News and announcements

Here’s what’s happening now in Microsoft training and certification.

Free e-book: “Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing”

(March 26, 2014) This brief book identifies key usage and deployment scenarios for cloud computing, to provide deep technical background on the Microsoft software-defined networking (SDN) solution, enabling IT professionals to quickly learn the internals of Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV), how it works from end to end, and where and how it should be used. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi, and ePub).

Free Microsoft training and certification guide app

(February 21, 2014) Use this interactive map to chart your path through Microsoft technical training, exams, and certifications. Download this free app from the Windows Store.

Free “Career and College Readiness” webinar

(January 22, 2014) Attend a virtual event, showcasing the latest best practices technology educators can adopt to effectively guide college and career-minded students, and foster a new generation of innovators in the IT and developer technology fields. Register for free.

Training and certification make a difference in compensation

(April 4, 2013) Among the key findings in the "2013 IT Skills and Salary Report" from Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro: training and certifications impact salary, compensation is increasing, and job satisfaction is holding steady. Learn more about the findings from more than 12,000 North American IT pros.

See the top-paying certifications

(January 24, 2013) Several factors, including certifications, combine to play a major role in determining your salary. Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) is among those certifications with the highest earning potential for 2013.

Help wanted: millions of cloud-skilled IT workers needed

(December 19, 2012) Millions of cloud-related IT jobs are sitting open and millions more will open up in the next two years due to a shortage in cloud-certified IT workers.

Tech analysts predict widening cloud skills gap for IT

(December 19, 2012) Research projects as many as 7 million new cloud-related IT jobs globally by 2015, with fewer qualified candidates to fill open roles, according to global hiring managers.

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Windows Server First Look Clinic material available

Microsoft Certified Trainers can download instructional material for Windows Server 2012 at the Learning Download Center.

Recently released exams

  • 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

  • 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

  • MB2-701: Extending Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

  • MB2-702: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Deployment

  • MB2-703: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Customization and Configuration

  • MB2-700: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Applications

  • 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

  • 74-353: Windows UX Design

  • List of all recently released exams

Recently released courses

  • 20414C: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

  • 20335B: Lync Network Readiness Assessment

  • 20413C: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

  • 10964B: Cloud and Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager

  • 20346A: Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

  • 10970B: Networking with Windows Server

  • 10747D: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  • 10969B: Active Directory Services with Windows Server

  • 10965A: IT Service Management with System Center Service Manager

  • 20409B: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

  • 20335A: Lync Network Readiness Assessment