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Want to improve your IT skills? Until the end of March you can take free online Microsoft Fundamentals courses. After completing a course you will receive an official certificate that you can add to your LinkedIn page. These certificates are very popular with future employers. Certification in the courses below increases your visibility on LinkedIn, validates your knowledge and skills and gives you an edge over other candidates when you apply.


Training courses you can take:

  • Power Platform: learn how the Microsoft Power Platform provides you with tools and technologies to build a variety of business automation solutions and bots.
  • Security: learn how Microsoft tools and technologies empowers you to build a secure environment, safe from viruses and hackers whilst your data remains safe and in compliance with corporate and government regulations.
  • Azure: this course empowers you to get started with Azure and integrate Azure with your existing networks. You will understand key cloud concepts and core services, including pricing, support and cloud security.
  • Data: enlarge your knowledge of cloud data services. Explore relational and non-relational data offerings as well as big data and modern data warehouse analytics solutions in Azure.
  • Azure AI: learn how Microsoft Azure AI technologies empowers you to build chatbots, train image and facial recognition, and configure machine learning.


You can register via this page. The offer is valid until the end of March.

Studying online with Microsoft 365

Did you know that as long as you are studying at the UvA, you can make free use of Microsoft 365 products? This gives you access to the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more, you can store up to 1TB of files in OneDrive, and you can consult, call and chat with fellow students online and collaborate on files in Microsoft Teams.

Go to Studying online in the A-Z list for instructions on how to download the entire package.