Microsoft Instructional Skills Certification Course

Learn the delivery and communication skills needed to become a dynamic trainer.

How the course works

The course is delivered over the course of two weeks in a blended learning format, combining live instructor meetings with digital, on-demand content. This is a flexible and adaptive method that enables learners to engage in both in-person and remote learning activities.

The course is delivered primarily through an online learning management system, where students have access to the course materials -- content, pre-recorded videos, and interactive resources. 

Alongside the on-demand content, students will participate in two scheduled live, virtual meetings with the instructor during the two weeks. These one-hour meetings are usually held on the first two consecutive Mondays of the month at 1 PM (EST). During these meetings, the instructor will briefly review content and give you, as the learner, time to engage in real-time discussions, ask questions, and receive feedback. 

At the end of the two weeks, students are asked to show their skills by creating a short (5-10 minute) video presenting a topic of their choice. They will then receive feedback from an MCT. 

Interested in having this course in-person? Let us know! We would love to discuss this option for groups of five or more.

The pro•duhk•tiv difference

Our course teaches you strategies, techniques, and skills to deliver engaging Microsoft training as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Whether you are a new or experienced trainer, this course has something to offer... from practical tools and strategies to techniques to adapt learning to the student. 

What sets us apart:

  • pro•duhk•tiv is a Microsoft Training Services Partner.
  • Our course is designed by experienced instructional designers passionate about adult learning.
  • Current MCTs help develop the course and deliver it.
  • We use the world-renowned edX platform which is powerful and easy to navigate.
  • We design our courses with your busy schedule in mind - combining self-paced and instructor-led training.
  • Our content has relevant examples and scenarios tailored toward MCTs.
  • Our course recognizes the world of virtual training and includes content to develop online teaching.
  • Content is always available with continued access after certification is completed.
  • Our course is fully moderated so that questions and comments can be addressed quickly.

Why become an MCT?

MCTs are considered the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies. They are experts in their field and have the knowledge and experience needed to deliver high-quality training. As an MCT, you have access to tools and resources, discounts, and community and support. Review the full list of benefits at MCT Resources and Benefits.

How to become an MCT

The MCT program is for individuals who deliver training on Microsoft technologies. If you have a qualifying Microsoft certification,  can demonstrate instructional skills by completing a Microsoft Instructional Skills Certification, and are passionate about training others on Microsoft technologies, then you'll be a great MCT! For more detailed information on eligibility visit Microsoft Certified Trainers | Microsoft Learn.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Integrate the principles of adult learning into training development and delivery
  • Analyze learners and apply appropriate learning strategies
  • Develop and demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Incorporate engagement techniques and training aids to improve learning transfer
  • Develop and improve an effective delivery style and demonstrate it through application and feedback

Course details

  • Course cost: $1200 USD
  • Estimated time commitment: 16 total hours of combined self-paced and live, instructor-led Teams meetings
  • Delivered in a blended learning format - combines self-paced learning and instructor-led online sessions with an MCT over the course of two weeks.
  • Live virtual meetings typically take place on the first and second Mondays of the two-week period at 1 pm (EST).
  • Show off your new skills and get feedback from an MCT by completing a quick and easy Final Project.
  • Courses are offered monthly. We reserve the right to cancel a class. If canceled, we can offer learners a spot in another class or refund the registration fee.
  • Currently available in English only.
  • A completion certificate is provided upon successful completion of the course.

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The content is great. The content on adult learning and communication skills is invaluable. I would like to send others from my organization, who are not MCT candidates, through this training.