Microsoft Cloud Training and Certification Coming Soon

Business is moving to the cloud. According to our research, 80 percent of new software will be available as cloud services by the end of 2011. By 2014, more than one-third of software purchased will be delivered through the cloud. To keep pace with their clients and employers, most students entering the workforce will require additional skills. Your students will need to learn about cloud services—and as a member of the IT Academy Program, you’ll be in a position to teach them.

Watch this brief video: What Is Cloud Computing?

Over the next year, Microsoft will introduce new cloud-related certifications and update many of our current certifications to include cloud-related skills. We’ll provide training for these cloud computing offerings through Official Microsoft Learning products, including Microsoft Press books, Microsoft Official Courses, and Microsoft Official E-Learning. As these offerings become available to IT Academy members, we will announce them and recommend next steps.

Available certifications will include the new Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Windows Azure Developer. With Windows Azure, the technology and how it is used will change frequently. To address this issue, candidates who earn this certification must take a recertification exam every two years in order to maintain it.

Watch a brief video about Windows Azure—Introduction to Microsoft Windows Azure Platform

Published Date: 03/24/2011
Expiration Date: 03/31/2011
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