Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand 2017-11-29T16:17:00+00:00

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Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand combine high-quality video, reading, live hands-on labs and knowledge checks in a self-paced format to help you build skills on Microsoft technologies in your own time, at work or home. The modular structure enables you to learn in a way that suits you, your schedule and your approach to learning.

Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand are created by the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies: Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) and subject matter experts.   Direct-from-the-source content that includes hands-on training combined with anytime, anywhere learning, makes Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand an ideal solution for busy, time-constrained professionals to grow their IT skills—and their career.

Review the course content below and identify how combinations of MOC OD courses are aligned to MCSA pathways, supporting your learning to help you achieve the required MCP exams.

£400 per person per course, or 2 x Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)

About the Course

Get detailed instruction and hands-on practice planning and deploying Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and its associated site systems. This course is designed for IT Professionals who are responsible for designing and deploying one or more System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems, as well as configuring and managing endpoints in those systems. You will learn how to plan for the deployment of the central administration site, one or more primary sites and secondary sites, and all associated site systems. You will also learn how to migrate from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

This course also helps candidates prepare for Exam 70-243, MCTS: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Both Configuration Manager courses, 10747D and 10748C, or the equivalent knowledge and skills will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

NOTE: Windows Intune is used as part of the lab for this course, which may not be available in all countries. Please confirm with your Microsoft training provider that this cloud service is available in your area. Training Providers: please reference the course setup guide for more details.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for designing and deploying one or more System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems. They should have three to five years of experience in medium to large enterprise organizations, in a role in which they are supporting multiple desktop and server computers that run Windows®-based operating systems.

This course is also for individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-243 TS: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Both 10747D: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and 10748C: Planning and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager are necessary to prepare for this exam.

What will it equip me to do?

Describe the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager infrastructure.

Plan and deploy a stand-alone primary site.

Plan and configure role-based administration.

Plan and deploy a multiple site hierarchy.

Replicate data and manage content in Configuration Manager.

Plan resource discovery and client deployment.

Configure Internet and cloud-based client management.

Maintain and monitor System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Migrate to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

About the Course

Learn how with Windows PowerShell 4.0, you can remotely manage multiple Windows based servers and automate day to day management and administration tasks.

The course is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. It focuses on primary Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques, and will provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server (which is the common platform for all of those) will serve as the example for the techniques being taught.

In this course, you will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, enhanced job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Learn Windows PowerShell with greater ease through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets. Write Windows PowerShell scripts quicker and more intuitively through the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) that enables script sharing, which connects IT professionals to a larger Windows PowerShell user community. Learn all this and more in this On Demand Microsoft Official Course in Windows PowerShell 4.0.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL. It is broadly intended for students who want to use Windows PowerShell to automate administrative tasks from the command line, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability.

This course is not intended to be a scripting or programming course, and includes only basic coverage of scripting and programming topics. Students are not expected to have prior scripting or programming experience, and are not expected to have prior Windows PowerShell experience

What will it equip me to do?

Understand the basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell

Work with the Pipeline

Understand How the Pipeline Works

Use PSProviders and PSDrives

Format Output

Use WMI and CIM

Prepare for Scripting

Moving from a Command to a Script to a Module

Administer Remote Computers

Put the various Windows PowerShell components together

Use Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

Use Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

About the Course

Learn how to automate and streamline day to day management and administration tasks and functions in your Windows Server Infrastructure.

This course is a follow-on course from the 10961B: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell course. It is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

Expand and build upon the knowledge already acquired in course 10961B and focus on building more scalable and usable Windows PowerShell scripts for use in your organization by building your own Windows PowerShell tools. Learn about areas such as the creation of advanced functions, script modules, advanced parameters attributes and controller scripts. Also learn how to make your scripts more robust by learning about handling script errors and the analysis and debugging Windows PowerShell scripts. The course will also cover the use of Windows PowerShell cmdlets with .NET Framework as well as teaching how to configure your Windows Servers using Desired State Configuration and providing an understanding of Windows PowerShell workflow.

The detailed hands on labs and in-depth content and learning will help remove manual tasks that you may currently have to perform as an Administrator, allowing you to make your own Windows PowerShell tools for automated, repeated, accurate management and provisioning of your Windows Server infrastructure.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL. System, Infrastructure and Application Administrators working in a Windows or Windows hybrid environment will all find this course relevant to their day to day jobs and future career and skills development.

The course is also intended for IT Professionals who want to build upon existing Windows PowerShell knowledge and skill to learn how to build their own tools for broader general use in their organization, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability.

What will it equip me to do?

Create Advanced Functions

Use Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

Write Controller Scripts

Handle Script Errors

Use XML Data Files

Manage Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration

Analyse and Debugging Scripts

Understand Windows PowerShell Workflow

About the Course

This course equips students with the skills they require to deploy and configure System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. Using hands-on labs, students learn the following:

–         How to architect and implement a System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Group.

–         How to upgrade and migrate from an existing Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Group to System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

–         Understand the key elements of Management Packs including Object Discoveries, Rules, Monitors, Targeting and Run As Accounts and Run As Profiles. This includes authoring Management Packs.

–         How to configure fabric and application monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including both datacenter and cloud resources such as networking, storage and compute.

–         How to configure monitoring of .NET and Java based applications using Application Performance Monitoring.

–         How to configure end-to-end service monitoring including synthetic transactions and Distributed Application Diagrams.

–         How to configure Dashboards, Service Level Tracking Reporting and the SharePoint Web Part to enable visualization of key performance and availability metrics.

–         How to customize the Operations Manager Console to meet the needs of different application support teams.

–         How to integrate Operations Manager with other System Center 2012 R2 components and extend monitoring to include key business processes and procedures.

–         How to troubleshoot an Operations Manager Management Group and perform disaster recovery procedures such as database and management server recovery.

–         How to use new features in System Center 2012 R2 including: Integration with System Center Advisor, Integration with Team Foundation Server, IntelliTrace, and Managing Windows Azure.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is cloud and datacentre administrators who are new to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and are responsible for deploying, configuring and operating it in their cloud or datacentre. The secondary audience for this course is cloud and datacentre administrators who are already familiar with Operations Manager and want to upgrade their skills to include the new features found in System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

What will it equip me to do?

Plan for the deployment of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including:

Defining hardware and software requirements.

Describing security considerations.

Architect a highly available System Center and Microsoft SQL Server platform utilizing Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn.

Planning for migration and upgrade scenarios to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Customize the Operations Console with User Roles.

Perform different methods of Agent deployment with System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Implement key Management Pack concepts and elements including Management Packs Templates.

Configure Notifications, Reporting, and Service Level Tracking in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Configure the following:

Audit Collection Services.

Agentless Exception Monitoring.

Operations Manager SharePoint Web Part in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Configure Application Performance Monitoring and Network Device monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Configure dashboards and widgets in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Describe how to use new cloud-based features including System Center Global Service Monitor and System Center Advisor.

Configure integration between System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and other System Center 2012 R2 components.

Troubleshoot an Operations Manager Management Group.

Perform disaster recovery in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

About the Course

This course will provide students with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure System Center 2016 Service Manager.  Using hands-on labs, students will learn the following:

–         Where Service Manager sits within the System Center 2016 product.

–         What business and technical needs Service Manager is designed to meet.

–         How Service Manager aligns itself to ITIL and MOF.

–         How to architect and implement a System Center 2016 Service Manager deployment.

–         How to upgrade an existing Service Manager 2012 R2 environment to System Center 2016.

–         How to customize System Center 2016 Service Manager to be in line with corporate standards.

–         How to configure Incident and Problem Management.

–         How to configure Activity, Change and Release Management.

–         How to configure Service Requests.

–         How to configure Service Level Management.

–         How to customize the Self-Service Portal.

–         How to configure Reporting and Analysis.

–         How to troubleshoot Service Manager and perform disaster recovery.

–         How to create customized Service Manager forms.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for cloud and datacentre administrators who are new to System Center 2016 Service Manager and are responsible for deploying, configuring and operating it in their cloud or datacentre. This course is also intended for Cloud and datacentre administrators who are already familiar with Service Manager and want to upgrade their skills to include the new features found in System Center 2016 Service Manager.

What will it equip me to do?

Describe Service Manager 2016.

Upgrade to Service Manager 2016.

Install Service Manager 2016.

Describe Service Manager usage cases.

Configure base settings in Service Manager 2016.

Configure Incident and Problem Management.

Configure Activity, Change, and Release Management.

Configure and Manage Service Requests.

Automate business processes with Service Manager and Orchestrator.

Configure Service Level Management.

Customize the Self-Service Portal.

Use Reports and Analyse Data in Service Manager.

