You must purchase Verified Certificates from edX.org or SureSkills.com Learning As A Service (LasS) website as proof of the successful completion of courses in the Microsoft Professional Program. The cost for Verified Certificates varies by course. You may always audit the course for free on edX.org, but "audit mode" does not provide MPP credit.
The Microsoft Professional Program complements the Microsoft Certification Program (MCP). The MPP was created to help close a skills gap by teaching conceptual and technical skills together for a variety of technologies. The MCP tends to focus on validating existing technical skills for people using specific pieces of Microsoft technology.
MPP courses have been developed with the part-time student in mind—someone who spends 6–8 hours per week should be able to complete each course in 5–6 weeks. This is an estimate; the time commitment will vary by student. People who are already familiar with topics, or those with more time to dedicate per week, may finish courses faster, while others may need additional time to master these skills.
Cost Per MPP €99 which includes the Certificate and Digital Badge on successful completion of each course, the course is available for 90 days starting every Calendar Quarter.
You receive a certificate of completion, which is a credential you can share with employers and on your digital profiles and portfolios. To obtain the certificate, you must pass and obtain Verified Certificates for each course in a track, including the final capstone project.
Courses are available anywhere students have access to edX.org or od.SureSkills.com. SureSkills is a Learning As A Service Partner (LaaS). At the moment, courses are available only in English.
The Microsoft Professional Program complements the Microsoft Certification Program (MCP).
The MPP was created to help close a skills gap by teaching conceptual and technical skills together for a variety of technologies.
The MCP tends to focus on validating existing technical skills for people using specific pieces of Microsoft technology.
Each course begins at a quarter (January, April, July, and October) and runs for three months. The final capstone projects last four weeks and are available at the beginning of each quarter. Check the course details page on https://od.SureSkills.com or edX.org for exact dates.
Yes, if you want the certificate, as long as they are completed within their specified session dates. Courses are presented in a suggested order because they often build upon the skills you learn in prior coursework, but you may take them in a different order if you'd like. You may also take them simultaneously. Please note that if multiple course options are listed, you are required to complete only one of those options.
Microsoft wanted to change the emphasis from the outcome (the credential) to highlight the multifaceted program that they offer. The full program offers job-relevant, skills-based learning, and does so by way of an industry-validated learning path and rich course content.
Yes, if the Verified Certificate is for a current version of the course. As of January 2018, courses must have started no earlier than May 16, 2016, to be considered current.
If you passed the course prior to May 16, 2016, you will need to retake it because course content has been updated and the grading policies have been revised.
You are welcome to audit any online course for free. However, the only way to receive completion credit toward an MPP learning path is to obtain a Verified Certificate.
Yes. You can watch course videos on any device. However, the hands-on components of some courses require a Windows computer.
All course materials and graded assignments are online.
No. Each course has a defined start and end date, called a "run." To complete a course, all gradable assignments and tests must be passed before the run's end date.
If the course is scheduled for another run and is still a valid track requirement, you may retake the course and try again.
Yes—track completions can be spread over multiple quarters. However, Microsoft reserves the right to modify track requirements. If they need to remove a course from an MPP track, they will provide notice to those who have enrolled in the track.
All MPP courses are currently provided through edX.org. MPP courses are now also provided through https://od.sureskills.com a long stand Microsoft Learning Partner.
Yes – if the course maps directly to a skill in an eligible MPP track. You will need to enroll in the Microsoft Professional Program track to receive course credit.
The first step is to get your Microsoft Course Completion Certificate by following the instructions in the Microsoft Partner’s course. Once you have signed in on academy.microsoft.com and obtained your course certificate, navigate to the profile page and select the dashboard link. At this point, you must enroll in the appropriate MPP track. After enrolling, you should now see course progress reflected in the MPP track detail page. Note that you do not need to link your edX account, unless you are also taking MPP courses on edX.org.