Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge

30 Days to Learn It

See below for the official rules.

Official Rules

All participants who complete the 30 Days to Learn It challenge are eligible for 50 percent off certification exam(s), subject to Terms and Conditions. Discounted certification exam(s) are available for redemption when a learning journey (also known as a “collection” or “challenge”) is completed within 30 days of signing up for this program. Additional details and instructions on how to redeem your discounted certification exam(s) will be sent via email post learning journey completion.

Prior to redeeming your discounted certification exam(s), government employees must check with their employers to ensure their participation is permitted, and in accordance with, applicable policies and laws.

Details

The 50 percent discount on the certification exam(s) are available for redemption starting on the collection completion date and are subject to the expiration date indicated upon receiving of the voucher code via email. If you do not schedule and take your eligible exam(s) within that timeframe, you will not be able to redeem your offer.

Additional details and instructions on how to redeem your discounted certification exam(s) will be communicated upon collection completion confirmation.

Eligible Exams

The eligible exams for the learning journeys available are listed below.

Certifications and related exams:

Azure AI Fundamentals
Exam AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals

Azure IoT Developer
Exam AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer

Azure Data Scientist
Exam DP-100: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure

Azure Developer
Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Microsoft 365 Developer
Exam MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services

Power Platform App Maker
Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker

Azure Solutions Architect (2 exams)
Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
Exam AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

DevOps Engineer
Exam AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

Azure Synapse Analytics
Exam DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure

Java on Azure Developer
Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Terms and conditions

30 Days to Learn It

Offer void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where prohibited.

Starting on December 10th, 2020, all eligible individuals who complete an eligible learning journey course within 30 days of signup will receive a voucher which may be redeemed for 50 percent off the cost of a Microsoft Certification exam at an authorized Pearson Vue testing center or through a Pearson Vue online proctoring site.

Eligible learning journeys listed on the 30 Days to Learn It page.

Limit one (1) voucher per person every six (6) months.

Additional details and instructions on how to redeem your voucher will be sent via email. All vouchers are subject to the expiration dates, terms, and conditions of use indicated therewith. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer.

This offer ends on December 31st, 2021 or while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend this offer at any time without notice.

Prior to redeeming your free certification exam(s), government employees must check with their employers to ensure their participation is permitted, and in accordance with, applicable policies and laws.  Visit Microsoft Terms of Use for full offer restrictions, terms, and conditions.

“Start date” refers to the first access on a learning module within the available learning journey.

“Learning journey” refers to a set of online learning modules which are hosted on Microsoft Learn and have been designated for inclusion in the 30 Days to Learn It. The number of modules within a learning journey and the estimated module length may vary.

This exam offer is exam-specific and only redeemable for select Microsoft exams.

This exam offer expiration date cannot be extended under any circumstances.

This exam offer may only be redeemed once for each challenge completed.

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.

For additional information, please see the full Microsoft Terms of Use.

Voucher Use

Limit one (1) voucher per person every six (6) months.

Accepting the voucher implies that on clearing an exam, you agree to get yourself associated with your employer on Microsoft Partner Center and declare your Microsoft Learning Email Id (the one used to schedule the exam) on Microsoft Partner Center.

You must redeem the voucher code and take the exam prior to the voucher expiration date provided in the email you receive.

Each voucher code may be redeemed only once to take one Microsoft Certification exam.

Voucher codes are program specific and, in some cases, exam specific and may not be used for any other offering.

Vouchers codes may not be redeemed for cash, credit, or refunds.

Expired, stolen or lost voucher codes will not be replaced.

Any sale or transfer of this voucher code is expressly prohibited and constitutes fraud.

This voucher code is void if altered in any way.

Voucher code may not be applied to exams that have already been taken.

Microsoft, Pearson VUE, and the VUE test centers are not responsible for lost or stolen voucher codes.

To register for an exam, visit the links listed in the Certifications and related exams section.

Voucher code must be provided when registering for the Microsoft Certification exam.

Individuals that (a) fail to show up for their scheduled exam appointment, or (ii) cancel or reschedule their appointment to take an exam seventy-two hours or less from the scheduled time may forfeit their voucher code (voucher code cannot be used again).

Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries are not eligible.

Use of your data

Personal data you provide while registering for this program will be used by Microsoft and/or its agents and prize fulfillers acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the administration and operation of this program and in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

Any questions regarding program participation or offer fulfilment can be submitted to cloudskillshelp@microsoft.com.

Frequently asked questions

How do I start a challenge?

To start this challenge, register by clicking the "Begin now" button. You'll be asked to log in to your Microsoft Learn account and will be added to the challenge.
If you don’t have a Microsoft Learn account, that is okay. You can create a free account by selecting “Create account” from the login screen when joining the challenge.


How do I complete the challenge?

To complete a challenge, you'll need to finish the designated collection of Learn content before the challenge end date (within 30 days of signing up for the challenge).


How can I tell if I’ve completed the challenge?

In the 'where you stand' section you will see a fraction that equals 100% (i.e. 8/8 or 5/5 or 12/12).


What if my module completions aren't showing up?

The challenge page and 'where you stand' section take up to a few hours to refresh. Please wait a few hours and check again.


How do I find all of my challenges?

You can find all the challenges you've previously participated in, or are currently participating in, on the challenge tab in your Learn account profile.


How can I make sure I receive Cloud Skills Challenge emails?

Update and save your “Email for notifications” in your Learn account profile.


What should I do if I’m having trouble completing a module?

For all issues with Microsoft Learn content please review the Learn troubleshooting page.


When will I receive my discounted certification exam code?

Discounted certification exam codes will be delivered by email within 3 days of completing all modules within a challenge. You will need to have an “Email for notifications” saved in your Microsoft Learn profile prior to completing the challenge to receive this email.


I completed more than one challenge, but only received one discounted certification exam code.

Each person is only eligible to receive one (1) discounted certification exam code every six months. If you complete an additional challenge more than six months after receiving your first code, you will be eligible for another code at that time.