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Exciting news about Microsoft Learn

Exciting news about Microsoft Learn

In 2019 Worldwide Learning charted a North Star journey to make Microsoft Learn the central location for Microsoft technical training and certifications. We are excited to share that we’ve recently achieved a major milestone along that journey.

What Is Changing & When?

As the next step on that journey, students attending Microsoft ESI Deliveries delivered by MTTs (or an LP trainer delivering on Microsoft’s behalf) after January 17th, will access course materials through the Learn platform – NOT via Skillpipe as they do today. This opens opportunities for students to track in one central profile their certifications and ESI training achievements.

To Learn more click here: Microsoft Learn – FAQ

Upcoming MCT Events

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MCT Special Session: Trainer Material Updates October 12 12PM PST
Please join us for a webinar special session on October 12th at 12pm PST, with our Microsoft Content and Publishing Team.
Please register here: Train Material Updates October 12th Registration Link
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Changes to Eligibility for MCT program membership and renewals

On April 1st, the MCT program team sent an email regarding upcoming changes to the certifications and qualifications eligibility criteria for program membership and renewals.

After receiving feedback from the community, we have reviewed our proposed changes to certifications eligible for the MCT program. We will continue to accept Microsoft Office Specialist certifications as part of acceptance list for existing MCTs only. The certification titles include:

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Master 2016, Master 2013, Expert Excel 2016, Expert Excel 2013, Expert Word 2016, Expert Word 2013, Word Associate (Word and Word 2019), Excel Associate (Excel and Excel 2019), PowerPoint Associate (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019), Outlook Associate (Outlook and Outlook 2019), Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019), Word Expert (Word and Word 2019), Excel Expert (Excel and Excel 2019), Access Expert (Access and Access 2019) or Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019)

At this time, we will not accept new MCTs to enter the program leveraging the MOS certifications.

We will continue to provide you with updates on program changes as they are made.

Changes to the Microsoft Certification Program

Changes to the Microsoft Certification Program

We’re excited to share upcoming changes to our certification program. We are releasing a new Microsoft Learn feature that enables role-based and specialty certification holders the ability to renew their certification. Individuals with certifications expiring within six months will have the ability to pass an assessment on Microsoft Learn for free, extending their certification expiration date by another year. Updates to the renewal assessments are aligned with updates made to the certification exam, and learners must pass the assessment before their certification expires to renew.

Learners can continue to keep their certification active by renewing it on an annual basis. Holding an active certification helps validate skills and knowledge are current with the latest technology updates – especially important for tech professionals and employers given the speed at which technology evolves. We believe this approach and our continued investments will provide learners the opportunity to focus on continuous learning to stay at the forefront of meeting demand in a digital and cloud world, while reducing complexity, cost, and stress in keeping certifications current. These changes are scheduled for an early 2021 release. Read more on the Microsoft Learn Blog

Revised on January 27, 2021