Did you register for Microsoft Build 2020? Would you like to earn Free Certification Exam and other prizes? If your answer is YES, so this post is written for you!
Microsoft announced that all participants of Microsoft Build who completed one challenge collection in the Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge are eligible for a free certification exam!
Eligible Free Exam List
Note: The exam offer is available to eligible individuals who attend Microsoft Build and complete one collection in the Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge.
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The free certification exam is available for redemption starting June 8, 2020 and is valid until January 31, 2021.
Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge
As we earlier mentioned, to be eligible to get one free exam from the above eligible exams list, you must complete one collection in the Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge.
What's Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge?
Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge is a great initiative from Microsoft Build 2020 to Earn a free Microsoft certification exam and a chance to win prizes by completing at least one collection of learning modules in Microsoft Learn.
Join Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge
When you sign up with the form above, you’ll be asked to select one of five available charitable organizations to support. Every organization will receive a baseline donation of $10,000 USD. Another $50,000 USD will be distributed among the organizations based on the number of Collections completed in its name for a total donation of $100,000 USD. This is not tied to the team you are assigned to, so select the organization you'd like to support.
Once you sign up, your Microsoft Learn account will be linked with your sign up information to track your progress.
Also you will be assigned to a team to start your real challenge!
You can see how your team is performing any time at the Cloud Skills Challenge Leaderboard.
Getting Started with Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge
To get started, click on one of the five Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge Collection links below to access curated learning modules and start earning chances to win prizes, contribute to your team’s totals, and support your cause.
Azure DevOps (4 modules)
Build, test, and deploy any app to any cloud or on-premises. Configure pipelines to continuously build, test, and verify your apps.
Start learning now at Azure DevOps
Languages & Frameworks (8 modules)
This Collection focuses on the skills you’ll need to deploy Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. Learn more about this multi-language application running on AKS with AI embedded at aka.ms/RPSLS.
Start learning now at Languages & Frameworks
Extend Microsoft Teams (5 modules)
Teams for individuals, your team, your org, or Microsoft Teams users everywhere.
Start learning now at Extend Microsoft Teams
Power Platform (5 modules)
Learn about the platform, tools, and ecosystem of Power Platform, and how to extend it through plug-ins.
Start learning now at Power Platform
Azure Serverless (6 modules)
Leverage functions to execute server-side logic and build serverless architectures.
Start learning now at Azure Serverless
Nearly $45,000 USD worth of prizes is up for grabs. The more Collections you complete, the better your odds. What's more, you'll be assigned to a team that's
collectively competing to increase your chances of winning.
- Top 1 Grand Prize winner will receive
- Ultimate Tech Package, with your choice of hardware, software, games, and merchandise from Microsoft Store (approximate retail value (ARV) of $10,000 USD).
- Top 10 First Prize winners will receive
- a Surface Book 3 (13.5 inch, Intel Core i7, 16GB, 256GB, approximate retail value (ARV) of $1,999.99 USD).
- Top 100 Second Prize winners will receive
- an American Express or Visa Digital Gift Card (approximate retail value (ARV) of $150.00 USD).
- All participants who complete one (1) Collection will receive
- a free Microsoft certification exam at the completion of the challenge and will be notified via email on or around June 8.
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