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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.

Solutions 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.

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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.

Learning resources

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.

Browse all certifications and exams

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

Why get certified

Certifications give you a professional edge with evidence of industry recognized role-based skills.

Benefits of Microsoft Certifications

Upon earning a certification, 23% of Microsoft certified technologists reported receiving up to a 20% salary increase. What’s more, certified employees are often entrusted with supervising their peers—putting them on the fast track for a promotion. —2017 Pearson VUE Value of Certification white paper.

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of IT positions will be cloud related by 2021.

IDC/Microsoft, Cloud Skills and Organizational Influence* How Cloud Skills Are Accelerating the Careers of IT Professional, May 2017


of IT professionals say they are more influential during cloud deployments than counterparts during deployments of other technologies.

IDC/Microsoft, Cloud Skills and Organizational Influence* How Cloud Skills Are Accelerating the Careers of IT Professional, May 2017


of IT professionals claimed certification helped them perform complex tasks more confidently.

Pearson VUE, The Value of IT Certification Survey, January 2017