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Empowering the military community with tech

Your path from military service to a career in IT

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As a veteran, you have the core skills to succeed anywhere.

Shifting from military to civilian life is challenging. Your service has already instilled the skills and experience you need to build a rewarding career in tech.

Empowering the military community with tech

How do you like to learn?

Ad hoc? On a team? Whether you want to explore, master, or get certified in industry-relevant IT skills, Microsoft’s learning ecosystem supports military members in all stages of learning and levels of commitment.


Training opportunities for active duty service members at Microsoft

Develop cutting edge tech skills as part of your active duty training

Teams across Microsoft are eager to bring active duty fellows and interns onboard for temporary assignments. As fellows, service members develop skills in alignment with the interests and requirements of their command.

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Microsoft hosts active duty fellows from all branches of service

Fellows gain career enhancing experience while working in an industry environment, and develop skills and expertise that enables their organization to accomplish its goals. Microsoft benefits from engagement with many fellowship programs:

–Training With Industry (TWI)
–Education With Industry (EWI)
–Defense Intelligence Agency

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Programs for transitioning service members

Transition from active duty to a dynamic career in IT

Leaving the military is more than a career change—it’s a life transition. Skills honed in military service translate directly to IT. Our transition programs are designed to help transitioning service members bridge the gap from their service careers to a career in tech.

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Transition to tech through SkillBridge or CSP

DoD-approved programs offer career development to service members preparing to transition from active duty to life as a civilian. Microsoft is proud to support transitioning service members in their career transitions.

Learn about SkillBridge as a career enablement tool for transitioning service members, and the opportunities available to you at Microsoft by speaking with your SkillBridge or CSP Coordinator or installation’s transition center.

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Level up with us

The skills taught in MSSA are aligned to tech’s most in-demand careers.

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Access industry-recognized virtual tech training—around the globe.

Digital training you can keep in your pocket

Start your journey by exploring new technologies, learning paths, modules, and certifications from the Microsoft learning ecosystem.

Explore topics in IT with free virtual learning

Considering tech as a career option? Want to understand what IoT is and why you keep hearing about it? Make yourself comfortable in our digital learning library, where you can get introduced to new topics with approachable learning tools.

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Deepen your technical skills on guided virtual learning paths

Explore a topic in-depth through guided paths or learn how to accomplish a specific task through individual modules. Browse all learning options on MS Learn


Browse LinkedIn Learning’s library

LinkedIn Learning has training resources—and certifications—on many technical and business topics. Anyone with a premium LinkedIn subscription can access them.

Enjoy 1 year of LinkedIn Premium at no cost*

*Transitioning veterans are eligible for 1 year of LinkedIn Premium at no cost. Register to take advantage of learning and certification opportunities.

Dive into an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to deepen technical skills with structured on-the-job training. Learn about apprenticeships at Microsoft that appeal to military talent and career switchers seeking to grow in IT.

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Ready to interview?

Exciting roles are available in engineering, services, project management, and more. To learn more, visit our Microsoft Careers page.

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