Azure Training and Certification

Whether you’re new to Azure or already a cloud professional, training is one of the best investments you can make in your career. Enrich your technical skills with free, online, hands-on training, and get your expertise recognized with great deals on Azure certification.

Build practical job skills

Follow a guided learning path to build practical job skills you can start using right away. Begin at the level right for you and practice what you learned with hands-on labs. Selected learning paths also include assessments and challenge exercises that enable you to validate your job skills.

Job Learning Paths

Free, self-paced, online courses in partnership with Pluralsight to build Azure skills.

Hands-on labs

Practice with free interactive hands-on labs, either self-paced or in an instructor led virtual class.

For Microsoft Partners

Deepen your Azure knowledge via free MOOC courses and learning paths available on MPN Learning Portal.

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Train and prepare with the experts

Whether you are looking for career advancement or want to skill up on Azure technologies, Microsoft Learning Partners offer flexible, solutions-based, customized training to achieve your goals. Find unique offers to get skilled on Azure.

World-class instructors

Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) have completed rigorous training and have met stringent technical certification requirements.

Microsoft Official Courses

Microsoft Learning Partners are the uniquely authorized to deliver Microsoft Official Courses, either in-person or online.

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Validate your Azure expertise

Demonstrate your expertise in Microsoft Azure technologies by earning an industry recognized Microsoft Certification. Certified Microsoft Azure skills help prepare you for new job opportunities by proving to employers you have the skills they want. Explore Azure certifications to determine which one is right for you and take advantage of limited time offers!

Limited time offer!

Take advantage of discounts on MCP exam offers which includes a practice test, exam voucher and an exam retake applicable for any Azure exam of your choice. Offer valid until 03/30/2018.

Prove your skills

91% of hiring managers consider certification as part of their hiring criteria. Microsoft, Microsoft Certification Program Satisfaction Study, April 2012

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Plan for the long-term

Interested in personal or employee development? Whether you are an IT professional or IT manager, Microsoft Learning Partners offer options to increase your skill base. Learn more below or learn how to become a Learning Partner.

Benefits for IT professionals and developers

Learn a new technology. With just one course, you can develop practical skills that cover the technology adoption life cycle—from planning to support. And you gain a level of proficiency that can only be taught through hands-on labs, simulations, and the real-world application of skills.

Prepare for certification.Microsoft Certifications are available for core Microsoft technologies and skill levels. Microsoft Official Courses are built with Microsoft Certification in mind and are taught by qualified industry instructors.

Start a new career. The industry instructors who teach Microsoft Official Courses can help you gain IT skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace. Courses offer access to valuable digital resources, which remain available to you long after you complete a course.

Professionals who took IT or business-related training during the past year earned an average of nearly $3,400 more than those who did not. (Global Knowledge, IT Skills and Salary Survey, March 2011)
Benefits for IT managers

Improve efficiency and productivity. Microsoft Learning Partners can help you get the most out of your organization’s technology investment. Your employees can add to their proficiency with Microsoft technologies from classroom training or Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand.

Prepare for deployment. Skilled training available through Microsoft Learning Partners helps companies accelerate new Microsoft technology deployments and can reduce downtime. Research shows that 40 percent of operational downtime is due to operator error, attributable to a significant lack of training on core systems. (Anderson, Cushing. "Impact of Training on Network Administration: Certification Leads to Operational Productivity." IDC study. As reported by Linda Musthaler in Network World, November 25, 2009)

Employee development, recruiting, and retention. Training and certification are effective methods for measuring how well team members can work with specific technologies, hardware, and software.

Sixty percent of technology executive respondents say that one of the biggest challenges in planning large IT infrastructure projects is the availability of professionals with the necessary competencies when needed. (TEKsystems/CIO Custom Solutions Group, IT Workforce Planning Trends, June 2011)

Become a Microsoft Learning Partner

Whether you deliver training to your customers as one of your core services or as your entire business practice, attaining the certification competency can open new opportunities for your business. Microsoft Partner Network benefits can help you save time and money while you strengthen your capabilities, better serve customers, and build connections to reach your full business potential.