There’s no better way to prove your capabilities, gain a competitive advantage, and advance your career than by upping your Microsoft skills and earning certifications. With all your work duties and other demands on your time, it can be difficult to stay motivated and keep working on your own.


Fortunately, Microsoft Certification Week for Partners gives you the perfect chance to set out focused time in your schedule to prepare for a Microsoft Technical Certification — with all the resources, support, and practice you need to earn it. 


Every day at work you display your technical expertise. This is the opportunity you need to demonstrate what you know and validate that expertise. 


Here’s everything you need to know to participate in Cert Week, along with great resources to help you succeed. Don’t miss out! Grab your chance today!


What is Cert Week for Partners? 


What is it? Cert Week is a free, four-day virtual skilling verification event exclusive to Microsoft partners. It’s designed specifically for you if you are ready to validate your technical experience. Showcase your mastery of a Microsoft Solution Area and earn a Microsoft Technical Certification as you apply for Microsoft Advanced Specializations. 


What’s included? To polish your test-taking skills and demonstrate your technical understanding, you get: 


• Pre-requisite self-study training resources 

Live, interactive, expert-led study groups with polls, knowledge checks, and chat Q&A 

Exam preparation lecture sessions that review question types, strategies, and tips and tricks 

• A practice test (must qualify through participation in study groups and exam prep) 

• A full exam voucher (must qualify through participation in study groups and exam prep) 


When is it? The four days of Cert Week are December 13—16. Pre-work must be completed. Exams are completed between December 23 and January 31.


Who is it for? Cert Week is open to all Microsoft Partners in small and medium-sized businesses who have six months or more of technical experience. 


An Extra Benefit! 

Based on your participation in study groups and exam prep sessions, you will be eligible for a practice exam and a free exam voucher. 


Plan Your Participation 

    1. Complete the required pre-work with 5-10 hours of self-study.


    2. December 13—16: Attend the virtual Cert Week event experience between 7-9am PT or 7-9pm PT each day! Participate in study groups and exam prep sessions, then take the practice test.

    3. December 23—January 31Schedule and take your full exam within 30 days. 


Available Solution Area Tracks 


AI-900 Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals 

AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator 

AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 

DP-900 Azure Data Fundamentals 


Dynamics 365 

MB-230 Dynamics 365 Customer Service Functional Consultant 

MB-240 Dynamics 365 Field Service Functional Consultant 

MB-800 Dynamics 365 BC Functional Consultant 

MB-910 Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (CRM) 

MB-920 Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (ERP) 


Power Platform 

PL-200 Power Platform Functional Consultant 

PL-900 Power Platform Fundamentals 


Microsoft 365 

MS-700 Microsoft 365 Teams Administrator Associate 

MS-900 Microsoft 365 Fundamentals 


Security, Compliance, and Identity 

SC-200 Security Operations Analyst Associate 

SC-900 Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals 

SC-300 Identity and Access Administrator Associate 


Study Guides from Your Pax8 Team and Microsoft 


Azure Study Guides 

AI-900 Study Guide 

AZ-104 Study Guide 

AZ-900 Study Guide 

DP-900 Study Guide 


Dynamics 365 Study Guides 

MB-230 Study Guide 

MB-240 Study Guide 

MB-800 Study Guide 

MB-910 Study Guide 

MB-920 Study Guide  


Power Platform Study Guide 

PL-200 Study Guide 

PL-900 Study Guide 


Microsoft 365 Study Guides 

MS-700 Study Guide 

MS-900 Study Guide 


Security, Compliance, and Identity Study Guides 

SC-200 Study Guide 

SC-900 Study Guide  

SC-300 Study Guide 


Your Microsoft Experts are Standing By

Are you ready to take the next step in proving your technical capabilities? Register for Certification Week for Partners at the link below. If you have any questions about the event, which solution area track to sign up for, or how to start preparing, the Pax8 Microsoft team is here to help – schedule a call with your Pax8 account team to learn more.