is vastly used in many industries. Getting certified in specific technology is a really valuable addition to your profile.

Getting Certified in Certain Technologies Involve:

  • Certification cost.
  • Good hands-on knowledge of particular technology.
  • In a detailed study.

How to get Microsoft certification for free or with a reduced fee?

  • By attending free Microsoft training days.
  • Participating and passing Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skill Challenge.
  • Participating and clearing Microsoft 30 days challenge to avail 50% discount.

Let’s explore each of this option step by step:.

1. By Attending Free Microsoft Training Days

  • Microsoft conducts training programs throughout the year in different time zones on various technologies.
  • If you enroll and complete such training, you will be eligible for free Certification.
  • Microsoft conducts the training on Azure, Business Applications, Microsoft 365, and Security. You can enroll for the respective training and attend the same based on your domain and interest.

Let’s assume you’re interested in the azure domain and want to enroll Click Here to register for this training.

Once you click on this link, it will take you to the different technologies and its upcoming virtual training schedule.

Upcoming Training

You need to select the technology of your interest and the date you want to attend the training.

Once you click on the event date, it will take you to the registration form (If there is a vacant position available for that training day) in case if that event day is already full, then you will get the message like event is full.

Event Full

If a training event is full for a certain date, then you need to select another event day where you will be able to enroll yourself. If there is a vacant position for that event day, it will take you to the registration form.Registration

You need to provide your details and click on register now, once you register for the event, you will receive the confirmation email for that event, and subsequently, you will receive the webinar invite and link to attend the same.

Training Invite

After successfully completing this free training, you will receive an email of successful completion of the training, and you will be eligible to take the Microsoft Azure certification exam at no cost.

Training Completion

Eligible Certification after attending Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day:

Currently, Microsoft provides the chance to attend three certification exams, namely:

  1. Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals (DP-900)
  2. Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals (AI-900)
  3. Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)

To clear this exam on the first attempt:

  • One shall attend the training session with full concentration and dedication.
  • One shall spend enough time having the hands-on practice
  • Shall refer these useful links to prepare for the exam

 

2. Participating and passing Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skill Challenge:

This is another way where you can participate, complete the Microsoft challenge, and can appear for Microsoft certification at free cost.

It’s a time-bound challenge announced by Microsoft; the upcoming Microsoft ignite cloud skill challenge is starting on the 12th of October 2022, so it’s a good time to register for this event if you finish the challenge within 30 days (by 9th November 2022), you could win free certification voucher.

To enroll for the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skill Challenge, Click Here:

You need to select any one challenge of your interest from the list of challenges and must have to complete the same on or before 9th November 2022 to get the free certification voucher.

Ignite Challenge

Eligible Certification after Successfully completing Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skill Challenge:

You can take any one of the select Eligible Exams

After successfully completing this challenge, you will receive the email of successful completion of the Microsoft ignite cloud skill challenge, and you will be eligible to take any of the above-mentioned 8 certifications at no cost.

Ignite Completion

3. Microsoft 30 days challenge (50% off the cost of a Microsoft Certification Exam)

This is another way to be eligible for 50 percent off the cost of a Microsoft certification exam by completing the challenge within 30 days.

To enroll for Microsoft 30 days challenge, Click Here

You need to select any one of the following challenges available:

You need to select any one of the following challenges available:

  1. Azure Virtual Desktop Fundamentals
  2. Azure Cosmos DB Develop
  3. Azure AI Fundamentals
  4. Build apps with Microsoft Graph
  5. Microsoft 365 Developer
  6. Designing Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  7. Azure Developer
  8. Java on Azure Developer
  9. Power Platform App Maker
  10. DevOps Engineer
  11. Azure Data Scientist
  12. Azure Synapse Analytics

Eligible Certification after Successfully completing 30-Day Challenge:

You can avail of the 50 percent discount on any of the certification exam(s)

I hope this article is useful for you!!! Try to make the most of these free certification options!!

Your Suggestions are most welcome!!

Thoughts on “3 Ways to Get a Free or Reduced Fee for Microsoft Certification”

  1. How can I register for free virtual microsoft training class??

    I couldn’t see any link for it, Can you please send me the link if you have??

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Ajay Karare

Ajay Karare works as Lead Technical Consultant at Perficient in the Nagpur GDC, India. He has 8+ years of technical experience in Tableau, Python, SQL, Power BI, Alteryx, and Machine Learning Technologies.

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