Microsoft training courses

QA is the largest official provider of Microsoft training courses in the UK, with two in every three people who train using Microsoft Official Curriculum being trained by QA.

At a glance

For IT professionals and developers, we offer courses across the entire Microsoft technology stack, including Windows Server and Virtualisation, SQL Server Database through to Visual Studio and Office 365, as well as Microsoft technical IT certifications such as MTA, MCSA and MCSE.

Find out how to use your Microsoft Software assurance vouchers


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5 time winner Learning Partner of the Year
Over 20,000 Microsoft courses a year nationwide
UK representative on Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council

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Get certified in Microsoft Technologies

Take the next step in your career by achieving a Microsoft certification

Build business critical applications

Learn to build, manage or analyse your business database on a SQL Server training course

Maintain your Windows Server environment

Acquire the skills to optimise, encrypt and troubleshoot your corporate IT infrastructure

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0845 757 3888

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Why choose QA for your Microsoft training?

QA is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and recognised on a global level as being one of its leading partners for quality and innovation



  • The largest Microsoft Gold Learning Partner in the UK; we train two out of every three people on the Microsoft Official Curriculum.
  • Industry-leading customer satisfaction rates - 99% of our delegates are satisfied with their course.
  • First class learning specialists - all have hands-on corporate experience and a minimum of 5 years training experience.
  • The UK's biggest network of training centres, from Aberdeen to Bristol, offering you more dates and greater choice.
  • A broad range of delivery options, from eLearning and virtual classroom to bespoke business solutions delivered in-house.

Award-winning Microsoft training from QA

• 2014 - Won Best B2B Sector category at The Drum's DADI awards for digital work with Microsoft and The Register
• 2013 - Microsoft UK Partner of the Year Special Commendation Award
• 2013 - Microsoft's Worldwide Partner of the Year awards: Learning Partner of the Year Finalist
• 2010 - Microsoft Worldwide Partner Award for learning solutions: Innovative Partner of the Year Finalist
• 2009 - Microsoft Worldwide Partner Award for learning solutions: Impact Partner of the Year


Frequently asked questions

How do I get Microsoft certified?

QA offers five types of Microsoft certification – server certifications, desktop certifications, applications certifications, database certifications and developer certifications. Each of these certification types have 4 certified levels, shown below. You become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) by passing your first Microsoft certification exam.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Pass just one exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology. If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, MTA will validate your core knowledge. MTA is an optional industry-recognised certification for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure, database design, or software development using Microsoft technologies.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
This is for IT professionals and developers looking to achieve the first level of Microsoft certification. Whether in the cloud or on-premise, gaining an MCSA validates the core platform skills needed in an IT environment.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) & Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
These are expert levels of certification aimed at IT professionals who have current expertise in Microsoft technology solutions. 
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)

The next destination for the select few after the MCSE and MCSD certifications. The MCSM is designed for the elite group of Microsoft IT pros and developers who work with innovative business technology solutions.

Find out more about our Microsoft Certification paths.

How do I use my Microsoft Software Assurance Vouchers?

You might qualify for free Microsoft training through the Microsoft Software Assurance scheme.

Microsoft Software Assurance is designed to make volume software licensing for corporate customers easier to manage. In addition to software, organisations using Software Assurance also receive training vouchers, entitling them to attend a wide range of Microsoft courses without additional cost (subject to your licence agreement). Many Microsoft courses, bespoke training programmes and our top-value Certification in a Box learning programmes can be obtained without additional cost using training vouchers. To book courses using vouchers please call our sales team on 0845 757 3888. Or for more information on claiming vouchers you can speak to our dedicated Software Assurance administration team on 01753 898 351.

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How do I get a Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) competency certification?

The Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) consists of over 20 Partner Competencies all of which mandate for a level of certified staff.
QA offers a comprehensive portfolio of preparatory training courses for all major Microsoft exams for both Silver and Gold Partner levels. The MPN Competency Certification Roadmaps cover areas such as Application Platform, CRM and ERP, SMB and Business Productivity.

The official Microsoft MPN competency guides can be reviewed on the Microsoft Partner Network site.

Meet our learning specialists

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Phil Crayford

Principal Technologist – Microsoft Collaboration and Communication

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David Walker

Principal Technologist

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Phil Stirpe

Principal Technologist

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Andy Fox

Senior Learning Consultant

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