Announcing the New Foundational C# Certification with freeCodeCamp

Katie Savage

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Hello Students and Developers!

We are excited to announce the release of the new Foundational C# Certification in collaboration with freeCodeCamp. freeCodeCamp is a charity that creates free learning resources for math, programming, and computer science. The Foundational C# Certification is completely free, globally available, and includes a full 35-hour C# training course hosted on Microsoft Learn.

Amplify Your C# Career Trajectory

C# continues to shine as a leading programming language, essential in creating dynamic web applications, Unity games, comprehensive enterprise solutions, and more. In the rapidly evolving tech landscape, having tangible proof of your skills and dedication can set you apart.

Our Foundational C# Certification provides just that — a testament to the time and effort you’ve invested in mastering this versatile language. While no certification can guarantee a job, adding this to your portfolio demonstrates your commitment to continuous growth and your proficiency in C#.

Partnering with the esteemed freeCodeCamp, our certification is not just a badge, but a mark of quality education. It’s comprehensive, globally accessible, and free. This ensures that learners everywhere can benefit from a robust C# training on Microsoft Learn.

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Why This Certification?

  1. Thorough Knowledge Base: With a 35-hour training course on Microsoft Learn, this certification provides a thorough foundation of C#. From core concepts, syntax to practical software development applications – it’s all here.
  2. A Credential You Can Showcase: Existing C# developers, here’s your chance to bolster your LinkedIn profile. Display your commitment to continuous learning and expertise to potential employers and peers.
  3. Global and Free: This certification is free and globally available, ensuring every developer across the globe can access and benefit from it.
  4. A Comprehensive C# Journey: Partnering with freeCodeCamp, a renowned charity with a world-class learning platform, we’ve developed a certification that truly stands out. By utilizing resources from Microsoft Learn, learners will undergo a thorough training program, capped off by an 80-question exam hosted on freeCodeCamp. Master foundational concepts including variables, data types, control structures, and more.

Earn your certificate

  1. Go to the Foundational C# Certification path on freeCodeCamp. Here you’ll find the training content under Courses. Press Expand course to find all the modules within each course.
  2. Click on each module in the course to find the link to the training content for that module.
  3. Complete the training content on Microsoft Learn. (Note: If you have previously completed the training content, you do not need to redo it)
  4. Once you are done, complete the comprehension check question on freeCodeCamp.
  5. At the end of each course, you will receive a Trophy on Microsoft Learn. Each step on freeCodeCamp will show instructions for how you can claim and submit these Trophies.
  6. Once you complete all the training, take the exam.
  7. Earn your certification!

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Let’s Train Together!

  • With Microsoft : In addition to the training content on Microsoft Learn, we are hosting six office-hour style streaming events to help you succeed. The streams will be September 20 to October 25, every Wednesday at 2:00 pm UTC. In each session, expert presenters will review a training course, walkthrough a guided project, and answer questions. Stay updated with live and on-demand sessions via the .NET YouTube channel.
  • With freeCodeCamp: Begin with a video walkthrough by freeCodeCamp detailing the certification and training journey. For further support, be a part of the vibrant freeCodeCamp community over on the C# section of the freeCodeCamp Forum.

Join the challenge

Go beyond certification! Take the C# Challenge and compare your learning journey with global peers. The challenge begins on August 29th! Register here: https://aka.ms/csharp-challenge

Final Words

Whether you’re an aspiring C# developer or a seasoned professional wanting to showcase your expertise, our Foundational C# Certification awaits you. Join us in this enlightening journey and elevate your tech career to unprecedented heights.

Happy learning and coding! 🚀👩‍💻👨‍💻

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  • Hakan Fostok 7

    For years, I was wondering why Microsoft does not create certifications for C# (with multiple levels)
    Is that will be very valuable and helpful when somebody tries to get a new job?
    For years I was wondering why all the certifications are focused on Azure’s various services and the C# was left in the dark.
    I hope, that one day, Microsoft will create a very harsh C# official Certification (without partnership from freecodecamp),
    that when we acquire we would know, that will help you getting the best job in the best place possible
    Thank you a lot, good step but hope this will not stop here

    • Jiří Zídek 1

      Auld-lang-syne with Exam 70-483: Programming in C#

      • Hakan Fostok 0

        “Indeed, the exam 70-483 already retired last 01/31/2021. Please note that there’s no specific replacement for this exam.”
        here is the source

  • William Liu 3

    I cannot link my Microsoft account to the freecodecamp during the Trophy - Write Your First Code Using C# step. No sure where to ask for help…

    • Hakan Fostok 0

      Me too, the same problem happened to me

    • Martin Meissnitzer 0

      Make sure to actually start the course on learn.microsoft.com and then click “share” on the transcript page to generate the link to use on the freecodecamp page.

      • William Liu 0

        Hi Martin, do you mean the course also avaialbe on learn.microsoft.com ?

      • William Liu 3

        Thanks James. I have followed the instrucstions in your help link, but finally received a message said We were unable to verify your trophy from Microsoft's learning platform. from freecodecamp site, after I paste the link and press Verify Trophy.

      • Cenk KIZILDAĞ 1

        Same error here We were unable to verify your trophy from Microsoft’s learning platform, even though I tried everything. I’m disappointed.

        • Cenk KIZILDAĞ 1

          My achievements seem like badges, not trophies! What should I do?

          • Nicholas Hämmerle 0

            I do have the same problem. I do not get trophies but badges.

    • Prashant Priyadarshi 0

      You have to go to each documentation link provided for specific question
      and complete all units. Then in summary unity Unlock Achievement button will appear.
      Click on that and you are good to go

    • Katie SavageMicrosoft employee 1

      Hi William – sorry to hear about the linking issue. You can ask for more help in this forum.

    • Jordan Romano 0

      This issue only occurs if you try to verify before you complete all of the steps in a course module on Microsoft Learn. After you finish the first course module, it will allow you to link and verify the trophy on FreeCodeCamp. 🙂

  • Mahmoud Sayed Youssef 0

    Great 😊

  • Efim Zabarsky 0

    wonderful! thanks!

  • Asrat Gizachew 2

    I keep getting a ‘We were unable to verify your trophy from Microsoft’s learning platform‘ message after completing the first lesson and tried to verify my trophy. What’s happening?

  • Anders Persson 1

    Would be so nice if it works to, i and many with me gets.

    We were unable to verify your trophy from Microsoft’s learning platform.

    Done step by steg MANY times, and still …

    • Katie SavageMicrosoft employee 0

      Hi Anders, can you post about your issue in this forum. A freeCodeCamp moderator will be able to help you.

  • Christoph Lindemann 3

    I am looking forward to amplify my C# career trajectory.

    • Ramon Palheta Pessôa de Souza 0

      Congratulations , I also got my certification recently, I hope that Microsoft will provide more advanced certifications in C #, as well as in SQL server

      • Suresh Burra 1

        How was the assessment level of the exam? Do you suggest we can take this exam while parallelly working or needs a full focus during a weekend to complete?

  • Prashant Priyadarshi 1

    For those who is having problem in We were unable to verify your trophy from Microsoft’s learning platform.

    make sure you have Followed these steps in video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEWxF1Iwsxs

  • Logan Garbacki 3

    What is the exam retake policy? Is there anywhere we are able to locate a practice exam that covers the material provided on the course modules?

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