Training and certification for Azure

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

Get started with free online courses

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

Hands-On labs

Practice what you learned with interactive hands-on labs, either self-paced 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 right away. Learning paths include foundational and practitioner level courses with multiple learning options.

Azure certification

Build expertise and advance your career with Azure certification. Whether you are new to Azure or already a cloud professional, level up your skills and gain opportunities for career advancement.

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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 on the Azure Community.

Microsoft Tech Community

Visual Studio Dev Essentials

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

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Free account

Sign up now and get $200 in Azure credit

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Visual Studio

Subscribers get up to $1800 per year of Azure services

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Startups

Join the BizSpark program and get free Azure services

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