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Free Private Cloud Jump Start Training! Register Now!

Posted by Rubel Khan on February 13, 2012

Are you interested in attending two (2) days of free Cloud Training?

Over 4,000 global IT Professionals registered for the February 21-22, 2012 offering! To accommodate demand, Microsoft is running this course again on April 3-4, 2012. You don’t want to miss it, so register now!

Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team are partnering to bring provide IT Professionals an exciting opportunity to learn what they need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular Jump Start virtual classroom approach, the industry’s most gifted cloud experts will show attendees why this new private cloud solution, based on System Center 2012 and Windows Server, has garnered so much attention. Here are the details:

  • Date/Time: April 3-4, 2012 from 9:00am – 5:00pm PST | NEWLY ADDED
    IMPORTANT: The Feb. 21-22, 2012 class is fully booked and closed to new registrations
  • Where: Live virtual classroom (online from wherever you are)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Target audience: IT Professionals (IT Implementers, managers, decision makers)

REGISTER NOW

COURSE OUTLINE

Day 1: Deployment & Configuration
Part 1: Understanding the Microsoft Private Cloud
Part 2: Deploying the Infrastructure Components
Part 3: Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Part 4: Deploying the Service Layer
Part 5: Deploying the Applications & VMs

Day 2: Management & Operations
Part 6: Managing the Infrastructure Components
Part 7: Managing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Part 8: Managing the Service Layer
Part 9: Managing the Applications & VMs

INSTRUCTOR TEAM
Students have the opportunity to learn from and interact with the industry’s best cloud technologists! This high-energy, demo-rich learning experience will help IT Professionals understand why Microsoft private cloud solutions are making a splash in the industry. Here are the instructors for this two-day event!

  • Symon Perriman, Microsoft Technical Evangelist
  • Kenon Owens, Technical Product Manager, System Center Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure
  • Adam Hall, Senior Technical Product Manager, System Center Application Management
  • Sean Christensen, Senior Technical Product Manager, System Center Service Delivery & Automation
  • Anant Sundaram, Senior Product Manager, System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management

What’s a “Jump Start” Course?
Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations. Check out recordings of the Office 365 Jump Start and the Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals, too!

Register now for the Private Cloud Jump Start

Source: Microsoft Learning – Born To Learn

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Top IT skills wanted for 2012 #Training #Certification #Skills

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 4, 2011

By Toni Bowers

Takeaway: A new Computerworld survey indicates the nine IT skills that will be in demand in 2012.

Nearly 29 percent of the 353 IT executives who were polled in Computerworld’s annual Forecast survey said they plan to increase IT staffing through next summer. (That’s up from 23% in the 2010 survey and 20% in the 2009 survey.)

Here are the skills that the IT executives say they will be hiring for:

  1. Programming and Application Development–61% plan to hire for this skill in the next 12 months, up from 44% in the 2010 survey. This covers the gamut from website development to upgrading internal systems and meeting the needs of mobile users.
  2. Project Management (but with a twist)– The twist is that they’re not going to just be looking for people who can oversee and monitor projects. They also want people who can identify users’ needs and translate them for the IT staffers-the increasingly popular business analysts.
  3. Help Desk/Technical Support–Mobile operating systems have added a new dimension to help desk and tech support.
  4. Networking-This demand is being fueled partially by virtualization and cloud computing projects. The survey also revealed that execs will be looking for people with VMware and Citrix experience.
  5. Business Intelligence-Computerworld interprets this uptick to a focus shift in many companies,  from cost savings to investing in technology. That will be nice if it pans out that way.
  6. Data Center-Virtualization and the Cloud could also be behind the increased need for IT professionals with backgrounds in data center operations and systems integration.
  7. Web 2.0-Tech skills centered around social media will be in demand, with .Net, AJAX and PHP as key back-end skills, with HTML, XML, CSS, Flash and JavaScript, among others, on the front end.
  8. Security-Although down from 32 percent in the 2010 survey, security stays a top concern of IT executives.
  9. Telecommunications-The survey indicates a demand for people with IP telephony skills, and for those familiar with Cisco IPCC call center systems.

Source: www.techrepublic.com

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Jump Start Videos: Microsoft Office 365 Overview for IT Professionals | #Office365 #Lync #SharePoint #Exchange

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 21, 2011

The Microsoft Office 365 Overview provides an excellent perspective of the overall value Office 365 provides to modern organizations in terms of productivity, access, familiarity, security, control and reliability. This section will help IT Pros better understand the options and advantages organizations have by taking this approach.

Happy Learning!

Posted in Free Training, How Do I? Videos, Learning Snacks, Lync Server, Microsoft Technology, Office 365 | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Interested in learning about Office365? Get a "jump start"

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 5, 2011

If your company is considering Office 365 or if you’re simply curious about this evolving technology, you’ll be interested in these free Jump Start videos, which leverage a "team-teaching" approach.

Each video, presented by Microsoft evangelist Adam (Bomb) Carter and senior Microsoft technologists, features real-world scenarios, best practices, and the benefits and options for adopting Office 365.

Additional training materials are also available on Born to Learn.

Office 365 Platform

Exchange Online

Lync & SharePoint Options

Posted in Channel 9, Cloud Computing, E-Learning, Exchange Server, Free Training, How Do I? Videos, Learning Snacks, Lync Server, Microsoft, Microsoft Certifications, Microsoft Learning, SharePoint, TechNet, Tips and Tricks | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Microsoft Learning training is now available on YouTube!

