Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge

Microsoft Ignite
Cloud Skills Challenge November 2021

Earn a free Microsoft Certification exam while learning new skills.

Learn...and get rewarded

Complete one challenge and earn a free Microsoft Certification exam

There are 12 challenges available to choose from, select one that's right for you. Once you complete that challenge you will earn a free Microsoft Certification exam that can be applied to your choice from a select list of options.

The challenge ends on November 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 December 7, 2021. You will be notified via email when it becomes available.

To see the full list of eligible exams please refer to the official rules page for more details.

Reminder: No matter how many Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenges you complete you can only earn one free Microsoft Certification exam.

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Have questions? Find answers in the challenge FAQs.

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The Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge

Select the right challenge for you

Teams Admin Challenge

This challenge is for professionals who manage Microsoft Teams to facilitate efficient and effective collaboration and communication in a Microsoft 365 environment.

Teams Voice Engineer Challenge

If you’re a telecommunications professional that knows how to plan, design, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot an integrated communications solution using Microsoft Teams, this challenge and certification can help you move your career forward.

Desktop and Device Management Challenge

This challenge is for Modern Desktop Administrators who deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment.

Dynamics 365 Sales Consultant Challenge

If you’re a functional consultant, a professional working with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales, or a developer looking to hone your consulting skills, this challenge could help give your career a boost by showing that you can use Dynamics 365 Sales to empower the sales force.

Power Platform Developer Challenge

If you have a passion for designing, developing, securing, and extending Microsoft Power Platform solutions, this certification could be for you. You’ll learn how to create technical designs and Power Apps, extend the platform and the user experience, and develop integrations.

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.

Azure Developer Challenge

This challenge is for developers interested in designing, building, testing, and maintaining cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure.

Azure Database Admin Challenge

This challenge is for professionals who implement and manage the operational aspects of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built with Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure Data Services.

Windows Server Hybrid Admin Challenge

This challenge is for anyone looking to grow expertise in configuring and managing Windows Server on-premises, hybrid, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform workloads.

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Mgmt Challenge

Analyze business requirements and translate those requirements into fully realized business processes and solutions that implement industry best practices in this challenge. Learn how to serve as a key resource in implementing and configuring applications to meet business requirements.

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 violations of organizational policies.

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.

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