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Student certifications

With 91% of hiring managers using certifications as a criterion when evaluating candidates, it is clear that employers value certifications. Prove your technical know-how and stand out from the crowd with a Microsoft Certification. Eligible students can take up to eight Fundamentals Certification exams for free through June 2023.

Stand out with Microsoft Certifications!

Microsoft Certifications start with foundational skills, but additional topics are covered ranging from Azure to AI, to data analytics and cybersecurity so you can acquire the technical skills you will need to perform industry roles.

Step 1: Sign into Microsoft Learn and create your student profile

Sign into Microsoft Learn with your personal Microsoft account and select "student" as the role in your profile. You can now begin tracking progress on learning activities, creating and sharing content collections, accruing points and achievements, using free Azure resources, and getting personalized recommendations.

Step 2: Determine which Fundamentals Certification is right for you and start learning

We’re committed to ensuring that every person who’s interested in taking Microsoft Certification exams can do so in a way that is fair and accurately reflects their skills and abilities. Learn more about requesting accomodations

Step 3: Earn your Microsoft Fundamentals Certifications for free by verifying your student status​

Microsoft provides free exam vouchers and practice tests for Fundamentals Certifications to eligible students. To start, verify your enrollment at an accredited academic institution.

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Step 4: Once you’re certified...

  • Earn college credit

    Get even more credit for your new skills. Students can now receive college credits for passing Microsoft Exams and earning Microsoft Certifications.

  • Share your certification achievements

    Celebrate your success! You worked hard to earn your certification. Now, be sure to share your new achievement with the world via a digital badge.

  • Follow the Microsoft Learn Blog

    Follow the Microsoft Learn Blog to hear stories of how Microsoft Certifications have changed people’s career paths—even at the beginning of their professional lives or as they start new careers. These personal stories highlight how getting certified can demonstrate your expertise and capacity for continuous learning, right from the start of your career in tech.