All participants of Microsoft Ignite who complete at least one collection in the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge are eligible for a free certification exam, to help you continue skilling up and prove your technical expertise to employers and peers.
Participate in the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge to earn a free Microsoft Certification exam and a chance to win prizes! Choose up to six different challenges to complete on Microsoft Learn. After you’ve completed your first challenge, you’ll earn a free Microsoft Certification exam. For each challenge you complete, you’ll earn five entries into a sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive a chance to meet with a Microsoft leader and invite up to four friends.
All you will have to do is register and complete one of the challenges.
The free certification exam is available for redemption starting October 12, 2020 and is valid until March 31, 2021. If you do not schedule and take your eligible exam within that timeframe, you will not be able to redeem your offer.
Each challenge you register for and complete will earn you entries into a sweepstakes, where winners will be randomly selected.
One grand prize winner will receive a chance to meet with a Microsoft leader and invite up to four friends.
One hundred first prize winners will receive an opportunity to select 1 of 4 virtual experiences with a select group of Microsoft personalities from Microsoft Ignite. The experience times and personalities will be predetermined and each is limited to 25 attendees, managed on a first come, first served basis.
After the challenge has closed October 6, 2020 at 11:59PM PDT, the random sweepstakes drawing will be completed and winners will be contact directly by Microsoft with details about claiming their prize. The list of sweepstakes winner will appear on this page on October 14, 2020 at 12:00AM PDT.
Eligible exams include all Microsoft fundamentals, role-based, and specialty certification exams. The eligible exams are listed below.
Terms and conditions
- This exam offer is available to eligible individuals who attend Microsoft Ignite and complete one collection in the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge.
- This exam offer may be redeemed to take one (1) Microsoft Certification exam, delivered at an authorized Pearson Vue testing center or through a Pearson Vue online proctoring site.
- This exam offer is exam-specific and only redeemable for select Microsoft exams.
- This exam offer redemption window starts October 12, 2020 and expires on March 31, 2021.
- This exam offer expiration date cannot be extended under any circumstances.
- This exam offer may only be redeemed once.
- This exam offer may not be redeemed or exchanged for cash, credit or refund.
- This exam offer is nontransferable and is void if you alter, revise or transfer it in any way.
What is one collection? Would it be one module or a whole learning path composte of several modules?
Basically a “collection” is a defined combination of modules and learning paths Microsoft has defined for a specific topic area of the challenge. If you dig into the site they have is explained.