Quick and Easy Guide to Download Microsoft Azure Certificate in 2023

Passing an exam is one thing, downloading the result is another. If you have passed your Microsoft Azure exam but still can’t figure out how to download the Microsoft Azure certificate, here we are to help you. 

Make sure you get the answers to all the questions and start downloading the certificate to save time and avoid the common mistakes many make while trying to download it. 

Which Microsoft Azure Certifications are available for Download?

There are a number of certificate exams found on the official website of the Microsoft Azure certificates but you can take exams on some other platforms too. The most popular certificates that have high demand by people are 

Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certificate

This exam enriches your knowledge about Azure services, cloud concepts, workloads, security and privacy in Azure, and Azure pricing and support.

Exam MS-900 Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Certificate

This certificate helps you to understand how to create and save reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence. 

Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator Certificate

This certificate is all about managing Azure subscriptions, configuring virtual networking secure identities, administering the infrastructure, connecting Azure and on-premises sites.

It also helps to manage network traffic, to implement storage solutions, to create and scale virtual machines, and to implement web apps and containers. 

Exam AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Certificate

This certificate covers topics such as Azure SDKs, APIs, app authentication and authorization, data connections, data storage options, compute, and container deployment, debugging, performance tuning, and monitoring.

Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certificate

This certificate is about platform protection, security for identity and access, data and applications, and security operations.

Exam AI-100: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution Certificate

This certificate includes AI solutions development, integration, maintenance, performance tuning, and monitoring.

All the certificates found on the official website of Microsoft Azure Certifications are available for download.

Perhaps only those that you haven’t taken on the official website may lead to issues when trying to download them. So, you may use other resources or platforms to download your certificate in PDF form. 

How long does it take to download an Azure Certificate after passing the exam?

To say that the certificate will be ready at once won’t be true. It usually takes 24-48 hours to update the certification status and make it ready for download after you pass the exam. 

If you don’t see the certificate or the badge on your profile after 48 hours, it’s better to contact support. You may be unable to see the certificate because of a certain technical issue, that’s why it’s recommended to contact support for help. 

They may ask for additional information after which they'll make it available for you to see the certificate. Once you see the certificate on your dashboard, you can start downloading it. 

How to download a Microsoft certificate using the certificate number?

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    The certificate number or the Microsoft ID allows you to download the certificate easily and quickly. For this, you need to log in to Your Dashboard with your Microsoft ID/Certificate number.

  2. 2

    On the dashboard, you’ll see everything related to your past and active certification exams. Here you can view or download badges, certificates, and transcripts of your certifications. 

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    Click on View Certificates. Now you see all your past and active certificates. You can preview each and download it in PDF form.

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    On the top right, you can see Preview and PDF. So, select the certificate title you want to download and click on the PDF. It will start downloading the certificate. Note, that it’s going to be in a zip format which you need to unzip before using it. 

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    It takes a few seconds to download the file and once it’s done you can open and check it. You can upload it on your LinkedIn profile or on your social media account or share it with anyone you want. 

How to get a hard copy print of your Microsoft certificate?

There are 2 basic ways to get a hard copy print of your Microsoft certificate.

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    Order a hard copy directly from Microsoft: there were times when Microsoft used to send a free hard copy of the certificates via post but today this is a paid service and you need to take steps to order it directly from Microsoft. 

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    Go to the My Certifications Section of the MCP site, log in, and click Download or purchase a certificate link under the Certificates section. The first certificate usually costs $9.95 and it decreases up to $0.99 for subsequent certificates in the same order. 

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    Print the PDF file yourself: since you already have the downloaded form of the PDF file on your PC, you can take it to a print shop and ask them to print it with the highest quality. It’s perhaps cheaper and quicker compared to the previous way.

Trustworthy resources to download your Microsoft Azure Certificates online

Perhaps the only trustworthy resource to download your Microsoft Azure Certificates is the official website of Microsoft Certifications where you have your ID and can log in to your dashboard. This is the place where you download your certificates.  

What are the costs of downloading your Microsoft Azure certificates?

The 3 most basic Microsoft Azure Certifications (AZ-900, AI-900, and DP-900) cost $99 each. These are the Fundamental certificates. The rest cost $165 each for Associate, Expert, and Specialty certificates. 


Now, as you know how to download your Microsoft Azure Certificate you can follow the steps and get your certificate on your PC.

Although some investment is required to get certified on Microsoft Azure, it’s worth it and the more certificates in your portfolio, the better your resume will look to apply for future jobs. 


Can I learn Azure without coding?

Yes, you can learn Azure without coding because you can use Microsoft Azure without coding skills. 

Is it hard to get Azure certified?

Yes, Azure exams are quite difficult and it’s hard to get Azure certified. You need to spend some time studying and then try yourself at exams.

How do I install a Microsoft certificate?

Open the certificate window and choose Install Certificate. Then Choose Next. After this, you’ll see the Certificate Store. Here choose Place all certificates in the following store. Then select the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store. Follow the steps and Finish. 

Can I download Microsoft Azure for free?

It’s free from the start and you don’t need to pay anything unless you choose pay-as-you-go pricing.

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Youssef is a Senior Cloud Consultant & Founder of ITCertificate.org

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