Perform advanced troubleshooting and disaster recovery in Service Manager.

Customize Service Manager Forms.

About the Course

Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills that you need to build a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

This five-day course provides the networking, security, and system administration information that you need to implement a Windows Server infrastructure. It covers the basics of installation and configuration, storage, network infrastructure, network components, network protocols, server roles, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, IT security, server security, network security, security software, monitoring server performance, and maintaining a Windows Server.

This course includes the foundational level knowledge to prepare students to start a career or cross train in Microsoft Windows Server technologies.

Is this the course for me?

Students for this course are just starting their Information Technology (IT) careers or want to change careers into Windows Server technologies. This fundamental knowledge and skills can be used by home computer users, small business owners, academic students, information workers, technical managers, help desk technicians, or students who want to cross train from another technology.

This course is a first step in preparing for a job in IT or as prerequisite training before you start the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) training and certification.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2012.

–         Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on a Windows Server.

–         Describe fundamental network components and terminology so you can select an appropriate network component.

–         Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.

–         Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.

–         Describe and implement server roles.

–         Implement and configure an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) forest.

–         Describe the concept of defence-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.

–         Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defence-in-depth.

–         Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to your network.

–         Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security.

–         Monitor a server to determine the performance level.

–         Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.

About the Course

Get Hands on instruction and practice administering Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in this course. You will learn the skills you need to better manage and protect data access and information, simplify deployment and management of your identity infrastructure, and provide more secure access to data. You will learn how to configure some of the key features in Active Directory such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Work Folders, Work Place Join, Certificate Services, Rights Management Services (RMS), Federation Services, as well as integrating your on-premise environment with cloud based technologies such as Windows Azure Active Directory. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) experience and are looking to for a single course that will further develop knowledge and skills using Access and Information Protection technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This would typically include:

AD DS Administrators who are looking to further develop skills in the latest Access and Information Protection technologies with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

System or Infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are looking to build upon that core knowledge and cross-train into advanced Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

IT Professionals who have taken the 10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure course and are looking to build upon that Active directory knowledge.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Understand available solutions for identity management and be able to address scenarios with appropriate solutions.

–         Deploy and administer AD DS in Windows Server 2012.

–         Secure AD DS deployment.

–         Implement AD DS sites, configure and manage replication

–         Implement and manage Group Policy

–         Manage user settings with Group Policy

–         Implement certification authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS and how to manage CAs.

–         Implement, deploy and manage certificates.

–         Implement and manage AD RMS.

–         Implement and administer AD FS.

–         Secure and provision data access using technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, Work Folders and Workplace Join

–         Monitor, troubleshoot and establish business continuity for AD DS services.

–         Implement Windows Azure Active Directory.

–         Implement and administer Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).

About the Course

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to configure and manage Internet Information Services. This course is intended to help provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Internet web applications, security, and knowledge to help support other products that use IIS such as Exchange and SharePoint. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any web application or development practice.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. No prior experience with any version of Internet Information Services is assumed.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Install IIS

–         Configure the default web site

–         Configure and manage application pools

–         Create additional web sites

–         Configure web sites and application support

–         Secure web sites and applications

–         Secure web site data transmission

–         Manage certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store

–         Configure remote administration

–         Implement FTP

–         Monitor IIS

–         Backup and restore IIS

–         Build load-balanced web farms

About the Course

This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. This course also provides the pre-requisite knowledge for students wishing to attend course 20532C Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or course 20533C Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

During this course, students will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing and will become familiar how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will take students through the process of implementing the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will learn how to create the most common Azure services, including Azure virtual machines (VMs), Web Apps, and SQL Databases. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for individuals who want to evaluate deploying, configuring, and administering services and VMs using Azure, including:

Developers who want to evaluate creating Azure solutions.

Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory services and roles to the cloud.

IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host web sites and mobile app back-end services.

Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host SQL databases.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions.

–         Describe and create Azure Web Apps.

–         Create and configure VMs in Microsoft Azure.

–         Create an Azure virtual network.

–         Describe Azure storage.

–         Describe and deploy databases in Azure.

–         Describe Azure AD.

Great for studying towards the Configuring Windows Devices 70-697 and Installing and Configuring Windows 10 70-698 for your MCSA Windows 10 certification

About the Course

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to support and troubleshoot Windows 10 PCs and devices in a Windows Server domain environment. These skills include understanding of Windows 10 features, how they can be used in an Active Directory environment and how to troubleshoot them.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is the Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (EDST), who provides Tier 2 support to users running Windows 10 personal computers (PCs) and devices in medium to large enterprise organizations, within a Windows domain environment. EDSTs focus on a broad range of technical issues for Windows operating systems (OSs), devices, cloud services, applications, networking, and hardware support. In the overarching scenario, if an Enterprise offers the service, the EDST is asked to support it.

The key responsibilities include resolving technical issues pertaining to Windows 10 installation and migration, activation, performance, profiles, settings; and device synchronization. Some other key responsibilities include local and remote network access; access to applications, access to data and printers; authentication, Endpoint security and policy; OS and data recovery.

The secondary audience for this course are IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desktops, devices, users, and associated network and security resources.  Students who seek certification in the following exams will also benefit from this course:

–         70-697, Configuring Windows Devices

–         70-698, Installing and Configuring Windows 10

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the processes for planning and using a Windows 10 troubleshooting methodology.

–         Troubleshoot start-up issues and operating system services on a Windows 10 device.

–         Resolve issues that pertain to hardware devices and device drivers.

–         Troubleshoot Windows 10 devices remotely.

–         Troubleshoot issues that pertain to network connectivity.

–         Troubleshoot client-configuration failures and issues with application of Group Policy Objects.

–         Troubleshoot issues related to user settings.

–         Troubleshoot remote-connectivity issues.

–         Resolve issues that pertain to accessing resources from devices that are domain-joined.

–         Resolve issues that pertain to accessing resources from devices that are not domain-joined.

–         Troubleshoot issues that pertain to application installation and operation.

–         Maintain a device that is running Windows 10.

–         Recover a device that is running Windows 10

About the Course

This course is aimed at people looking to move into a database professional role or whose job role is expanding to encompass database elements. The course describes fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016

–         Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016

–         Describe data modelling techniques

–         Describe normalization and denormalization techniques

–         Describe relationship types and effects in database design

–         Describe the effects of database design on performance

–         Describe commonly used database objects

About the Course

This course provides students moving from earlier releases of SQL Server with an introduction to the new features in SQL Server 2016.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course are existing database professionals with experience of SQL Server 2014 who want to update their skills to SQL Server 2016. Additionally, this course is for existing SQL Server 2014 MCSAs who want to prepare for the Upgrade exam for SQL Server 2016 certification.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016

–         Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server performance

–         Describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server security

–         Describe what’s new in SQL Server Availability and Scalability

–         Describe new and enhanced features in reporting and Power BI in SQL Server 2016

–         Describe new and enhanced data access features

–         Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP

–         Describe new SQL Server cloud functionality

About the Course

This course provides students who manage and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to performance tune and optimize their databases.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases and are responsible for optimal performance of SQL Server instances that they manage. These individuals also write queries against data and need to ensure optimal execution performance of the workloads.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components.

–         Describe the SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.

–         Describe core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing.

–         Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB.

–         Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.

–         Describe architectural concepts of the Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.

–         Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.

–         Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.

–         Explain data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data.

–         Understand techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.

About the Course

This course is aimed at database professionals who manage Business Intelligence (BI) operations. This course looks at various options that provide the ability of business users to analyze data and share their findings, starting with managed BI data sources and expanding to personal and external/public data sources.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course are business intelligence professionals.

The secondary audiences for this course are technically proficient business users.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe key features of a self-service BI solution

–         Describe the key capabilities of SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment

–         Describe common Analysis Services operational tasks

–         Describe PowerPivot for SharePoint server

–         Describe Power Query

–         Describe Windows Azure HDInsight

About the Course

This course teaches students how to implement a SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services solution for data analysis in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create and manage reports and implement self-service BI solutions.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is database professionals who need to fulfil a BI developer role to create reports. Primary responsibilities will include implementing reports and mobile reports.

The secondary audiences for this course are power information workers.

What will it equip me to do?

