Get free Online IT training with Microsoft Academy

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If you want to get wise about Windows operating systems or other products from Microsoft, you can actually do that from your home computer with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website that provides you with free online IT training & learning of Windows and other product from Microsoft. Most of the training are with videos and PowerPoint presentations and followed up with 5 short questions at the end of each session to make sure you understood everything.


Who is eligible to participate in MVA?

Anybody interested in growing their career can be a part of Microsoft Virtual Academy. If you like me, a working as an IT professional this is a great way to learn about new products from Microsoft or to get smarter on the product you already use today. If you are a developer, there is also courses in Visual Studio, Web developments and Windows Store Apps development.

What Products can I get training in with MVA?

MVA has courses in a number of Microsoft products and more courses are added all the time. There is also Live events from time to time, where you can ask questions. Here is some of the products you can find online training on in MVA:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows servers
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • System Center
  • Visual Studio
  • SQL Server
  • Office
  • Office 365
  • Sharepoint
  • Exchange
  • Lync
  • Powershell

How to get started

All you have to do is to get started is to log in with your Microsoft Live ID. If you don’t have one you can create a new one for free. Just follow the instruction on the screen. Signing in is required to start the training, but it is also keeping track of the causes you have already completed and the one that is in progress. You don’t have to complete a cause all at once. You can come back later and continue where you left off. You can do your training wherever you are and when ever you want to at your own pace.


Example of a video from MVA

To begin your free training on MVA click here

What do you think about Microsoft Virtual Academy?

What do you think about the fact that Microsoft offers free online training for everybody? Please drop me a comment below and let me hear what you think about MVA.

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26 Responses to Get free Online IT training with Microsoft Academy

  1. avatar Asif says:

    this is great. :) I must got this IT training. I’m very much exited about this training. :)

  2. avatar Adi says:

    Wow…nice share! I hope this course is not very difficult to complete!

  3. avatar Sagar

    Nice and informative post

    It is great to know that Microsoft has a MVA, Microsoft virtual academy which helps us in getting better knowledge or train in their developed products. It is just like tutorial that help us learn.

    The best thing I like is it covers windows operating systems and MS office but also SQL servers, windows server, visual studio etc which are not very easy to learn by ourself.

    Great idea by Microsoft . I hope this helps many people especially for learning about servers, visual studio etc.

    Thank you for sharing.
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  4. avatar Vocational Courses by Des says:

    Great Idea of IT training online. It’s awesome!. Excited with this huh. Hmp, thanks for sharing useful info,

  5. avatar Jason Benway

    Thanks I hadn’t heard of these before. Free training is always nice, I’ll be checking out the hyperV hybrid cloud stuff as well as powershell.
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  6. avatar Matthew Calder says:

    Thanks for the post and all the great feedback! I’m the publisher for MVA :-)

  7. avatar Sonika says:

    I heard about”Microsoft Student Partners”. Is it a similar thing?

  8. avatar John Walters says:

    This is great thanks. I have just moved from windows 7 to windows 8 so it’s really going to help.

  9. avatar Rodney Fraser says:

    I didn’t know microsoft offered this kind of training. Thanks for the great information. I will check it out.

  10. avatar Asif Ali Raza says:

    Great Chance For New It Stars,

  11. avatar ranganr says:

    Ohh! Nice help by you. Virtual academy for teaching Microsoft products is great. Many spend some bucks to be taught. This free option is great for them.

  12. avatar John says:

    I didn’t know microsoft offered this kind of training. Thanks for the great information. I will check it out.

  13. avatar Alen says:

    Thanks for the link. I visited it and it has a lot of high quality Microsoft training.

  14. avatar Andreas Anastasiou says:

    This is great thanks. i also visited it and it has a lot of high quality Microsoft training.

  15. avatar Anirudh Pulikonda says:

    this is great. :) I must got this IT training. I’m very much exited about this training. :)

  16. avatar Manish K says:

    Thomas, I really liked your article. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for around 10 years. And I like to read as much about them as possible. I also have few articles about some technologies like SQL Server, MS Excel, etc. Hope you like it. Looking forward read more from you about related technologies.

  17. avatar The MorningStar Academy says:

    Thomas can’t wait to complete this training and I think it is a great chance for me. I’m sure it will help me to work as profession in IT sector as well. Thanks for this high quality Microsoft training information Thomas and keep informing.

  18. avatar Lourde says:

    This training is awesome.Who would have thought that you can actually train and learn IT online.

  19. avatar Sk Bansal says:

    Very Awesome. I am very excited with Online IT training. I will also join this Online IT Training. Thanks for informing me.

  20. avatar rahul says:

    Microsoft virtual Academy is awesome. It provide video tutorial on games development, sql server and all Microsoft product. Thanks to share

  21. avatar Asif says:

    Superb Training I Will Learn it very well. Hey Thomas you Can explained as well. Thanks

  22. avatar Michael Lipsey says:

    Nice article, Thanks for sharing valuable information.
    It is great to know that Microsoft has a MVA, Microsoft virtual academy.
    This is Great initiative by Microsoft.

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