Get Certified with GitHub

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GitHub and Microsoft are helping you to boost your tech career with the Get Certified with GitHub livestream series! Starts from June 5th until June 26th. These sessions are designed to help you get certified on the GitHub Foundation Certification and to help you explore essential tools like GitHub Copilot and GitHub Codespaces. Plus, you'll have the chance to earn a free certification voucher for the GitHub Foundation Certification*




* At the end of the session, you may even receive a free GitHub certification voucher, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Offer good only while supplies last. Limit one GitHub voucher per person. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer ends on  June 27, 2024 or while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend this offer at any time without notice.


Earning certification from GitHub is an excellent way to showcase your abilities, reputation, trust, and understanding of the tools and technologies used by over 100 million developers worldwide.


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You’ll be interacting with Microsoft and GitHub Experts that will guide you during all these sessions about different topics related to the GitHub Foundation certification.


Also, by registering and attending the live sessions you may be able to receive a free certification voucher on a first-come, first-served basis


Earning a GitHub Certification gives you a competitive edge in the job market by allowing you to promote your skills in a specific GitHub domain.


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These sessions will be full of tips, tricks, and practical exercises to help you build a great foundation for this certification. Whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your skills, this is a must-see event for anyone interested in growing their career in tech.


All our sessions will take place in Pacific Time.




Building Automation with GitHub

June 5th – 11 am Pacific Time

Find out how you can create powerful automation on any software project using GitHub’s platform. This session will cover GitHub Actions, GitHub Copilot, and GitHub Codespaces

Securing projects on GitHub

June 12th – 11 am Pacific Time

Discover how to apply security features from GitHub Advanced Security to your own projects and protect it from security threats and vulnerabilities.

Faster development with GitHub Copilot

June 19th - 11 am Pacific Time

Learn how to leverage GitHub Copilot for automating repetitive tasks and increasing your development cycles. We’ll go through basic usage as well as newer features like interactive prompts and inline suggestions

Manage your project with the GitHub Platform

June 26th - 11 am Pacific Time

Use GitHub’s powerful project features to manage your software development process. We’ll cover project management with issues, pull requests, and tracking changes.


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With the GitHub Foundations certificate, you can highlight your understanding of the foundational topics and concepts of collaborating, contributing, and working on GitHub. This exam covers:


  • Collaboration
  • GitHub products
  • Git basics
  • Working within GitHub repositories

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We are super excited to announce the GitHub Challenge as part of the Microsoft Learn Challenge | Build Edition! This is part of Microsoft Build 2024, our largest developer event of the year. Registrations to the challenge are open – register NOW! (


The GitHub Challenge is a 30-day learning adventure on Microsoft Learn! It’s completely free, super fun, with dynamic exercises. Dive in to master GitHub Copilot! Plus, you’ll create interesting adventures with Python and JavaScript while using GitHub Codespaces and create real-world projects with GitHub Copilot —just in time for Microsoft Build! This challenge starts on May 21st and ends on June 21st 2024.


We want to support you in developing and upgrading your abilities! Prepare to take on this exciting challenge and level up. This learning journey has been designed to increase your understanding of AI and make you a GitHub Copilot expert! This challenge will help you prepare for the GitHub Foundations certification exam by covering a few topics that may appear on the test.


The GitHub Challenge is available every day at any time on Microsoft Learn. You can learn whenever it's convenient for you and at your own speed.


By completing this challenge before June 21st 2024, you will receive a special and distinctive digital badge on your Microsoft Learn profile for finishing this learning experience. You can share your badge on your LinkedIn!


This badge is only available during Microsoft Build, our largest developer event of the year.



Take this amazing and unique opportunity to keep learning and growing your career in tech! Registrations to the challenge HERE!


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We have a comprehensive, free, dynamic exercise guide to help you prepare for this certification. You can read all the information you need, here: 


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The voucher code will be entered manually during the checkout process. Below are the registration and scheduling steps:


  1.  Log into the exam registration site and choose the desired certification. This will redirect you to the registration page.
  2.  Click on "Schedule/take exam" to proceed.
  3.  Complete the registration form and select "Schedule exam" at the bottom.
  4.  This action will transmit your eligibility details to our testing vendor, PSI.
  5.  Upon submitting the registration form, you'll be directed to the PSI testing site to finalize the scheduling of your exam.
  6.  During the checkout process on the PSI testing site, you'll encounter a designated field where you can enter the voucher code to zero the balance.



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