Microsoft Launches ‘Professional Degree’ Pilot Program

News Microsoft Launches ‘Professional Degree’ Pilot Program By Gladys Rama 07/14/2016 Microsoft has entered the testing stage of its new Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) cert and training programs. The Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program was announced Wednesday at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) by Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and chief evangelist. Guggenheimer took the WPC stage to deliver a keynote presentation that centered on partner opportunities in “disruptive” technologies. Guggenheimer touted the MPD program as a way for professionals with general STEM backgrounds to gain technical experience in those technologies, including IoT, Big Data and analytics. “If I have a math professional or somebody from a STEM background … who’s used programming in university, most likely, but isn’t an expert in an area, we want…


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