Saturday, June 7, 2008

Free Microsoft E-Learning Vouchers Till June 30

Free E-Learning

I'm the kind of guy that does a couple certifications a year. Because of the tech stack I work in, most of these end up being Microsoft certifications. This year I ended up using the MS E-Learning for two SharePoint certifications (MCTS') and it wasn't half bad. Some of the material is a little cheesy and has a touch of marketing propaganda. It's also the kind of material you probably want to supplement with some MearsureUp or Transcender to ensure that you pass your exam the first time.

All that being said it covers the material in a efficient way and highlights a lot of the features of the product that you may not know about. The material could usually do with a little more depth, but it makes you aware enough to go do some research on your own if you want to go deeper. At the very least it helps you pose the right questions to go further your own learning.

The Sphiel

The below is from an MS E-Learning promo site:

Official Microsoft E-Learning provides you with a cost-effective, flexible, and easy way to build your skills on Microsoft technologies. Choose from more than 1,400 hours of training for IT professionals and developers on the latest products, including Windows Vista, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft also offers more than 200 hours of training for home and office users.

Developed by Microsoft technology experts, each course quickly provides you with the critical knowledge you need to excel at your job. Available online, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the modular lesson format allows you to learn where you want and at your own pace. Take advantage of interactive online features that give you the flexibility to acquire new skills in the way that best suits your learning style.

For a limited time, you can try a free Official Microsoft E-Learning course!

Register to receive a promotional code that you can redeem for one free e-learning course.

Register for the free e-learning course offer

Offer details

This offer is limited to one individual Official Microsoft E-Learning course per person and does not apply to course collections, groups of courses, or any large legacy course that has 12 or more hours of training. The promotional code expires 30 days after you register. This offer expires on June 30, 2008.

So there you have it, a chance to save yourself (or your employer some money) if you were planning on doing some certs this summer. It's of note that the classes remain available for 18 months and only take about a week to go through so it may be worth signing up now and doing them later.

When I went through there were two promo codes, one for a free e-learning course and another which gave a 20% shopping cart discount.

So there it is, take it as you will.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great! thanks for the free e-learing link, good timing, in a week or so I am taking 70-631 exam.

regards basir.