Prepare for an exam

Skills review

On every certification and exam details page, you’ll find a “Skills measured” section. Exam details pages also provide a downloadable, detailed outline.

Exam details screen showing skills measured for exams necessary to achieve certification.

Self-paced training on Microsoft Learn

A list of free online learning paths is available on each certification and exam details page to help you prepare. You can also browse all learning paths and modules based on product (for example, Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows), based on role (such as developer or data engineer), or based on learning level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced).

Microsoft Learn online modules and tutorials are bite-sized, interactive skill builders you complete at your own pace and are available in multiple languages.

Instructor-led training

Find relevant instructor-led courses to prepare for your exam on the exam detail pages, or browse all instructor-led courses. If you’re looking for in-depth, structured training, instructor-led training offers dedicated, personal attention from technical subject matter experts.

Online or in-person classes and workshops delivered by Microsoft Certified trainers are centered around up-to-date Microsoft Official Courses to help you prepare for certification.

Explore the exam sandbox

You can demo the exam experience by visiting our “exam sandbox.” Here you can experience the look and feel of the exam before taking it. You’ll be able to interact with different question types (e.g., build list, drag and drop, etc.) in the same user interface you’ll use during the exam. Through the sandbox you can also learn which actions are required to answer each question type, where information about the exam is located (e.g., time remaining, questions remaining, etc.), how to mark questions for review, and how to leave comments. You’ll also have access to the exam instructions, question type help, and the non-disclosure agreement, so you can experience the exam from start to finish. The exam sandbox is available in multiple languages.

Request an accommodation

If you use assistive devices, read aloud, fidget, or require extra time, you may need an accommodation. Accommodations must be requested before you register for the exam. Learn more about requesting accommodations.

Take a Practice Assessment

Practice Assessments on Learn: Some exams have free Practice Assessments, available in multiple languages, that are delivered through Learn to help you prepare for your exam. Note that the exams may not be available in the same languages as the Practice Assessment.

These Practice Assessments are intended to provide an overview of the style, wording, and difficulty of the questions that you are likely to experience on this exam. These questions are not the same as what you will see on the exam nor is this document illustrative of the length of the exam or its complexity (e.g., you may see additional question types, multiple case studies, and labs). These questions are examples only to provide insight into what to expect on the exam and help you determine if additional preparation is required.

If available, a link will be provided on the exam details page.

If you have any questions about Practice Assessments, review the FAQs.

We would like your feedback on the Practice Assessment experience; if you take a Practice Assessment, please complete the Practice Assessment Survey.

Practice Tests offered by MeasureUp: Some exams have practice tests that are offered through MeasureUp to help you prepare for your exam. If available, a link will be provided on the exam details page.

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Microsoft Press resources

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