Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand

Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) blend video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks to help you build your Microsoft technology skills—on your own schedule, at your own pace, and in your own place. No need to spend time and money traveling to a classroom location or adhering to classroom hours—with a computer and an Internet connection, your Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand come to you, anytime.

Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand are created by the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies: Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) and subject matter experts.   Direct-from-the-source content that includes hands-on training—which increases skill proficiency—combined with anytime, anywhere learning, makes Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand an ideal solution for busy, time-constrained professionals to grow their IT skills—and their career.

How to take a MOC On-Demand

Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand are available through Microsoft Learning Partners and, for Microsoft Imagine Academy members, on Courseware Marketplace, and they provide exclusive authorized training using Microsoft Official Courses.

Find a MOC On-Demand through a Microsoft Learning Partner

After you purchase your course from a Learning Partner, you receive a confirmation email with a redeemable course code, details, and instructions.

Microsoft Imagine Academy members can purchase MOC On-Demand through Courseware Marketplace and can enable access by distributing course codes to instructors and students.

To redeem a course code and get started with a MOC On-Demand, sign in to your Skillpipe eReader, where you find your MOC On-Demand progress and purchases.

Which courses are available as MOC On-Demand?

These Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand are available anytime, anywhere. Check back frequently for newly added titles.

Note MOC On-Demand is currently available only in English.

Frequently asked questions about MOC On-Demand

Does a MOC On-Demand cover the same objectives as the classroom course by the same name?
Yes. A MOC On-Demand covers the same objectives as the classroom course by the same name.
How is a MOC On-Demand different from other trainings out there?
Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand are created by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs). Only Microsoft Learning Partners and Courseware Marketplace (for Microsoft Imagine Academy members) can offer authorized Microsoft Official Courses. With Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand, purchased through Microsoft Learning Partners and Courseware Marketplace, you know you are getting Microsoft-authored, high-quality, accurate content. And, upon successful completion of a MOC On-Demand, you'll have solid credentials as you grow your IT skills and career.
How do I register for a MOC On-Demand?
Register for a MOC On-Demand through a Microsoft Learning Partner or, for a Microsoft Imagine Academy member, through Courseware Marketplace.
Where can I find a MOC On-Demand I already registered for?
Every MOC On-Demand that you registered for is listed on your Skillpipe bookshelf. If you don’t see your course listed, make sure you followed the course activation instructions included with the redeemable course code you received when registering.
What is a course code, and why do I need one?
A course code gives you access to the MOC On-Demand you registered for. After you purchase a MOC On-Demand from a Microsoft Learning Partner or, for Microsoft Imagine Academy members, through Courseware Marketplace, you receive a confirmation email with a course code and instructions to get started.
What is the duration of MOC On-Demand?
There are two options available to purchase on Courseware Marketplace – 90 days in duration and 180 days duration.
Are all of the labs available for 180 days if I buy this option?

For many courses, the labs will be available for 180 days.

  • One notable exception is the Course 20347A: Enabling and Managing Office 365 which is a 5-day lab in either SKU
  • Another exception will include all of courses which require Azure passes
For Azure-based courses, how long will students have access to Azure when they buy the 180-day version of the MOC On-Demand course?
Students will have 90 days* to activate your Azure Pass, from that moment they will have 90 days of access which is capped at $100 of usage per month. You will have the option to convert this Azure pass to a paid subscription if you choose to do so.   Also, it is possible to use an existing Azure subscription.
When will 180-day version be available on Arvato Courseware Marketplace?
The current timing for availability on Courseware Marketplace is Wednesday, September 20th 2017.
How long do I have to complete a MOC On-Demand?

For every MOC On-Demand course there are 2 versions available that give you the user access to the course materials for either 90 days or 180 days, after you activate your course

Note You can work on your course at any time throughout the 90 day or 180 day period after you activate the course.

For the 90 day version, what if I can’t get to the course in 90 days?  
You have six (6) months to activate your course. The 90 day period does not begin until you redeem your course code.
Can an additional 90 days be added-on at a future date OR only at the time of purchase?
We do not provide refunds or replacements. So the decision on the duration required should be made at the time of purchase by purchasing either the 90-day SKU or the 180-day SKU.
Where can I find the course code to redeem for my MOC On-Demand?
After you purchase your course from a Microsoft Learning Partner or, for Microsoft Imagine Academy members, on Courseware Marketplace, you receive an email with a course code to redeem from your chosen Microsoft Learning Partner or Microsoft Partner Network Program member or from Microsoft Imagine Academy, along with other details for getting started with your course. If you don’t receive the email, contact your Learning Partner, Microsoft Imagine Academy administrator, or Courseware Marketplace.
Can a MOC On-Demand course code be redeemed more than once?
No. A MOC On-Demand course code can be redeemed only once.
Are Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand available in multiple languages?
Yes.
Where do I go for technical support?
For technical support, visit the Microsoft training and certification help page.
Who creates these courses?
We do. Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand are created by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) or subject matter experts teaching complete Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC), with real-time, cloud-hosted labs.
How are these courses structured?

Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand are structured in a modular format.

Courses that play in MLX are composed of modules that take between three and eight minutes to watch. Each module contains one or two questions to test your comprehension. At the end of the course is an assessment of at least 25 questions.

Courses that play in Skillpipe are composed of modules that are divided into lessons. Each lesson contains a question or interaction to test your knowledge. The modules each contain five or six assessments, and the courses each contain 25 assessments.

Do knowledge checks count toward the certificate of completion? Or do only the module assessments count?
No, knowledge checks do not count toward the certificate of completion. Only scored module and course assessments count toward the certificate.
How much of a video needs to be watched to achieve a check mark on the table of contents panel?
When 20% of a video is watched within one session, a check mark is added to the table of contents panel.
After a student completes a MOC On-Demand and passes the last knowledge check, is that student Microsoft certified?
No, passing the knowledge checks doesn’t earn certification. The knowledge checks are an excellent way to ensure that a student has learned the material, but they are not Microsoft Certification exams. To be certified, a student still has to take and pass a Microsoft Certification exam.
Can I get a certificate of completion?
Yes, you can get a certification of completion.
How do I achieve a certificate of completion?
To achieve a certificate of completion, you must attain a score of 70% in aggregate for all of the assessments at the end of each module.
How are the “70% completion criteria” calculated to unlock the certificate of completion for MOC On-Demand?

All scored assessments count toward the course completion threshold. If the total score of all scored assessments is 100, the user needs to score 70 points to unlock the certificate.

The 70% threshold is applied on a course level, so it does not matter how and where you score the 70 points.

How is the student provided with a certificate of completion?

When a student earns a minimum of 70% of the available points in a course’s scored assessments, he or she is granted a certificate of completion. The scored assessments are available at the end of each module.

A qualifying student can download the certificate as an Acrobat .PDF file that shows the student’s name, the course name and number, and the course completion date.

On the bookshelf, in the More Info section, students can track their progress and check how many points are needed before the certificate is unlocked. On the left, in the Skillpipe eReader, the Reporting section shows a complete Progress Report summary.

Is it possible to track general course progress and completion?

Yes. Students can track their course progress in the Reporting section in Skillpipe. The Progress Report provides the student with an overview of which items were already worked on, how much time was spent in the different sections, and the performance status of each assessment. The student can access the report from within the course or from the bookshelf, even after a course has expired. Students can track the following metrics:

  • Completion of each course element (video, exercises, assessments, and more)
  • Last access date per element
  • Number of views and time spent in element
  • Best score for each scored assessment
  • Overall course progress and time spent in course
How long does a MOC On-Demand generally take to complete?
Generally, it takes about 30 to 40 hours to complete a MOC On-Demand.
What are the recommended system requirements for a MOC On-Demand?

Recommended system requirements for Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand and labs include:

Operating system:Windows 10
Browser:Current version of Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge
Internet access:

Broadband Internet connection (256 kilobytes per second)

External access to the Internet

Either an installed ActiveX control (requires local administrator permissions) or Internet Explorer 11 or later

For some corporate firewalls, a proxy client (such as TMG Client) may be required

Screen resolution:1280 x 1024 or higher

Note You can also take a MOC On-Demand on your iPad® Retina 4th Generation; however, the lab experience is not optimized for tablets.

Note Regularly scheduled maintenance for the Microsoft Labs Online (MLO) platform is currently at 10–12 P.M. Pacific Time every Thursday. During that time, you may not be able to access the MLO associated with a MOC On-Demand.

What are the minimum system requirements for a MOC On-Demand redeemed in Skillpipe?

The minimum system requirements for a MOC On-Demand redeemed in Skillpipe include:

Browser: Current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox
Internet access: Broadband Internet connection (recommended network bandwidth of more than 4 Mbps)
Screen resolution:1280 x 1024 or higher

Note Regularly scheduled maintenance for the Microsoft Labs Online (MLO) platform is currently at 10–12 P.M. Pacific Time every Thursday. During that time, you may not be able to access the MLO associated with a MOC On-Demand.

Terms and conditions

Specific terms regarding Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) and MOC On-Demand course codes

  • Each code contains specific information about the program for which it is valid, the region for which it was purchased, the expiration date, and other terms and conditions for its use.
  • A code may not be redeemed for cash, credit, or refund. Codes are not returnable and are void if altered. One (1) code can be redeemed for online access to one (1) Microsoft Official Course On-Demand for up to six (6) months.
  • After course activation, the MOC On-Demand materials are available for either ninety (90) days or one hundred and eighty (180) days which is dependent on the version of the course that you purchased. Access to an associated lab environment will also expire no more than three (3) months from the date of activation.
  • Each code may only be used once and cannot be shared. After it has been redeemed, a code cannot be extended or reused.
  • Expired, stolen, or lost codes will not be replaced. Arvato, Microsoft, and the Microsoft Labs Online hosting partner are not responsible for lost or stolen codes. Course expiration dates will not be extended under any circumstance.
  • See Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand system requirements