I wanted to share this amazing opportunity for you to win some cool swag from Microsoft Canada, by perfecting your knowledge and learning new skills. It will take you about 10 minutes to complete, and you will get an awesome t-shirt and maybe even more prizes! Read till the end of the post to find out all you can win!
From the Canadian Developer Connection:
Microsoft Virtual Academy has courses that cover the entire Microsoft developer platform. Complete two (2) or more modules from any one (1) of any of the below MVA courses and we’ll send you an awesomely geeky t-shirt that will help you share the knowledge achievement that you’ve unlocked!
To claim your “Achievement Unlocked” t-shirt:
- Start and complete two (2) more modules of any one of the courses listed below between 2/1/2014 and 3/31/2014. Courses started before 12/1/2013 cannot be submitted.
- Take a screenshot of the course page (as shown below) showing you logged in, Canada as your country, and at two (2) or more completed (green) modules.
- Send your screenshot to email@example.com withYour first name
Your transcript will be validated and your t-shirt will be sent to you! Simple as that!
All Eligible Courses (Note: I have highlighted the ones pertinent to SharePoint)
The following are courses that you may take to qualify for the offer above:
- Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
- Developing SharePoint Server Advanced Solutions
- Mobile Apps to IoT: Connected Devices with Windows Azure
- Windows Azure Storage Design and Implementation
- Designing Applications for Windows Azure Jump Start
- Windows 8.1 Developer Training: Geek Edition
- HTML5 App Development Fundamentals
- Windows 8.1 UX Design Jump Start
- What’s New in Visual Studio 2013
- C++: A General Purpose Language and Library
- Porting Unity Games to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone
- Introduction to C++/DirectX Game Development
- C# Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners
- Programming in C# Jump Start
- Windows Store App Development Essentials with C# Refresh Jump Start
- Advanced Windows Store App Development using C# Refresh Jump Start
- Designing Your XAML UI with Blend Jump Start
- XAML Deep Dive for Windows & Windows Phone Apps Jump Start
- Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 Jump Start
- Windows Store Apps with HTML5 Refresh Jump Start
- Advanced Windows Store App Development with HTML5 Jump Start
- Building Windows Store Apps for iOS Developers Jump Start
- Gaming Engines for Windows 8 Jump Start
- Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners
- Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start
- Build Apps for Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Jump Start
- Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012 Jump Start
- Administering Visual Studio TFS 2012 Jump Start
- Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012 Jump Start
- Developing ASP.NET MVC4 Web Applications Jump Start
- HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners
- Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start
- Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Jump Start
- Windows Azure Web Sites – Deep Dive Jump Start
- Building Business Apps with Visual Studio Lightswitch
Terms and Conditions
The offer for a Microsoft Virtual Academy “Achievement Unlocked” t-shirt is good for residents of Canada. Offer good only to the first 500 MVA students (registered in Canada) that qualify for the offer. In order to qualify for the offer, each MVA student must complete two (2) or more MVA modules from one (1) of the eligible MVA courses listed above. Course transcript must be shown (in the form of a screenshot) like the image above and must then be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm on March 31, 2014. The screenshot must include their name and clearly display the student’s country as Canada. Limit one submission/t-shirt per person. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer expires at midnight on March 31, 2014 while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash. Any gift returned as non-deliverable will not be re-sent. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your t-shirt. Microsoft Canada reserves the right to substitute the t-shirt with a gift of equal or greater value.
To reward those willing to learn, I would also like to offer you a personal gift. For the first 10 Canadians that finish 7 or more modules, I will send you a voucher for a free O’Reilly eBook! Please send me a screenshot of the MVA course you are doing before! (Showing your name, country and non-completed modules) and after (Showing your name, country and completed modules). I will then reply you if you won, and send you the voucher by email!