Posted by Rubel Khan on January 26, 2011

Visit the Microsoft Learning YouTube channel and get free training on Windows 7, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and other Microsoft products and technologies.  You can now view Microsoft Learning training on the platform and browser of your choice.  The channel offers both standalone videos and playlists.  You can embed videos on your own web site, subscribe to the Microsoft Learning YouTube channel, and access the videos on your mobile phone.  Check out the Microsoft Learning Channel on YouTube to find out more!  Don’t forget you can still get free training through Learning Snacks here.

Posted in E-Learning, Exchange Server, Free Training, How Do I? Videos, Learning Snacks, Microsoft Learning | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Free Windows Azure Training Just Released!

Posted by Rubel Khan on January 15, 2011

Just before the Holidays, Microsoft hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event, this time covering the Windows Azure Platform. What a success! “Building Cloud Applications using the Windows Azure Platform” was tailored for application architects and developers interested in leveraging the cloud.

While many of the attendees were already building a pilot project or planning to migrate an application, around 35% were searching for real-world answers as they consider whether or not the Windows Azure Platform fits their needs. They were in for a treat since all 12 hours of this training was led by two of the most respected authorities on Microsoft development technologies, David S. Platt and Manu Cohen-Yashar. Learn strategies for your cloud application lifecycle, know your options for storage in the cloud, understand the realities of Security using Azure and find out all your team should consider to truly design for scale and elasticity.

The feedback has been great, but due to the Holidays many of you weren’t able to join Microsoft back in December. So whether you were with them and want to refresh and reinforce what you learned, or you want to check it out for the first time, all 12 hours of the HD-quality videos were just released and are ready to go! Just browse this list and get started!

Session 01: Windows Azure Overview
Session 02: Introduction to Compute
Session 03: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 1
Session 04: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 2
Session 05: Windows Azure Storage, Part 1
Session 06: Windows Azure Storage, Part 2
Session 07: Introduction to SQL Azure
Session 08: Windows Azure Diagnostics
Session 09: Windows Azure Security, Part 1
Session 10: Windows Azure Security, Part 2
Session 11: Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 1
Session 12: Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 2, and Q&A

By the way, feel free to check out the course materials and code samples while you’re watching.

Get Access to the Windows Azure Platform for the Labs and learn about training & certification options by visiting the Windows Azure Online Portal.

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OCS 2007 R2 Helpdesk training

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 26, 2010

Another great training resource has become available.    The course is designed to help you in supporting Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2. You will learn some of the most common Office Communicator 2007 R2 support scenarios that might be encountered, as well as how to troubleshoot the issues and how to resolve them. Additionally, you will also receive an overview of how to provide quality customer service throughout the call flow.

The goal of this course is to introduce you to Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 support and to teach you how best to support the end-user in the Office Communicator 2007 R2 environment.

After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the workflow of an Office Communicator 2007 R2 support incident.
  • Receive Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 service requests.
  • Identify the affected component of in service request (Communicator, Live Meeting, and so on)
  • Locate and apply available documentation and reference material to resolve issue.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve general call driver scenarios for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2, and apply effective methods for advanced service request scenarios.
  • Identify and use troubleshooting tools

For the course follow the below link,

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/technet/en-us/Live%20Meeting/OC2007R2HDT/WebHelp_Pro/Microsoft_Office_Communicator_2007_R2_Help_Desk_Training.htm

Source: Andy Ord’s Blog

Posted in Free Training, Unified Communications | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Free E-Learning: Introduction to Managed Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2008 R2

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 18, 2010

This two-hour clinic explores the capabilities of Introduction to Managed Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2008 R2.

This clinic covers the following topics:

  • Self-service Analysis
  • Self-service Report Authoring
  • Enhancing Report Visualization
  • Managed Self-service BI

Users of this collection should have a basic understanding of SQL Server Business Intelligence.

Clinic 10334: Introduction to Managed Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2008 R2

Keep Learning!

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Free E-Learning: Exploring Features of Exchange Server 2010

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 18, 2010

This two-hour collection provides an overview of the new features in Exchange Server 2010.

The clinics within this collection cover:

  • New features in Exchange Server 2010
  • Management tools used in Exchange Server 2010
  • Managing a Mailbox server
  • Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2010
  • High availability features in Exchange Server 2010

Users completing this collection should have three or more years of experience working with previous versions of Exchange Server, including the implementation of Exchange Server 2007. They should be familiar with the concepts of Active Directory, Exchange messaging, and SharePoint, and fundamentals of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008. It is beneficial if they have experience with a Windows or command-line scripting language.

This offer includes the following:
Clinic 6900: Introduction to Exchange Server 2010
Clinic 6901: Exchange Server 2010 in an Enterprise

Keep Learning!

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Calling All Phone Developers: Free Training on Windows Phone 7

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 12, 2010

Today the Windows Phone team announced the availability of the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta. We here at Born To Learn wanted to highlight the best part of this announcement (well, in our opinion):

Get Trained for FREE – Windows Phone 7 Jump Start

Windows Phone 7 Jump Start is a FREE virtual live class for developers interested in developing applications and games for Windows Phone 7.  The course is organized into four virtual instructor-led sessions that are of 3-hour duration.  They will be presented by forthcoming MS Press authors and MVP’s, Andy Wigley and Rob Miles. It will provide developers a jump start for developing Windows Phone 7 applications.  The labs will be completed offline with office hours access to the instructors.

The dates for these course sessions are:

  • July 20 – 8am (PST): Session One: Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Phone and Silverlight
  • July 20 – 1pm (PST): Session Two: Programming Game Applications with XNA
  • July 22 – 8am (PST): Session Three:  Programming Applications with Silverlight
  • July 22 – 1pm (PST): Session Four:  Review and Wrap Up

Space is limited, so go register for the course now!

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