Special Offers from Microsoft

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Special Offers
Microsoft Learning can help you learn a new technology or prepare for a new job role with comprehensive, interactive training options. Our instructor-led classroom training courses are delivered by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs)—industry-recognized experts.

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Starting November 2009, you can purchase a Microsoft Career Package! We will offer packages for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (coming in March 2010), that include instructor-led training; a certification exam; and a free, fully-licensed copy of the software. Whether you want to land a great desktop support job or become indispensable as a system administrator, these packages will help you advance your career. Timing: The Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 packages are available until June 30, 2010, and the SQL Server 2008 R2 packages are available until August 31, 2010, while supplies last. The certification exam vouchers in these packages are valid until December 31, 2010, and can only be used with an exam associated with that specific technology. Act now: These packages are only available while supplies last—so enroll now with a participating training partner near you!

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Windows 7 Packages

Course 6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

(maps to Exam 70-680)

This three-day instructor-led course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client. In this course, students will learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 client. Students will then configure Windows 7 client for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing.

Receive a fully-licensed copy of Windows 7 when you take this course with a participating Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions.

Course 6294A: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

(maps to Exam 70-686)

This five-day instructor-led course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management. In this course, students will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations. They will also learn how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.

Windows Server 2008 Packages

Course 6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

This five-day instructor-led course combines five days worth of instructor-led training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses of Windows Server 2008 to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

Course 6421A: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Sever 2008 Network Infrastructure

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure. Topics include how to:
  • Implement and configure secure network access
  • Implement fault tolerant storage technologies
  • Secure servers
  • Maintain update compliance

Course 6430A: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, monitor, and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.