Describe key features of data modelling within business intelligence

–         Describe various report services data sources and how these are configured

–         Create reports with report designer and/or report designer

–         Configure reports with report designer and/or report builder

–         Create SQL Server mobile reports

About the Course

This course covers a range of components, including Azure Compute, Azure Storage, and network services that customers can benefit from when deploying hybrid solutions. In this context, the term hybrid means integrating infrastructure technologies that customers host in on-premises datacenters with Azure IaaS and PaaS services. This course offers an overview of these services, providing the knowledge necessary to design hybrid solutions properly. It also includes a number of demonstrations and labs that enable students to develop hands-on skills that are necessary when implementing such solutions.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT professionals and development operations (DevOps) professionals who are well versed in on-premises technologies and who have some knowledge of cloud technologies but want to learn more about integrating their on-premises environments with Azure. These professionals should have at least three years of experience working in their respective fields—typically, in the areas of on-premises system administration or network administration, in addition to DevOps support. These IT professionals have broadly applicable administration and operational skills, and they generally work for both enterprise-level organizations and small and medium business environments.

More specifically, the intended audience includes:

–         IT professionals who have used on-premises virtualization technologies, including both Hyper-V and VMware platforms, but who want to deploy, configure, and administer services and virtual machines in Azure.

–         IT professionals who have used Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate an on-premises server infrastructure.

–         Windows and Linux administrators who are looking to evaluate and migrate on-premises workloads and services to the cloud.

–         IT professionals who need to implement network connectivity between on-premises environments and services that Azure or Microsoft Office 365 hosts.

–         IT professionals who want to use Azure to increase the resiliency and agility of their on-premises environments.

–         DevOps personnel who are considering deploying hybrid solutions that consist of both cloud-based and on-premises components.

–         IT professionals and DevOps personnel who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, who meet the course prerequisites, and how are looking to cross-train on Azure.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the core concepts of Azure.

–         Explain the primary methods for integrating an on-premises environment with Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services.

–         Describe Azure hybrid networking technologies.

–         Describe the Azure services that provide data storage, management, and analytics capabilities in hybrid scenarios.

–         Explain the use of Azure disaster recovery and business continuity solutions for on-premises environments.

–         Explain how to design and implement cross-premises applications.

–         Describe Azure monitoring and management solutions that offer hybrid capabilities.

About the Course

This course teaches IT professionals how to integrate their on-premises AD DS environment with Azure AD and how to use Azure AD as a directory service. It also teaches candidates how to use Azure RMS to protect sensitive documents. Additionally, it focusses on how to enhance authentication with multi-factor authentication and how to monitor directory synchronization health.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is existing IT professionals who have some knowledge and experience with Azure, and advanced experience with the Windows Server operating system. In addition, IT professionals who take this course typically want to develop knowledge of identity services integration between on-premises services and cloud services. This would typically include:

AD DS administrators who are looking to train in cloud identity and access technologies.

System or infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge, who are looking for more advanced identity training for Azure services.

What will it equip me to do?

Compare Azure AD to AD DS, perform Azure AD tenant provisioning, and manage objects and user roles in Azure AD.

Implement and configure directory synchronization and manage synchronized directories.

Use Azure AD as a directory service for an on-premises environment, configure single sign-on (SSO) in Azure AD, and protect privileged identities.

Implement multi-factor authentication.

Implement Azure RMS and integrate Azure RMS with on-premises services.

Configure alerts and monitor directory services infrastructure.

About the Course

The main purpose of the course is to give students the ability to add analysis capabilities to Excel spreadsheets and to provide students with a foundation to learn about more advanced data analytics with Excel or Power BI.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for anyone who wants to take the data analysis technologies in Excel beyond formulas and add more advanced capabilities such as dashboards, hierarchies, and relationships.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Create an Excel report

–         Create an Excel table

–         Create a pivot table and pivot chart

–         Create a dashboard and Analyse data

–         Create Hierarchies

–         Create an Excel data model and connect to external data

Achieve your MCP Productivity exam 70-331

About the Course

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course will teach you how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your SharePoint server deployment.

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and will align with the first exam in the SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification.

Is this the course for me?

The course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy and manage SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or the cloud.

Students typically have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory, and networking infrastructure services.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

–         Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint Server 2013

–         Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online

–         Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads.

–         Have experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.

–         Has experience with authentication and security technologies

–         Has experience with Windows PowerShell.

–         Hands-on experience or job experience is considered a solutions-based role where the candidate works within the solutions space covered by SharePoint, working on multiple solutions in the SharePoint space that includes document management, content management, and search.

The secondary audience for this course are Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would benefit from an understanding of how to manage SharePoint Server 2013.

Administrators who are entirely new to SharePoint will gain some benefit from the course, but it is recommended that they familiarize themselves with the basic concepts of the SharePoint platform before attending.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013

–         Design an information architecture

–         Design logical and physical architectures

–         Install and configure SharePoint Server 2013

–         Create web applications and site collections

–         Plan and configure service applications

–         Manage users and permissions

–         Configure authentication for SharePoint 2013

–         Secure a SharePoint 2013 deployment

–         Manage taxonomy

–         Configure user profiles

–         Configure enterprise search

–         Monitor and maintain a SharePoint 2013 environment

Achieve your MCP Productivity exam 70-332

About the Course

This course examines how to plan, configure, and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. Special areas of focus include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, Business Connectivity Services, social computing features, productivity and collaboration platforms and features, business intelligence solutions, enterprise content management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. The course also examines how to optimize the Search experience, how to develop and implement a governance plan. and how to perform  an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013.

Is this the course for me?

The course track is targeted at experienced IT Professionals interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy and manage SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or cloud. In addition, Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would benefit from understanding of managing SharePoint Server 2013.

The training addresses three audiences:

–         Existing SharePoint 2010 customers and partners who need to understand the major changes in SharePoint 2013. Additionally, there have been other improvements in tools and methodologies.

–         Customer who are new to SharePoint. SharePoint market size is growing significantly and is expected to continue to grow, so there are many new customers with no previous experience.

–         Customers running a previous version of SharePoint (SharePoint 2003 and SharePoint 2007) which did not upgrade to SharePoint 2010, so are not familiar with the architecture of SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the core features of SharePoint 2013

–         Plan and design a SharePoint 2013 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster recovery

–         Plan and implement a service application architecture for a SharePoint 2013 deployment

–         Configure and manage Business Connectivity Services features in a SharePoint 2013 deployment

–         Plan and configure social computing features

–         Plan and configure productivity and collaboration platforms and features

–         Plan and configure Business Intelligence solutions

–         Optimize the search experience for an enterprise environment

–         Plan and configure enterprise content management in a SharePoint 2013 deployment

–         Plan and configure a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements

–         Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2013 deployment

–         Configure and manage apps in a SharePoint Server 2013 environment

–         Develop and implement a governance plan for SharePoint Server 2013

–         Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013

Achieve your MCP Productivity exam 70-334

About the Course

This course teaches IT professionals how to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution. Students will learn how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging, conferencing, persistent chat, archiving, and monitoring. Students will also learn how to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot issues in the infrastructure. This course focuses primarily on the on-premises deployment of Skype for Business, but does include information on how to integrate the on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online as well as how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server. This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-334.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for the Skype for Business deployment in their organizations. Experience with previous versions of Lync Server is beneficial but not required to take this course. Students should be proficient with Active Directory Domain Services, data networks, and telecommunications standards and components that support the configuration of Skype for Business. Students should also be familiar with Exchange Server and Office 365.

Also, IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-334A: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Communications certification will take this course as preparation material.

What will it equip me to do?

Describe the architecture of Skype for Business 2015 and design a Skype for Business 2015 topology.

Install and implement Skype for Business Server 2015.

Administer and manage Skype for Business Server 2015 by using the various available tools.

Design and implement clients and users in Skype for Business 2015.

Implement conferencing in Skype for Business 2015.

Design and implement additional conferencing options.

Design and implement monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business 2015.

Design and implement connectivity for external users and organizations.

Design and implement Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015.

Design and implement high availability in Skype for Business 2015.

Design and implement disaster recovery scenarios for Skype for Business 2015.

Design and deploy Skype for Business hybrid.

Design and implement an upgrade from Lync to Skype for Business 2015.

Achieve your Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 exam 70-339. Pass the Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements 70-346 and the Enabling Office 365 Services 70-347 exams alongside this to gain a certification in MCSE SharePoint.

About the Course

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course teaches you how to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot your SharePoint environment. This course also provides guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help you optimize your SharePoint deployment.

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.

Is this the course for me?

The course is targeted at experienced IT professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud.

Students typically have more than one year of hands-on experience* with planning and maintaining SharePoint and two years’ experience with other core technologies on which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or later, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint 2016?

Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online.

Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads.

Has experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.

Has experience with authentication and security technologies.

Has experience with Windows PowerShell.

* The hands-on experience or job experience should be from a solutions-based role where the candidate has worked on multiple solutions in the SharePoint space that includes document management, content management, and search.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the key features of SharePoint 2016.

–         Design an information architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Design a logical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Design the physical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Install and configure SharePoint 2016.

–         Create and configure web applications and site collections.

