Microsoft Professional Program is retiring. Introducing Microsoft Learn.

Source: Microsoft

Three years ago, we launched the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) with one mission: to help you build the technical skills you need to succeed in emerging jobs.

Since that time, the importance of technical skills and industry-recognized certifications has grown.

Research tells us that:

  • Certified new hires reach full productivity sooner and find more opportunities for advancement.
  • Certified employees earn 15 percent more than those without certification.
  • Employees with certifications are nearly 20 percent more productive.

That’s why we’ve decided to evolve our approach into a program where you can work toward a technical certification. How?

To help you succeed, we have created Microsoft Learn—a free, interactive way of learning that helps you prepare for certifications. It combines short step-by-step tutorials, interactive browser-based coding/scripting environments, and task-based achievements.

As we retire MPP, Microsoft Learn becomes your destination for building the skills you need to be successful.

How to get started on Microsoft Learn

Explore Microsoft Learn as you prepare for Microsoft role-based certificationsin areas like data sciencedata engineering, and AI engineering.

Important dates and next steps

  • Microsoft Professional Program will end on December 31, 2019.
  • Enrollments to MPP tracks will discontinue by September 15, 2019.
  • If you are currently enrolled in MPP courses or tracks, please complete them by December 31, 2019.
  • If you have completed your MPP courses or tracks, please save/print certificates by December 31, 2019.
  • Learners enrolled in tracks as of September 15, 2019, will have a final opportunity to take the capstone from November 1 through December 31, 2019. This extension will allow for a retake of the capstone if needed.

We want to thank you for being part of the Microsoft Professional Program, and we look forward to continuing to provide the resources and education you need to succeed through Microsoft Learn.

Source: Digital Splendid News & Microsoft

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