What is the difference between Free Tier and Free Software Trial?

A Free Tier subscription offering is perpetually free, whereas a Free Software Trial (Try it now) offering is a paid offering that is promotionally free for a limited period of time, after which it is converted to a paid subscription.

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  • You get one free Microsoft certification exam voucher, which is available to redeem through the Education Hub. This voucher is good for either a Microsoft Technology Associate exam, or a Microsoft Certified Professional exam. You can choose any exam on either of those certifications to take for free.

  • Your Azure for Students subscription will provide you with access to certain software developer tools available to download for free. You must have a current, active Azure for Students subscription to access the software developer tools. Once you have signed up with Azure for Students, you can download this software through the Education Hub.

  • We use your phone number for identity verification.

  • As long as you have verified your academic status within the past 12 months, you will have access to this offering.

  • We encourage you to consider an Azure Free Account.

  • No, you can’t apply your credit to Azure Marketplace offers. However, many Azure Marketplace partners offer free trials and/or free tier plans for their solutions.