Prepare for an exam

Understand which skills to prepare

On every certification and exam details page, you’ll find a “Skills measured” section that lists skills that will be assessed as well as a downloadable detailed outline. To help you prepare for the exam, a few training options are available.

Self-paced learning on Microsoft Learn

A curated list of free online learning paths is available on each certification and exam details page to help you prepare. You can also browse all learning paths and modules based on product (for example, Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows), based on role (such as developer or data engineer), or based on learning level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced).

Self-paced learning content on Microsoft Learn has interactive step-by-step and bite-size tutorials and modules. This content helps build necessary technical skills to advance your knowledge and ability to address solutions. They’re browser-based trainings and are available to complete at your own pace.

Instructor-led training

Find relevant instructor-led training courses to prepare for your exam on the detail pages, or you can browse all instructor-led courses. If you’re looking for in-depth, structured training, instructor-led training offers dedicated, personal attention and support from technical subject matter experts.

Online or in-person classes and workshops are centered around Microsoft Official Courses, which are kept up-to-date and aligned to help you prepare for certification. They are delivered by Microsoft Certified Trainers offered by Microsoft Learning Partners.

Take a practice test

Official Microsoft Practice Tests are offered by MeasureUp and can help you be prepared on test day.

Hire a Microsoft Certified Trainer

See if your workplace will host a Microsoft Certified Trainer for in-person training. Our worldwide training partner network makes it possible that a trainer can deliver a specific course for your team.

Microsoft Press resources

Get more help from study guides, videos, and practice exams from the experts at Microsoft Press.