Free Official Microsoft Training (Azure, IoT, AI, SQL, Python and much more) @ Microsoft Learn and EDX (Registration required)

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Hi All,

Long time fan and first time post :)

A Microsoft trainer pointed me to these great OFFICIAL Microsoft e-learning and training sites.

One is delivered via EDX -> https://www.edx.org/course?search_query=azure&school=Microso...
The other is delivered via Microsoft Learn -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/learn/

Very structured and professional unlike other free training out there.

Free to learn.
Only pay to certify.
Click through for more details.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    Thanks d-fxt for sharing this . Great resources and courses .

  • +2 votes

    I've found edx to be excellent before they went to the paid model.

    The few courses I've tried recently is restricted to a time window of 2-4 weeks and you lose access after the course is over. Not sure if theses ones have the same issue?

    • +2 votes

      eDx tried the "Verified" income model but that failed, particularly after they have upped the antes with $100+ per course (I actually paid for a couple @$50).
      After that they moved to "force" you into paying verification to have access to lab work, tests, exercises.
      I foresee that it will also fail.
      my2c

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    Great stuff. Really quite helpful.

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    Have been labouring at these for a while now.
    If you have a premium LinkedIn account their training is very good as well.

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    Anyone have tried working in IoT / AI company/business? what are the requirements?

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    Thank you.

  • +3 votes

    Are these courses appropriate for someone who has zero knowledge and would like to attain some?

  • +1 vote

    Been doing the azure fundamentals modules in Microsoft Learn… Very impressive and interactive too

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    You can get free access to lynda courses if you sign up for Perth city library as well..

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP, going to take a stab at the IoT course with one the Raspberry Pis I picked up from an Ozbargain deal last year

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    What does it mean free? Does it give the certificate? Or just auditing?

    • +1 vote

      Industry certificates are issued by other authorities, not lynda.com, eDx.org or Microsoft Learn.
      Most courses are to improve and consolidate your knowledge on the specific subject.
      Some courses are also recommended as preparation for industry certification exams (eg Microsoft certifications)

      Auditing the courses @lynda.com is free via the library membership method. If you go DIRECT to lynda.com those courses cost.
      The courses at Microsoft learn ar free to audit (some have interactive activities).
      Most courses @eDx.org are free (and of a wide variety!) to audit BUT certificates of completion and access to interactive activities cost.

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        Thanks for all your explanations. But what is different about this bargain? Certificate for free?

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    Good stuff. Thank you so much!

  • +1 vote

    Any idea which platform is better? EDX or Microsoft Learn?

  • +2 votes

    There's actually a bunch of truly free courses on Pluralsight for Azure stuff. To access:
    1. Visit this page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/
    2. in the "Additional Azure training" box click on "Free Pluralsight courses"
    3. Follow prompts.

    Must follow above steps to get them for free.

    Enjoy :)