Training to build expertise in Azure

Develop Azure skills you need for your job and career. Explore free learning resources to learn in ways that work best for you, with hands-on learning to build expertise in Azure.

Get started with free online courses

Gain the expertise and confidence that your job demands with these free online courses, delivered in partnership with Pluralsight

Hands-On labs

Practise what you’ve learned with interactive hands-on labs, either at your own pace or in an instructor-led virtual class. Apply and validate your learning in a real-world scenario by completing the challenge exercise.

Follow a guided learning path

Follow a guided path to build practical job skills you can start using straight away. Learning paths include beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses with multiple learning options.

Azure certification

Build 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.

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Prepare and practise for an Azure exam

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Microsoft Cloud Essentials

Microsoft Cloud Essentials is a free annual subscription that includes cloud services, education and support benefits.

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Microsoft IT Pro Career Center

The Microsoft IT Pro Career Center helps IT professionals transition to cloud roles with cloud career paths mapped to existing IT roles.

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Microsoft Tech Community

Collaborate, share and learn from IT pros, technical experts, MVPs and Microsoft employees in the Azure Community.

Microsoft Tech Community

Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Visual Studio Dev Essentials is a free resource that includes educational training, hands-on product experience and support from IT experts.

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Free account

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Visual Studio

Subscribers get up to $1800 per year of Azure services

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Join the BizSpark programme and get free Azure services

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