With the partnership, all Coding Dojo students will learn Azure's fundamentals and extend projects built during the program on it.
FREMONT, CA: Coding Dojo, a top technology education company, announced it is working with Microsoft to increase Microsoft Azure certifications in the workforce. The partnership will increase the amount of job-ready Azure developers by installing Microsoft Learn tracks into the Coding Dojo curriculum and offering discounted Azure certification exams to all Coding Dojo students and alumni.
According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, over 11 million people are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaboration develops the Microsoft skills initiative to help around 25 million people obtain the skills desired to participate in the digital economy meaningfully.
"We are committed to increasing accessibility of technical training and transforming lives through programming literacy," said Richard Wang, CEO, Coding Dojo. "Collaboration with Microsoft and integrating Microsoft Azure certification into our programs will unlock more career paths for our students, more qualified candidates for companies, and more growth in our communities."
With the partnership, all Coding Dojo students will learn Azure's fundamentals and extend projects built during the program on it. Upon graduating, alumni can partake in workshops focusing on three Azure certifications: Azure AI Fundamentals, Azure Fundamentals, and Azure Data Fundamentals. After the workshops, former students can take each Azure certification exam 50 percent off the original prices.
"Our vision is a connected system of learning that helps empower everyone to pursue lifelong learning," said Alex Payne, General Manager of Global Technical Learning, Microsoft. "Coding Dojo is the perfect partner to help us achieve our mission and we look forward to working with them to upskill the global workforce."
In the upcoming days, Coding Dojo aims to expand its Azure training selections by creating short and long-form DevOps programs for alumni and students. The firm also plans to integrate additional Azure certifications into its prospectus and alumni workshops.