Whether you want to learn a new Microsoft technology, prepare for your Microsoft Certification, start a new career in IT, or improve your marketability, Microsoft Learning Partners will help you achieve your training goals. Microsoft Learning Partners are the only ones in the market with the latest Microsoft Official courses. They offer a breadth of solutions to suit your training needs, from classroom training to distance learning.

World-class Instructors — Microsoft Certified Trainers have completed rigorous training and met stringent technical certification requirements. They provide the only authorized training using Microsoft Official Courses. Look for the official Microsoft Learning Partner logo identifying their courses.

Direct-from-the-source Courseware — Microsoft Official Courses are job-relevant, technical training materials based on specific job roles or technologies. And, when you sign up for training on select Microsoft Official Courses, Microsoft offers additional online companion content for you to access virtually anytime, anywhere, from almost any device.

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Benefits for IT Professionals and Developers

Learn a new technology — In just a one- to five-day course, you’ll develop practical skills that cover the technology adoption lifecycle from planning to support. You’ll gain a level of proficiency that can only be taught through hands-on labs, simulations, and the real-world application of skills.

Prepare for certification — Microsoft Certifications are available for core Microsoft technologies and skill levels. Microsoft Official Courses are built with Microsoft Certification in mind and are taught by qualified industry instructors..

Start a new career — The industry instructors who teach Microsoft Official Courses will help you gain IT skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace. Courses offer access to valuable digital resources, which will remain available to you long after you complete a course..

Professionals who took IT or business-related training during the past year earned an average of nearly $3,400 more than those who did not. (Global Knowledge, IT Skills and Salary Survey, March 2011).

Benefits for IT Managers

Improve efficiency and productivity — Microsoft Learning Partners will help you get the most out of your organization’s technology investment; your employees will gain a level of proficiency with Microsoft technologies in just one to five days.

Prepare for deployment — Skilled training available through Microsoft Learning Partners helps companies accelerate new Microsoft technology deployments and reduce downtime. Research shows that 40 percent of operational downtime is due to operator error, attributable to a significant lack of training on core systems. (Anderson, Cushing. "Impact of Training on Network Administration: Certification Leads to Operational Productivity." IDC study. As reported by Linda Musthaler in Network World, November 25, 2009)

Employee development, recruiting, and retention — Training and certification are effective methods for measuring how well team members can work with specific technologies, hardware, and software.

Sixty percent of technology executive respondents say that one of the biggest challenges in planning large IT infrastructure projects is the availability of professionals with the necessary competencies when needed. (TEKsystems/CIO Custom Solutions Group, IT Workforce Planning Trends, June 2011)