A Learning Roadmap steps new-to-technology or experienced IT Pros through the set of published text or multimedia resources to build prerequisite, introductory (Level 100), intermediate (Level 200), advanced (Level 300), and expert (Level 400) knowledge and experience for a technology, feature, product, or solution. They are designed to reduce technical ramp-up time by providing a focused, customized, self-study-based learning plan.

Watch the following for a short overview.

A Learning Roadmap can consist of the following sections:

  • Overview

  • Prerequisites

  • Level 100 (introductory)

  • Level 200 (intermediate)

  • Level 300 (advanced)

  • Level 400 (expert)

Each section contains an ordered set of learning objectives to understand or experience a specific element of the overall technology, feature, product, or solution. Each step describes the knowledge requirements, gives pointers to resources (Microsoft Web content or other published content, such as books), and lists learning objectives and areas of information that should be understood. When you are comfortable that you meet the requirements in the learning objective, you can move on to the next step.

Learning Roadmaps answer the following questions:  

  • “How do I get started learning about a technology, feature, product, or solution?” If you are new to the topic of the Learning Roadmap, you can start with the Prerequisites section.
  • “How do I build advanced and expert-level expertise in a technology, feature, product, or solution?”   If you already have some experience, you can scan through the learning objectives to quickly locate your current level and then proceed with the steps that you need to build additional knowledge and experience.

Published Learning Roadmaps


SharePoint 2013

Windows Server

System Center


Creating Your Own Learning Roadmaps

To create and publish your own Learning Roadmap for a feature, technology, product, or solution, see Wiki: Creating and publishing a Learning Roadmap.