News from Ignite: A new employability program and updates to Microsoft Learn Cloud Games
Published Oct 12 2022 08:00 AM 22.4K Views

Sandeep Bhanot - Vice President, Global Learning at Microsoft


This week, we’re with thousands of tech professionals at Microsoft Ignite, capturing the excitement of new tech, new skills, and new possibilities. The pace of innovation in technology today is exciting—but staying up to date can be daunting. That’s why we launched the new Microsoft Learn product family, bringing together Microsoft technical content, tools, and resources. (You can find out more in our blog post Build skills that open doors—with Microsoft Learn.) And that was just one step in our work to help open doors through skill-building.


Today, we’re happy to announce the newest additions and updates to Microsoft Learn—Microsoft Learn Career Connected and Microsoft Learn Cloud Games.


Check out Microsoft Learn Career Connected

To drive business growth, Microsoft partners and customers are in need of people with skills in specific technologies. At the other end, many people believe they don’t have the background, skills, or experience to make a career move into tech. With connections to both of those groups, Microsoft is in a unique position to help job seekers discover new opportunities to find the jobs they want, learn the skills they need to be successful, and connect to organizations in need of talent.


To facilitate those connections, we're introducing a new employability program—Microsoft Learn Career Connected. This program connects people of all backgrounds to a variety of resources, including training, recruitment, and job placement programs. And, because we have those direct lines to companies in need of talent, we’re helping to directly connect job seekers with employers using Microsoft technology.


To start, we’re focusing on functional consultant roles that work with Microsoft Dynamics 365. Over time, we’ll be adding more technologies, opportunities, and employers. So, whether you’re just starting to explore tech or looking to pivot your current experiences into your next opportunity, you have access to training and career development resources and a private LinkedIn group connecting you directly with organizations looking to hire. Curious what you could do? Find out how to become part of Microsoft Learn Career Connected, and make the first move to advance—or reinvent—your career.


Play your way to tech greatness with Microsoft Learn Cloud Games

Enjoy the thrill of solving real-world challenges in immersive role-playing games that can help you sharpen your technical skills.


You’re invited to be a cyber sleuth or a data expert with Microsoft Learn Cloud Games. Who Hacked? and Data Feeds are now available to play on demand in single-player mode.


Designed for technical pros, Cloud Games offer experiential learning in richly complex fictitious worlds with captivating storylines. They’re a great way to learn how to implement solutions using Microsoft technologies in a fun and risk-free simulated environment.


Play Microsoft Learn Cloud Games.


Check out the latest Microsoft Certification

If you’re a supply chain management professional, the newly available Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Functional Consultant Expert certification might be right for you. Discover our complete catalog of Microsoft Certifications, and remember that you can renew your certifications for free 


Discover learning opportunities at Microsoft Ignite

If you’re attending Microsoft Ignite this year—whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional—expand your toolkit with these special offerings: 

  • Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge. Earn a select, free Microsoft Certification exam by completing one of these seven unique challenges, beginning October 12, 2022. To qualify for your free exam, finish your challenge on or before November 9, 2022. Get the details, and sign up for a Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge.
  • Learn Live. Practice technical skills through live, interactive experiences, and learn how to apply those skills in your job role. Find these unique, one-hour sessions in the session catalog, and engage with our subject matter experts for inspiration, resources, and networking. Add Learn Live sessions to your Microsoft Ignite schedule.
  • Collections for Ignite sessions. With curated content at your fingertips, access the latest training on the tech topics of interest to you—all from trusted sources and all in one spot. Microsoft Learn Collections are organized lists of content about Microsoft products and services. They include Microsoft Learn self-paced training, certification-specific pathways, documentation, and many other resources for learning and skill-building. Explore Collections in the relevant session resources.


Continue your learning

With Microsoft Ignite, the new Microsoft Learn product family, Microsoft Learn Career Connected, and Microsoft Learn Cloud Games, you can skill up, make connections, earn certifications, and help open career doors.


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