‘Microsoft Professional Degree’ Pilot Program Launches

News ‘Microsoft Professional Degree’ Pilot Program Launches By Gladys Rama July 13, 2016 Get more news from WPC 2016 here. Microsoft is testing out a new training and certification program aimed at professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of emerging technologies like Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT). 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…


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