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Windows 8.1 training and certification

Learn about free and fee-based training opportunities available from Microsoft to help you strengthen your knowledge and skills around Windows 8.1 deployment and management, including related technologies, and prepare for Microsoft Certification.

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What's new in Windows 8.1 for IT professionals

Explore the new and updated features in Windows 8.1 with regard to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobility, security, and the modern user interface.

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.

Windows 8.1 courses

Learn about modern access control, malware presence, information protection, and more.

What's new in Windows 8.1 security
Learn about modern access control, malware presence, information protection, and more.

Explore and learn how to overcome the common challenges of an upgrade and get to know the tools that will ease your migration.

Migrate from Windows XP to Windows 8.1
Learn how to overcome the common challenges of an upgrade, and get to know the tools that simplify migration.

Find out how to migrate applications from Windows XP and Windows 7 environments to Windows 8.1.

Windows application compatibility and migration
Find out how to migrate applications from Windows XP and Windows 7 environments to Windows 8.1.

Find out how to securely support the needs of your company's mobile workforce with Windows To Go.

Windows 8.1 To Go
Find out how to securely support the needs of your company's mobile workforce with Windows To Go.


What's new in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Learn how to implement desktop virtualization using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Dive deep into troubleshooting and solving common issues, like slow start times, using the free Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT).

Windows performance jump start
Dive deep into troubleshooting and solving common issues, like slow start times, using the free Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT).

Windows 8 courses

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 8.1 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. For more information, see Windows certifications.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification: Windows 8.1

Prove you have the expertise to configure, manage, and maintain a Windows 8.1 enterprise system.

Step 1: Configuring Windows 8.1

Step 2: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.1

note iconNote: Already have a Windows 7 Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification? Upgrade to the latest MCSA: Windows 8.1 certification by taking a single exam, Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.1.

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