–         Plan and configure service applications for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Manage users and permissions, and secure content in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Configure authentication in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Configure platform and farm-level security in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Manage information taxonomy in SharePoint web applications and site collections.

–         Configure and manage user profiles and audiences.

–         Configure and manage the search experience in SharePoint 2016.

–         Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Achieve your Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 exam 70-339. Pass the Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements 70-346 and the Enabling Office 365 Services 70-347 exams alongside this to gain a certification in MCSE SharePoint.

About the Course

This five-day course will teach you how to plan, configure, and manage the advanced features in a SharePoint 2016 environment. The special areas of focus for this course include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, and Microsoft Business Connectivity Services. This course also focuses on social computing features, productivity, and collaboration platforms and features. Students also will learn about business intelligence solutions, Enterprise Content Management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. This course also covers how to develop and implement a governance plan, and how to perform an upgrade or a migration to SharePoint 2016.

This is the second in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.

Is this the course for me?

The course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud.

Students typically should have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint Server and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 R2 or later, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.

Students should have completed Course 20339-1A: Planning and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2016, or have gained equivalent knowledge and experience before taking this course.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with Microsoft SharePoint Online.

Has broad familiarity with SharePoint Server workloads.

Has experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.

Has experience with authentication and security technologies.

Has experience with Windows PowerShell.

* The hands-on experience or job experience should be from a solutions-based role where the candidate has worked on multiple solutions in the SharePoint Server space that includes document management, content management, and search.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the core SharePoint 2016 architecture and its new and improved features.

–         Describe the key hybrid features in SharePoint 2016.

–         Plan and design a SharePoint 2016 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster recovery.

–         Plan and implement Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Service.

–         Configure and manage productivity services for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Plan and configure social computing features.

–         Plan and configure web content management for an Internet-facing environment.

–         Plan and configure Enterprise Content Management in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

–         Plan and configure business intelligence solutions.

–         Plan and configure work management, productivity, and collaboration platforms and features.

–         Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2016.

Achieve your MCP Productivity exam 70-341. After achieving an MCSA in Office 365, complete this exam to gain your MCSE Productivity certification

About the Course

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, manage, secure, and support Microsoft® Exchange Server 2013. This course will teach you how to configure Exchange Server 2013 and supply you with the information you will need to monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2013. This course will also provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize performance and minimize errors and security threats in Exchange Server 2013.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for people aspiring to be enterprise-level messaging administrators. Others who may take this course include IT generalists and help desk professionals who want to learn about Exchange Server 2013. People coming into the course are expected to have at least 3 years of experience working in the IT field—typically in the areas of network administration, help desk, or system administration. They are not expected to have experience with previous Exchange Server versions.

The secondary audience for this course will be candidates that are IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 as a standalone, or as part of the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Deploy and manage Exchange Server 2013.

–         Plan and configure the Mailbox server role.

–         Manage recipient objects, address policies, and address lists in Exchange Server 2013.

–         Plan and implement the Client Access server role in Exchange Server 2013.

–         Securely plan and configure Microsoft® Outlook Web App and mobile messaging using the Client Access server.

–         Understand and manage highly available Client Access servers in Exchange Sever 2013.

–         Plan for disaster mitigation, implement back up and recovery for Exchange Server 2013.

–         Plan and configure message transport in an Exchange Server 2013 organization.

–         Plan message security options, implement an antivirus solutions, and implement an anti-spam solution.

–         Configure permissions and secure Exchange Server 2013.

–         Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot an Exchange Server 2013 environment.

Achieve your MCP Productivity Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 exam 70-342. After achieving your MCSA Office 365 certification, complete this exam to gain an MCSE certification in Productivity.

About the Course

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 messaging environment. This course will teach you how to configure Exchange Server 2013, and it will provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your Exchange Server deployment.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for people aspiring to be enterprise-level messaging administrators. Others who may take this course include IT generalists and help desk professionals who want to learn about Exchange Server 2013. People coming into the course are expected to have at least 3 years of experience working in the IT field—typically in the areas of network administration, help desk, or system administration. Students are expected to have experience with Exchange Server 2013 or with previous versions of Exchange Server.

In addition, this course is intended as preparation material for IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-342A: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Advanced Solutions, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 certification.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Design and implement Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging.

–         Design and implement site resiliency for Exchange Server 2013.

–         Plan a virtualization strategy for Exchange Server 2013 roles.

–         Design and implement message transport security.

–         Design and implement message retention in Exchange Server 2013.

–         Design and implement messaging compliance.

–         Design and implement administrative security in an Exchange Server 2013 environment.

–         Use the Windows PowerShell® 3.0 command-line interface to manage Exchange Server 2013.

–         Design and implement integration with Exchange Online.

–         Design and implement messaging coexistence.

–         Design and implement Exchange Server migrations from non-Exchange messaging systems, and upgrades from previous Exchange Server versions.

About the Course

Students will learn how to install Exchange Server 2016, and how to configure and manage an Exchange Server environment. The course covers how to manage mail recipients and public folders, including how to perform bulk operations using Exchange Management Shell. Students also will learn how to manage client connectivity, message transport and hygiene, how to implement and manage highly available Exchange Server deployments, and how to implement back up and disaster recovery solutions.

The course also teaches students how to maintain and monitor an Exchange Server 2016 deployment. In addition, students will learn how to administer Exchange Online in an Office 365 deployment.

Is this the course for me?

This course is primarily intended for people aspiring to become enterprise-level messaging administrators for Exchange Server 2016. IT generalists and help-desk professionals who want to learn about Exchange Server 2016 might also take this course. Students taking this course are expected to have at least two years of experience working in the IT field—typically in the areas of Windows Server administration, network administration, help desk, or system administration. They are not expected to have experience with previous Exchange Server versions.

The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who take this course as preparation material for exam 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 certification.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Perform deployment and basic management of Exchange Server 2016.

–         Manage Exchange Server 2016.

–         Create and manage various recipient objects in Exchange Server 2016.

–         Use Exchange Management Shell to create and manage various recipient objects in Exchange Server 2016, and perform various tasks to automate Exchange management procedures.

–         Configure client connectivity to Exchange Server 2016, and manage Client Access services.

–         Implement and manage high availability.

–         Implement backup and disaster recovery for Exchange Server 2016.

–         Configure message transport options.

–         Configure message hygiene and security options.

–         Implement and manage Exchange Online deployments.

–         Monitor and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2016.

–         Secure and maintain Exchange Server 2016.

Achieve your MCP Productivity Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 exam 70-345

About the Course

This course provides experienced Exchange Server administrators with the knowledge to design and implement an Exchange Server 2016 messaging environment. Students will learn how to design and configure advanced components in an Exchange Server 2016 deployment such as site resiliency, advanced security, compliance, archiving, and discovery solutions. In addition, students will learn about coexistence with other Exchange organizations or Exchange Online, and migration from previous versions of Exchange Server. The course will provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help students optimize their Exchange Server deployment.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced messaging administrators, messaging architects, or consultants. This course is designed for professionals in an enterprise environment who are responsible for designing and deploying Exchange Server 2016 solutions, including environments that contain previous versions of Exchange Server or Exchange Online. Students are expected to have experience with Exchange Server 2016 or previous versions of Exchange Server.

This course is also intended as preparation material for IT professionals who are looking to take the 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 exam as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 certification.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Plan for Exchange Server deployments.

–         Plan and deploy Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox services.

–         Plan and deploy message transport.

–         Plan and deploy client access.

–         Design and implement high availability.

–         Maintain Exchange Server 2016.

–         Design messaging security.

–         Design and implement message retention.

–         Design messaging compliance.

–         Design and implement messaging coexistence.

–         Upgrade to Exchange Server 2016.

–         Plan a hybrid Exchange Server deployment.

Achieve your MCP Productivity Enabling Office 365 services exam 70-347. Complete the Managing Office 365 Identities and requirements 70-346 exam alongside this to gain the MCSA Office 365 certification

About the Course

This course that targets the needs of IT professionals who take part in evaluating, planning, deploying, and operating Office 365 services, including its identities, dependencies, requirements, and supporting technologies. This course focuses on skills required to set up an Office 365 tenant, including federation with existing user identities, and skills required to sustain an Office 365 tenant and its users.

Is this the course for me?

This course will provide experienced IT professionals with the training that they need to plan, configure, and manage an Office 365 environment. Students who attend this course are expected to have a broad understanding of several on-premises technologies such as Domain Name System (DNS) and AD DS, and a general understanding of Exchange Server, Microsoft Lync Server or Skype for Business Server, and Microsoft SharePoint Server.

