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Become an MVA member for free and get this and other free benefits:
  • Get unlimited access to content
  • Join live events
  • Track your progress
  • Take self-assessments
  • Participate in forums
  • Receive discounts on books
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General FAQs

Getting started:

Who is eligible to participate in MVA?

Where can I send suggestions and feedback?

What are the benefits for me as a student?

About courses:

How do I know what courses are on MVA?

How do I request a new course?

In what order should I take the course modules?

How do I complete a course and what benefits will I get?

How often can I repeat a self-assessment?

Can I enroll in more than one course?

What are the course levels associated with each course?

How can I access a course given in a language not native to my home country?

Will Jump Starts and live events be available as recordings or on-demand courses?

If a course I’ve completed gets updated, does that affect my recorded progress?

Tracking your progress:

What information is available on My Dashboard?

How do I download a Certificate of Completion?

What is My Learning Plan?

How do I manage My Learning Plan?

Your profile:

What can I update on My Profile page?

Can I change my email ID?

What happens when I share my profile?

Earning points:

What are MVA points and how can I earn points on MVA?

What are the membership levels and how many points are required for each?

How can I improve my ranking and climb up the leader board?

How frequently is the leader board updated?

Where can I see the list of top students?

What are bonus points and how do I get them?

Recertifying on MVA:

How do I recertify on MVA?

What is a recertification badge?

Can I share my badge on LinkedIn?

I recertified by passing a recertification exam. Why don’t I get a badge?

Will other badges and recertification paths be available?

Will badges be available for anything other than recertification?

Do I have to pay for this badge?

Support Community:

Where can I find someone who can answer my question?

My question isn’t about using the Microsoft Virtual Academy site. Where could I ask questions about the topic of the course I am taking?