I completed AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud certification exams at home through Pearson Vue's online proctoring option.
What Is Azure?
Azure is a cloud computing service offered by Microsoft. Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, such as servers, databases, storage, networking, software, machine learning, analytics, and business intelligence, over the Internet. It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
Why Earn an Azure Certification?
Earning one of Microsoft Azure's many certifications demonstrates to employers that an individual has the knowledge and skills to work with Azure cloud services. You will want to know your score if you achieve one of these certifications. That can be a little tricky to find.
After You Complete Your Azure Exam
As soon as you complete a Microsoft Azure certification exam, you will see your exam score and other information about your performance. This is great because you know immediately whether you passed and how well you did. However, you will likely want a copy of this Score Report for yourself. The score report provides a bar graph with your "Performance by exam section" and a table that shows "How Your Performance Compares to Those Who Have Taken this Exam."
Unlike Amazon Web Services (AWS) certification exams, accessing the score report for a Microsoft Azure Certification Exam isn't immediately obvious when you log into the exam certification dashboard. In the dashboard, you will see links to your transcript, your certificate, and your badges. What you won't see is an obvious link to your exam score report.
On the AWS certification website, the score report is easy to find and download under Previous Exams in the top menu. There isn't a similar direct link on the Microsoft Azure certification website. And even when you find where to go to access the report, you may be met with a blank screen on some browsers. This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of finding and downloading your Azure Exam score report.
Steps for Downloading Your Azure Exam Report
Step 1: First, go to the Microsoft exam certification dashboard and log in: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/dashboard.aspx
Step 2: You will see a screen that looks like the one below with links to your transcripts, certificates, and badges.
Please note: Your exam report may not be generated immediately. I usually check for reports the day after I complete an exam.
Step 3: Next, look for Exam Providers. If you took your exam with Pearson VUE, you will be able to access their website to find your score report. Choose Pearson VUE from the dropdown menu.
"View and manage your exam history and appointments with a specific exam provider. For exams taken with Pearson VUE, you can also view a detailed score report."
However, when I first tried this, I ran into a problem. Using a Chrome browser, I was met with a blank screen. To access Pearson VUE, I had to use the Microsoft Edge browser.
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Step 4: When you select Pearson VUE and click Go, you will be transferred to Pearson VUE. To the right of the screen, you will see My Account and a link to your score report. Once you click that link, you will be taken to your score report. Click View to download a pdf copy of your report.
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