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Windows 7 Training and Certification

Learn about free and fee-based training opportunities available from Microsoft to help you strengthen your knowledge and skills around Windows 7 deployment and management, and prepare for Microsoft Certification.


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Microsoft Virtual Academy
Improve your IT skill set and help advance your career with this free online learning experience. Microsoft Virtual Academy offers a variety of online training materials and self-assessment exams. Learn at your own pace and collect points for community recognition.

Want to learn more? Read the Getting Started Guide and explore frequently asked questions, then visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy home page to sign up.

Current tracks for Windows IT professionals:

Windows Client Certification

Microsoft Certifications are designed to provide the recognition you need to help you excel in your career and provide employers with validation of your skills. Getting certified on the Windows operating system can help you prove to customers and employers that you have the technical skills necessary to do the job, and do it well.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Certifications

MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration
Validate your ability to understand the functions and features of Windows 7 and to troubleshoot network connectivity and application issues.

MCTS: Windows 7, Deployment
Validate your ability to deploy, maintain, and upgrade to Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Certifications

MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
Validate your ability to deploy operating systems and desktop applications, and to manage the client lifecycle.

MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
Validate your ability to identify the cause and resolution of desktop application, network, and security issues. Also validate your ability to support and maintain systems and mobile devices that run Windows 7.