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[Microsoft] $15 USD Azure & O365 Certification Exams for COVID-19 affected individuals

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[Microsoft] $15 USD Azure & O365 Certification Exams for COVID-19 affected individuals

Microsoft is offering a significant discount on selective Azure and O365 certification exams ($15 USD each) for those who have been personally affected by COVID-19.

These exams typically go for $99 USD to $165 USD retail.
Job seekers who have completed training for these Microsoft-specific technical roles and can attest that they have been unemployed or furloughed due to COVID-19 can secure an industry-recognized Microsoft Certification at a discounted fee of USD15. Testing candidates will have the ability to schedule an exam between September 2020 and December 31, 2020, and will have until March 31, 2021 to appear for and complete the exam.

Terms and conditions
  • This exam offer is available to job seekers who can attest that they have been unemployed or furloughed due to COVID-19.
  • You must be 18 or older to access and use this exam offer.
  • This exam offer is available for a limited number of eligible individuals and exam appointments.
  • This exam offer entitles you to register for and appear for one (1) valid Microsoft Certification exam at a special limited time discounted price of USD15. Offer expires December 31, 2020.
  • This exam offer may be redeemed to take one (1) valid Microsoft Certification exam, delivered as an online proctored exam only.
  • This exam offer is exam-specific and only redeemable for select Microsoft Certification exams.
  • The window to schedule the exam offer will be available later this year, between September 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • The exam offer must be scheduled by December 31, 2020. Exam appointments must be completed by March 31, 2021.
  • This exam offer expiration date cannot be extended under any circumstances.
  • This exam offer may not be redeemed or exchanged for cash, credit, or refund.
  • This exam offer is non-transferrable and is void if you alter, revise, or transfer it in any way.
  • Cancellation and reschedule policies and any associated fees apply.
  • Testing candidates must agree to the certification exam non-disclosure agreement.
List of Eligible Exams
  • Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • Exam DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals*
  • Exam AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals*
  • Exam PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals
  • Exam MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
  • Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator
  • Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies
  • Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker*
  • Exam MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams
  • Exam MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration
  • Exam MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services
  • Exam DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI
    *Exam coming soon
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Jul 24, 2015
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You need to be unemployed to take advantage of this.

Terrible.
[OP]
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Jul 26, 2018
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Canada, eh?
PeterWIlliams wrote: You need to be unemployed to take advantage of this.

Terrible.
I'm not sure if you're saying the deal is terrible or if its terrible that the individuals affected are unemployed or furloughed.

These certification exams help with marketability when it comes to candidates seeking for work. Too many HR/recruiters only look at certifications on a resume before clicking the delete button. So $15 USD versus $165 USD is a great deal for them, and very helpful to anyone who is looking for a job. I'm sure anyone unemployed wouldn't want to spend $165 USD for a certification. MS didn't have to do this, they could have continued to charge 3 figures for 60 questions.
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secretalcoholic wrote: I'm not sure if you're saying the deal is terrible or if its terrible that the individuals affected are unemployed or furloughed.

These certification exams help with marketability when it comes to candidates seeking for work. Too many HR/recruiters only look at certifications on a resume before clicking the delete button. So $15 USD versus $165 USD is a great deal for them, and very helpful to anyone who is looking for a job. I'm sure anyone unemployed wouldn't want to spend $165 USD for a certification. MS didn't have to do this, they could have continued to charge 3 figures for 60 questions.
Dude's gotta check his employment-privilege!

Upvoted!
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PeterWIlliams wrote: You need to be unemployed to take advantage of this.

Terrible.
Why's that terrible, exactly?
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Apr 2, 2018
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Am I seeing something different I see the exam price as USD $99
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CrackTheDeal wrote: Am I seeing something different I see the exam price as USD $99
Says it starts in September.
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How to get this deal to schedule an exam? I don't see any details from their web page.

How do they verify your employment status?
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MrBigNose wrote: How to get this deal to schedule an exam? I don't see any details from their web page.

How do they verify your employment status?
Probably good will.
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Aug 20, 2007
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PeterWIlliams wrote: You need to be unemployed to take advantage of this.

Terrible.
You should share this post with your employer - you might be able to take advantage of this afterwards.
[OP]
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Jul 26, 2018
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Canada, eh?
MrBigNose wrote: How to get this deal to schedule an exam? I don't see any details from their web page.
Says registrations start in September 2020. But if you go to the web page of each exam details you already see a button to click for registration. I assume once Sept comes they'll open that up.
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solariseclipse wrote: You should share this post with your employer - you might be able to take advantage of this afterwards.
lol.. very funny
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Good on Microsoft, hopefully other major companies also do this.
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Jul 24, 2015
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solariseclipse wrote: You should share this post with your employer - you might be able to take advantage of this afterwards.
I don't get the joke. You're saying this is a fireable offense?
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it says its limited to 1 certification per person, too bad. but still a good deal! thanks op

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