This course also is intended as preparation material for IT professionals who are looking to take the exams 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements and 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services to obtain the MCSA: Office 365 certification.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Plan an Office 365 deployment, configure the Office 365 tenant, and plan a pilot deployment.

–         Manage Office 365 users, groups, and licenses, and configure delegated administration.

–         Plan and configure client connectivity to Office 365.

–         Plan and configure directory synchronization between Azure AD and on-premises AD DS.

–         Plan and implement the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus.

–         Plan and manage Exchange Online recipients and permissions.

–         Plan and configure Exchange Online services.

–         Plan and implement the Skype for Business Online deployment.

–         Plan and configure SharePoint Online.

–         Plan and configure an Office 365 collaboration solution that includes Yammer Enterprise, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 groups.

–         Plan and configure the integration between Office 365 and Azure RMS, and configure compliance features in Office 365.

–         Monitor and review Office 365 services, and troubleshoot Office 365 issues.

–         Plan and implement identity federation between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD.

Achieve your MCP Mobility Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise exam 70-398. After achieving your MCSA Windows 10 certification, pass this exam to gain the MCSE certification

About the Course

This course teaches IT professionals how to use the Enterprise Mobility Suite to manage devices, users, and data. In addition, this course teaches students how to use other technologies, such as Group Policy and other Windows Server–based technologies, to manage devices and secure data. Students will learn how to design and implement cloud-based and on-premises solutions for managing Windows-based, iOS, and Android devices, and they will learn how to provide secure and efficient access to data and applications.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT professionals and consultants who plan, deploy, and manage devices and applications in medium to large organizations. A significant portion of this audience works in on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments with both domain-joined and non-domain joined devices, for which they need to provide mobile device management and secure data access. Devices in such environments typically run Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, iOS, and Android. They plan to extend on-premises AD DS to the cloud and they need to learn how to plan and implement Enterprise Mobility Suite.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Use devices in the enterprise environment.

–         Implement and administer Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

–         Connect AD DS with Azure AD

–         Manage devices in Microsoft Office 365.

–         Plan and implement Intune.

–         Use Intune to manage devices.

–         Plan and implement app support.

–         Use Intune to manage applications and Resource Access.

–         Plan and implement Microsoft Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS).

–         Plan and implement Remote Access.

–         Plan and implement Dynamic Access Control and auditing.

–         Plan and protect data.

–         Recover data and operating systems.

Achieve your MCP Cloud Platform and Infrastructure 70-410 exam. Complete the Administering Server 2012 70-411 and the Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services 70-412 or the Managing Office 365 identities and requirements 70-346 exams alongside this to gain your MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification

About the Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this Microsoft Official on Demand Course. This course is part one in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:

Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.

IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Datacentre, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialties.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Install and configure Windows Server 2012.

–         Describe AD DS.

–         Manage Active Directory objects.

–         Automate Active Directory administration.

–         Implement IPv4.

–         Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

–         Implement Domain Name System (DNS).

–         Implement IPv6.

–         Implement local storage.

–         Implement file and print services.

–         Implement Group Policy.

–         Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

–         Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V.

Achieve your MCP Cloud Platform and Infrastructure 70-411 exam. Complete the Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 70-410 exam and the Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services 70-412 or the Managing Office 365 identities and requirements 70-346 exams alongside this to gain your MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification

About the Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this Microsoft On-Demand course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The key focus for students is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to Manage and Maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, providing skills in areas such as User and Group management, Network Access and Data Security. Candidates typically interested in attending this course would be

Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam

IT professional wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System

–         Maintain Active Directory Domain Services

–         Manage User and Service Accounts

–         Implement Group Policy Infrastructure

–         Manage User Desktops using Group Policy

–         Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server

–         Implement Network Access Protection

–         Implement Remote Access

–         Optimize File Services

–         Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing

–         Deploy and Maintain Server Images

–         Implement Update Managements

–         Monitor Windows Server 2012

Achieve your MCP Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services exam 70-412. Complete the Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 70-410 and the Administering Windows Server 2012 70-411 exams alongside this to gain the MCSA Server 2012 Certification

About the Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, services in this MOC On-Demand course. This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with AD FS and Workplace Join.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Note: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience implementing, managing and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to perform advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates who would typically be interested in attending this course will be:

Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.

IT Professionals who are looking to take the exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.

IT Professionals wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Datacenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the MCSA exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM) with Windows Server 2012.

–         Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache and FSRM.

–         Configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files.

–         Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.

–         Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes locations.

–         Implement and configure an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.

–         Implement an AD RMS deployment.

–         Implement an AD FS deployment.

–         Provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).

–         Implement and validate high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing NLB.

–         Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.

–         Implement a failover cluster, and configure and validate a highly available network service.

–         Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.

–         Implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements.

Achieve your MCP Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 70-413 exam.  After achieving the MCSA Server 2012 Certification, complete this exam to gain a MCSE certification in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

About the Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this course. This course is part one in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to provide an enterprise solution that supports manual and automated server installations in a physical and virtual environment including the supporting file and storage services. You will also learn the skills necessary to provide enterprise networking solutions such as DHCP, IPAM, VPN & DirectAccess. You will also learn the skills necessary to design and implement a forest and domain infrastructure including multi domains/forest and branch office scenarios. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 413: Designing and Implementing and Server Infrastructure, which is the fourth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification. NOTE: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have experience administering Windows Server 2012 R2 and have an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent skills.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure including the network services necessary. They have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and possess Windows Server 2012 certification Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or equivalent skills. The course is also intended for IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Certification.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Plan server upgrade and migration.

–         Plan and implement a server deployment strategy.

–         Plan and deploy servers by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

–         Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution.

–         Design and implement name resolution.

–         Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.

–         Design and implement an AD DS organizational unit (OU) infrastructure.

–         Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.

–         Design and implement an AD DS physical topology.

–         Plan and implement storage and file services.

–         Design and implement network protection.

–         Design and implement remote access services.

Upgrade your MCSA Windows Server 2008 certification to MCSA Server 2012

Upgrade your MCSA Server 2008

70-417 – Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

About the Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring and implementing new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this course. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their existing Windows Server technical skills to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential.

The course covers the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, including management, network infrastructure, storage, access control, virtualization, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered include Windows PowerShell, Storage Spaces and Internet Small Computer System interface (iSCSI), Active Directory, Hyper-V, implementation of Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs, and Web Application Proxy (WAP). The course also covers Failover Clustering, Federation Services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, and Web Application Proxy integration with Federation Services and Workplace Join.

This course is not a product upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing Windows Server knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012, which is the upgrade certification for MCSA Windows Server 2012. Details of the various supported certifications are available here https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-au/windows-server-certification.aspx

Note: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are experienced Windows Server system administrators who are familiar with carrying out day to day Windows Server management and maintenance tasks. The course will update their skill to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Candidates suitable for this course would be:

Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real world experience working in a Windows Server enterprise environment.

IT professionals who have obtained the MCSA: Windows Server 2008, or a qualifying upgradeable certification, details of which are available here, or have equivalent knowledge.

IT Professionals wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Data Center, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communication will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential, which is a pre-requisite for their individual specialities.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Install and configure Windows Server 2012.

–         Manage Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell®.

–         Manage storage in Windows Server 2012.

–         Implement network services.

–         Implement Remote Access.

–         Implement Failover Clustering.

–         Implement Hyper-V™.

–         Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V.

–         Implementing secure data access for users and devices.

–         Implement Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS).

–         Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

–         Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012.

Achieve your MCP Data Management and Analytics Certification exam 70-461. Complete the 70-462 and 70-463 exams alongside this to gain the MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014 certification

About the Course

This course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. The main purpose of the course is to prepare people for the exam “70-461: Writing Queries Using Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Transact-SQL.” This exam will be the underlying exam for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. As such, the primary target audience for this course is: Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals.

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals. The course will very likely be well attended by SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused or plan on taking the exam; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

–         Understand the similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages.

–         Write SELECT queries

–         Query multiple tables

–         Sort and filter data

–         Describe the use of data types in SQL Server

–         Modify data using Transact-SQL

–         Use built-in functions

–         Group and aggregate data

–         Use subqueries

–         Use table expressions

–         Use set operators

–         Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions

–         Implement pivoting and grouping sets

–         Execute stored procedures

–         Program with T-SQL

–         Implement error handling

–         Implement transactions

Achieve your MCP Data Management and Analytics Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Certification exam 70-462. Complete the Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 70-461 and the Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL server 2012/2014 70-463 exams to gain the MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014 certification

About the Course

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2014 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.

The secondary audience for this course is individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe core database administration tasks and tools.

–         Install and configure SQL Server 2014.

–         Configure SQL Server databases and storage.

–         Plan and implement a backup strategy.

–         Restore databases from backups.

