Celebrating the first graduates of the Microsoft Power Up Program
Microsoft is a leader in enterprise low-code application platforms. We’re excited to announce that our first 18 learners have successfully graduated from the Microsoft Power Up Program, a 12-week skilling program designed to enable non-technical professionals to successfully advance their careers with low-code application development using Microsoft Power Platform technologies. Congratulations, graduates!
Power Up Program popularity
When we announced the Power Up Program in September 2022, we were amazed by the huge response—within months, we had 87,000+ applicants from 193 countries across the world. We are delighted by the strong support from several subject matter experts in the Power Platform user community who have signed up to volunteer their time and expertise as Power Up Champs. These volunteers are helping nurture the next generation of Power Platform developers. Here’s the excitement shared by one of our current learners:
Pilot cohort outcomes
Only six weeks after we announced the Power Up Program, we launched a pilot cohort in three regions (Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe-Middle East-Africa) on October 31, 2022. After lots of hard work by dedicated learners and Power Up Champs, 18 learners successfully graduated from the program. Each of these graduates has completed the required learning modules, attended required virtual sessions, and successfully developed an application that passed an assessment by a Power Up Champ. The graduates have been awarded a free voucher to earn a Power Platform certification and a Power Up badge that can be added to their LinkedIn profile. Here’s what a few graduates have to say about the program:
We’re grateful to all the participants in the pilot cohort who provided valuable insights about the content, delivery, and scheduling of the program. We poured those learnings into our design thinking for future cohorts, and we onboarded a new learning management system to deliver the content, track outcomes, and provide community discussion boards.
Gearing up to train thousands
Currently, we have a substantial backlog of applicants due to the high demand experienced during the initial months. We are thrilled to announce that we launched our first large cohort in February 2023, covering the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe-Middle East-Africa regions. And we plan to kick off multiple large cohorts with thousands of learners in the coming months.
Start learning to create low-code solutions today
We encourage you to consider starting your Power Platform learning journey on Microsoft Learn and stay engaged by joining the Power Platform Community. We are always looking for more volunteer Power Up Champs, and you can apply to volunteer or join the learner waitlist at the program home page.