Learning Paths on Microsoft Virtual Academy


Have you heard? Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers FREE learning from highly qualified instructors across a wide array of knowledge areas with a new feature. Read on to find out about learning paths on Microsoft Virtual Academy.

I have been using MVA for quite a long time. Actually, I have an MVA Founders Club badge with 6732 legacy points, I am not even sure if that is a high amount,  but I have also completed over 60 courses. It has been a really incredible resource for me and I didn’t have to invest anything but my own time.

But enough about what I have done, this post is about a new feature on MVA that is really exciting.

Learning Paths

They have learning paths for developers and IT pros. The really great thing about this is some are as short as 3 hours and as long as 21 hours. I have used learning paths for a couple of technology learning websites and I’ll be honest, some of their paths are 40, 60 or 80 hours. Which ridiculous considering a bachelor’s degree is technically 124 to 128 hours.

I mean, learning technology should be done by doing. You can watch all the videos you want but there is no replacement for doing the actual work, including following along in a lab or building things and breaking them. It’s just that simple.

Anyway, below is a screenshot of a learning path I will be jumping right into:

MVA Learning Paths
MVA Learning Paths

I hope to see more of this awesome work going into MVA and am looking forward to learning some new skills.

Happy learning.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin