Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative - Free Training/Voucher/Exam Simulations

The Microsoft certification is trending because there are a lot of job openings for those who complete the certification. At the same time most employees are searching the internet for “Free Azure dumps”,” Free Training, and "Free certification voucher". I will share great information for those who are looking to do certification. Some teams may still not be aware of this info, still, they are asking to submit the bill for a refund of the certification expenses reimbursement.

Microsoft provides the Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI) for free if your employer qualifies. The ESI program includes multiple courses, a certificate practice exam, free certification voucher for developers, administrators, or engineers, with one-time retakes.

ESI

How to know your Company's eligibility for ESI Benefits

Microsoft does not mention publicly about criteria for approval. If your employer has a nontrivial Azure subscription with Microsoft and bulk MSDN business with Microsoft, your company may qualify. Most major companies fit into this so you can log in to ESI website with your company email id. Some companies won’t allow you to log in to your personal computer so log in with your company computer.

Signup Enterprise Skill Initiative

You can follow the below steps for to sign up for the Enterprise skill initiative.

Step 1

Redirect to https://esi.microsoft.com/, if you have a company laptop use the same because some companies don't allow you to login into personal computers. 

Step 2

Provide your company email id. For example, some companies have multiple email ids like employeeid@domain.com or employeename@domain.com, so you have to try with your base email id or try one by one.

Step 3

Next steps, it will redirect to the Microsoft default login page to provide login details, or if already logged in, automatically redirect to the home page.

If your company is not eligible for enterprise skill initiative, you will get the following error message.

Profile Setting

After the login is successful and if you are logging in for the first time, then you will see a profile settings menu where it will ask you which role you are interested in, your language, and your country.

ESI user benefits 

The ESI program's main intention is to share the knowledge and give the support for complete certification with good learning and try to avoid third-party fake promises for dumps and training. Let’s understand the benefits of the below steps,

  1. Microsoft Learning 
  2. Microsoft Learning Live Training 
  3. Microsoft certificate practice training 
  4. Microsoft certificate practice exam simulation with 247 questions
  5. Microsoft Free Exam Voucher 

After login, you will see the below screen.

Free Virtual Live Training

The ESI program provides all the Azure developer, Azure Admin, DevOps, Security, and Office 365 courses, The course is available for beginners to experts. My company has ESI benefits and most of my certification is done through the ESI program. 

The courses are delivered over Microsoft Teams and conduct labs on Azure. The tutors are Microsoft's internal trainers. I will give a 5-star rating for all the training.

Free Exam Practice test 

MeasureUp is the leading provider of Microsoft certification practice tests and assessments for professionals. Written by subject matter experts, the practice tests cover all objectives of the exam in-depth, so you'll be ready for anything. In fact, you'll pass your certification exam after successfully passing its MeasureUp Practice Test. The cost is around 99$.

The great news is the above practice exam is also free for you, you can follow the below steps for the free practice test.

Step 1

Log in with https://esi.microsoft.com/

Step 2

Select the Exam preparation.

Step 3

Select your exam and click on the practice test.

Step 4

The practice test simulation will start with around 245 questions. The question will get shuffled and show the question at a time of 45. As per my experience if you cleared the practice test, 100% will pass the main exam as well. The practice exam will show answers and clear explanations as well.

Free Exam Voucher 

Microsoft certification cost is around $99 USD. The Microsoft ESI program offers a 100% discount voucher to apply at checkout on the Pearson Vue site for the exam. You can follow the below steps to schedule an exam with a free voucher code.

Step 1

Navigate to here.

Step 2

Search and select the exam for which you want to schedule the exam 

Step 3

After selecting, you will get the following screen, select your country and click on the Schedule exam button.

Personal Microsoft Account Link to ESI Account

You will be asked to sign in or create a new personal email account. If you have an existing registered personal Microsoft account, use it to sign in. If you do not currently have a personal Microsoft account, create a new account with your personal information and your personal email address or your @gmail.com, @hotmail.com email address. Follow the screen prompts and complete the required fields until you are told that you successfully created your account.

The following screen shows the link to the ESI account if you don’t have the link account tab ignore it for now, if you have already click on the linked account and provide your Company ESI account email ID and provide the login details.

If you have already linked your accounts, you will see the option to claim a 100% by your employee discount, if it's not visible provide the company email id and check the eligibility, after verified eligibility you will be able to see the like below screen.

You click on the Claim button then proceed to all the steps for the scheduled date and accept the all agreement, then submit the scheduled exam. The payment will display zero, so it won’t ask for any credit card information.

Summary

Hope you all understand the process and it is useful for you. I have explained the same info in all the sessions in Malaysia, Germany, and India, and everyone enjoyed and utilized the process. I don’t know which country and company you are from, please try it yourself. Hope your company is eligible for ESI benefits and you can also utilize, learn and save money 😊