MIAMI, July 7, 2020 – Miami Dade College (MDC) announces a collaboration with Microsoft to train students and faculty in cloud computing as part of its Microsoft Learn for Educators program. MDC will also offer courses in Azure Fundamentals to the community at large.
“This strategic collaboration with Microsoft will allow MDC to expand its offering of cloud computing courses with Azure, one of the most in demand cloud platforms,” said Antonio Delgado, dean of MDC’s School of Engineering, Technology and Design. “The Azure Fundamentals courses will help students and existing professionals take their first steps into the cloud.”
Registration is now open for the first Azure course, which is free and open to all through the sponsorship of the Microsoft Philanthropy office in Miami.
“Advances in technologies like cloud computing are full of promise, but they’re not without their challenges. We are proud to grow our relationship and empower MDC as a leader in digital skilling, and best position their students for employment in the digital economy,” said Edgar Ferrer, Sr. Account Executive of Florida for Microsoft Education.
The Azure Fundamentals course is designed for those beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services and prepares students for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam. Through the Microsoft Learn for Educators program, Microsoft will provide industry certification exam vouchers, practice tests, official Microsoft learning products for Microsoft Azure fundamentals, and training to support participating educators and students.
“We are incredibly excited to work with MDC through this program,” said Dr. Rachel Wortman Morris, Program Manager at Microsoft Worldwide Learning. “By coupling the incredible talents and expertise of the MDC faculty with the content available from Microsoft, students will have the opportunity to gain valuable, in-demand technical skills, as well as Microsoft certifications.”
Registration is open to applicants age 18 and older and will accept up to 25 students. The four-week online course runs from Monday, July 20, to Friday, August 14, through MDC’s Cloud Computing Center.
To register and for more information, visit https://www.mdc.edu/upskill/#technology.