Microsoft Professional Program is retiring

Three years ago, we launched the Microsoft Professional Program with one mission: to help you build the technical skills you need to succeed in emerging jobs. Since that time, the importance of technical skills and industry recognized certifications has grown. That’s why we’ve decided to evolve our approach into a program where you can work toward a technical certification.

As we retire MPP, Microsoft Learn becomes your destination for building the skills you need to be successful.

Enrollment for MPP tracks closed on 9/15/2019. If you were already enrolled, you will have access to your MPP dashboard until 12/31/2019.

Explore Microsoft Learn. Your new destination for role-based learning.

To help you succeed, we have created Microsoft Learn; a free interactive way of learning. It combines short step-by-step tutorials, browser-based interactive coding/scripting environments, and task-based achievements. Review our technical training and certification offerings for Microsoft role-based certifications below.

  1. Azure AI Engineer Associate

    Azure AI Engineers use Cognitive Services, Machine Learning, and Knowledge Mining to architect and implement Microsoft AI solutions involving natural language processing, speech, computer vision, bots, and agents.

Frequently asked questions

Question Why is Microsoft discontinuing the Microsoft Professional Program?

Answer

Three years ago, we launched the Microsoft Professional Program with one mission: to help you build the technical skills you need to succeed in emerging jobs.

Since then, we’ve heard from many of you about how you’ve applied your new skills to become more impactful in your current work and gained more recognition from your colleagues.

That’s why we’ve decided to take the best of the Microsoft Professional Program and apply it to a program where you can earn a technical certification when you complete your coursework. Why?

  • Certified new hires reach full productivity sooner and find more opportunities for advancement.
  • Certified employees earn 15 percent more than those without certification.
  • Employees with certifications are nearly 20 percent more productive.

Find out more about our move toward role-based certificates and role-based training here.

Question If I would like to continue pursuing an MPP track, how long do I have to complete it?

Answer

Microsoft Professional Program will end on December 31, 2019.  Enrollments to MPP tracks ended on September 15, 2019. Note that enrollment dates for individual courses are different and may be after September 15, 2019.

  • If you are currently enrolled in MPP courses or tracks, please complete them by December 31, 2019.
  • If you have completed your MPP courses or tracks, please save/print certificates by December 31, 2019.
  • Learners enrolled in tracks as of September 15, 2019 will have a final opportunity to take the capstone from November 1 through December 31, 2019. We are making this capstone period longer than the typical one month to allow for more time to test and retake, if needed.

Question If I have successfully completed an MPP track(s) or plan to finish before the program retires, will the achievement still have value in the market?

Answer
Yes! The MPP credential demonstrates value and excellence to managers looking to hire in technology fields.