Microsoft Announces A New Professional Degree Program To Tackle Skills Gap

On Wednesday at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2016 in Toronto, Microsoft Corp. has announced a Professional Degree Program (MPD) with the aim of cutting down the skills gap seen across many industries. This is the first online certification program of its kind to offer employer-endorsed, university-caliber for professionals at any stage of their career.  “The proliferation of cloud technologies and the delivery of software as a service has opened up tremendous revenue opportunities for our partners,” said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate VP of Developer Platform and Chief Evangelism at Microsoft at the event. Steve Guggenheimer also explained that the MPD will be offered via edX, as well as through learning as-a-service offerings provided by partners. The MDP available on the edX.org, a non-profit online learning platform founded by Harvard University and…


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