Sometimes, you need to upskill quickly. There’s not one IT professional (or human for that matter) who has watched The Matrix and not wished they could download a language or skill directly into their brain.
Unfortunately, as close as we are coming to some Sci-Fi technologies, we are some way off that particular scene becoming reality. The closest the world can offer the IT Professional is Microsoft Official Courses On Demand, although not quite as exciting, it is the most convenient way to quickly get up to speed on a technology you feel you need a helping hand with.
As referenced in our other blog, Learn to Fly – your end users need training and exposure to the new solution before a product is launched to ensure it is a success, but your IT staff need to be confident in all aspects of any solution deployed to your estate. When working with an IT partner, often consultants are relied upon to deliver the solution and once this is completed you need to be sure your internal IT team have no skills gaps to look after the solution for the long term.
To do this, often it is positive to make use of Microsoft Software Assurance Vouchers in tandem with the solution to get maximum value once it is deployed. The courses blend video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks to help you build your Microsoft technology skills—on your own schedule, at your own pace, and in your own place.
You can feel just like Neo working with these courses as there is no need to travel to a classroom, as all the content can be delivered digitally, along with the examinations. You can work as quick or slowly through the content as you need to and go over any content as many times as you like. These Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand are created by premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies: Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) and subject matter experts. With Microsoft-authored, high-quality, accurate content, successfully completing a MOC On-Demand gives your staff the skills they need to deliver value to your team.