How can I create azure account if I have no credit card?

Rashi Gupta 35 Reputation points

Hi, I am pursuing Azure Fundamentals certification training. Currently I am on second path which require me to create azure account in sandbox which needs credit card. So what can I do? How should I continue my training?

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  1. Sreeju Nair 11,601 Reputation points

    Azure offers free credit to students and accepts registration without a credit card. For this scenario, refer the following link for more information.

    For other sign-up scenarios, including trial, you must provide a credit card. See the trial registration link below.

    Once you sign up, you can use Azure budgets and cost alerts to ensure you get notifications before your free credit is completely consumed.


    Hope this helps

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  2. ajkuma 22,076 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Rashi Gupta ,

    Just to clarify, are you referring to/practicing Azure Learn modules or some other trainings?

    Microsoft Learn training is free and available to anyone.

    Most of the Microsoft Learn training content involves exercise units where students create real things in Azure, such as virtual machines or Azure functions, to practice what they're learning. You use the sandbox to complete these lessons without a paid Azure subscription.

    Microsoft Learn Sandbox | Frequently asked questions


    The sandbox works independently from your regular subscriptions. While you're practicing and learning with Microsoft Learn, you can use the sandbox.

    Also, the sandbox environment created for a module is available for four consecutive hours to ensure that you can finish the module. The Microsoft Learn exercises are meant to be finished in one sitting, in an hour or less.

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