Your path to success

Posted 7 Aug 2019 by Nancy Tandy, Business Strategy Manager, Worldwide Learning

Opportunities await in the tech world. Are you prepared to seize them? With the rapid expansion of data and advancement of technology across industries, there’s a growing demand for technical workers who have the skills and experience to meet these new challenges in the work environment. New solutions to improve field service, financial management, marketing, and sales, for example, depend on data integration, business analytics, and AI capabilities. And they all require new skills and higher levels of technical expertise. Acquiring new skills or improving your existing ones can help you land a job or a promotion and can win you recognition as a leader. Wherever you are in your career, Microsoft Learning can help you to achieve the expertise you want and to demonstrate that achievement—with industry-recognized certification—to employers.

What is Microsoft Learning?

Microsoft Learning is a carefully planned, comprehensive set of educational resources that lead to certification based on industry-defined roles and the specific skills needed to perform those roles. The roles you can be certified in include administrator, developer, data engineer, data scientist, business analyst, solutions architect, AI engineer, and functional consultant in sales or finance—with more on the way. All resources—from free, interactive, browser-based tutorials with Microsoft Learn to hands-on labs and instructor-led training with Microsoft Learning Partners—align to these roles, making sure that while you’re gaining specific skills you’re also targeting the goals of your chosen role.

Acquire skills and achieve certification your way, on your schedule

With Microsoft Learning, you choose the best way to use the abundant and varied resources provided to gain new skills and reach your certification goals. You decide what you want to learn, how you want to learn, and when you want to learn.

Choose the level of certification you want—Fundamental, Associate, or Expert. Browse the role-based certifications available from Microsoft Learning and find out which is best for you.

  • Decide which role you want to focus on. Do you want developer-role cloud skills, using Azure? Administrator-role business solution skills, using Microsoft 365? Or do you want the skills to perform the role of a functional consultant in business applications for sales, field service, marketing, or finance, using Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform, which includes Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow? You also have the option to pinpoint the resources you need to build your skills with specific products, like Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement or PowerApps.
  • Pick from an extensive range of modular learning paths and other trainings based on whether you’re starting out, skilling up, refreshing your skills, or filling in a gap in your knowledge. Check out the wealth of resources to choose from at Microsoft Learn.
  • Learn your way. Choose step-by-step online tutorials, self-paced labs, instructor-led classes, and other types of training—even books. Explore the kinds of training that Microsoft Learning offers.
  • Skill up on your own time and at your own pace, to fit your work-life demands. You can check your progress with feedback, assessments, and practice tests. And, along the way, you earn digital badges for your achievements that you can share on social media and with your colleagues or potential employers.

A world of learning awaits you at Microsoft Learning. Step in! Whether you want an introduction to Dynamics 365 for Retail, refresher course in warehouse management in Dynamics 365, or certification as a Dynamics 365 Customer Service Functional Consultant Associate, you’ll find what you need to achieve your goals. In the upcoming series of posts, we’ll be looking at how you can take advantage of Microsoft Learning to chart your own path to success, what kinds of trainings are offered, why certification matters, what skills are in demand, and more.