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Microsoft Certifications

Earn certifications that show you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. Microsoft has certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these certifications consists of passing a series of exams to earn certification.

Browse certifications by role

  • Administrator

    Administrators implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft solutions.

  • AI Engineer

    AI engineers use Cognitive Services, Machine Learning, and Knowledge Mining to architect and implement Microsoft AI solutions.

  • App Maker

    App makers build apps with low-code techniques to simplify, automate, and transform business tasks and processes.

  • Business User

    Use Microsoft applications to move your business forward. Learn how tools like Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and AI can support your team and grow your business.

  • Data Analyst

    Data analysts make data easy to understand through designing and building data models to drive meaningful business value.

  • 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.

  • Developer

    Developers design, build, test, and maintain cloud 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.

  • Functional Consultant

    Functional consultants leverage Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform to anticipate and plan for customer needs.

  • Security Engineer

    Security engineers implement security controls and threat protection, manage identity and access, and protect data, applications, and networks.

  • Solution Architect

    Solution architects have expertise in compute, network, storage, security.

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Renew your Microsoft Certification for free

Do you know that Microsoft role-based and specialty certifications expire unless they are renewed? Learn the latest updates to the technology for your job role, and renew your certification at no cost by passing an online assessment on Microsoft Learn.

How to prepare for certification

Microsoft understands everyone has different learning preferences so we provide certifications and training options throughout your certification journey.

  • 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.

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Learning resources

  • Get started with certification

    New to certification? Get familiar with the process and resources to help you succeed.

    Read the guide
  • Find a Microsoft Learning Partner

    Our worldwide partner network delivers flexible, solutions-based, customized training in Microsoft technologies.

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  • Support for certifications and exams

    Get help through support forums. A forum moderator will respond in one business day, Monday-Friday.

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Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft Certifications give a professional advantage by providing globally recognized and industry-endorsed evidence of mastering skills in a digital and cloud businesses.

Benefits of certifications

Upon earning a certification, 61% of tech professionals say they earned a promotion, 73% upskilled to keep pace with changing technologies, and 76% have greater job satisfaction - 2021 Pearson VUE Value of IT Certification.

  • 91%

    of certified IT professionals say certification has given them increased confidence to do their jobs. (2021 Pearson Vue Value of Certification)

  • 74%

    of certified IT professionals say they have greater work autonomy and independence. (2021 Pearson Vue Value of Certification)

  • 94%

    of decision-makers worldwide say that certified team members provide added value. (Global Knowledge 2020 IT skills and salary report)