Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge - Individuals Challenge

Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge

Learn. Compete. Win with a customized technical upskilling challenge for your organization

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NEW Accessibility Individual Cloud Skills Challenge!

Put yourself to the test! Gain knowledge and skills to create an inclusive culture for people of all abilities with our new Accessibility Fundamentals challenge.

Getting started is easy!

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Pick your role

Select the role that best fits your team. Don’t see your role? Email

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Receive free unlimited access to MS Learn Paths and instructor-led Microsoft Training Days. 

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Compete by earning points as you complete the learning paths and track your progress through a custom team leaderboard. 

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Get Certified + Celebrate 

Award your learners with a 50% off Microsoft Exam Certification Voucher, get certified and celebrate! 

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Learning tools for individual learning styles 

At Microsoft, we recognize that learning styles are different. That’s why we’ve created the Cloud Skills Challenge, a 30-day challenge which provides your team with an in-class training experience paired with self-paced learning modules to provide your organization with the tools you need to successfully skill up and earn industry recognized certifications.  

Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Learn is a free online training platform that provides hands-on, interactive learning for products and services within the Microsoft ecosystem 

Self-paced learning paths

Explore topics in-depth through guided paths or learn how to accomplish a specific task through individual modules.

300+ guided modules

Discover the power of the Microsoft ecosystem and start your learning journey today by exploring the large selection of learning paths and modules.

Hands-on learning

Microsoft Learn helps you discover new skills, find certifications, and advance your career in minutes with interactive, hands-on learning.

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Microsoft Virtual Training Days

Microsoft Virtual Training Days are free, in-depth, virtual training events that guide your team toward the many possibilities for career and organizational impact today and tomorrow. With weekly events to match every skill level, this is your opportunity to grow your technical skills and gain the confidence to navigate what’s ahead.

Why Attend? 

  • Dive deep into new skills and ideas at free virtual training events.  
  • Jump-start new technical initiatives for your organization. 
  • Discover new possibilities for impact while learning the platforms and skills to achieve them 

What is the Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge?

The Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge is a fun, free and interactive skilling program that provides you with access to Microsoft resources to help you build skills for the role that most interests you! Gain access to a curated Microsoft Learn path and Microsoft Virtual Training Days. You can compete with peers in the industry through an online leaderboard.

The Cloud Skills Challenge will help you skill up on Microsoft Cloud Technologies via a gamified experience utilizing Microsoft Learn content. 

Choose your skilling path below and start building new skills today! 

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  • Information Protection Administrator
  • Security Operations Analyst
  • Desktop Manager
  • Teams Administrator
  • Teams Voice Engineer Expert
  • Azure Administrator
  • Data Professional
  • AI Professional
  • Azure Developer Associate
  • Accessibility


With more than 1 billion people with disabilities in the world, Microsoft believes that accessibility is essential to delivering on our mission to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” However, our mission doesn’t begin and end with the products we create and the services we offer.

Microsoft Canada has a NEW Accessibility Fundamentals individual cloud skills challenge to help you learn more about accessibility and how to help build a more inclusive world, all while going head-to-head with your peers in this friendly and informative challenge.

Build your knowledge on best accessibility practices and strategies to create inclusive organizations that truly empower people of all abilities to reach their full potential in the workforce.

Self-Paced Learning  

Step 1: Register for the Cloud-Skills Challenge Leaderboard 

Register for the leaderboard and begin to gain points as you complete the modules in the Learning Path. Watch your progress as you compete amongst your peers in the industry! 

Register for the leaderboard

Step 2: Access the Microsoft Learn Path 

Microsoft Learn Path: Accessibility fundamentals 

This Microsoft Learn Path will provide you with access to correlated learning that includes module content, interactive labs, video tutorials, and knowledge checks. There are foundational, intermediate, and advanced topics within the learning pathway to assist your team members, at any level. 

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Step 3: Learn. Compete. Get Certified  

Once you have completed the challenge email with your username.

Optional Learning Path: Deliver engaging and accessible virtual events with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365  

Step 1: Start the learning path 

"The one thing we can never get back is time. This is the most valuable thing an event attendee shares with you. Whether you are a seasoned producer or new to creating virtual events, this learning path walks you through the fundamentals of delivering compelling events using Microsoft 365 technology. Learn best practices for accessibility, inclusion, and engagement as you create your virtual event. Review processes that prioritize the clarity of your message, the attendee experience, and your ongoing engagement strategy.

Compelling events are about people - this training includes content for event organizers, producers, moderators, and attendees."

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Terms and Conditions

The Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge program is designed to build technical skills within your organization including, self-paced learning and virtual training to support continuous growth and development. The Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge is a programmatic offering available to all Microsoft customers.

All modules for the corresponding Microsoft Learn Path must have been successfully completed by the participant within the deadline indicated on the Challenge Leaderboard To be eligible. A valid Microsoft Learn account is required to participate.  Free accounts can be set up here:

Offer good only in Canada to eligible individuals that have registered for the Cloud Skills Challenge (the “Challenge”) on or before June 30, 2023 (the “Request”). A limited quantity of 50% off exam voucher codes (the “Voucher Codes”) are available for distribution and will be awarded to eligible individuals in the order in which their Request is received by Microsoft. Limit of one (1) Voucher Code per individual. Voucher Codes are valid for 60 days upon receipt. The Voucher Code is non-transferable, cannot be combined with any other offer and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any Voucher Code returned as non-deliverable will not be re-issued. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute the Voucher Code with an item of equal or greater value. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend the Challenge at any time without notice.