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Posted by on Sep 7, 2020 in Everything Else

Microsoft cuts price of Certification exams to just $15 for those impacted by COVID-19

If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19 then Microsoft is offering you a great deal on Microsoft Certification exams. Right now, they’re just $15 (instead of their usual price which tends to be above $100).  More information in the video, but it’s really good to see Microsoft doing this. It’s actually just one of a bunch of initiatives they have launched help people gain the digital skills they need in today’s economy and in the wake of so much turmoil.

You schedule an exam from the start of this month (September 2020) until the end of the year, and exam takers will have until March 31, 2021 to complete the exam.

You can read the full announcement (and you should, because it has lots of really interesting statistics about how our economy is changing, how unemployment hits different groups harder, the impact of COVID-19 etc etc) here: Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy.

When you’re ready, the Microsoft Certification site is here:

Microsoft have also collated everything needed to get skilled, find and apply to your next job into a single landing page at

If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, I sincerely hope these resources will be of some use to you, and my very best wishes in finding your next opportunity.

Written by Tom Morgan

Tom is a Microsoft Teams Platform developer and Microsoft MVP who has been blogging for over a decade. Find out more.
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