Training and certification for Azure

Develop your Azure skills, and advance your cloud career. Enroll in free training to quickly build practical, on-the-job skills, or gain in-depth knowledge on Azure services. Or, take one or more of our certification exams to become an Azure 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 helps IT professionals transition to cloud roles with cloud career paths mapped to existing IT roles.

Microsoft IT Pro Career Center

Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials

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

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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Startups

Join the BizSpark program and get free Azure services

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