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Play the Microsoft Game “Are You Certifiable?”

Want to know if you have what it takes to be certified by Microsoft? Today we check out an enjoyable way to practice and test your IT knowledge of Microsoft products. 

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There are two modes, one where you log in with your Live account so you can save your progress, and play additional levels.

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If you log in with your Live account, it’s obvious that Microsoft wants to sell you some certification courses, so just be aware of that.

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Or Guest Play where you can only play one episode and scores are not saved.

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Playing the Game

We’ll take a look at the Guest Play just so you get a sense of what the game is about. Enter in a username and pick an avatar…

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Then read the instructions…we won’t go over them all here, there are a lot of options and points are scored by correct answers, amount of time it takes to answer them, you get vouchers to play a question before answers are shown…etc.

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Once you start playing, you get certification questions, you can take as much time to read the question as you want, then hit the Answer button when you’re ready.

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Now you have four answers to choose from…notice the time clicking down, so you want to try to answer as quickly as possible.

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After selecting the answer, you’re told if it is correct or not, then given an answer explaination, along with your score. You can flag the topic so it comes up again, which is a good way to get repetition of various topics, which really helps when taking the cert tests.

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If you get an answer wrong, you still get an answer explanation which is cool, so you can learn and better understand the topic.

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Conclusion

This game is definitely not for everyone, only those who are curious or want a fun way to practice for Microsoft certifications. If you are interested in a cert from Microsoft, it’s a fun way to practice up.

Play Are You Certifiable?

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page.

  • Published 04/16/10

Comments (5)

  1. keshav37a

    can we download this game
    keshav37a

  2. Jimmy

    Keshav37a

    Unfortunatly the game can not be downloaded if you would like this kind of software to test your for MCE certs you should try the testout software.

    good luck in your studies

    Jimmy Hobbs

  3. Alec S.

    When I saw the title about a Microsoft game called “Are You Certifiable?”, I did not think about Microsoft certifications, my mind went in a whole different direction…

  4. Paul

    Well for now the game is not working on Linux, go figure. :) I installed Moonlight but it only has 1.0 support and the game requires 2.0 support. :) Hmmmm

  5. calebstein

    Doesn’t work with Opera :(

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