Microsoft Credentials

Take charge of your career and become indispensable. From role-based certifications to new, scenario-specific applied skills, showcasing your proficiency with industry-trusted and verified credentials from Microsoft helps make you essential at your current workplace—and the next one.

Microsoft Applied Skills

Targeted validation for real-world scenarios. Skill up for in-demand technical scenarios to demonstrate proficiency in specific, scenario-based skill sets so you can make a bigger impact on every project, at your organization, and in your career.

  • Focus your efforts on a skill set that is specific to a critical business problem or challenge that organizations are facing.
  • Earn your credential by passing an online, on-demand assessment that requires you to complete a series of tasks in an interactive lab experience.
  • Elevate your profile when you share your Microsoft-verified credentials and skills across your professional network, leaving no doubt about your value and expertise.

Microsoft Certifications

Verified expertise for in-demand job roles. Keep pace with evolving roles and be a credit to your profession. Microsoft Certifications align to the job roles businesses rely on most, enabling them to identify talent like yours and allowing them to remain competitive as technology continues to rapidly change.

  • Grow in your role by validating a wide range of skills required to be successful in job roles critical to organizations.
  • Earn industry-recognized certifications by passing the required exams that include questions reflecting real world problems faced in a job. Be sure to renew your certification annually if it is eligible to renew.
  • Shine brighter by sharing your certification verified by Microsoft, giving organizations full confidence in the authenticity and reliability of your role-based skills.

Choose your Microsoft Credential

Microsoft Applied Skills or Microsoft Certifications? Choose the path that fits your career goals, desired skillset, and schedule.

Accelerate your success with Microsoft Credentials

*IDC InfoBrief, Sponsored by Microsoft, Skilling Up! Leveraging Full and Micro-Credentials for Optimal Skilling Solutions, Doc. #US52019124, June, 2024.

Resources for every stage of learning

  • Discover

    Learn about the wide range of Microsoft credentials available to validate and showcase your proficiency.

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  • Train

    Gain technical skills that you can apply to everyday situations through personalized learning experiences.

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  • Practice

    Use carefully curated, guided videos, and practice assessments to prepare and get ready for certification exams.

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  • Earn

    Demonstrate your expertise with a Microsoft Certification or Microsoft Applied Skills credential.

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  • Share

    Celebrate your credentials by sharing on social platforms like LinkedIn and with organizations, colleagues, hiring managers, and recruiters.

  • Renew

    Keep your certifications—and your skills—up to date at no cost, so you’re always right for the job.

    Renew your certification

How credentials make a difference

  • Özgür Orhan

    Özgür Orhan

    IT Security & Infrastructure Services Group Manager, Koç Holding

    "With Microsoft Applied Skills, our learners working on current and future strategic digital transformation projects will be able to grasp knowledge and validate their skills in a shorter period of time."

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  • Melissa Mulholland

    Melissa Mulholland

    Crayon Chief Executive Officer

    "If you have the passion and will, and you have the demonstrated certifications behind that, I’m willing to give people chances to prove themselves in roles."

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  • Samantha Davies

    Samantha Davies

    Cloud and Infrastructure Lead

    "Microsoft Applied Skills is one way we’re future-proofing our skilled workforce of technologists and upskilling them in the ever-evolving world of cloud and AI, so that we’re continuing to lead for our customers and business partners."

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