Microsoft Offers Free Online Course on IoT: All You Need to Know

Microsoft announced the launch of its new free online course on IoT for IT professionals during the Microsoft Build 2020 conference

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Microsoft will provide a free online course on IoT to developers who wish to venture into the field of Internet of Things (IoT). The Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification, which was announced in the Microsoft Build 2020 conference, requires candidates to have a subject matter expertise developing cloud and edge components of an Azure IoT solution.


The Azure IoT Developer solutions can be beneficial for data engineers and other stakeholders looking to transform IoT-related data pipelines in their organization. “Responsibilities for this role include managing the device lifecycle–set up, configuration, and maintenance–using cloud services and other tools,” says the company.

Skills Candidates will Acquire through the Microsoft Free Online Course on IoT

  • Implement the IoT solution infrastructure
  • Provision and manage devices
  • Implement Edge
  • Process and manage data
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize IoT solutions
  • Implement security

Those who wish to know more about the course can visit the official website.

Other Announcements Made at Microsoft Build 2020 Regarding Online Learning

The Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors Program is a new peer community program focused on leadership through social responsibility and impact. It includes a portfolio of new opportunities for student developers to build tech skills and be recognized as they prepare for tomorrow’s careers. Ambassadors get a first look at the company's new technology, contribute to open-source software and receive mentoring from pros in the industry. In support of the program, the organization is launching a new student and faculty hub on Microsoft Learn, offering free training to help level up tech skills.


Microsoft has partnered with the University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon University; and Oxford University to create new content based on their popular courses in data science, cloud development and AI engineering — all tailored for the students who want to build in-demand job skills. To know more, read the blog on Skills for the future start today – new resources for students by Charlotte Yarkoni, Corporate Vice President, Cloud + AI, Microsoft.

Learn TV daily online program launching to help developers find information and advance skills

Microsoft Learn will launch “Learn TV,” daily live programming and discussions for developers and a one-stop-shop to learn and grow with live content from Microsoft Cloud Advocates and Product Group leaders. “Learn TV” will be a single aggregation point of technical video content and will bring together structured content created across Microsoft properties such as Channel 9 and first-party events and hackathons, with casual developer conversations and instructor-led sessions from advocates and engineers.

The new content program will debut as part of Build, and the conversations will continue on Learn TV following the event. With COVID-19 and the cancellation of in-person events and face-to-face engagements, most developers are now at home and looking for online learning and training resources. Microsoft wants to continue to bring developers the relevant information they need, whether they are learning and advancing their skills or re-skilling.