Coursera Partners with Microsoft to Launch a Certificate on Azure

IBL News | New York

Coursera (NYSE: Cour) announced yesterday the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Specialization, which will prepare learners for the Microsoft Certified AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals Exam.

This four-course, five-month program, for beginner-level students will include hands-on projects.

Coursera’s initiative, developed in partnership with Microsoft, comes amid the increased demand for Azure cloud-related specialists — roughly 38% over the next ten years, according to Burning Glass.

Microsoft partnered with Women in Cloud to provide over 600 scholarships on  Azure Training and Certification Scholarships.

“With partners like Microsoft, we’re continually working on flexible programs to help learners develop in-demand skills,” said in a blog post, Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO at Coursera.