Microsoft Certified Fundamentals

The Microsoft Fundamental exams are foundational-level exams that will put students on the pathway to the exciting field of artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing. These exams are a great way to introduce students to Microsoft’s role-based certification pathway—designed to help learners keep pace with today’s business requirements.

Candidates seeking to earn Microsoft Fundamental exam certifications will need to have completed approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience. Candidates will be prepared to enter the job market, having achieved entry-level competency for their industry.

While meaningful to any job seekers and students interested in IT careers, these exams are best suited for ages 14 and up. No Bachelor's degree or other prerequisites are necessary, other than what is called out in Objective Domains. These stackable exams are valid from the date they are passed and are a one-time issuance.

Microsoft’s Guide to Role-Based Certifications (PDF download)
Objective Domains