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Technical training built for military spouses

Introducing MSSA–Military Spouse, a pilot offering designed to train military spouses for portable, in-demand IT roles.
MSSA–Military Spouse
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Announcing MSSA–Military Spouse

Training military spouses for exciting, remote IT roles

MSSA–Military Spouse is a 17-week curriculum we’ve designed to train military spouses for technical program and project management in global, portable IT roles.

Program information

Technical training built for military spouses

Role-based learning for military spouses

We’ve developed MSSA curriculum to support military spouses with technical and professional skills targeted to portable IT roles in MSSA’s newest learning path—Technical Program Management (TPM).

Skills-driven curriculum

MSSA’s new learning path offers live virtual instruction on technical skills and management methodologies that support military spouses in securing remote employment as a TPM.

Beginner-friendly, IT-approved

Our 17-week program covers topics including program management methodologies, core data analytics, analytics using Python programming, Azure fundamentals, and Azure AI.

Pilot program dates

Oct 14, 2024–Feb 27, 2025

Central Time

Monday–Friday: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Office hours (optional): 8:00 AM–9:00 AM and 3:00 PM–4:00 PM

17-week career transformation

Build upon your superior communication and risk management skills as a military spouse, and learn skills to be a technical program manager who leads complex, cross-functional projects that involve technology, engineering, and business stakeholders

Our proven hiring model

After 17 weeks participants are equipped with operational and technical knowledge to be successful as a TPM, and have the opportunity to interview with MSSA’s network of Microsoft Partner companies.

What you learn

In-demand technical skills

Beginner-friendly career training

Learn alongside no more than 14 other participants in a live virtual classroom led by Microsoft Certified Trainers.

Applied learning scenarios

Instruction incorporates live virtual instruction and hands-on labs tackling real-world scenarios, to equip participants for a meaningful tech career in any industry.

In-demand technical skills

-Data and data analytics concepts

-Dashboards and data visualization

-Python programming for data analysis

-Program management concepts and methodologies

-Azure and Azure AI fundamentals

Specialized career skills curriculum

Participants gain 147 hours of expert coaching and mentorship focused on enhancing your professional portfolio. Our professional development curriculum covers essential career skills, from crafting impactful resumes to translating non-traditional skills into the language of business.

Specialized mentorship

A dedicated team of Career Development Managers and Microsoft mentors offer robust support and provide valuable guidance and assistance to participants throughout their journey.

MSSA hiring apparatus

Our hiring partner network comprises more than 1,000 Microsoft partners who actively participate in hiring fairs and other events, specifically to connect with jobseeking MSSA participants.


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How to apply

Submit basic contact information during the May 13–27 application window using the link below to kick off your application. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM Pacific Time on May 27.

The application window for this pilot cohort has passed. Stay tuned for future program dates on our LinkedIn page.

Essential program information

MSSA–Military Spouse is a 17-week program that upskills military spouses for technical program and project management in global, remote IT roles.

Even better—attend a live session

Virtual briefs are held the first Monday of each month on Microsoft Teams. Attendees can ask questions and get the most current information available. Attend a live brief on Monday, May 6 at:

  • 9:00 AM Pacific Time—aka.ms/MilSpouseSession1
  • 1:00 PM Pacific Time—aka.ms/MilSpouseSession2
Miss the live session? Stream a recorded brief on YouTube

Get started

Prerequisite learning

Prerequisite learning

We’ve developed a LinkedIn Learning Path to introduce topics covered in the MSSA–Military Spouse TPM learning path. This learning path serves as a prerequisite for the MSSA–Military Spouse program, equipping participants with foundational knowledge to be successful in their MSSA training.

Technical Program Management

This LinkedIn Learning Path covers fundamental concepts in programming, DevOps tools and practices for efficient software development and deployment, and data analysis. It can be completed in approximately 20 hours, excluding time spent on note-taking or review. Access by clicking the ‘Technical Program Management’ heading above.

Access LinkedIn Premium

To access the TPM LinkedIn Learning Path and other LinkedIn Learning resources, you will need a LinkedIn Premium subscription. LinkedIn Learning offers a variety of courses and certifications in technical and business topics, and is accessible to anyone who has a premium subscription to LinkedIn. Eligible members of the military community can access LinkedIn Premium for free for a year by using the provided link.

Eligibility requirements