PASS Pro Azure DBA Bootcamp – Rules

Void where prohibited.


Entrants must be a PASS Pro member and register for the Bootcamp. There are 4 webinars in the Bootcamp, as well as weekly office hours. Registrants must watch all 4 webinars – live or on demand. They must also attend one live element, which can be either 1 of the weekly webinars, or an office hour session. By doing so, you will be eligible for a 50% discount towards a Microsoft Certification exam. Exam discount applies only to fundamentals, role-based, or specialty exams. Exams associated with Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), or Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) portfolio are not included. Included in this offer for PASS are the following exams:

  • AZ-104, AZ-120, AZ-204, AZ-220, AZ-303, AZ-304, AZ-400, AZ-500, AZ-900
  • DP-100, DP-200, DP-201, DP-300, DP-900, DA-100, AI-100, AI-900
  • MS-100, MS-101, MS-203, MS-500, MS-600, MS-700, MD-100, MD-101, MS-900
  • MB-200, MB-210, MB-220, MB-230, MB-240, MB-300, MB-310, MB-320, MB-330, MB-400, MB-500, MB-600, MB-700, MB-901
  • PL-100, PL-900

Exam discount can’t be used for beta exams.

The Bootcamp commences on November 16, 2020 and ends by December 17, 2020. You may listen to the on-demand webinars up until January 8, 2021, 11:59pm PT to complete the Bootcamp.


These are the official rules that govern how the Bootcamp will operate.


  • “We,” “our,” and “us” refer to the Professional Association for SQL Server – thereafter referred to as “PASS”, the sponsor of the contest.
  •  “You” refers to an eligible Bootcamp entrant.


  • No employee, contractor, or board member of PASS or its affiliated companies.
  • PASS reserves the right to disqualify any other person from participating in the bootcamp where such participation would, in the sole opinion of PASS, compromise or give the appearance of compromising the integrity of the Bootcamp.


To be eligible for a 50% discount on the Microsoft certification exam, you must fulfill all the following:

  1. Must be a PASS Pro member.
  2. Must register for the PASS Pro Azure DBA Bootcamp.
  3. Must view all 4 webinars within the Bootcamp – live or on demand
  4. Must attend at least one live element (i.e. watch all 4 webinars on demand and attend at least 1 office hour OR attend 1 webinar live and watch 3 on demand)
  5. Must complete the Bootcamp by January 8, 2021, 11:59pm PT, and that includes listening to the webinars on-demand that you didn’t attend live.

EXAM DISCOUNT One (1) discount voucher of 50% off of the market cost of one Microsoft Certification exam. The price of Microsoft Certification exams varies by exam and by country*. This discount will apply to 50% off of the price in your country. The discount must be accepted as awarded, without substitutions. You may not exchange your voucher for cash or any other merchandise or services. Vouchers are not transferrable and will be awarded to only those who complete the eligibility criteria of the Bootcamp. If you are unable or are unwilling to accept your voucher, PASS will consider it forfeited. Vouchers will be emailed by PASS or Microsoft the week of Jan 11, 2021 to the email that you used to register for the Bootcamp. Vouchers must be used within three (3) months after you receive it. After this date, they will be void.

The discounted certification voucher offered to bootcamp participants is not valid for, and may not be redeemed by, either: 1) government officials; or 2) residents of China, Korea, Israel, Switzerland, or Germany.

*This offer is not available to government officials or residents as noted as it exceeds the limits permissible under Microsoft policy and local law.


By registering for the Bootcamp, you agree:

  • To abide by these Official Rules.
  • To release and hold harmless PASS, 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 Bootcamp or any voucher given.
  • That PASS’ decision will be final and binding on all matters related to this Bootcamp.
  • That by accepting a discount voucher, PASS may use your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Bootcamp, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
  • By registering for the Bootcamp, Microsoft may use your contact information to distribute the 50% discount voucher. For more information about Microsoft’s Privacy Practices, see


This Bootcamp will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Illinois for any disputes arising out of this Bootcamp.


To the extent permitted by law, PASS is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage resulting directly or indirectly from entrants' participation in the Bootcamp; failure for any reason whatsoever of a selected entrant to receive a certification discount notification email; changes in entrants' email addresses at any time; computer, communication, technical malfunctions or errors that may occur, regardless of cause; or any other loss or damage under any theory of law or equity arising from or relating to the Bootcamp, the discounted certification voucher or the use or misuse of the prize or entrants' personal information.

By participating in the Bootcamp, entrants release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless PASS from any damages, injuries, claims, causes of action or losses of any kind arising from or related to: (a) entrants' participation in the Bootcamp or receipt, possession, acceptance, use or misuse of any discount voucher; (b) entrants' failure to comply with these terms and conditions; and (c) any misrepresentation entrants make under these terms and conditions or otherwise to PASS.


If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled affects the fairness and/or integrity of this Bootcamp, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Bootcamp. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Bootcamp, we reserve the right to select recipients of the discount from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Bootcamp. If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Bootcamp by hacking, cheating, or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we have the right to ban you from participating in any future Bootcamps.


These terms and conditions will be construed and controlled by the laws of the State of Illinois, in the United States of America, without reference to the provisions governing conflict of laws. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Illinois for any disputes arising out of this Bootcamp.

All disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Bootcamp, discount or these terms and conditions will be resolved by the appropriate Illinois court.

PASS is not required to engage in correspondence regarding the Bootcamp with any person at any time other than the selected entrants of the Bootcamp. Decisions of PASS regarding any and all aspects of the Contest are final and binding on all entrants.

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