Microsoft free internship Certificate

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Microsoft free internship certificateIntroduction 

Looking for some productive work to put your spare time at good use? How about working and learning at the same time from the place of your choice and at your own pace and that too under Microsoft. Yes! Microsoft has designed a free internship certificate virtual internship program for undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students all over the world for free.

Wait a minute, did I say free? Oh yes, this program by Microsoft does not charge you for the registration of this program and neither for its certification. Also, the entire program is to be taken virtually and there is no deadline for the registrations as well. Moreover, you get a chance of hearing directly from the professionals at Microsoft and experience how is it to actually work at Microsoft.

In the words of Microsoft itself, imploring you to take up the courses they say, “We encourage you to use Microsoft’s virtual internship experience to get to know us better and discover the knowledge and skills that can set you up for success in your chosen field. Come as you are, do what you love.”

In this post, we will explore each and every module and steps in detail.

Why join this Microsoft Free Virtual Internship Platform?


As the cornerstone of Microsoft company, Microsoft Engineers always aspire to be the best in the industry. Whether coding, building, hacking, designing, or testing, they consistently put their passion and energy into delivering world-class products that will delight and empower Microsoft customers and partners.

At Microsoft, you will work on projects that matter and that use your engineering skills and insights to help deliver those projects to the market. Microsoft offers a wide range of opportunities across the field of Engineering. These include Cloud Network Engineering, Content Publishing, Data & Applied Sciences, Design, Design Research, Engineering General Management, Product Planning, Program Management, Service Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering, Software Development, and Software Engineering.

Course link: https://bit.ly/31ppiPq

  1. CATEGORIES

The programs provided by Microsoft fall under the following three categories:

  • Go-to-Market (MBA virtual internship program)
  • Go-to-Market ( Undergraduate & Masters internship program)
  • Engineering (Undergraduate & Masters internship program)

 

  1. STRUCTURE OF VI (Virtual Internship)

  • The free internship program by Microsoft is divided into 3 categories as described above.
  • Each category is on an average compiled into 6 modules. These modules consist of tasks.
  • The certificate is conferred on completion of the course (on completion of all modules).

Here we would be specifically speaking of the Engineering Undergraduate & Master’s Internship Program, the modules under it, and the certification.

 Engineering Virtual Certification (Undergraduate & Masters internship program)

Speaking of this Microsoft  Virtual free Internship:

It consists of 6 modules. Each module is further divided into various tasks (Number of tasks is not the same for all modules). You need to complete all the tasks under a particular module to complete it. Proceeding in this manner completing all the modules of the program you will complete the certification course and will receive your certification.

  • The Microsoft VI (virtual internship) program covers various aspects of engineering. Aspects as in;
    • Cloud Network Engineering
    • Content Publishing
    • Data & Applied Sciences
    • Design
    • Design Research
    • Engineering General Management
    • Product Planning
    • Product Management
    • Service Engineering
    • Site Reliability Engineering
    • Software Development
    • Software Engineering

The course can be completed by completing the tasks given in each module and submitting them. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to complete a particular task, the essentials are provided to you before you start the job. Lectures by Microsoft professionals, instructions to complete the tasks the guidelines and videos are provided to you. After watching the videos or reading the guidelines you can work on your task. The tasks could be in the format of a PowerPoint presentation, a Word document, an objective questionnaire, or even a recording.

Getting a brief description of the modules would help you understand it overall. Ergo, We’ll provide you a brief of all the modules individually. Here we go,

  1. MODULE #1

This module is basically to make you more used to with Microsoft surroundings. 

  • Your pre-requisite is your knowledge about the company-“Microsoft”. You have to take up a questionnaire as a task and answer it correctly. This questionnaire will test your knowledge about the company. Besides the instructions video, you are provided with some resources as well to prep up your game.
  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • RESEARCH SKILLS: COMPANY KNOWLEDGE

The first module ends here.

2. MODULE #2

This module is all about getting you prepared for the virtual internship experience.

The first task of the second module makes you aware more about your workplace and your job. In this module, you get to hear from the Microsoft interns their experiences of working with Microsoft. In this task, you are required to submit your work in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • JOB KNOWLEDGE
  • UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE

The second task of the second module tests you on your skills in management and planning. You are required to set your goals to be specific SMART goals as in (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely) goals for yourself to complete the course. This task as well as submitted in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Goal Setting
  • Objectives
  • Planning

3. MODULE #3

In this module, you will get to know about the values on the background of which Microsoft Company endeavors on achieving its goals. (Respect-Integrity-Accountability)

The first task of the third module revolves around identifying the values of Microsoft. This task also requires you to submit the response in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED
  • Values Identification
  • Organizational Behavior

The second task of this module involves understanding how Microsoft works in implementing its values in its services. This involves the practical application of your knowledge about the values. Response to this task is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Values Demonstration
  • Application of knowledge
  • Research

Heading towards the next task, the third task of this module involves exploring the cultural transformation of Microsoft. This task tests you on identifying the key elements of Microsoft’s Culture. For this module, you can submit your response in PowerPoint format or Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED
  • Research
  • Understanding Cultural Transformation
  • Growth Mindset

The fourth and last task of the third module is an important one. In this task, you will get to know about the four transformations of Microsoft that enable digital transformation. This task involves finding Microsoft products services wherein these solutions are put into practice. You have to submit responses for this in Pdf format again.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Research Skills
  • Company Knowledge

4. MODULE #4

Get professional now! Because this module talks all about getting your work-ready skills. This module involves upbringing you as a professional at Microsoft.

