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About Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Virtual Academy provides free online training by world-class experts to help you build your technical skills and advance your career. Make it your destination of choice to get started on the latest Microsoft technologies and join this vibrant community.

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  • Get seamless online learning experiences Learn the latest technology on your terms. Pick up where you left off across any device, or download videos for offline viewing.
  • Manage your learning plans. Trace your learning path. Create and manage learning plans aligned to the technical skills you seek to acquire.
  • Track your progress. Test your knowledge with self-assessments, and earn certificates of completion for the courses you've mastered.
  • Access experts through live Q&A Learn from world-class experts. Attend live events, and participate in live Q&A with instructors.
  • Get member-only offers Enjoy free access to e-books, exclusive discounts on Microsoft Press books, and more.

Suggested starting points

Explore a wide range of app and mobile development training courses, from C# and XAML to cross-platform apps with Xamarin. Plus, learn tools like MVC, AngularJS, and Bootstrap, along with techniques to build responsive, reliable web applications.

Check out game development courses. Use tools such as Construct2, GameMaker, and Unity to develop 2D and 3D games, for both beginner and advanced skill levels. Or take an in-depth look at C++ and DirectX to skill up on blending, animations, skyboxes, and more!

Get all the info you need on Windows Server 2012 R2, PowerShell, Active Directory, or learn how to extend your datacenter to the cloud for increased flexibility. Our training for IT pros covers how to implement identity and access management solutions across diverse devices.

Learn the latest on working with SQL Server, on-premises or in the cloud, and see how to easily build predictive analytics solutions with Azure Machine Learning. Want more? Create an HDInsight Hadoop cluster in the cloud for big data with Microsoft Azure, analyze the results, and explore data visualization.

Plan your career! This is a great place to start. Whether you’re interested in app development, database fundamentals, IT administration or all of the above, MVA beginner technology training courses provide the foundation, stepping stones and information necessary to gain the skills you need.

Be a part of this vibrant community

It's not just you against the world anymore. At Microsoft Virtual Academy, you can get your questions answered by our instructors and your peers, join the conversation, and share your knowledge with others.