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Unveiling Microsoft Applied Skills: Precision Skill Validation for Practical Scenarios


In the current rapid-paced business landscape, maintaining a competitive edge demands more than mere theoretical understanding. It demands practical proficiency in skill sets specific to critical business challenges. To address this need, Microsoft introduces Microsoft Applied Skills – a new, Microsoft-verified, scenario-based credential that proves proficiency in skill sets tailored to real-world scenarios.

What is Microsoft Applied Skills?

Microsoft Applied Skills offers targeted skill validation for real-world scenarios. These credentials affirm proficiency in skill sets tailored to address crucial business challenges. They are earned by passing an online, on-demand, product-specific assessment and include an interactive lab experience to demonstrate proficiency by completing real-world tasks.

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Benefits of Microsoft Applied Skills

  1. Microsoft-Verified Credentials: These credentials offer a signal of trust to organizations, colleagues, hiring managers, and recruiters, validating your expertise in solving real-world problems.
  2. Targeted Skill Validation: Unlike traditional certifications, Microsoft Applied Skills focuses on validating specific skill sets relevant to critical business challenges, ensuring that you are well-equipped to tackle practical tasks.
  3. Scenario-Based Learning: The interactive lab experience allows you to apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios, enhancing your practical skills and boosting your confidence.

The Need for Scenario-Based Credentials

In today’s dynamic business landscape, there is an emerging need for scenario-based credentials that address real-world problems and emerging technologies. Microsoft Applied Skills caters to this need by providing targeted skill validation for infrastructure modernization, Security, business resiliency, and more scenarios.

Who Can Benefit from Microsoft Applied Skills?

Technology Leaders and Talent Managers: These credentials help identify talent for specific projects and gain better insight into the skill set of the workforce.

– Team Leaders and Project Managers: They enable the acceleration of new projects or products by ensuring that teams possess the necessary skills to boost productivity and accelerate delivery.

– Technology Professionals:  Individuals can deepen their knowledge and demonstrate their ability to use innovative technologies to solve real-world challenges.

Choose Your Path

Microsoft Applied Skills offers a variety of courses to choose from, each targeting specific skill sets and scenarios. Whether you’re interested in data and AI, Azure infrastructure, Security, business applications, or modern work solutions, you have a credential.

Here are some examples of Microsoft Applied Skills courses:

Data & AI: Develop Generative AI Solutions with Azure OpenAI Service

Azure Digital & App Innovation: Implementing Security through a Pipeline using Azure DevOps

Azure Infrastructure: Configure secure access to your workloads using networking with Azure Virtual Network

Security: Configure SIEM security operations using Microsoft Sentinel

Business Applications: Create and Manage Canvas Apps with Power Apps

Modern Work: Build Collaborative Apps for Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Applied Skills provides a unique opportunity to validate your expertise in solving real-world challenges. With targeted skill validation, scenario-based learning, and Microsoft-verified credentials, you can confidently tackle critical business challenges and propel your career forward.

Embark on your journey to proficiency with Microsoft Applied Skills – the credential that proves you’re ready for real-world scenarios.

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About CloudThat

Established in 2012, CloudThat is a leading Cloud Training and Cloud Consulting services provider in India, USA, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Being a pioneer in the cloud domain, CloudThat has special expertise in catering to mid-market and enterprise clients from all the major cloud service providers like AWS, Microsoft, GCP, VMware, Databricks, HP, and more. Uniquely positioned to be a single source for both training and consulting for cloud technologies like Cloud Migration, Data Platforms, DevOps, IoT, and the latest technologies like AI/ML, it is a top-tier partner with AWS and Microsoft, winning more than 8 awards combined in 11 years. Recently, it was recognized as the ‘Think Big’ partner from AWS and won the Microsoft Superstars FY 2023 award in Asia & India. Leveraging its position as a leader in the market, CloudThat has trained 650k+ professionals in 500+ cloud certifications and delivered 300+ consulting projects for 100+ corporates in 28+ countries.

WRITTEN BY Mariyam Thomas



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