MICROSOFT BUILD EDITION
The Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge
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The challenge has ended
The Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge at Build ended on June 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM (16:00) UTC.
If you completed your challenge before the end date, one Microsoft Certification exam will be associated with your Microsoft Learn profile by June 30, 2023.
No matter how many Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenges you complete, you can only earn one free Microsoft Certification exam.
If you earned a free Microsoft Certification exam, you will be notified via email when it becomes available. It will be delivered to the email address associated with your Microsoft Learn profile. Confirm or add a contact email here to ensure emails are delivered.
Your free Microsoft Certification exam offer will be delivered by June 30, 2023, and will expire on September 27, 2023. You must complete your exam before this date. We highly recommend booking your exam by September 8, 2023, to ensure exam completion before the offer expires. To see the full list of eligible exams please refer to the official rules.
The Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge
Microsoft Build: .NET Challenge
Build apps for web, mobile, desktop, and more using .NET and C#.See final standings
Microsoft Build: Azure AI Challenge
Power your apps with large-scale AI models. Learn and develop generative AI models with deep understandings of language and code using the newest technology for a variety of use cases.See final standings
Microsoft Build: Cloud Development Challenge
Design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions; design data storage solutions; design business continuity solutions; and design infrastructure solutions.See final standings
Microsoft Build: Microsoft 365 Developer Challenge
Microsoft 365 is an extensible platform enabling developers to create custom apps and extend applications. Learn how to develop Microsoft Teams apps extend Teams using the Teams Toolkit, and develop apps with the Microsoft Graph Toolkit.See final standings
Microsoft Build: Azure Cosmos DB Developer Challenge
Develop cloud native applications with a fully managed NoSQL database; build, scale, and optimize modern applications on Azure with Azure Cosmos DB.See final standings
Microsoft Build: Developer Tools Challenge
Learn, develop, and master essential Git and GitHub skills and join millions of developers and companies worldwide to build, ship, and maintain software on GitHubSee final standings
Microsoft Build: DevOps Challenge
Design and implement strategies for collaboration, code, infrastructure, source control, security, compliance, continuous integration, testing, delivery, monitoring, and feedback.See final standings
Microsoft Build: Power Platform Developer Challenge
Learn how to build Power Apps, Automate Flows and extend the platform to complete business requirements and solve complex business problems.See final standings
Frequently asked questions
When do I receive my free Microsoft Certification exam?
If you complete your challenge before the Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge ends, one Microsoft Certification exam will be associated with your Microsoft Learn profile by June 30, 2023.
I've finished my challenge and haven't received my free Microsoft Certification exam.
If you completed one challenge before the Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge ends, one Microsoft Certification exam will be associated with your Microsoft Learn profile by June 30, 2023.
You will be notified via email when it becomes available. Confirm the email address for notifications saved in your Microsoft Learn profile.
Which exams can I take?
To see the full list of eligible exams, please refer to the official rules for more details.
What if the Microsoft Certification I want has prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites to taking an exam. However, to achieve the Microsoft Certification, you must first achieve the prerequisites. If you take and pass the expert exam before the other prerequisite, then you won’t achieve the Microsoft Certification until you meet all the requirements of that Microsoft Certification.
I received the email with my free Microsoft Certification exam and cannot see the offer under my account.
Please make sure you are entering the same email address in the Certification Portal where you received the confirmation email and that you are attempting to redeem against a certification listed in the official rules. If you continue to experience issues, please contact Certification Support at https://trainingsupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mcp/forum/.
I finished my challenge and it’s after June 30th, but I never received an email with the free Microsoft Certification exam details.
First go to your challenge and confirm it shows a fraction that equals 100% (i.e. 10/10 or 15/15). Then go into your Microsoft Learn profile and confirm which email address for notifications you have saved. Then try checking your junk folder. If you still cannot find the email, please contact Cloud Skills Challenge support.
How do I reschedule or change an exam I have already scheduled?
To make changes to an exam you have already scheduled, please contact Pearson Vue Support at email@example.com.
Do not cancel your exam, as the discount will not be re-applied to your email address within the Certification Portal.
My voucher has expired, can you extend the expiration date?
No. We are unable to extend the expiration date of your free Microsoft Certification exam.
I didn’t finish the challenge by the end date, can you extend the challenge end date?
No. We are unable to extend the end date of the challenge. The Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge ended on June 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM (16:00) UTC.
I’ve finished my challenge and I haven’t received a challenge complete email or digital badge.
Please wait 48 hours and confirm the contact email for notifications saved in your Microsoft Learn profile. Please also check your junk folder.