COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES: These are the official rules that govern how the Know It Prove It Challenge (the “Challenge”) In these terms, “we,”“our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of the Challenge. “You” refers to an eligible Challenge entrant.

OFFER PERIOD: This Challenge starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on April 18, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 17, 2017 (“Offer Period”). Please visit or other world time database to determine local time.

CAN I PARTICIPATE? Everyone is eligible to participate in this Challenge.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS. In order to participate in this Challenge, you need to do the following during the Offer Period:
  • You need to have a Microsoft Virtual Academy (“MVA”) profile to take the courses in the Learning Challenge and to track your completion of courses and claim your badge. If you do not have a MVA profile, you can create one here, subject to the MVA terms of use located here.

OBTAINING AN MVA CHALLENGE BADGE. There are six (6) “Learning Challenges” listed below. Each Learning Challenge includes between 3-5 MVA courses. You can earn an MVA Challenge Badge by completing all the courses included in a Learning Challenge by the end of the Offer Period. You will receive credit for any course included in a Learning Challenge that you completed prior to the Offer Period if you use the same MVA account to participate in this Challenge. You can participate in as many Learning Challenges as you like. You must complete all the courses included in a Learning Challenge by 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 17, 2017 to be eligible to receive an MVA Challenge Badge for that Learning Challenge.

Learning Challenge Courses included in the Learning Challenge Badge
Game Development
  • Game Development with Construct 2 (3 hours)
  • Developing Windows 10 Games with Construct 2 (3 hours)
  • Building Windows 10 Games with Unity 5 (6 hours)
Game Development badge
Building Apps with Xamarin
  • Xamarin for Absolute Beginners (1 hour)
  • Introduction to Xamarin.Forms (1 hour)
  • Mastering Azure App Service, Part 4: Building Azure Mobile Apps (1 hour)
  • Building Intelligent Cross-Platform Mobile Applications Using Xamarin and Azure Search (2 hours)
Building Apps with Xamarin badge
Azure for IT Pros
  • Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Introduction to Microsoft Azure (1 hour)
  • Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Virtual Machines (2 hours)
  • Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Virtual Networking (2 hours)
  • Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Azure Active Directory (1 hour)
  • Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Storage (2 hours)
Azure for IT Pros badge
Build Intelligence into Your Apps
  • Hands-on with Azure Machine Learning (1 hour)
  • Azure Developer Workshop (Storage, Cognitive, ML, Stream Analytics, Containers, and Docker) (4 hours)
  • Cortana Intelligence Suite End-to-End (4 hours)
Build Intelligence into Your Apps badge
Web Development for Beginners
  • Getting Started with Web Technologies (1 hour)
  • HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners (7 hours)
  • JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (7 hours)
Web Development for Beginners badge
IT Pro Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals (7 hours)
  • Security Fundamentals (4 hours)
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (5 hours)
IT Pro Fundamentals badge

ACCESSING MVA CHALLENGE BADGES: You may redeem your MVA Challenge Badge(s) from the “Accomplishments” tab located on your MVA Dashboard.

  • To abide by these Official Rules; and

  • Badges are solely for your personal use to signify you completed all the courses in a Learning Challenge. Each badge includes a link to a MVA webpage that lists your name, the courses you completed in a Learning Challenge and the date of completion. If you share the badge, you are sharing an URL link that third-parties can click on to verify the Learning Challenge was completed by you. By downloading or sharing a badge, you give Microsoft permission to publicly display your name, the courses you completed in a Learning Challenge and the date of completion worldwide on the MVA webpage. You understand that Microsoft is under no obligation to display or keep this information beyond one year from the date that Learning Challenge was completed and Microsoft may delete this information any time after one year without notice to you. If you do not agree, do not download or share the badge.

  • To release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Challenge.

GENERAL TERMS: Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify you and to withhold and remove MVA Challenges Badge(s) if Microsoft believes you have compromised the integrity of this Challenge by cheating, hacking, or engaging in fraudulent behavior in any way.

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