According to TechJury, more than 64 percent of companies worldwide have experienced some form of cyberattack. Organizations are urgently seeking skilled employees to protect their businesses and to help keep their data secure. Coursera projects digital job growth to rise from 41 million to 190 million jobs between 2020 and 2025. Of these 149 million net new jobs, 6 million will be in cybersecurity. To meet this explosive growth in demand for qualified experts in cybersecurity, Microsoft has unique resources and strategic advantages. At Microsoft Learn, we offer many different pathways to help you explore the future of work and skill up in the critically important field of security.
This is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we encourage you to visit the website for ways to help protect your organization and create a more secure work environment. No matter what your role is, it’s essential to keep your security skills up to date. Use Microsoft Learn to deepen your expertise, help keep your organization safe, and skill up to enhance your career. In her blog post kicking off this month, Vasu Jakkal, CVP of Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity, notes the importance of cybersecurity knowledge for all, especially in workplaces where workers use personal and corporate devices interchangeably. She outlines the variety of learning resources that Microsoft has for security professionals and their organizations.
In this post, we give you an overview of how Microsoft Learn can supercharge your security learning. In the coming weeks, we’ll explore the many ways that Microsoft Learn and other Microsoft resources can offer you insights and training to help to keep your company’s data and systems secure and acquire valuable skills in the process.
Discover free learning paths and modules
Access interactive self-paced learning at no cost and on your own schedule. We have recently released a selection of new security learning paths. To get started with the fundamentals, check out Introduction to cybersecurity. Those with a proficient understanding of domain name service (DNS) and general IT practices should review Manage your Microsoft 365 security services.
Because security crosses technical boundaries and roles, in addition to many solution areas, you might want to use Microsoft Learn collections to curate and share custom sets of security training modules and learning paths, along with technical documentation, code samples, reference architectures, and more from Microsoft Docs.
Get security training from a Microsoft Learning Partner
Attend free Microsoft Virtual Training Days on security
Learn with us at free Security Virtual Training Days, which Microsoft hosts around the world to help you gain the technical skills and knowledge that you need to work securely. Regardless of your skill level, you can go to Microsoft Virtual Training Days for upcoming security training options, including “Secure and protect your organization” or “Protect sensitive information and manage data risk.”
Earn security certifications
Learn and earn an industry-endorsed Microsoft Certification by passing an exam that validates your skills and experience. The combination of your skills and a globally recognized Microsoft Certification sends a career-building message to employers that you have the know-how to help keep their data, systems—and more—safe. Certification value is nearly unanimous—94% of decision-makers worldwide say that certified team members provide added value above and beyond the cost of certification.
Celebrate with the world: Post your badge on LinkedIn
When you earn a certification or learn a new skill, celebrate your accomplishment with your network. It often takes less than a minute to update your LinkedIn profile and share your achievements, highlight your skills, and help boost your career potential.
Skill up today
We invite you to go to Microsoft Learn and check out the many security resources available to you. These can help you get started: