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Today, we are excited to share 30 Days to Learn It, a guided, time-bound, personal learning challenge, built upon the Microsoft Learn interactive training platform. And as you learn, the new program helps you work towards certification – by completing a learning collection within the 30 days, you can earn a voucher once every six months for 50% off the cost of a Microsoft Certification exam.*
At Microsoft, our goal is to help make technical learning accessible to anyone who wants to acquire a new skill, chase a new career path, and stay up to date on the latest technological advances.
Technology continues to accelerate and change the world around us – requiring people and businesses to quickly innovate and adapt to the latest skills needed to thrive as a company and as an individual. To stay current, access to technical learning resources is critical. Last year we made a big bet on learning with our Global Skilling Initiative, aimed at helping 25 million people worldwide acquire critical new digital skills with free access to learning paths and content, and low-cost certifications to help people develop the skills new positions require.
30 Days of Learning
30 Days to Learn It accelerates your time to mastery of in-demand technical skills with a commitment of less than an hour each day for a month. Each learning journey introduces new technical skills and concepts using Microsoft Learn’s step-by-step tutorials, browser-based interactive coding and scripting environments, and task-based achievements. From the day you sign up, you have a month-long journey with a personal project tracker to visualize your progress through the learning content.
Today, the program launches with eight different journeys to help you gain cloud development skills using Microsoft technologies. Topics covered include AI, DevOps, cloud-native apps, serverless applications, low code, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML), and compute infrastructure. Each learning journey is designed to also provide a foundation to help you prepare for the certification exam of your preferred learning journey. A Microsoft Certification provides an industry-recognized validation of your skills and can help advance your career.
1 Source: IDC White Paper, sponsored by Microsoft, Benefits of Role-Based Certifications (June 2020)
2 Source: Nigel Frank Microsoft Azure Salary Survey (June 2020)
Okay – Start Learning!
30 Days to Learn It offers the flexibility of completing a learning journey within 30 days from the time you sign up, at your own pace, and provides the added opportunity to earn a discount voucher for a Microsoft Certification exam if you complete your learning modules in the 30-day period*.
This program is now available worldwide in 17 languages, and is currently running through the end of June 2021.
Register for 30 Days to Learn It and start your learning journey today!
* Terms & conditions apply: one (1) voucher per person every six months