–         Import and export data. Monitor SQL Server.

–         Trace SQL Server activity.

–         Manage SQL Server security.

–         Audit data access and encrypt data.

–         Perform ongoing database maintenance.

–         Automate SQL Server maintenance with SQL Server Agent Jobs.

–         Configure Database Mail, alerts and notifications.

Achieve your MCP Data Management and Analytics Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases certification exam 70-462. Complete the Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 70-461 and the Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 70-463 exams alongside this exam to gain the MCSA SQL 2012/2014 Certification

About the Course

This course describes how to implement a data warehouse platform to support a BI solution. Students will learn how to create a data warehouse with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014, implement ETL with SQL Server Integration Services, and validate and cleanse data with SQL Server Data Quality Services and SQL Server Master Data Services.

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for database professionals who need to fulfil a Business Intelligence Developer role.  They will need to focus on hands-on work creating BI solutions including Data Warehouse implementation, ETL, and data cleansing. Primary responsibilities include:

Implementing a data warehouse.

Developing SSIS packages for data extraction, transformation, and loading.

Enforcing data integrity by using Master Data Services.

Cleansing data by using Data Quality Services.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe data warehouse concepts and architecture considerations.

–         Select an appropriate hardware platform for a data warehouse.

–         Design and implement a data warehouse.

–         Implement Data Flow in an SSIS Package.

–         Implement Control Flow in an SSIS Package.

–         Debug and Troubleshoot SSIS packages.

–         Implement an ETL solution that supports incremental data extraction.

–         Implement an ETL solution that supports incremental data loading.

–         Implement data cleansing by using Microsoft Data Quality Services.

–         Implement Master Data Services to enforce data integrity.

–         Extend SSIS with custom scripts and components.

–         Deploy and Configure SSIS packages.

–         Describe how BI solutions can consume data from the data warehouse.

Achieve your MCP App Builder Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Certification 70-480 exam

About the Course

This course introduces HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. This course helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. This course is an entry point into both the Web application and Windows Store apps certifications. The course focuses on using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript to implement programming logic, define and use variables, perform looping and branching, develop user interfaces, capture and validate user input, store data, and create well-structured application.

The lab scenarios in this course are selected to support and demonstrate the structure of various application scenarios. They are intended to focus on the principles and coding components/structures that are used to establish an HTML5 software application.

This course uses Visual Studio 2012, running on Windows 8.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for professional developers who have 6-12 months of programming experience and who are interested in developing applications using HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (either Windows Store apps for Windows 8 or web applications).

This course is intended for students who have the following experience:

1 – 3 months experience creating Web applications, including writing simple JavaScript code

1-month experience creating Windows client applications

1 month of experience using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012

This course is not intended for developers with three or more months of HTML5 coding experience.

Students choosing to attend this course without a developer background should pay special attention to the training prerequisites. Developers who have more than 5 years programming experience may find that portions of this training are fundamental in nature when presenting the syntax associated with certain programming tasks.

Individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, can also attend this course.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Explain how to use Visual Studio 2012 to create and run a Web application.

–         Describe the new features of HTML5, and create and style HTML5 pages.

–         Add interactivity to an HTML5 page by using JavaScript.

–         Create HTML5 forms by using different input types, and validate user input by using HTML5 attributes and JavaScript code.

–         Send and receive data to and from a remote data source by using XMLHTTPRequest objects and jQuery AJAX operations.

–         Style HTML5 pages by using CSS3.

–         Create well-structured and easily-maintainable JavaScript code.

–         Use common HTML5 APIs in interactive Web applications.

–         Create Web applications that support offline operations.

–         Create HTML5 Web pages that can adapt to different devices and form factors.

–         Add advanced graphics to an HTML5 page by using Canvas elements, and by using and Scalable Vector Graphics.

–         Enhance the user experience by adding animations to an HTML5 page.

–         Use Web Sockets to send and receive data between a Web application and a server.

–         Improve the responsiveness of a Web application that performs long-running operations by using Web Worker processes.

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Achieve your MCP App Builder Programming in C# exam 70-483. Pass the Developing Mobile Apps 70-357 exam alongside this to gain the MCSA Universal Windows Platform Certification!

About the Course

This training course teaches developers the programming skills that are required for developers to create Windows applications using the C# language. During this course, students review the basics of C# program structure, language syntax, and implementation details, and then consolidate their knowledge throughout the week as they build an application that incorporates several features of the .NET Framework 4.5.

The course introduces many of the techniques and technologies employed by modern desktop and enterprise applications, including:

Building new data types.

Handling events.

Programming the user interface.

Accessing a database.

Using remote data.

Performing operations asynchronously.

Integrating with unmanaged code.

Creating custom attributes.

Encrypting and decrypting data.

At the end of the course, students should leave the class with a solid knowledge of C# and how to use it to develop .NET Framework 4.5 applications.

This course uses Visual Studio 2012, running on Windows 8.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for experienced developers who already have programming experience in C, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C, Microsoft Visual Basic®, or Java and understand the concepts of object-oriented programming.

This course is not designed for students who are new to programming; it is targeted at professional developers with at least one month of experience programming in an object-oriented environment.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the core syntax and features of C#.

–         Create and call methods, catch and handle exceptions, and describe the monitoring requirements of large-scale applications.

–         Implement the basic structure and essential elements of a typical desktop application.

–         Create classes, define and implement interfaces, and create and use generic collections.

–         Use inheritance to create a class hierarchy, extend a .NET Framework class, and create generic classes and methods.

–         Read and write data by using file input/output and streams, and serialize and deserialize data in different formats.

–         Create and use an entity data model for accessing a database and use LINQ to query and update data.

–         Use the types in the System.Net namespace and WCF Data Services to access and query remote data.

–         Build a graphical user interface by using XAML.

–         Improve the throughput and response time of applications by using tasks and asynchronous operations.

–         Integrate unmanaged libraries and dynamic components into a C# application.

–         Examine the metadata of types by using reflection, create and use custom attributes, generate code at runtime, and manage assembly versions.

–         Encrypt and decrypt data by using symmetric and asymmetric encryption.

Achieve your MCP App Builder Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions 70-488 exam

About the Course

In this course, students learn core skills that are common to almost all SharePoint development activities. These include working with the server-side and client-side object models, developing and deploying features, solutions, and apps, managing identity and permissions, querying and updating list data, managing taxonomy, using workflow to manage business processes, and customizing the user interface.

Is this the course for me?

The course is intended for professional developers who develop solutions for SharePoint products and technologies in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. While some familiarity with SharePoint solution development is required, candidates are not expected to have prior experience with the new features in SharePoint Server 2013.

The ideal candidate is a technical lead with at least four years of SharePoint and web development experience. The candidate is responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to or interact with SharePoint environments. This includes:

Selecting an appropriate approach and building customizations in SharePoint.

Creating and implementing a strategy for solution packaging, deployment, and upgrading.

Identifying SharePoint data and content structures for customizations.

Performing diagnostics and debugging.

Planning and designing applications for scalability and performance.

Identifying and mitigating performance issues of customizations.

Understanding authentication and authorization.

Experience with Windows PowerShell.

Broad familiarity with SharePoint capabilities.

Familiarity with Online Services such as Azure and SharePoint Online.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Design and manage features and solutions.

–         Develop code for custom server-side components.

–         Manage and customize authentication and authorization.

–         Create custom sites and lists and manage the site lifecycle.

–         Explain the capabilities and design choices for SharePoint apps.

–         Use the client-side object model and the REST API.

–         Develop provider-hosted and auto-hosted SharePoint apps.

–         Distribute and deploy SharePoint apps.

–         Create custom workflows to automate business processes.

–         Use fields and content types to manage taxonomy.

–         Customize the appearance and behaviour of user interface elements.

–         Customize navigation and site branding.

Achieve your MCP App Builder Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions exam 70-533. Complete the Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-532 exam alongside this to gain your MCSA Cloud Platform certification

About the Course

This course is intended for IT professionals who are familiar with managing on-premises IT deployments that include AD DS, virtualization technologies, and applications. The students typically work for organizations that are planning to locate some or all of their infrastructure services on Azure. This course also is intended for IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam, 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

NOTE: for this course, learning partners do not need to order Azure passes or distribute them to students.

This process for students to access the On-Demand labs for OD20533 is different from the MOC Process (where the Learning Partner provides to the student).

–         Student buys the OD20533 MOC On-Demand course from Learning Partner.

–         In the first lab of the course, students will access the Azure pass required for hands-on labs from our lab hoster.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT professionals who have some knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Azure.

–         IT professionals who want to deploy, configure, and administer services and virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.

–         IT professional who use Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate server infrastructure.

