The more you understand how to apply cloud computing skills, the more opportunities may open for you—including career paths, jobs, and more. According to IDC, by 2021 38 percent of IT positions will be cloud related—so there's no better time to learn cloud skills. Once you do, certification is the industry-recognized way to validate your Microsoft Azure expertise—and there are options for everyone, no matter where you are in your career journey.
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Role-based Azure learning paths
If you're an IT professional or a developer, you can start building practical job skills you can use right away with role-based learning paths. They include free self-paced courses provided in partnership with Pluralsight. These paths allow you to learn at your own speed, in a style that works for you. They include hands-on labs, virtual instructor–led labs, and assessments to test your skill level. Upon completion of those assessments, you receive a digital badge that showcases your achievement.
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Advanced skills training
You can continue your learning journey or advance your existing skills by learning from industry experts with the Microsoft Official Curriculum either in person or online with a Microsoft learning partner. Microsoft learning partners use a variety of modalities, so you can find one whose style fits your needs. This helps you build your skills and gain the expertise you need to achieve certification and advance your career. When you certify your skills by taking exams, you earn validation recognized across the industry.
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Azure skills certification options for everyone
Show off your hard work and expertise by validating your Azure skills with industry-recognized certification. There is a solid portfolio of Azure exams, and between now and March 30, 2018, you can take them for a reduced cost. Kick-start your career by learning—and proving—new cloud skills.
Find the certification that's right for you, start learning, and earn the certification that will open doors for your career!
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