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Choosing a specialization

Explore the different certifications available, in certification links below, you can download the certification skills outline (first section), read about it, and you can skim through the different modules to check the content of the course.

Technology area Related Certification Courses
Software Developer Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals Here
Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate Here
Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals Here
Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate Here
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals Here
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate Here
Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate Here
It Administrator Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals Here
Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate Here
Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals Here
Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate Here
Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate Here
Data Analytics Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals Here
Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate Here

The fundamental courses provided can help any candidate with no technical background to explore those technical paths and gain the skills needed. If you have no prior knowledge and interested in gaining knowledge in these paths, we highly recommend that you start with the LinkedIn introductory courses first here, and then continue with any fundamental certificate that you choose (check the table in the first question).

The deadline to complete all the modules for a specific certificate, send us a proof of completion (at academy@beirutdigitaldistrict.com) and schedule the exam by end of April.

All the courses provided whether on LinkedIn or Microsoft are online and self-paced.

If you have paid for the exam with the card we have provided you, and scheduled an exam date, then no unfortunately you will not be able to change.

The LinkedIn courses contain introductory courses for the three technical Microsoft certificate. These courses provide background information if you do not have prior knowledge, and once you finalize you can earn badges. There is no exam after course completion.
The Microsoft courses are more advanced and specialized for each certificate. Once you finalize the modules for the certificate you choose, you will then have to sit for an exam, and if you successfully pass the exam, you will earn a Microsoft recognized certificate.

If you don’t have prior knowledge, we highly recommend that you take the fundamental course.

The LinkedIn courses for all the 10 learning paths can be found here .

Registration

Once you have completed all the modules for the course online, send us a screenshot of you Microsoft profile to academy@beirutdigitaldistrict.com that shows the badges and trophies earned, along with the below details:

  • Course chosen and completed
  • Full Name
  • Email

You should have present with you during the exam a valid passport. Any form of identification should include a signature, picture and shouldn't be expired.

Regarding a national ID that is only written in Arabic, please give us time to get back to you in regards to that.

For any other form of identification, please make sure to submit a ticket to PSI to get an approval of whatever form of identification you have valid.

To change your name, please fill out a Microsoft Certification Profile Name Change Request Form here.

Sure, you will have to send us an email with any form of ID present you have prior to your exam, to check how we can proceed on moving forward with your application.

Payment

Definitely, all the content on LinkedIn and the Microsoft certifications in Question 1 (As a beginner, how can I have a brief explanation of each course offering to help me choose) are for free.

You will not be paying anything from your end; we will be providing you with a credit card in which you can pay for the exam.

Courses

Yes, you should go through all the modules in one specific certificate, before submitting a proof of completion to us.

You have to complete all the Microsoft courses in one specific certificate, however, the LinkedIn courses are optional. If you don’t have prior knowledge in the certificate you are applying for, we highly recommend that you start with the LinkedIn courses first.

You can go through content for as many certificates as you want, but when scheduling for an exam, only one certification will be covered.

Exam scheduling

Unfortunately, if you fail/miss an exam, you will not be able to repeat it.

You should contact PSI as soon as possible, and submit a request ticket here.

To reschedule an exam, sign in with your Microsoft profile credentials here, and click on reschedule, select new date and time available, and notify us on academy@beirutdigitaldistrict.com with the new date.

If you don’t pass the PSI proctoring system check, make sure to submit a request form at least two weeks prior to your exam date here, to provide you with a space at BDD to do so.

Labs

There is a way around accessing Power BI for free, please follow the steps here.

Please raise an ticket to Microsoft on this link.

In order to be able to have a free temporary account, please follow up these steps here.

Exam preparation

You can find in this section the exam format and question types.

  • Read the system requirements and testing protocol requirements.
  • Complete the required system check on the same computer and in the same location from where you will test to ensure compatibility with online proctoring software.
  • Confirm that your ID is compliant (read the identity verification requirements ) and that the name on your Microsoft Certification profile, used upon registering for the exam appointment, is up to date. To take the exam, your name used to enter the exam appointment must match the ID you will present.
  • If you would like to request for exam accommodations, please submit an accommodations request with PSI prior to scheduling an exam; PSI will respond within 24-48 business hours.

Yes, they are enough for you to study from and pass!

Extra information wouldn’t hurt, so you can research online more courses on Google or YouTube.

Complete the required system check on the same computer and in the same location from where you will test to ensure compatibility with online proctoring software.

Each certificate differs from the other, once you are scheduling an exam, you will be notified the duration of the exam before selecting a date.

The latest to sit for an exam is by June 7th, 2021.

Yes it is mandatory to open the camera, please read the system requirements and testing protocol requirements before sitting for an exam.

No, documents are not allowed in an exam. Please read the system requirements and testing protocol requirements before sitting for an exam.

Unfortunately, the exam will continue. If you face electricity cuts, it is better that you come and sit for your exam at BDD.

Make sure to submit a request form at least two weeks prior to your exam date here, to provide you with a space at BDD to do so.

Under the schedule exam section, below “Schedule for USD for 15”, you can find “Official practice test”. Press it, scroll down the page and press on FREE Demo, then launch the practice demo test!

This practice test demo is a short version of the complete practice test.

You can find here all the answers regarding the grading criteria, under the “scoring and results” section.

After the exam

Once you finalize the LinkedIn courses, you will earn badges that you can share and add to your LinkedIn profile.

After completing the MS Learn courses, sit for the exam and pass it, you will receive a Microsoft recognized certificate.

The Microsoft certification will be provided in a soft copy only. To know more how you can download the certificate, please visit the link here, and read section “certificates”

You can check the BDD career portal here to apply to the full-time, internship, part-time and freelance opportunities.

You can also find your next role and update your profile to stand out with LinkedIn here.

To prepare for job interviews here are courses, interactive tools, and common Q&A provided by LinkedIn to ensure you do ace it.

Drop us an email with your request/question to academy@beirutdigitaldistrict.com and we will get back to you within 2 working days.

You can also call us on 01 660 941.