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Certification Week
August 23, 2021 - August 27, 2021

Certification Week for Partners is SOLD OUT

When: 7:00 – 9:00 AM Pacific Time and 7:00 – 9:00 PM Pacific Time We will be running each session twice per day to try to capture multiple time zones.

Where: This will be a virtual event hosted at https://MicrosoftCertweek.com and running on Microsoft Teams.

In the Microsoft Teams platform and sessions, your name, email address, phone number, or title may be viewable by other participants. By joining this event, you agree to this experience.

Cost: - Free

We are filling up fast! We expect to sell out soon so please register today!

Are you ready to take the next step in proving your technical capabilities?

Cert Week is a skilling verification event for Microsoft partners who demonstrate their skills every day on the job and are ready to take the last step toward validating their technical expertise, showcasing mastery of a Microsoft solution area and gaining a Microsoft technical certification as they apply for Microsoft advanced specializations.

This free, four-day event combines a series of pre-requisite training resources, expert-led study groups, and exam preparation sessions that qualifies you to receive a practice test and a full exam voucher for free* while polishing your test taking skills and refining your technical understanding.

To be successful:

  • You should have six months or more technical experience
  • Fully prepare by taking the optional but highly recommended, pre-requisite courses and reference material at least 30 days prior to the Cert Week (start July 23 or sooner) allocating at least 5 – 10 hours of total pre-req preparation time before coming to the Certification Week
  • Actively participate throughout the week in the subject matter expert-led, formal study groups
  • Attend the exam preparation session aligned to your registered track
  • Register and take the practice test
  • Schedule the exam to be taken within 30 days of the Certification Week.

Study groups are sequential, exam topic review sessions for each track, led by subject matter experts and are required to earn your practice test and exam voucher. The study group facilitator will go over the most challenging exam topics and those with the largest question concentration. These sessions will be interactive, with check points, polls, knowledge check, and chat Q&A.

Exam preparation is a final live lecture at the end of the study group series that will walk through the exam, review test questions types and strategies, best practices, tips and tricks, and do a final wrap-up on exam objective questions as well as explain how to register for the practice exam and the certification exam.

Based on participation with the study groups and exam preparation sessions, you will be eligible to receive a practice test and exam voucher.


Schedule and take your practice test during the event week.

Register for the final exam and take within 4 weeks (September 23) of the event

Who should attend?

People who work for Microsoft partner organizations who have already taken the training for the certifications and are ready to go the last mile before they take their certification exams. Not a partner yet? Join the Microsoft Partner Network.


Before the event (June – August)

Before attending Cert Week, review the recommended prework for each track (coming soon) that provides links to a variety of free training options.

These self-driven, pre-requisites are an important component of your success at Cert Week and will polish your technical experience as you prepare to pass your certification exam

Please plan on committing 5-10 hours or more to reviewing/attending these pre-requisite resources and courses prior to attending Cert Week

During the event (August 23 – 27)


7:00 - 9:00 AM or PM Pacific Time Track Specific - Object Driven Study Group Lecture and Q&A


7:00 - 9:00 AM or PM Pacific Time Track Specific - Object Driven Study Group Lecture and Q&A


7:00 - 9:00 AM or PM Pacific Time Track Specific - Object Driven Study Group Lecture and Q&A


7:00 - 9:00 AM or PM Pacific Time Track Specific - Exam Cram & Practice Test

The morning and evening session are the same so you don't have to join both.