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Channel 9 is a Microsoft community site created in 2004. Originally launched as the company's blog, it is run by MS developers and tech enthusiasts with the intention of letting those outside the company access the conversations going on within the IT giant. Channel 9 hosts video channels, podcasts and interviews with key players in the tech industry.

Based on the content generated by the discussions among Microsoft employees, Channel 9 has created a series of courses that cover a wide range of computer science topics, from web page design and coding to database admin and network security.

Drawing on expertise from a world leader in computing, Channel 9's courses provide you with the most up-to-date information on developments and trends in IT. As the courses are drawn from content generated by Microsoft employees, they have a strong focus on real workplace skills and are invaluable for teaching you what you need to thrive in the modern office environment.

Free, Online Courses Created by Channel 9

  • Certificate Introduction to Games Development with HTML5 and JavaScript

    Introduction to Games Development with HTML5 and JavaScript

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn how to create your own version of online games using HTML5, JavaScript, and the Apache Cordova platform.
  • Diploma Diploma in HTML5 Game Development

    Diploma in HTML5 Game Development

    10-15 hrs
    Learn effective development planning and documentation for HTML5 game development with this free online course.
  • Certificate Introduction to Visual Basic

    Introduction to Visual Basic

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn how to create your own software program using Microsoft Visual Basic in this free online coding course.
  • Diploma Diploma in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

    Diploma in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

    10-15 hrs
    Learn how to use HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to make interactive web pages with this free web programming course.
  • Diploma Diploma in Computer Networking

    Diploma in Computer Networking

    6-10 hrs
    Learn the security architecture and protocols used to keep networks safe in this free online diploma course.
  • Certificate Visual Basic - Working with Statements, Methods and Data Types

    Visual Basic - Working with Statements, Methods and Data Types

    1.5-3 hrs
    Master working with statements, methods and data types in Microsoft’s Visual Basic with this free online course.
  • Certificate Visual Basic - Working with Classes, Scope and Namespaces

    Visual Basic - Working with Classes, Scope and Namespaces

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn how to use classes, scopes and namespaces in Microsoft Visual Basic, an event-driven programming language.
  • Certificate Visual Basic - Working with Collections and Event-Driven Programming

    Visual Basic - Working with Collections and Event-Driven Programming

    3-4 hrs
    Learn about collections, LINQ, enumerations and event-driven programming with this free Visual Basic course.
  • Diploma Diploma in Visual Basic Programming

    Diploma in Visual Basic Programming

    6-10 hrs
    Learn the core concepts of Visual Basic and how to develop programs that can be used as front-ends for databases.
  • Diploma Diploma in Python Programming

    Diploma in Python Programming

    10-15 hrs
    Develop your programming skills by creating functions, variables, and logic statements with this free online course.
  • Diploma Diploma in C# Programming

    Diploma in C# Programming

    6-10 hrs
    Learn the basics of programming in C# using the Visual Studio Express from Microsoft by studying the diploma course.
  • Certificate Sales Techniques - Interacting with Customers

    Sales Techniques - Interacting with Customers

    1.5-3 hrs
    Improve your sales skills to help you succeed with new customers.
  • Certificate Sales Techniques - Using Competitive Sales Strategies

    Sales Techniques - Using Competitive Sales Strategies

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn about competitive sales strategies to help you succeed with new customers.
  • Certificate Internet of Things and the Cloud

    Internet of Things and the Cloud

    1.5-3 hrs
    Discover how the Internet of Things and Cloud Computing interact with each other with this free online course.
  • Certificate How To Use A 3D Printer

    How To Use A 3D Printer

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn more about using the hardware and software technology behind 3D printing and its applications.
  • Certificate Data Analytics - Introduction to Machine Learning

    Data Analytics - Introduction to Machine Learning

    1.5-3 hrs
    Machine learning is the study of computer algorithms. This free course breaks down its use in modern data analytics.
  • Certificate Introduction to DevOps

    Introduction to DevOps

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn how DevOps can bring significant benefits to a business with this free software development course.
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