Microsoft Azure keeps on updating the certification list with new additions as well as the updated versions of the exams. As per the latest Microsoft Azure update, candidates can now take the Microsoft Azure exams online, due to the COVID-19 situation. Being a new update, candidates may not be aware of the steps and guidelines to be followed while scheduling and taking the Microsoft Azure exam online.

We have also received a number of queries from the candidates on how to take the Microsoft Azure exam online. So, considering your queries, here we bring a step by step guide that you can follow while scheduling and taking your exam online. Let’s first start with the exam scheduling process. In this discussion, we’ll also cover the process of taking the exam and guidelines and precautions to be taken during the exam.

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Scheduling Your Microsoft Azure Exam Online

Step 1: Open the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-overview.aspx page to view the list of all Microsoft Azure certification exams. Ensure that you have signed in with your Microsoft account credentials

Open Azure website

Step 2: Search for the desired exam and click on the Schedule Exam.

schedule exam

Step 3: You will then be redirected to your profile page. Here please ensure that all of your details are correct. Especially your name. This is important because, in the online exam, you need to present your government ID online. And the name on the ID and the profile page must match.

update information

If the Legal name is not correct, then you will need to contact Microsoft support to change the name.

Once you are done with the information, go ahead and click on Save & Continue

choose language

Step 4: Next, go ahead to Pearson VUE.

go to Pearson VUE

Step 5: Next, go ahead and choose “At my home or office”.

Choose at home option to take Microsoft Azure exam online

Step 6: You can also run a quick pre-check. It is ideal to schedule the exam on the same system you are going to be giving the exam on. On this same system, you can carry out a quick pre-check.

pre-check your details

Step 7: Here the pre-check will check for the following basic requirements. In case there are any issues, it will let you know. You can still go ahead and schedule the exam even though there are any issues. But ensure that all pre-requisites are met before the exam because you need to have the basic tools in place.

    1. An Internet connection
    2. A Web camera. All laptops will mostly have this in place.
    3. A microphone or using the computers in-built microphone. All laptops will mostly have this in place.

exam requirements

Step 8: In the Prior page, you can click on the Next to go ahead with the scheduling of the exam.

schedule Microsoft Azure exam online

Step 9: On the next page read and accept the policy conditions.

Microsoft Azure exam online policies

Then click on Next at the bottom of the page.

accept the policies

Step 10: Review the details on the next page and then click on the Next.

Review the details

Step 11: Choose the Exam Language and then click on Next.

Choose exam language

Step 12: Choose the Date and Time.

choose date and time

Step 13: On the Next Page, you can review all the settings, and then proceed to checkout. Make the payment and complete the scheduling of the exam.

checkout

Step 14: You will then get an email at your registered email address with the exam details

email confirmation

Microsoft keeps on bringing the new versions of the exam by retiring the old ones. Check out the current list of Azure Certifications to choose the right certification for you!

Important Points to Consider for the Online Azure Exam

So, as of now, you’ve scheduled your exam and would have been preparing for the exam day. Here are a few points you need to keep a check on, before and on the exam day. Let’s have a look!

  • Perform a System Test a Day Before the Exam Date