Skill up with the experts, and help open career doors

Ready to roll up your sleeves, gain in-demand technical skills, and help take your career to the next level? The Microsoft Professional Program offers many opportunities for you to do just that. Get real-world experience with these self-paced, online courses that feature practical demos, hands-on labs, and a final capstone project. Browse the currently available tracks, explore those that interest you, and get started learning right away.
  1. Data Science

    12-48 hours per course

    Opportunities for data scientists—one of today's hottest jobs—are rapidly growing in response to the exponential amounts of data being captured and analyzed. Companies hire data scientists to find insights and to solve meaningful business problems.

  2. Artificial Intelligence

    12-48 hours per course

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) will define the next generation of software solutions. Human-like capabilities such as understanding natural language, speech, vision, and making inferences from knowledge will extend software beyond the app.

  3. Internet of Things (IoT)

    8-60 hours per course

    Accelerate your career in one of the fastest-growing cloud technology fields: IoT. This program will teach you the device programming, data analytics, machine learning, and solution design skills you need for a successful career in IoT.

  4. Cybersecurity

    8-12 hours per course

    Cybersecurity threats are on the rise and now more than ever businesses need skilled team members to help prevent and mitigate breaches. This 10-course program will help you identify threats early on and minimize breach impacts.

  5. Big Data

    12-30 hours per course

    Designing systems that capture, process, and analyze data is critical for companies in order to have a competitive advantage. This curriculum takes students from their first select statement to orchestrating big data workflows in the cloud.

  6. Data Analysis

    8-60 hours per course

    Learn critical skills through data analysis like problem solving, communication, decision making, and more. The tools of analysis may change, but its underlying skills will remain valuable.

  7. Entry Level Software Development

    8-16 hours per course

    Nearly all tech that you engage with relies on software. The job outlook for software developers is growing year after year. Simply put, Software Developers are the people bringing the modern world to life.

  8. IT Support

    8-16 hours per course

    The help desk is the front line of engagement for customers when problems arise. With the IT Support track you will learn a wide range of skills to diagnose, troubleshoot, and solve customer issues.

  9. DevOps

    8-16 hours per course

    To support companies to be more agile, the lines between development and operations are becoming increasingly blurred. Through continuous integration and deployment, students will learn how to react to changing market conditions.

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 will discontinue on 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. This final capstone will replace the one normally scheduled for Oct. 1-31.

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.