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Real-world skills for higher education

Drive a fast transition to inclusive, online learning with tools, resources, and industry-recognized certification programs that empower students with real-world skills they need to thrive in a digital economy.


77% of students will need new tech skills by 2030.


6.2 million job openings in cloud-based technologies by 2022.

Grow real-world skills

Whether it’s learning to code or gaining an industry-recognized certification, Microsoft tools and programs help students develop the skills they need.

Help students quickly build the skills and confidence they need

As colleges and universities around the world respond to COVID-19, the need for remote learning tools has never been more urgent. Get the resources, training, and certifications that will help your students, faculty, and staff as they navigate their new normal.

Build confidence in remote teaching and learning

Prepare your faculty, students, and staff—no matter what their experience level—are ready to teach, learn, and work remotely.


Students and faculty can earn certifications that demonstrate they’re keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements.

Microsoft Learn

Build skills in popular Microsoft technologies with this self-directed way of learning, featuring step-by-step tutorials, interactive environments, and custom learning paths that help students achieve industry-recognized certifications.

Real-world tools

With LinkedIn Learning and tools like GitHub, Azure and Visual Studio Code, students and faculty can build the practical skills they need.

Get started with Microsoft Education today

Find practical skill-building tools and guidance for students, faculty, and staff.

Faculty and staff

Empower faculty and staff with real-world tools and resources, no matter where they’re working or learning.


As the digital economy evolves, students need technology skills to fuel their future success. Microsoft is here to help.

Additional resources

Minecraft: Education Edition

Geared to computer science students, these Minecraft lessons teach real-world skills.

Microsoft Careers

Jump-start your career with opportunities at Microsoft to help others and change the world.