Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative

UW-Madison now has access to the Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI). Learning benefits include training and exam vouchers.

Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative


UW-Madison has enrolled in the Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI). Learning benefits in the program for faculty and staff include


Foundational virtual training delivered by Microsoft Trainers intended for learners with nontechnical backgrounds that require more experience with cloud-based solutions and services

Role-based, specialty, and migration instructor-led virtual training delivered by Microsoft Trainers

A comprehensive catalog of role-based, specialty, and migration instructor-led training delivered by Microsoft

Fundamentals training through virtual events that combine prerecorded presentations with live moderators supporting attendee questions

Industry-recognized certifications that validate technical knowledge and ability in industry job roles

Live online exam preparation sessions and office hours


We ask that you consume these benefits responsibly:



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If you have technical issues using the LxP, visit ESI support at https://esisupport.microsoft.com. General questions about the ESI program can be sent to cloud-services@cio.wisc.edu.

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