Microsoft Learn is passionate about helping you build your skills and achieve your goals. This is easier to do when you have a community of support to guide you during your learning journey. Hearing from others just like you, encouraging them to share their stories–the ups and downs–and learning from their successes (or failures) can help us all find a learning path that fits. We have heard from our diverse and vibrant community of learners and wanted to share some of their wisdom with you. A little inspiration may be all you need to spark your possibilities.

 

Check out some key pieces of advice from our own Microsoft Learn community:

1.     Start with the basics. 

“Visit Microsoft Learn, explore the content, start with something simple and then find your pace.” – Christos Avlonitis

 

Not sure where to begin? We can help you with that. Microsoft Learn has several resources that can help identify which path or certification might be right for you. The first step is to simply begin!  Get started with Fundamentals.

  

2.     Identify your learning goals. 

“Before heading straight down to Microsoft Learn, be clear in your mind what skills you want to learn to upskill, reskill, advance your career, and focus on what you want to achieve.” – Manoj Bora

 

Microsoft Learn can help guide your skilling journey. Check out the Microsoft Learn blog, official collections, and resource pages that outline possible pathways to help you reach your goals. Learn about Official Collections.

 

3.      Don’t be afraid to fail. 

“Learning a new skill takes time and effort. Be patient and persistent, and don’t give up if you face challenges or setbacks. With dedication and effort, you can achieve your learning goals with Microsoft Learn.” – Vipul Jain

Microsoft CEO, Satya Natella, has long been a champion of the growth mindset. He captured it best when he said, “The learn-it-all does better than the know-it-all … you can’t really look at every failure as a failure, you’ve got to be able to look at the failure as a learning opportunity.” Microsoft Learn is here to support you through obstacles and help you stay on the right track, no matter what. Facilitated by Microsoft Learn experts, learning rooms are designed to offer you a dedicated and safe environment where you can directly engage with an expert and dive into topic-specific questions and get the support you need. Get guidance from peers and experts in our learning rooms.

 

4.      Don’t rush the process. 

“Start slow, don’t rush it. Set a path and follow it, try to complete the learning plans on your own time but take a module or two a day.” – Alexander van der Pol 

 

Microsoft Learn offers several different learning paths, modules, and training that can be done at your own pace, and in a style that fits your life. You are in the driver’s seat! Learn at your own pace.  

 

5.      Create a study plan and stick to it.

“Try and plan out a schedule that works best for you and just dive in deep daily.” – Ayomide Akodu 

 

Many of our learners must find time to build skills and prepare for certification exams while juggling a full-time job or rigorous class schedule. The Microsoft Learn Community can offer advice and guidance on how to manage it all and achieve success. Visit our Tech Community to seek advice.  

 

6.      Celebrate your accomplishments.

“Share your work on Twitter, share your work on LinkedIn. People are always willing to help.“ – Bidemi Muibudeen 

With Microsoft Learn’s new sharing feature, it is now easier than ever to share certifications and module completions directly onto Twitter and LinkedIn. Marketing yourself, new skills and achievements can bring you one step closer to landing that dream job or big promotion. Share your skills and achievements.

 

7.      Join the community. 

“Join the learning community as this information is free of charge and has lots of insightful information.”Joan Nantale

 

The Microsoft Learn Community offers you a variety of ways to connect and engage with other learners and technical experts. We can all succeed when we have a community to support and guide our learning journey. We welcome everyone to join, learn, and grow! Join the community.

 

8.      Enjoy the journey. 

“Have your goals in mind and enjoy the process.” – Anthonia Akodu

 

Learning is indeed a journey, and Microsoft Learn wants to be a part of it. We want to help you make connections, build new skills, and increase opportunities to achieve your goals. This is exciting stuff, and we invite you to celebrate and share your journey with the world.

Join the fun on social – Twitter and LinkedIn.  

 

As you can see, Microsoft Learn has a vibrant and resourceful community offering you advice, guidance, and above all – inspiration. Join us, we are in your corner, and we are here to support your learning journey!