IT Soft Skills

W09 Get Trained, Get Experience, Get Certified: Learn How MS Learning Can Help on Your Career Journey

August 9th, 2017

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Keith Boyd

Director of Structured Learning Programs


Selina Winter

Sr. Business Program Manager - Certification in Microsoft Learning


Join Selina Winter as she shares the latest developments in Microsoft Learning's Certification and Professional Programs. She'll describe how Microsoft is revolutionizing the world of certification and training to better meet your needs and help you increase the skills you'll need to be successful in your career. This session will cover the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) and how it aligns to Microsoft's Certification Program (MCP), MOOC, and other online course offerings, changes in the certification program to help you stay current in rapidly changing technologies (such as Azure and Office 365) and other late-breaking changes and initiatives that affect your learning and certification experience with Microsoft. You'll be able to ask questions of the people at Microsoft most closely aligned to decisions affecting certification.

You will learn:

  • How the Microsoft Professional and Certification Programs work together to provide learners with ways to gain and validate skills in Microsoft technologies and more general IT domains.
  • About the strategic changes that Microsoft is making to better align certification and training to meet your needs
  • About upcoming programmatic changes and how they will change the way you think about certification and skills validation