Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge – November 2021: Free Certification Exam

All participants who complete at least one challenge in the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge – November 2021 are eligible for a free certification exam, subject to Terms and Conditions, to help you continue skilling up and prove your technical expertise to employers and peers.


The free certification exam is available for redemption starting December 7, 2021 and is valid until March 15, 2022. If you do not schedule and take your eligible exam within that timeframe, you will not be able to redeem your offer.

Additional details and instructions on how to redeem your free certification exam will be available starting December 7, 2021.

Eligible exams

Eligible exams include only those listed below.

By Topic Exams
Azure AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator
AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure
AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
AZ-801: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services
Dynamics 365 MB-210: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales
MB-330: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management
Microsoft 365 MD-100: Windows 10
MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops
MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams
MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer
Power Platform PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer
Security, Compliance, and Identity SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst
SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator
SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator

Terms and conditions

  • The Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge – November 2021 starts at November 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM UTC (16:00) and ends on November 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM UTC (16:00).
  • You are required to provide an email address during registration for the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge – November 2021. You will be contacted via the email address you provide with the free certification details.
  • This exam offer is available to eligible individuals who complete one challenge in the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge – November 2021.
  • You can only claim one offer per person, regardless of the number of challenges you complete.
  • Prior to redeeming your free certification exam, government employees must check with their employers to ensure their participation is permitted, and in accordance with, applicable policies and laws.
  • 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. See eligible exams.
  • This exam offer redemption window starts December 7, 2021 and expires on March 15, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where prohibited.