Microsoft Professional Program for Internet of Things (IoT)

Learn the skills necessary to start or progress a career working on a team that implements IoT solutions.

8 - 60

Technologies you will use to gain your skills

Azure IoT Services
Visual Studio
IoT Device Programming
Azure IoT Hub
Azure IoT Edge
Azure IoT Device Provisioning Services
Azure Data Lake
Data Visualization
Time Series Insights
Power BI
Azure Machine Learning
IoT Solution Architecture

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.

  • Getting Started with IoT

    Provided by Microsoft

    This course provides an introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) and covers the concepts, terms, and patterns of an IoT solution. After the course, students will be able to identify IoT business opportunities.

  • Introduction to Device Programming for IoT: C Edition

    Provided by Microsoft

    This course introduces students to programming resource-constrained devices that connect to various kinds of sensors. After the course, students will be able to develop embedded device systems that process data from analog and digital sensors.

  • IoT Device Configuration and Communication: C Edition

    Provided by Microsoft

    This course guides students through a series of lab activities to gain hands-on experience configuring IoT devices for secure cloud communication. Students will learn to develop real-world IoT device applications.

  • IoT Data Analytics and Storage

    Provided by Microsoft

    This course takes students through a series of real-world data analytics and storage scenarios. After the course, students will be able to configure the latest tools and implement data analytics and storage requirements for their IoT solutions.

  • Business Intelligence for IoT Solutions

    Provided by Microsoft

    In this course, students gain hands-on experience querying and visualizing data. Students will learn about data visualization tools, how to build visualizations with Time Series Insights, and how to create secure Power BI Service Dashboards for businesses.

  • Predictive Analytics for IoT Solutions

    Provided by Microsoft

    This course guides students through machine learning implementations common in IoT scenarios like predictive maintenance. After the course, students will be able to implement predictive analytics using their IoT data.

  • IoT Architecture Design and Business Planning

    Provided by Microsoft

    This course provides students with an immersive exploration of cloud solution architecture for IoT solutions. Students will learn to develop business planning documents and the solution architecture for their IoT implementations.

  • Microsoft Professional Capstone: Internet of Things

    Provided by Microsoft

    The capstone project is used to evaluate a student’s new ability to design and implement a full IoT solution. Following the capstone, students should feel confident doing further study or starting an IoT architect career.

Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Internet of Things (IoT)

Hands-on learning with the latest IoT tools for devices and cloud

Each course in the Microsoft Professional Program in IoT features hands-on activities so you can gain the most sought-after skills with the latest tools. Assessments that require more than just memorization ensure mastery of 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.