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.

Free online training option, great deals on certification

Build and prove your expertise, and advance your career, with hands-on Azure training options and 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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Azure IaaS for IT Pros

Join Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure, as he introduces this in-depth Azure training for IT Professionals. Take a deep dive with Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and members of Azure Engineering into the technologies critical for IT Pro Implementers, like you, to help better understand and build your foundational cloud skills.

Watch sessions on-demand

Online learning from the Microsoft experts

Microsoft Virtual Academy offers you training from the people who helped to build Azure. From the basic overview to deep technical training, learn how to leverage Azure for your business from experts like Mark Russinovich, CTO of Azure, and Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management in Azure.

Azure MVA sessions


Opsgility provides deep technical training on Azure. Get instructor-led training on-site or through a remote classroom by their industry-acknowledged trainers.

Azure training

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 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

Free account

Sign up now and get $200 in Azure credits

Visual Studio

Subscribers get up to $1800 per year of Azure services


Join the BizSpark program and get free Azure services