Microsoft Professional Program for DevOps

DevOps is the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to end users. Learn about continuous integration and deployment, infrastructure as code, testing, databases, containers, and application monitoring: skills necessary for a DevOps culture in your workplace.

8 - 16

Technologies you will use to gain your skills

Visual Studio
Azure Container Service
Application Insights
Operations Management Suite

Track detail

Each course runs for three months and starts at the beginning of a quarter. January—March, April—June, July—September, and October —December. The capstone runs for four weeks at the beginning of each quarter: January, April, July, October. For exact dates for the current course run, please refer to the course detail page on

* Courses can be taken during any course run and in any order. When multiple course options are listed for a skill, only one must be completed to satisfy the requirements for graduation.

  • Introduction to DevOps Practices

    Provided by Microsoft

    This course provides an introduction to the core values, principles and practices involved in implementing of DevOps solutions. It will also cover the essentials of creating a release pipeline that includes continuous integration techniques, continuous testing practices, application monitoring, treating infrastructure and configuration as code, and deploying frequently and automatically.

  • Infrastructure as Code

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn how automation can be used as part of a DevOps solution, implementing infrastructure deployment, and configuration, as code, to deliver stable environments rapidly, reliably and at scale.

  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn about the tools and techniques for implementing continuous integration builds, automated testing, and continuous delivery/deployment using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and how VSTS integrates with third party and common open source software tools.

  • Configuration Management for Containerized Delivery

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn how you can create, deploy and configure your containerized applications in DevOps environments, as well as deploying containers in a cluster using Microsoft Azure services such as Azure Container Service (ACS) and Azure Service Fabric, as well as using continuous delivery infrastructure such as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), third party and open source tools.

  • DevOps Testing

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn about core testing concepts and best practices as well as how to implement various testing types, such as Unit, API (Integration), Performance, Functional, Acceptance, Automated (Coded) UI testing and other types, as well as the analysis of such tests using various toolsets, such as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Application Insights and third party frameworks such as Selenium, in DevOps environments.

  • DevOps for Databases

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn how to include your database in a DevOps process and understand the challenges of working with various data stores while developing and changing your software at a rapid pace in DevOps environments.

  • Application Monitoring and Feedback Loops

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn about general application monitoring and feedback loop practices and principles, how feedback is used in different stages of the value stream, and its benefits, as well as the different kinds of telemetry that are used and who can benefit from telemetry. Also learn about health and performance monitoring with Application Insights as well as Log Analytics and Operations Management Suite (OMS), and third-party monitoring tools.

  • Option 1
    DevOps for Mobile Apps

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn about developing, deploying and managing Mobile applications in DevOps environments. Learn about how DevOps practices such as continuous Integration, continuous deployment, automated testing and application monitoring can be built into the complete DevOps lifecycle from, development to distribution, of a mobile application.

  • Option 2
    Architecting Distributed Cloud Applications

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn the technology-agnostic patterns and engineering trade-offs of architecting distributed cloud applications, taking DevOps practices and principles into consideration, with emphasis on high availability.

  • Microsoft Professional Capstone : DevOps

    Provided by Microsoft

    Validate the skills and knowledge that you have obtained by taking the DevOps series of courses by completing the DevOps Professional Capstone project. This capstone project will provide you with several core DevOps scenarios and tasks that you will implement, and upon successful completion you will obtain the DevOps Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) credential.

Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in DevOps

DevOps Engineers learn by doing

Each course in the Microsoft Professional Program in DevOps features hands-on labs so you can practice with the most sought after skills. Assessments that require more than just memorization ensure that you have mastered these new skills.

Learn on your own time

All courses are available online and on demand – so whether you plan to spend a couple of hours per day or a couple of hours per week, you can work on these skills at the pace that is right for you. And since the curriculum consists of massive open online courses (MOOC) on edX, you can watch the videos on your tablet or phone.

Frequently asked questions

Question What is the Microsoft Professional Program?


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?

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 Can I get college credit?


Yes – if you have completed one (or more) of the following MPP tracks, you may be eligible to receive college credit through Excelsior College, a regionally accredited institution.

The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has established credit recommendations for specific MPP tracks.

To request credit: 1. Complete the application (select ‘Download the application here’ from the Transcripts section of the NCCRS page) and email or FAX it to Excelsior College, according to the application instructions. Do NOT send the application or email to Microsoft. 2. Obtain a link to your official MPP certificate and email it to Excelsior College using the following steps: a. Sign in on your MPP dashboard
b. Copy and paste the MPP track certificate URL to share a link to your official certificate
c. Paste the URL in an email with 2 forms of identification (name and current address or name and date of birth) and send to

For more information, visit: NCCRS college credit for Microsoft.