I would like to share with you a really cool event that Microsoft is promoting, which is the “Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge | May 2022”, which starts TODAY, 24/05/2022 and is giving away FREE vouchers for you to take a Microsoft certification test.
This event consists of releasing a voucher for free for you to take a Microsoft certification exam, as long as you complete the entire exam track on Microsoft Learn.
How to participate and win the voucher
To win your test voucher, simply complete ONE of the challenges below:
- Microsoft 365: Building Applications and Solutions Challenge: Learn how to design, build, test, and maintain apps and solutions optimized for the productivity and collaboration needs of organizations using the Microsoft 365 platform
- Azure Developer Challenge: Learn how to design, build, test, and maintain cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure
- IoT Developers Challenge: Gain experience implementing the configuration and coding tasks required to build and maintain the cloud and edge portions of an IoT solution
- Azure Cosmos DB Developer Challenge: Design and implement data models; design and implement data distribution; integrate an Azure Cosmos DB solution; optimize an Azure Cosmos DB solution; and maintain an Azure Cosmos DB solution
- Power Platform: Functional Consultant Challenge: Learn how to perform discovery, capture requirements, interact with subject matter experts and stakeholders, translate requirements, and configure Microsoft Power Platform solutions and applications
- Power Platform: App Maker Challenge: Create low-code solutions to simplify and automate tasks and processes for you and your team. Learn how to transform your understanding of your data and the issues it needs to solve into automated processes and app experiences with the App Maker Challenge
- Microsoft Security: Who Hacked? challenge: Reduce organizational risk by quickly remediating active attacks in the environment, advise on improvements in threat protection practices, and escalate organizational policy violations to appropriate stakeholders
- Data and AI: Who Hacked? challenge: This is the preparation for the AI Cloud Games experience
The full list of challenges can also be found this link here.
The challenge starts on May 24, 2022 at 13 pm and runs until 13 pm on June 21, 2022 (Brasilia time). You must complete all modules of the challenge you have chosen before this deadline.
Some important rules I would like to highlight:
- You must provide an email address during registration for the “Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge – May 2022”. You will be contacted via the email address provided with the free certification details
- You can only redeem one voucher offer per person, regardless of the number of challenges you complete
- This exam offer can be redeemed to take one (1) Microsoft Certification exam, delivered at an authorized Pearson Vue testing center or through a Pearson Vue online supervision site by December 31, 2022
- This exam offer redemption window starts on June 30, 2022 and expires on December 31, 2022, including booking and taking the exam
- This exam offer is redeemable only once and is NOT redeemable for cash, credit or refunds, is non-transferable and will be void if you change, revise or transfer it in any way.
Click here to see all the challenge rules.
After completing the chosen challenge and receiving the voucher, the certifications you can choose to use your free voucher are:
- AI-102: Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution
- AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
- AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer
- AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
- DP-420: Designing and Implementing Cloud – Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB
- MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions
- PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
- PL-200: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant
- PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst
- SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst
- SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator
Once you earn the voucher, you will have to study to pass the certification exam!
To do this, go to the certification page and scroll down to this part of the Learning Path.
Take classes, learn, improve yourself technically, all for FREE, and take the official certification test WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING!
Hope you enjoyed this tip, good studies and see you more!
Hello, Dirceu. Can you tell me how I can get a voucher to do the Power BI PL-300 for free in 2023?
Hello, Dirceu, how are you? I couldn't find the date that this Challenge will take place in 2023. Would you know where I can find this information or if there is any other alternative to win a voucher to do the PL-300?
Hey Dirceu. Thank you so much for the excellent content. But what about those who missed the timing and just saw it now… do you know when that opportunity opens up again?
Dirceu, could you help us to rescue the evidence? For those who finished the voucher, hugs.
Hey Christian. Did the voucher not arrive for you?
Dirceu, could you help us to redeem the test, for those who finalized the voucher? Hug!
Hi Dirceu, thank you very much for the content.
I came to your site while searching for the PL 300 certification, in which case which of the above challenges would you consider most similar to this Power BI certification? Thanks.
I don't know how I ended up on your pages, but congratulations for the step by step. This kind of post is so cool! Thanks.
Found it through the Dev2World group, good Dirceu, thanks for doing this and sharing 😉
How many levels do you need to advance to get the Voucher?
You need to complete all the modules of the challenge you are doing
Always bringing out the best!