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.

365 Fundamentals

Learn how the productivity, collaboration, and endpoint management solutions through Microsoft 365 empower people and organizations to achieve more. In addition to validating your knowledge of Microsoft 365 capabilities, earning this certification makes it clear to your organization that you understand the benefits of adopting cloud services, the basics of a Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model, and the value of implementing Microsoft 365 cloud services.

What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate foundational-level knowledge of cloud services, such as standard practices, considerations, and benefits.
  • Show fluency in SaaS (software and a service) solutions, particularly Microsoft 365 offerings.
  • Highlight familiarity with the Microsoft 365 cloud service options currently available.

How to Earn Credential

  • Following this program, pass a certification exam (Exam MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals)

Azure Fundamentals

Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, mastering the basics in Microsoft Azure can help you jump-start your career and prepare you to dive deeper into the many technical opportunities Azure offers.

The certification validates your basic knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Azure. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of cloud concepts, along with Azure services, workloads, security, privacy, pricing, and support.

What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate your knowledge of cloud computing concepts, models, and services, such as public, private, and hybrid cloud, in addition to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
  • Show your expertise on how Azure supports security, privacy, compliance, and trust.

How to Earn Credential

  • Following this program
  • Pass a certification exam (Exam MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals)

Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104)

This course is for Azure Administrators. The Azure Administrator implements, manages, and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. The Azure Administrator will provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate. This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor solutions.

What You Will Learn

  • Manage Azure identities and governance  
  • Implement and manage storage 
  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources 
  • Implement and manage virtual networking  
  • Monitor and maintain Azure resources  

How to Earn Credential

  • Follow the Microsoft Azure Administrator training program
  • Pass the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam

Windows 10 (MD-100)

Recommended Prior Experience: There are no prerequisites for the Microsoft MD-100 Windows 10 Exam. However, you must be familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads. Additionally, you must be proficient and experienced in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices and technologies.
Length of Program: 50 hours

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs. This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system. Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

What You Will Learn

  • Deploy Windows
  • Manage devices and data
  • Configure connectivity
  • Maintain Windows

How to Earn Credential

  • Follow the Microsoft MD-100 – Windows 10 program
  • Pass the Microsoft MD-100 exam

Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101)

Recommended Prior Experience: There are no prerequisites for the Microsoft MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops Exam. However, you must be familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads. Additionally, you must be proficient and experienced in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices and technologies.
Length of Program: 40 hours

This course gets into managing modern desktops. Topics covered include planning a Windows 10 deployment, Windows 10 installation options, Windows Update as a service, user and device profiles, device enrollment with Intune and Azure, managing applications, Azure AD identity management, implementing compliance and device authentication, and implementing Windows 10 security.

What You Will Learn

  • Planning a Windows 10 deployment
  • Windows 10 installation options
  • Windows update as a service
  • User and device profiles
  • Device enrollment with Intune and Azure
  • Managing applications
  • Azure AD identity management
  • Implementing compliance and device authentication
  • Implementing Windows 10 security

How to Earn Credential

  • Follow the Microsoft MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops program
  • Pass the Microsoft MD-101 exam

Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

Recommended Prior Experience: Candidates for this certification have experience with Azure AD and Microsoft 365 technologies including Intune. They must have strong skills and experience in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows client and non-Windows devices. Endpoint administrators collaborate with architects, Microsoft 365 administrators, security administrators, and other workload administrators to plan and implement a modern workplace strategy that meets the business needs of an organization.
Length of Program: 90 hours

The Microsoft MD-100 – Windows 10 certification measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy Windows; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows. 

Gain hands-on experience to pass the Microsoft MD-101 certification exam with the Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) course and lab. The lab is cloud-based, device-enabled, and can easily be integrated with an LMS. The MD-101 course and lab comprehensively cover the Microsoft MD-101 certification exam objectives and provide the knowledge required to manage security, devices, and authentication; configure audit, plan, and manage Microsoft Intune, and more. The MD-101 training course will also help you learn how to install and update Windows 10. 

What You Will Learn

  • Deploy Windows. 
  • Configuring Users 
  • Managing Data 
  • Configure connectivity. 
  • Maintain Windows. 
  • Configuring Security and Devices 

How to Earn Credential

  • Follow the course bundle to prepare take the Microsoft MD-100 – Windows 10 and the Microsoft MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops national certification exams.
  • Upon completion of the two exams, the certification of Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate will be achieved. 

Managing Microsoft Teams (MS-700)

Recommended Prior Experience: Candidates for this exam are Microsoft Teams administrators who deliver secure, efficient, and effective internal and external collaboration and communication capabilities with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365.
Length of Program: 40 hours

Microsoft Teams administrators manage and maintain internal and external collaboration and communication solutions using Teams and Microsoft 365. Teams administrators are responsible for configuring and managing teams, channels, chat, apps, calling, meetings, and events. They manage phone numbers and services for Teams Phone. They manage the operational aspects of Teams clients and devices. Teams administrators collaborate with owners of other workloads, including networking, identity, licensing, information management, and user adoption. They work with collaboration and communication system engineers to implement advanced Teams Phone and Teams Rooms scenarios. They plan and implement governance, security, and compliance for Teams.

What You Will Learn

  • Introducing Teams
  • Getting Teams Up and Running
  • Teams Core Functionality
  • Advanced Teams Functionality and Management
  • Adding Telephony
  • Review Usage and Maintain Quality

How to Earn Credential

  • Follow the Microsoft MS-700 – Managing Microsoft Teams program
  • Pass the Microsoft MS-700 exam

Power BI

Recommended Prior Experience: This course is aimed at learners who are looking to get started with Microsoft Power BI. There are no prerequisites, and any computer user should be able to complete the course. 
Length of Program: 8 weeks

This certificate is designed to improve analytical skills by recognizing various types of data, transforming raw data into metadata, and creating useful business visualizations of that data with Microsoft’s Business Intelligence, data visualization tool, Power BI. 

What You Will Learn

  • Power BI fundamentals
  • Transforming raw data into metadata
  • How to improve analytical skills
  • How to create dashboards
  • How to create reports

How to Earn Credential

  • Follow the Power BI program
  • Upon completion receive a certificate
  • Take and pass the Power BI certification exam

SharePoint

Recommended Prior Experience: No prior experience needed.
Length of Program: 6 weeks

This program builds skill in the use of SharePoint, with a focus on navigating team sites, managing lists and libraries, and creating columns, content types, and views. These sharpened, expanded skills will be valuable for any individual seeking to become a go-to user of SharePoint.

What You Will Learn

  • Navigating team sites
  • Managing lists and libraries
  • Creating columns, content types, and views

How to Earn Credential

  • Follow and complete the SharePoint course
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from ICC

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