Early in April Microsoft added the adCenter Training Hub to their site because they wanted users to have an easy to understand yet comprehensive resource for learning how to advertise using Microsofts's extensive array of tools. Yesterday they announced some refinements to the Training Hub and some of them could make getting started even easier.
Microsoft hopes the hub will not only get you advertising and utilizing the tools faster than ever, but now also gives you the opportunity to become an accredited professional. Check out what they say on their blog:
"Better your campaigns and drive more business by becoming a Microsoft Advertising Accredited Professional. You’ll raise your industry profile, increase ROI for you and your customers, and know how to grab the most bang for your buck with every campaign you manage."
You can do all the training for free and take a series of tests to eventually get qualify and be recognized as an accredited advertising professional. Listen to what else Microsoft had to say about the service:
"The Microsoft adCenter Training Hub offers free training to help you improve your Microsoft adCenter knowledge and prepare for the accreditation exam. Updated and new content is clearly marked for you to view, related topics and trainings are called out for a richer training experience, and users who sign in enjoy features that conveniently track and bookmark their trainings for them."
"Take the Accredited Professional exam to demonstrate your knowledge once you’ve viewed the adCenter Training."
So if you've been putting off taking marketing and advertising into your own hands, delay no longer. Microsoft is reaching out to put the power in your hands. Check it out.