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In today’s rapidly evolving job market, having a competitive edge is essential. With technology advancing at an unprecedented pace, it’s becoming increasingly important to keep up with the latest trends and tools. The Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge 30 Days to Learn It program is aimed at helping individuals develop proficiency in the most in-demand skills in the tech industry, such as learning the Microsoft Azure platform. The program offers various learning journeys designed for participants with different levels of experience and technical backgrounds.

The challenge is open to IT professionals and developers of all skill levels and is designed to provide a flexible and accessible way to learn new skills and advance their careers. To participate, individuals simply need to sign up for the challenge on the Microsoft Learn platform and begin completing the available learning modules.

Completing any challenge within 30 days can make individuals eligible for a 50 percent discount on a Microsoft Certification exam. These certifications can boost a participant’s career prospects and earning potential and are widely recognized in the tech industry.

Our results speak for themselves: Upon completion of the program, 77 percent of professionals get a promotion, land a new role, or enter technical programs after becoming certified. Additionally, 74 percent of surveyed professionals got more autonomy in their jobs, and 35 percent of candidates who completed a certification received a salary increase of 30 percent or more.

Microsoft Azure 30 Days to Learn It program

In this blog, we will focus on Microsoft Azure-based 30 Days to Learn It challenges, though a variety of learning paths exist, including Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Power Platform. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that offers a wide range of services, including compute, storage, networking, and AI. It is a popular choice for developers because it is scalable, reliable, and secure. Azure can help developers build and deploy applications faster and more easily, and it can help them save money on infrastructure costs.

Check out our full lineup of challenges to get started on your career advancement today:

ToolTraining Description
Network Engineer
Gain expertise in planning, implementing, and maintaining Azure networking solutions, including hybrid networking, connectivity, routing, security, and private access to Azure services. This learning journey is designed for participants who have experience with networking concepts and connectivity methods.
Azure Database AdministratorBegin learning how to manage the operational aspects of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built with Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure Data Services. This learning journey is designed to equip participants with a variety of methods and tools to perform day-to-day operations at an introductory level.
Windows Server Hybrid AdministratorGain expertise in configuring and managing Windows Server on-premises, hybrid, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform workloads. This learning journey is designed for participants who administer core and advanced Windows Server workloads and services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies.
Azure Virtual Desktop FundamentalsGain the ability to plan the architecture for an Azure Virtual Desktop deployment, manage access and security, manage user environments and apps, and monitor and maintain an Azure Virtual Desktop environment.
Azure AI FundamentalsGet a solid foundation in machine learning and AI concepts including computer vision, natural language processing, and conversational AI. This learning journey is designed for participants with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.
Azure DeveloperParticipate in all phases of cloud development to create end-to-end solutions. Design, build, test, and maintain cloud applications using compute, storage, management, and security services on Azure.
Azure Data ScientistDesign and implement a data science solution on Azure. Learn how to build machine learning models, no-code predictive models, and machine learning solutions, and run data science workloads in the cloud.
Azure Data FundamentalsGain a foundation in core database concepts in cloud environments and data services including relational data, non-relational data, big data, and analytics. This learning journey is designed for participants with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.
Azure Cosmos DB DeveloperStart developing modern applications in the cloud with a fully managed, NoSQL database. This learning journey is designed for participants with experience designing, implementing, and monitoring cloud-native applications that store and manage data.
Designing Azure Infrastructure SolutionsDesign cloud and hybrid solutions that run on Microsoft Azure, including compute, network, storage, monitoring, and security.
Java on Azure DeveloperStart developing modern Java applications in the cloud with managed compute, databases, and DevOps services. This learning journey is designed for participants with familiarity developing and running Java applications and beginner-level experience with cloud infrastructure.
DevOps EngineerDesign and implement DevOps processes and practices. Develop an instrumentation strategy with logging, telemetry, and monitoring. Manage source control with GitHub to foster collaboration and automate build and deployment processes.
Azure Synapse AnalyticsTake your data analytics skills to the next level with Azure Synapse Analytics. Learn how to integrate, transform, and consolidate data from various structured and unstructured data systems into structures that are suitable for building analytics solutions.

The Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge 30 Days to Learn It is a free, self-paced learning program that can help developers learn Microsft Azure, earn a Microsoft certification, get hands-on experience, and connect with other developers. The program covers a wide range of Azure topics, including Azure App Service, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Machine Learning. It also includes hands-on labs and a community forum, which can help developers learn the skills they need to build and deploy cloud-based applications, gain confidence, and build relationships.

Learn more at our 30 Days to Learn It website.

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