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

    8-12 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.

    View details for the Data Science track
  2. 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.

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  3. Front-End Web Development

    15-30 hours per course

    The demand for Front-End Web Developers is expected to increase by 27% through 2024. That’s why companies need people who are fluent in programming languages and frameworks ranging from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, to Angular, Bootstrap, and jQuery.

    View details for the Front-End Web Development track
  4. Cloud Administration

    12-18 hours per course

    As companies move to the cloud, the need for cloud skilled professionals continues to rise. Companies need people with a range of skills; such as automation of deployments and workloads, to understanding how to best manage security and compliance.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Question What is the Microsoft Professional Program?

Answer Recognizing a shortage of qualified individuals to fill the growing need for specific job roles, Microsoft Professional Program is a new way to learn the skills and get the hands-on experience these roles require. After passing all courses in the track and completing a final project, individuals earn a digitally sharable, résumé-worthy credential that confirms mastery of these functional and technical skills.

Question Why should I consider participating?

Answer Technology is creating careers that have never existed before. But to be successful in these new job roles, new skills are required. Microsoft Professional Program helps provide students and professionals with real-world knowledge and hands-on experience to grow their skills in these critical technical fields. Featuring rigorous online courses and hands-on labs, students have flexibility to master these skills at their own pace.

Question How do I sign up?

Answer Sign up on the site using a new or existing Microsoft Account. If you would like to enroll in the Microsoft Professional Program, please also enroll in a specific track (e.g. Data Science).