–         Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate and migrate on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.

–         IT professionals who want to use Windows Azure to host websites and mobile app backend services.

–         IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.

–         IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe Azure architecture components, including infrastructure, tools, and portals.

–         Implement and manage virtual networking within Azure and connect to on-premises environments.

–         Plan and create Azure virtual machines.

–         Configure, manage, and monitor Azure virtual machines to optimize availability and reliability.

–         Deploy and configure web apps and mobile apps.

–         Implement, manage, backup, and monitor storage solutions.

–         Plan and implement data services based on SQL Database to support applications.

–         Deploy, configure, monitor, and diagnose cloud services.

–         Create and manage Azure AD tenants, and configure application integration with Azure AD.

–         Integrate on-premises Windows AD with Azure AD.

–         Automate operations in Azure management by using automation.

Achieve your MCP Mobility Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise App 70-695 exam. After completing the MCSA Windows 10 certification, complete this exam to gain the MCSE Mobility certification

About the Course

This course describes how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and then implement a deployment solution for Windows devices and apps that meets your environment’s needs. Solutions that this course details include operating system deployment scenarios ranging from high-touch solutions to zero-touch solutions. It also discusses the technologies that you use to implement these solutions, including the MDT and Configuration Manager.

Is this the course for me?

This five-day course is for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. Typically, this course’s audience has a desktop-support background, and have worked as Enterprise Desktop Administrators. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and enterprise applications. The Enterprise Desktop Administrator also might use several tools, including the Windows ADK and the MDT to support assessment, operating system, and application deployment tasks. Additionally, this course is for individuals who are interested in taking the MCSE exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Assess the network environment to support operating system and application deployment tasks.

–         Identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements.

–         Assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment.

–         Describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments.

–         Determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deployments.

–         Describe and use the tools provided in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies.

–         Identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks.

–         Configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT.

–         Configure an operating system deployment strategy using Configuration Manager.

–         Integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures.

–         Implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers.

–         Customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to an enterprise network environment, and describe how to use the Windows ICD.

Achieve your MCP Mobility Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps 70-696. After achieving your MCSA Windows 10 certification, pass this exam to gain the MCSE Mobility certification

About the Course

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice configuring and managing clients and devices by using Microsoft System Center v1511 Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, and their associated site systems. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage software, client health, hardware and software inventory, applications, and integration with Intune. You also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20695C, also helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps.

Is this the course for me?

This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrators (EDAs). EDAs deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. A significant portion of this audience uses, or intends to use, the latest release of Configuration Manager and Intune to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications. By using Configuration Manager with Intune, EDAs also can support either domain-joined or non-domain-joined Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobile-device management, and secure data access on common operating-system platforms, such as Windows, Windows Phone, Apple iOS, and Android.

This course also is for individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the features Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment.

–         Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server.

–         Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client.

–         Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and software metering.

–         Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments.

–         Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems.

–         Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager manages.

–         Use Configuration Manager to implement Endpoint Protection.

–         Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices.

–         Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager.

–         Manage mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune.

–         Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site.

Achieve your MCP Mobility Configuring Windows Devices 70-697. After gaining the MCSA Windows 10 certification, pass this exam to gain the MCSE Mobility Certification.

About the Course

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 10 desktops and devices in a corporate Windows Server domain environment. The skills that this course details include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems and apps, and configure local and remote network connectivity and storage. Students also will learn how to configure security for data, devices, and networks, and maintain, update, and recover Windows 10.

Is this the course for me?

This course is for information technology (IT) professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desktops, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. Students who seek certification in the 70-697 Windows 10 Configuring exam also will benefit from this course. Additionally, this course builds skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians who provide Tier 2 support to users who are running Windows 10 desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium-sized and larger organizations.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe the important new features of Windows 10.

–         Install Windows 10.

–         Configure a device that is running Windows 10.

–         Configure network connectivity for a Windows 10 device.

–         Manage storage in Windows 10.

–         Manage folders and printers.

–         Manage apps.

–         Manage data security.

–         Manage device security.

–         Implement Windows 10 features to improve network security.

–         Restore files, roll back drivers, and recover Windows 10 devices.

–         Monitor and update Windows 10 devices.

Achieve your MCP Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows 70-740. Pass the Networking with Windows Server 2016 70-741 and the Identity with Windows Server 2016 70-742 exam alongside this to gain the MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification

About the Course

This course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

Candidates suitable for this course would be:

–         Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016.

–         IT professionals with general IT knowledge, who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course are IT professionals looking to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam, Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.

–         Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes.

–         Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation.

–         Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.

–         Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V.

–         Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.

–         Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.

–         Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.

–         Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.

–         Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation.

–         Create and manage deployment images.

–         Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.

Achieve your MCP Productivity Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam 70-741. Complete the Installation, Storage and Compute 70-740 and the Identity with Windows Server 2016 70-742 exams alongside this to gain the MCSA Server 2016 certification

About the Course

This course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for existing IT professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and are looking for a single course that provides insight into core and advanced networking technologies in Windows Server 2016. This audience would typically include:

–         Network administrators who are looking to reinforce existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes and functionality in Windows Server 2016.

–         System or Infrastructure Administrators with general networking knowledge who are looking to gain core and advanced networking knowledge and skills on Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course is those IT professionals who are looking to take the MCSA 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Plan and implement an IPv4 network.

–         Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

–         Implement IPv6.

–         Implement Domain Name System (DNS).

–         Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM).

–         Plan for remote access.

–         Implement DirectAccess.

–         Implement virtual private networks (VPNs).

–         Implement networking for branch offices.

–         Configure advanced networking features.

–         Implement Software Defined Networking.

Achieve your MCP Productivity Identity with Windows Server 2016 exam 70-742. Pass the Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows 70-740 and the Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam 70-741 alongside this to gain the MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification

About the Course

This course teaches IT Pros how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Is this the course for me?

This course is primarily intended for existing IT professionals who have some AD DS knowledge and experience and who aim to develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016. This would typically include:

AD DS administrators who are looking to train in identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

System or infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are looking to cross-train in core and advanced identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who are looking to consolidate their knowledge about AD DS and related technologies, in addition to IT professionals who want to prepare for the 70-742 exam.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Install and configure domain controllers.

–         Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell.

–         Implement AD DS in complex environments.

–         Implement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication.

–         Implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

–         Manage user settings by using GPOs.

–         Secure AD DS and user accounts.

–         Implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS.

–         Deploy and manage certificates.

–         Implement and administer AD FS.

–         Implement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).

–         Implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD.

–         Monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services.

Upgrade your MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure 2012 certification to Windows Server 2016, MCP exam 70-743

About the Course

This course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality. This course is for information technology (IT) professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016. This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential.

This course is not a product-upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading students’ specific environment to Windows Server 2016. Rather, this course provides updates to students’ existing Windows Server knowledge and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016.

Is this the course for me?

This course is for IT professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administrators, with real-world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 enterprise environment. Additionally, students should have obtained the MCSA credential for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012, or they should have equivalent knowledge.

Additionally, IT professionals who plan to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams might be interested in this course, as preparation for the MCSA exams, which are a prerequisite for the MCSE specialties.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Install and configure Windows Server 2016.

–         Describe storage in Windows Server 2016.

–         Implement directory services.

–         Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

–         Describe networking.

–         Implement Hyper-V.

–         Configure advanced networking features.

–         Implement software-defined networking.

–         Implement remote access.

–         Deploy and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.

–         Implement failover clustering.

–         Implement failover clustering by using virtual machines.

Achieve your MCP Securing Windows Server 2016 exam 70-774.
After gaining the MCSA Server Infrastructure Certification, pass this exam to gain an MCSE certification in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure!

About the Course

This course teaches IT professionals how they can enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that they administer. This course begins by emphasizing the importance of if network breaches have occurred already, and then teaches you how to protect administrative credentials and rights to ensure that administrators can perform only the tasks that they need to, when they need to.

This course also details how you can mitigate malware threats, identify security issues by using auditing and the Advanced Threat Analysis feature in Windows Server 2016, secure your virtualization platform, and use new deployment options, such as Nano server and containers to enhance security. The course also explains how you can help protect access to files by using encryption and dynamic access control, and how you can enhance your network’s security.

Is this the course for me?

This course is for IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely. These professionals typically work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments, with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.

Students who seek certification in the 70-744 Securing Windows server exam also will benefit from this course.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Secure Windows Server.

–         Secure application development and a server workload infrastructure.

–         Manage security baselines.

–         Configure and manage just enough and just-in-time (JIT) administration.

–         Manage data security.

–         Configure Windows Firewall and a software-defined distributed firewall.

