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Earn certifications that show you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. Select a job role to discover certification paths.


Developers design, build, test, and maintain cloud solutions.


Administrators implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft solutions.

Solution Architect

Solutions architects have expertise in compute, network, storage, security.

Data Engineer

Data engineers design and implement the management, monitoring, security, and privacy of data using the full stack of data services.

Data Scientist

Data scientists apply machine learning techniques to train, evaluate, and deploy models that solve business problems.

AI Engineer

AI engineers use Cognitive Services, Machine Learning, and Knowledge Mining to architect and implement Microsoft AI solutions.

DevOps Engineer

DevOps engineers combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives.

Security Engineer

Security engineers implement security controls and threat protection, manage identity and access, and protect data, applications, and networks.

Functional Consultant

Functional consultants leverage Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform to anticipate and plan for customer needs.

Become Microsoft Certified

Microsoft has certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these certifications consists of passing a series of exams to earn certification.

Renew your Microsoft Certification for free

Do you know that Microsoft role-based and specialty certifications expire unless they are renewed? Learn the latest updates to the technology for your job role, and renew your certification at no cost by passing an online assessment on Microsoft Learn.

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How to prepare for certification

Microsoft understands everyone has different learning preferences so we provide certifications and training options throughout your certification journey.

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Free learning paths to prepare

With Microsoft Learn, anyone can master core concepts at their speed and on their schedule. Whether it’s a single module to learn about a core task or exploring a topic fully through a collection of related modules.

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Prepare with instructor-led training

Microsoft Learning Partners offer a breadth of solutions to suit your learning needs, empowering you to achieve your training goals. Microsoft Certified Trainers have completed rigorous training and have met stringent technical certification requirements.

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Find a Microsoft Learning Partner

Our worldwide partner network delivers flexible, solutions-based, customized training in Microsoft technologies.

Support for certifications and exams

Get help through support forums. A forum moderator will respond in one business day, Monday-Friday.

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Explore all certifications to take your career to the next level.

Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft Certifications give a professional advantage by providing globally recognized and industry-endorsed evidence of mastering skills in a digital and cloud businesses.

Benefits of certifications

Upon earning a certification, 61% of tech professionals say they earned a promotion, 73% upskilled to keep pace with changing technologies, and 76% have greater job satisfaction - 2021 Pearson VUE Value of IT Certification.

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of certified IT professionals say certification has given them increased confidence to do their jobs.

2021 Pearson Vue Value of Certification


of certified IT professionals say they have greater work autonomy and independence.

2021 Pearson Vue Value of Certification


of decision-makers worldwide say that certified team members provide added value.

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