Training and certification for Azure

Microsoft and our learning partners offer a variety of options for all audiences to develop your skills with Azure services. Discover on-demand and in-person training from the experts at Microsoft and in our community or take one of our certification exams to become a Microsoft Specialist.

Hit the cloud running with free Azure online training

Gain the know-how and confidence your job demands through these free online courses, delivered in partnership with Pluralsight.

Managing Infrastructure on Microsoft Azure – Getting Started

Through demo-based video tutorials, this free online course covers foundational concepts, common scenarios, and best practices about managing IaaS on Azure.

Developing with .NET on Microsoft Azure – Getting Started

With demo-based video tutorials, this free online course gets you started with everything you need to develop and deploy .NET web applications and services on Azure.

Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

With demo-based video tutorials, this free online course builds upon your existing Azure skills as an IT operations professional and gives you the practical tools and confidence to deploy secure, efficient, and highly-available IaaS solutions.

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Azure certification

Build your expertise and advance your career with Azure certification. Whether you're new to Azure or already a cloud professional, level up your skills and gain opportunities for career advancement, higher salaries, and more interesting work.

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Microsoft IT Pro Career Center

The Microsoft IT Pro Career Center is an online resource to help IT Professionals map their current role to the next role in cloud technology. Learn what industry experts suggest for your cloud career path. Follow a curriculum at your own pace and choose the skills that you need to stay relevant and marketable.

Microsoft IT Pro Career Center

Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials

Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials is a free annual subscription which includes cloud services, education and support benefits. Get hands-on experience, targeted educational opportunities and access to experts to increase your knowledge and create a path to career advancement.

Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials

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Visual Studio

Subscribers get up to $1800 per year of Azure services

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Start-ups

Join the BizSpark programme and get free Azure services

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