The first task from this module is about learning the characteristics of a professional personality and implementing the same to increase your confidence. For this task, your submission is in the format of Pdf.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Confidence
  • Professionalism
  • Communication

The second task is about inculcating your mindset on thinking over problems, let your curiosity pry into questions of your mind and think over problems. It’s about setting up mindset supporting growth. The submission to this task is again in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Curiosity
  • Growth Mindset
  • Questioning

Talking of the third task it is about learning to identify the key elements of Microsoft’s culture. It involves exploring the culture more. The submission for this one is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Research
  • Understanding Cultural Transformation
  • Growth Mindset

Now for the fourth task, you need to do some introspection of your brand. It’s just like imbibing values into your kid for which you would be appreciated in the future. The submission for this task is in video format and Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Professionalism
  • Personal Brand

The fifth task of the module is where learn about targeting your audience and interacting with them in accordance with your brand. In this task, you are required to upload a video of yours. ( The device may ask for camera permissions).

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Professionalism
  • Personal Brand
  • First Impression

5. MODULE #5

In this module, the course taker is expected to work on developing the mindset of constant development and grandeur.

In this task, you are required to work on the knowledge you have on a growth mindset and present your insights giving an example for the same. This submission is in video format, i.e. you are required to record a video where you are presenting an example of a growth mindset. (The device may ask for camera permission).

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Growth Mindset
  • Self-Development
  • Critical Reflection

This task is where you are required to question and get insights on how Microsoft works. It’s about developing your curiosity to understand the functioning. Submission for this is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Curiosity
  • Growth Mindset
  • Questioning

The third task of module five is a task in which you are required to work on some personality thinking traits as in a positive approach. It is a bonus task in which you will be taught to receive and accept things in a positive manner, to keep an optimistic outlook on the challenges that you receive. Submission in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Learning Mindset
  • Positive Self Talk

Now for the fourth task of the module, we speak of recognizing wherein your interests actually incline the most and choosing activities abiding it. It’s about paying attention to the insights your conscience delivers you. It also a bonus task. Submission in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Learning
  • Growth
  • Development

The fifth task of the module, learning about managing the growth mindset and enhancing your adaptability to untimely challenges and changing prospects. This is a bonus task as well. The submission is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Adaptability
  • Brainstorming
  • Research

We will now talk about the sixth task of the module; this is an important model as it deals with your changed approach down the line with your brand and audience. You will use the change curve model to learn about your reactions and work on improving them. This is a bonus task as well and the submission is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Change Management
  • Resilience
  • Critical Reflection

Task seven of the module is about understanding which modes are available and which are essential for you to reach out. Another important bonus model. You will learn about different communication preferences in this. The submission for this one is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Understanding Communication Styles
  • Self-Analysis
  • Valuing Differences

The eighth task is a task wherein we apply our knowledge of different communication preferences and test our knowledge to choose the correct one for a particular scenario. This is a bonus task. The response to this task is an objective-based questionnaire.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Identification of Communication Styles
  • Adaptability

Task nine-second last task of module five. In this task, we have to understand priorities and learn to make a choice between options. It’s more about applying the knowledge of management and planning. It is a bonus task. The submission to this task is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Time Management
  • Planning
  • Prioritization

And finally the last task of the fifth module. This task involves minimizing the typical disruptions, the setbacks that you are constantly getting. Lessen the drag because of small mistakes by changing the pattern. It is a bonus task. The submission to the task is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Time Management
  • Planning
  • Minimizing Disruptions

6. MODULE #6

Module six deals with technical engineering skills; learn about Microsoft Azure.

This module includes one task and that is the last one. So now you are just one task away from the certification. In this task, you are required to describe the fundamentals of azure’s services and products. The response to this task is in Pdf format.

  • SKILLS ACQUIRED:
  • Research
  • Cloud Computing
  • Azure
  • Value Proposition

GENERAL STRUCTURE OF ANY MODULE

The module is made up of five common subparts. These subdivisions are as follows:

  • Instructions from the supervisor
  • Background Information about the task
  • The task
  • Resources to be used for the task
  • Submission of work
  • The model work by Microsoft

The model answer by Microsoft is provided for all modules. It can be unlocked only after you submit your responses.

Once you submit the task, click “Mark as Complete” and you’ve completed the particular task of the module. After completing every task you are notified by a message box depicting three options; utilizing those options you can 1) review your work against the model answer designed by Microsoft, 2) Check the status of your module completion badge, 3) discuss your doubts or send your questions to the HR or just click aside submit your review and move further with completing your tasks. Then you just need to give your feedback and submit it to start with the next task of your module.

Completing all the tasks now you are ready to receive your certification. With the completion of the last module, you get your certificate of completion.

So what are we still waiting for? Just go register yourself, start off with your internship at Microsoft! , learn from the experts you admire and upgrade yourself.

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