Become a member
Want to manage your learning plans?
Become an MVA member for free and get this and other free benefits:
  • Get unlimited access to content
  • Join live events
  • Track your progress
  • Take self-assessments
  • Participate in forums
  • Receive discounts on books
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Get Started with Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Virtual Academy training courses are available to Developers and IT Professionals who want to expand their career horizons. Whether your goal is to learn Microsoft Office 365 figure out the fundamentals of software development, learn Microsoft Azure, have a go at app development, or something else entirely, MVA provides exactly what you need to deepen your knowledge. Discover how to get started today

1. Create a Microsoft Virtual Academy Profile

MVA is free for anybody interested in advancing their career through training on Microsoft technologies. You can watch or download up to three pieces of content (such as videos, slides, Q&A transcripts) without signing in, but to get full access to all videos and training resources available, including our live, interactive events, you will need to use a Microsoft account and create an MVA profile. Your profile will become a record of the time you invest here, including the certificates of completion for the courses you take.

2. Watch courses or attend a live event to build your skills

To get started, simply pick a course that interests you and begin watching the videos in each module. You’ll be able to download the presentations and also test your learning with quizzes. Once you have completed every action in a course, you will get a certificate of completion. When you attend a live event, you also have real time access to experts who can answer your questions during the training.

3. Track your progress and get recognized

On My Dashboard, you can manage personal learning plans and see how much of each course you have completed so that you can chart a course towards your goals. My Dashboard also records points for your learning actions and completed courses, and stores your certificates of completion which are available for you to download and print. Your point total reflects the commitment you’ve made to skilling up and lets you see how you compare to other students in your country and globally.

Support Community

Need more help? If you can’t find the answer to your question here in the FAQ, please visit the support forums where you’ll be able to get your questions answered by the MVA community.

Create a Learning Plan

My Learning Plan is a way to organize courses you’re interested in taking towards your training and career goals. Once you register as an MVA member, you can add courses to a plan by clicking Add to my learning plan next to the course descriptions, whenever you find a course you’re interested in. You can edit and manage your learning plans from My Dashboard.

Points and Leaderboard

Our point system is designed to help you track your investment in MVA training and to help you see how you stack up compared to others. As you progress through courses, you earn points through eligible activities like watching videos and downloading documents. On the right side of our pages you can find the top 3 students on MVA both globally and in your country. On our Top Students leader board you can also see daily, monthly and all-time leading point earners, as well as your own position.