–         Secure network traffic.

–         Secure your virtualization infrastructure.

–         Manage malware and threats.

–         Configure advanced auditing.

–         Manage software updates.

–         Manage threats by using Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) and Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS).

About the Course

This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacentre by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Data Protection Manager.

The focus of this course is on managing Hyper-V virtualization infrastructure in Windows Server 2016, although the course also covers other virtualization platforms that can be managed by using Virtual Machine Manager 2016.

Is this the course for me?

This course is intended for IT professionals and administrators who are responsible for designing, implementing, and managing virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.

This course is also intended for IT decision makers who want to determine which virtualization product to implement in their software-defined datacenters and who want to become familiar with the System Center 2016 solution for managing virtualization infrastructure.

What will it equip me to do?

Explain the different virtualization options.

Install and manage Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016.

Install and configure System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.

Manage storage fabric and fabric updates.

Configure and manage Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects.

Manage the networking fabric.

Create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager.

Manage clouds in Virtual Machine Manager.

Manage services in Virtual Machine Manager.

Monitor virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager.

Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery.

Protect virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager.

Achieve your MCP Data Management and Analytics Querying Data with Transact-SQL exam 70-761

About the Course

This course is designed to introduce students to Transact-SQL. It is designed for both students requiring the knowledge for other courses in the SQL Server curriculum, and for students preparing for the skills required to take exam 70-761.

Is this the course for me?

The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of the Transact-SQL language which is used by all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. As such, the primary target audience for this course is: Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016.

–         Describe T-SQL, sets, and predicate logic.

–         Write a single table SELECT statement.

–         Write a multi-table SELECT statement.

–         Write SELECT statements with filtering and sorting.

–         Describe how SQL Server uses data types.

–         Write DML statements.

–         Write queries that use built-in functions.

–         Write queries that aggregate data.

–         Write subqueries.

–         Create and implement views and table-valued functions.

–         Use set operators to combine query results.

–         Write queries that use window ranking, offset, and aggregate functions.

–         Transform data by implementing pivot, unpivot, rollup and cube.

–         Create and implement stored procedures.

–         Add programming constructs such as variables, conditions, and loops to T-SQL code.

Achieve your MCP Data Management and Analytics Developing SQL Databases exam 70-762.

About the Course

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2016 product features and tools related to developing a database.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2016 product features and technologies for implementing a database.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who are developers from other product platforms looking to become skilled in the implementation of a SQL Server 2016 database.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Design and Implement Tables.

–         Describe advanced table designs

–         Ensure Data Integrity through Constraints.

–         Describe indexes, including Optimized and Columnstore indexes

–         Design and Implement Views.

–         Design and Implement Stored Procedures.

–         Design and Implement User Defined Functions.

–         Respond to data manipulation using triggers.

–         Design and Implement In-Memory Tables.

–         Implement Managed Code in SQL Server.

–         Store and Query XML Data.

–         Work with Spatial Data.

–         Store and Query Blobs and Text Documents.

Achieve your MCP Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure exam 70-764. Complete this exam and the Provisioning SQL Databases exam 70-765 to gain the MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification

About the Course

This course provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Authenticate and authorize users

–         Assign server and database roles

–         Authorize users to access resources

–         Protect data with encryption and auditing

–         Describe recovery models and backup strategies

–         Backup SQL Server databases

–         Restore SQL Server databases

–         Automate database management

–         Configure security for the SQL Server agent

–         Manage alerts and notifications

–         Managing SQL Server using PowerShell

–         Trace access to SQL Server

–         Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure

–         Troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure

–         Import and export data

Achieve your MCP Provisioning SQL Databases exam 70-765. Complete this exam and the Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure 70-764 to gain the MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification

About the Course

This course is designed to teach students how to provision SQL Server databases both on premise and in SQL Azure.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Provision a Database Server

–         Upgrade SQL Server

–         Configure SQL Server

–         Manage Databases and Files (shared)

–         Provision, migrate and manage databases in the cloud

About the Course

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to provision a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. The course covers SQL Server 2016 provision both on-premise and in Azure, and covers installing from new and migrating from an existing install.

Is this the course for me?

The primary audience for this course are database professionals who need to fulfil a Business Intelligence Developer role.  They will need to focus on hands-on work creating BI solutions including Data Warehouse implementation, ETL, and data cleansing.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Provision a Database Server.

–         Upgrade SQL Server.

–         Configure SQL Server.

–         Manage Databases and Files (shared).

Achieve your MCP Analysing and Visualizing data with Microsoft Power BI (Beta) exam 70-778

About the Course

The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of data analysis with Power BI. The course includes creating visualizations, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App.

Is this the course for me?

The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Perform Power BI desktop data transformation.

–         Describe Power BI desktop modelling.

–         Create a Power BI desktop visualization.

–         Implement the Power BI service.

–         Describe how to connect to Excel data.

–         Describe how to collaborate with Power BI data.

–         Connect directly to data stores.

–         Describe the Power BI developer API.

–         Describe the Power BI mobile app.

About the Course

This Microsoft First Look Clinic introduces IT Professionals to the new features and capabilities of Windows Server 2016. It’s designed to provide a broad range of knowledge across a broad array of technologies focusing on the pillars Identity, Compute & Networking. No topic is covered fully, but students will finish the clinic with an understanding of the new and improved features and capabilities of Windows Server 2016. This course is based on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, and the technologies are subject to change in the final release.

Is this the course for me?

This clinic is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in learning about the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. People who are key influencers and technology decision makers in an IT organization will also be interested in attending this clinic and will benefit from gaining early insight into some of the latest technologies included in Windows Server 2016. In general, early adopters of new technology or people looking to gain early insight into new functionality in Windows Server 2016 will benefit from attending this First Look Clinic.

What will it equip me to do?

–         Install and configure Windows Server 2012.

–         Describe AD DS.

–         Manage Active Directory objects.

–         Automate Active Directory administration.

–         Implement IPv4.

–         Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

–         Implement Domain Name System (DNS).

–         Implement IPv6.

–         Implement local storage.

–         Implement file and print services.

–         Implement Group Policy.

–         Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

–         Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V

About the Course

This course provides an in-depth discussion and practical hands-on training of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) including Azure Virtual Machines, Storage, Virtual Networking, Azure Active Directory and deployment options. This training is designed to relate IaaS technologies used in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to those used in Microsoft Azure.

Is this the course for me?

IT Professionals, and Enterprise Architects with cloud computing experience using Amazon Web Services. However, this course focuses on providing a basis for understanding and working hands-on with Azure IaaS services, so prior knowledge of AWS is not a requirement for learning those services.

What will it equip me to do?

After completing this course, students will have a working understanding of:

–         Implementing and managing Virtual Machines and Storage

–         Implementing and managing Azure Virtual Networking

–         Implementing and managing Azure Resource Manager and Resource Groups

–         Implementing and managing Azure Active Directory

–         Comparing Microsoft Azure and AWS features and services

–         Azure AD fundamentals

Students will work their way through the online labs to become familiar with:

–         Creating a Linux Azure Virtual Machine

–         Configuring Linux Azure Virtual Machine Storage

–         Creating a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

–         Attaching additional storage using the Portal

–         Managing Azure Storage

–         Configuring User Defined Routes

–         Configuring Azure VNet Peering

–         Deploying a Geo-Redundant Solution with Traffic Manager

–         Automating Workloads with a Template

–         Working with Azure cross-platform command line tools

About the Course

Welcome to Introduction to Cloud Computing. Congratulations on taking the first step toward learning about the fundamental principles and concepts of cloud computing as you consider a career in IT, or seek to add to your existing knowledge and experience. This course provides a primer to help you understand the business benefits of cloud computing solutions, become familiar with “cloud terminology,” and explore the basic concepts behind the cloud.

About the Course

Welcome to First Look Clinic: Microsoft Azure. Congratulations on taking the first step toward learning about how to successfully manage and administer a Microsoft Azure cloud solution. This course will help you to become familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure including the web-based portals for deploying resources and managing Azure subscriptions. You’ll learn about Azure Resource Manager and how to use templates to manage resources. This course also introduces PowerShell as a key tool to manage and automate Azure resources.

About the Course

In this demo course, you will learn how to use the Microsoft Official Course On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) player and experience one module of the course Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 10. You can access real content from module 8 of the course Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 10.  This means you can watch videos, take assessments and try out Module 8 labs to get a real sense of how you will experience a Microsoft Official Course On-Demand. Please note that your lab access is limited to a total of 30 minutes, so make the most of your lab session. We hope this demo course provides you with everything you want to know before you decide to buy Microsoft Official Course On-Demand.

£400 per person per course, or 2 x Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)

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