There are many opportunities for getting the certification, but some of them can be very expensive. In these current economic times, budget cuts have become the norm, and companies’ training budget is always one of the first things to go. It’s understandable that Microsoft training classes tend to be costly. Therefore, I was trying hard to look for other training options.
Believe it or not, Microsoft actually offers training through the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) for FREE. MVA is a cloud-based training portal. If not mistaken, it was the first put in place to equip IT experts with training on Microsoft’s cloud based technologies. Besides that, you don’t have to meet any criteria to take part in this training. The courses and its vast resources are freely available to anyone!
Once you have registered you can signed into the MVA to make a selection on the technical track. A track can be best described as an area of study. For instance, some of the available tracks are Microsoft Azure Developer Camp: Build a Cloud-Native App, Office 365 for Developer, HTML5.
The other good point is Microsoft does not limit the amount of FREE training that you can attend. You can do it as many as you like. There is also no obligation to complete the track before starting another.