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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  7. Artificial Intelligence

    8-16 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.

  8. 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.

Frequently asked questions

Question What is the Microsoft Professional Program?

Answer

The Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) is a collection of courses that teach skills in several core technology tracks that help you excel in the industry's newest job roles.

These courses are created and taught by experts and feature quizzes, hands-on labs, and engaging communities. For each track you complete, you earn a certificate of completion from Microsoft proving that you mastered those skills.

Question Why should I consider participating?

Answer
The Microsoft Professional Program provides real-world skills and hands-on instruction that keeps pace with the technology industry. These courses can be rigorous but rewarding, with the flexibility to master skills at your own pace, and a robust capstone project that demonstrates your knowledge. Not to mention you get the important credentials employers want.

Question How do I sign up?

Answer
First, sign in to academy.microsoft.com. Next, explore the Microsoft Professional Program tracks, and enroll in the one that fits your career goals.