How to access your Microsoft Certification Dashboard

The Microsoft Certification Dashboard is now fully integrated with your Microsoft Learn profile, it is a unified dashboard that combines any previously achieved exams or certifications, upcoming exams, training material, transcripts and Q&A responses.

Any links previously to the old dashboard will now redirect automatically to your Learn profile. 

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to access your Microsoft Certification Dashboard the new way and explain how to navigate the new settings and features.

How to access your Microsoft Certification Dashboard

To access your Microsoft Certification dashboard, start by going to https://learn.microsoft.com, then at the top right, click Sign in and sign in with the Microsoft account you previously used to register for Microsoft exams. If you have not completed any training or exams yet, use a personal Microsoft account.

Sign in to Microsoft Certification Dashboard
Click Sign in at the top right

After you sign in, you will be taken back to the same home page. Click your profile image icon at the top right and select profile.

Select profile from certification dashboard
Select profile at top right

Navigating your Microsoft Learn profile

Once you are on your profile page, you can see that navigation has been vastly improved to be as intuitive as possible. The primary menu is found on the left-hand side where you can navigate to all the pages you might need.

Certification Profile menu
Certification Profile menu

Lets break down the information you will find on each page:

Activity – Displays the last 30 days of recent activity you have conducted on your account, limited to the last 30 items. This includes any Q&A threads you have interacted with and also any learning modules you have completed.

Training – Shows all of the learning modules you have completed on Microsoft Learn as well as any challenges you have completed also. 

Challenges – Lists all of the Microsoft Challenges you have participated in and completed. The challenges happen frequently throughout the year and often involve you needing to complete a full Microsoft Learn course in exchange for a Free Microsoft exam.

Certifications – Lists all of the certifications and exams you have completed on your account. It also includes any upcoming exams and a useful link to the certification support forum where you will receive support from Microsoft employees and subject matter experts.

Q&A – Shows all of the Q&A threads you are following. The Microsoft Q&A is a forum where registered users can ask technical questions and get responses from subject matter experts.

Achievements – Here you will find all the learning paths, modules and official courses you have completed. If you have completed a course with a Microsoft Certified Trainer and they provide you with an ‘achievement code’ you can also redeem this here for the course to show on your profile.

Collections – The collections page is where you can find any learning modules or courses you have grouped together into a ‘collection’. This is to help you prioritise your learning and allow you to find the courses you want to complete quicker next time. Collections can also be shared publically, as I have done in some of my study guides.

Transcript – The transcript page is where you will find your digital exam transcript which will show you your active certifications, number of exams passed, number of modules completed and MCT status. It can also be shared with friends and colleagues.

You will also find at the top right of your profile, your XP and Microsoft Learn level (or digital brownie points…). They do not culminate to anything, other than representing the time you have put into learning.

certification dashboard xp menu
Certification dashboard XP menu

View and begin upcoming Microsoft exams

To view your upcoming exams from your certification dashboard, and to start exams on exam day, select Certifications from the menu.

Select Certifications from your profile
Select Certifications from your profile

At the top you can see your upcoming exam appointments. It will tell your the name of the exam you have booked, the date and time it is booked for and also provide you the link to start your exam.

Start your Microsoft exam
Start your Microsoft exam

View all past Microsoft exams

To view all of the past exams you have both passed and failed, click on the certifications menu option like you did above and scroll down to the past exams heading.

View all past Microsoft exams
View all past Microsoft exams

Here you will see your most recent exams, click View all to view a list of all the Microsoft exams you have attempted.

Access additional training

There is no immediate way for you to directly access additional training from your Microsoft Learn profile menu options. If you click on the Training menu option on the left-hand side, it only takes you to your previously completed training modules. To access additional training modules, there are 2 ways you can do it.

Firstly, you can select the Training menu option from the left-hand side and click on one of your previously completed modules.

Select training module from your Learn profile
Select training module from your Learn profile

From the navigation breadcrumbs at the top of the screen, you can click on Browse and it will take you back to where you can find all of the available Microsoft Learn modules.

Select browse from the breadcrumbs path
Select browse from the breadcrumbs path

Alternatively, you can also click Training from the webpage navigation menu at the very top and it will take you to the same page where you can find all available Learn modules.

Select training from the page navigation menu
Select training from the page navigation menu

What happened to the old dashboard?

The old dashboard was previously separate from your Microsoft Learn profile. Microsoft took the initiative to merge both profiles to create a single, unified learning experience where you can access your training, certifications, exam information and transcript all in the same portal.

Daniel Bradley

My name is Daniel Bradley and I work with Microsoft 365 and Azure as an Engineer and Consultant. I enjoy writing technical content for you and engaging with the community. All opinions are my own.

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