Microsoft is holding their Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge and is offering a FREE Microsoft Certification Exam ($165 value) when you complete one of their seven challenges. The challenge ends on March 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM UTC (16:00). Make sure all modules in your challenge are complete before time runs out. If you complete your challenge before it ends, one Microsoft Certification exam will be associated with your Learn profile on April 7, 2021. You will be notified via email when it becomes available.
Choose from the following seven challenges:
- Microsoft Ignite Microsoft 365 Enterprise Admin Challenge
- For the person who likes to make things happen. This challenge teaches you how to evaluate, plan, migrate, deploy, and manage Microsoft 365 services.
- Microsoft Ignite Azure Admin Challenge
- Want to know Azure even more? Take this challenge to learn skills that help you implement, manage, and monitor an organization’s Microsoft Azure environment.
- Microsoft Ignite Azure Data Scientist Challenge
- If you’re a fan of big data this one is for you. Choose this challenge if you want to learn skills to implement and run machine learning workloads on Azure Machine Learning.
- Microsoft Ignite Teams Admin Challenge
- This challenge will improve your skills on how to configure, deploy, and manage Office 365 workloads for Microsoft Teams that focus on efficient and effective collaboration and communication in an enterprise environment.
- Microsoft Ignite Data Analyst Challenge
- Take this challenge if you’re excited about designing and building scalable data models, cleaning and transforming data, and enabling advanced analytic capabilities that provide meaningful business value through easy-to-comprehend data visualizations.
- Microsoft Ignite Identity + Information Protection Challenge
- This challenge is for the multi-talented security experts. Learn how to design, implement and operate an organization’s identity and access systems. And learn how to plan and implement controls that meet organizational compliance needs.
- Microsoft Ignite Security Operations Analyst Challenge
- Take this challenge if your career goal is to reduce organizational risk by rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment, advising on improvements to threat protection practices, and referring to violations of organizational policies.
Note, the Free exam offer is only redeemable for select Microsoft Exams listed below:
- AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator
- DP-100: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure
- MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams
- MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services
- MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security
- DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI
- SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst
- SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator
- SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator