Special offers for IT training and certifications

These special offers can help you develop your skills and prove your expertise. They can also save you some cash, so check them out today.

Save money with student discounts

Save money with student discounts

Take advantage of significant discounts on Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams when you verify your student status prior to registering for an exam. If your school is a member of IT Academy, you may be eligible for additional discounts.

Move to the cloud with Azure and System Center 2012 R2

Move to the cloud with Azure and System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft Virtual Academy offers this free Jump Start training on Azure and System Center 2012 R2 for IT professionals looking to securely and seamlessly move their on-premises networks to the cloud. Instructors Keith Mayer and Brian Lewis explore how to manage more data without more hardware, protect data with off-site backups, and prepare for disaster recovery.

Keep up on the latest Microsoft technologies and stay ahead of the competition. Explore our latest product offers.

Microsoft Office

Take advantage of this free training on Microsoft Office and gain the skills you need to succeed. Download these free e-books:

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

For a limited time, you can download this 10-chapter e-book by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Microsoft System Center

For a limited time, you can download this free e-book by Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas: Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud.

Windows Server 2012

For a limited time, you can download this free e-book by Mitch Tulloch: Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition (PDF, Mobi, EPub).

Visual Studio 2012

For a limited time, you can download the first 12 chapters of this e-book by Kraig Brockschmidt: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.