Free Microsoft Certification Renewal At No Cost And No New Exam

Introduction 

 
Microsoft introduced a new approach to help learners stay current, those who have an Microsoft active certificate and expiring within six months can renew their certification annually at no cost, no renewal exam, and you only have to do a Microsoft learn assessment to refresh your skills.
 
Free Microsoft Certification Renewal At No Cost And No New Exam
 
The renewal assessment is available only on Microsoft Learn once you’re eligible approximately six months before your certification expires and you will receive an email notification from Microsoft when the renewal assessment is available in your exam.
 
Your certification profile should enable you to take the renewal assessment on Microsoft Learn when you are within the eligibility window and also keep the same account for both your certification profile can be connected to Microsoft Learn. 
 
Free Microsoft Certification Renewal At No Cost And No New Exam
 

How to Extend a Certificate Expire Date

 
You will be able to renew your role-based and specialty certifications by passing a free renewal assessment on Microsoft Learn. You can follow the below steps for renewing your Microsoft certification exam.
 
Step 1
 
Check if there is any available exam ready for renewing in Microsoft certification Dashboard.
 
Step 2
 
Ensure your certification profile is connected to Microsoft Learn, if you are using the same user credentials, it may be connected automatically, otherwise, connect with the Microsoft support team using the MS forum
 
Step 3
 
You will get an email alert if any assessment will be available on Microsoft Learn.
 
Step 4
 
You may retake the assessment as many times as you need to take it to pass, and you must pass before your certification expires.
 
Step 5
 
When you pass the online assessment, your certification will be extended by one additional year from the current expiration date.
 
To learn more you can visit the official announcement here.