More Learning

Discover additional learning opportunities on tap at PASS Summit:

Onsite Certifications

All Microsoft certification exams will be offered at 50% off the regular price to registered PASS Summit attendees! Keep your skills relevant, applicable, and competitive with Microsoft Training and Certification. With the Certification Central onsite at PASS Summit, you’ll have the chance to learn, practice, and talk one-on-one with the training experts on a variety of technologies. Microsoft Certification is an industry standard recognized worldwide, and will be priced at just $75 USD per exam for registered PASS Summit 2014 attendees.

Register for your exams onsite. Visit us at Certification Central to find out which exams and certification paths are right for you, and register to take an exam.

Come to The Study Hall, a dedicated, quiet environment where you will have the ability to study on your own, take a free Practice Test, and select from hundreds of on-demand training.

Study Hall/Information Desk Hours:
Monday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Wednesday: 10:15 AM-8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:15 AM-6:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

Join us for a brand new kind of introductory certification session at PASS Summit, where we’ll help you navigate through the new question types introduced in 2012 and 2013, the migration paths for individuals already certified, and the benefits of certification for your career.

Certification Testing Center Hours:
Monday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Wednesday: 10:15 AM-8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:15 AM-6:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

Get ready for your next certification test with these interactive study groups led by MCT Ambassadors onsite. Check the event session guide for exact dates and times.

We will have a special evening exam on Wednesday, November 5th! For those of you that don’t want to miss any sessions, you can come take an exam later on Wednesday evening. The Exam Room and Study Hall will be open until 8pm on Wed night. Space will be limited.

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Additional Resources
Microsoft Certification Overview
Microsoft Certification Benefits
Born to Learn Community Blog



Watch live sessions, keynotes, community and Microsoft interviews.

Focus Groups

Room 201
Don’t miss this great opportunity to participate in one of the many focus groups that will be conducted at PASS Summit 2014.

Wednesday, November 5
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Power BI Visualizations and Formatting
You will soon have more control over the formatting of visualizations. Give us your opinion on visuals & formatting.

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Power BI Dashboarding
Give your opinions on the features you need to monitor the pulse of their business.

Thursday, November 6
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Power BI - Data Sources and External Connections
Give your opinion on what data sources we should support.

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Improving the user journey from data to insight in Excel
Discuss the user journey from data to insight in Excel desktop.

Friday, November 7
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Azure DocumentDB v-next
Shape future versions of Azure DocumentDB. We want to hear from developers, Architects and Decision Makers.

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Mobile BI - Your data, whenever & wherever you need it
Review Mobile BI related use cases and scenarios in order to validate our customer hypotheses.

Instructor Led Workshops

Room 204
Microsoft is bringing top hands-on-experiences through workshop delivery being hosted by our workshop experts. Get your hands-on the latest and greatest technology and experience it yourself.

The following workshops will be delivered, seating is limited to the first 50 attendees per workshop.

Wednesday, November 5
10:15 - 11:30 AM: Exploring the Office 365 Power BI Site
1:30 - 2:45 PM : Power BI connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI

Thursday, November 6
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Getting started using HBase in Microsoft Azure HDInsight
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Authoring a hand-written digit recognizer in Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio

Friday, November 7
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Azure SQL Database for Business Critical Applications
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Exploring the Office 365 Power BI Site

SQL Server Clinic

Room 4C
Work through your technical issues with top Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) engineers and get architectural guidance from the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQL CAT) and SQL Tiger Team.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Upgrade & Migration Station

Exhibit Hall, Booth 325
Running SQL Server 2005? Is it on Windows Server 2003? Now is the time to upgrade your systems and applications before Windows Server 2003 extended support ends in July 2015. Talk with Microsoft engineering and services experts on upgrade suggestions and ideas for migrating all or part of your solutions to the Cloud. After your chat, qualified conference attendees can receive free Azure credits (quantities limited) and will be entered to win one of two limited-edition SQL Server branded snowboards. Details on the sweepstakes can be found at the Microsoft Information Desk.