Microsoft Learn Supports Remote Technical Skilling
Published Apr 30 2020 09:00 AM 6,207 Views

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world and drastically shift our day-to-day operations, millions of workers are adjusting to full-time remote work. While many organizations are exploring creative ways to drive human interaction and engagement, training and technical skilling remain a crucial component to continue empowering employees. Top of mind at Microsoft is a question many of our customers have asked: how can we securely enable thousands of employees to work remotely?

  • How do we enable thousands of employees to work remotely?
  • How can we empower IT to implement new solutions that support the challenges of remote work?
  • How do we continue supporting our employees with technical skilling and training?

Leveraging Microsoft 365 to Enable Remote Work

Jared Spataro has done an outstanding job detailing remote work trends and some of our own research findings on collaboration. Yusuf Mehdi shared some helpful tips on how to utilize Microsoft 365 to help you and your family experience more efficiency, and ease, across your lives during this difficult time.  To help support IT we’ve setup an Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 community focused on guidance to help securely empower your remote workforce to remain productive. On the community you will find relevant technical documentation, training, and learnings from other experts on their journey of remote workforce enablement. Hosted on the enabling remote work community is a five-part webcast series covering a range of remote work topics led by our Microsoft 365 experts. Not able to watch the webcast series live? No problem! The series will be recorded and hosted on the community! For the IT pros looking for technical documentation on solution implementation check out the Microsoft 365 documentation center on Microsoft Docs!


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On-Demand, Localized Microsoft 365 Training to Support Your Technical Skilling

Companies in their Digital Transformation journeys are realizing that investing in upskilling their teams pays-off with training at the top of the checklist. On-demand training is critical to empower both organizations and individuals to achieve technical skilling and drive solution implementation. With Microsoft 365 fully established on Learn, developers, and IT pros from around the world can consume the latest and greatest content at their own pace to up-level their technical skills. Both Microsoft 365 for developers and Microsoft 365 for IT pros cover the full Microsoft 365 spectrum: productivity and teamwork, business management, and security and compliance. Developers and IT pros will find depth content on Teams, SharePoint, Graph, Identity & Access, Device & App management, and many more topics to empower technical skilling helping lead towards industry certifications!


As remote work continues to be the standard for many global citizens, Microsoft 365 on Learn is also doubling down on content localization to support more local languages for our world-wide communities. We have received enormous support from our global Microsoft teams to enable localized content for 19 Learning Paths in German, French, Japanese, Russian, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian, Chinse Simplified, and Italian! For a breakdown of what Learning Paths are available in localized content, please review the tables at the end of the blog.


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Evergreen Commitment for Microsoft 365 on Learn – Keeping Content Fresh and Interactive


As part of our commitment to providing on-demand readiness, Microsoft 365 content on Learn is continuously reviewed and updated. Our Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Learning Path received a content update to help learners better prepare for achieving the MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals certification. The Microsoft 365 developer catalog has grown to include six learning paths covering 32 modules and nearly 35 hours of learning content! Whether you are looking to skill up on extending Microsoft Teams within your organization or achieving the Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate, the Microsoft 365 developer catalog has you covered!


You have asked, we have listened – learners want more hands-on experiences! Included in evergreen updates are an increased investment in more hands-on and interactive experiences contained within modules. These experiences enable learners to directly engage with the solutions you are skilling on to drive hands-on learning. Exercises range from configuring settings in tenants, to PowerShell scripting and automation, all the way to completing a solution implementation in a controlled interactive environment. Across the Microsoft 365 catalog on Learn you will find 19 Learning Paths, containing 113 modules, with over 100 hands-on exercises, creating nearly 100 hours of learning!



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Microsoft Certification Update


On the Microsoft Certifications and Training front, we have communicated a handful of steps we are taking to ensure we remain focused on safely supporting Microsoft certification. We have waived reschedule and cancellation fees while also extending exam voucher dates and role-based certifications that were nearing expiration. Many components have moved virtual, including Pearson VUE testing and instructor-led training. Microsoft and Microsoft Learning Partners will continue to provide in-depth, technical training but in a virtual delivery format. A friendly reminder that Microsoft 365 on Learn is a key component for your skilling efforts to access a catalog of free, online training that can help you learn about a specific topic area or prepare to earn a Microsoft Certification.

What is coming for Microsoft 365 on Learn


Be on the lookout for four new Learning Paths covering Compliance being released this May and June! We will be deep-diving into Compliance content on popular topics such as Information Protection and Governance, Insider Risk Management, and Compliance Management. We will continue to identify solution areas to update and other areas to develop new-new content. Please let us know in the comments below what areas you would like to see us expand on, such as SharePoint, and what areas you’d like see content get created!


From all of us here at Microsoft, we wish you and your families all the best.  

Localized Microsoft 365 Learn Content


M365 for developers available in: German (de-de), French (fr-fr), and Japanese (ja-jp)

Build apps with Microsoft Graph – Associate

Extend Microsoft 365 – Fundamental

Extend Microsoft SharePoint – Associate

Extend Microsoft Teams – Associate

Extend Office clients with Office add-ins – Associate

Implement Microsoft identity – Associate


M365 for IT pro available in: German (de-de), French (fr-fr), Japanese (ja-jp), Russian (ru-ru), Chinese Traditional (zh-tw), Korean (ko-kr), Spanish (es-es), Portuguese Brazilian (pt-br), Chinese - Simplified (zh-cn), and Italian (it-it)

Collaborate with SharePoint in Microsoft 365

Defend against threats with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft threat protection

Deliver remote desktops and apps from Azure with Windows Virtual Desktop

Manage security with Microsoft 365

Manage team collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Manage your enterprise deployment with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 - Modernize your enterprise deployment with Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 ProPlus

Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

Protect enterprise information with Microsoft 365

Protect identity and access with Microsoft 365

Upgrade Microsoft Office for IT at scale

Upgrade to Microsoft Teams

Use the Microsoft service adoption framework to drive adoption in your enterprise




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