Get free Online IT training with Microsoft Academy

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If you want to get wise about Windows operating systems or other products from Microsoft, you can actually do that from your home computer with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website that provides you with free online IT training & learning of Windows and other product from Microsoft. Most of the training are with videos and PowerPoint presentations and followed up with 5 short questions at the end of each session to make sure you understood everything.

Who is eligible to participate in MVA?

Anybody interested in growing their career can be a part of Microsoft Virtual Academy. If you like me, a working as an IT professional this is a great way to learn about new products from Microsoft or to get smarter on the product you already use today. If you are a developer, there is also courses in Visual Studio, Web developments and Windows Store Apps development.

What Products can I get training in with MVA?

MVA has courses in a number of Microsoft products and more courses are added all the time. There is also Live events from time to time, where you can ask questions. Here is some of the products you can find online training on in MVA:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows servers
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • System Center
  • Visual Studio
  • SQL Server
  • Office
  • Office 365
  • Sharepoint
  • Exchange
  • Lync
  • Powershell

How to get started

All you have to do is to get started is to log in with your Microsoft Live ID. If you don’t have one you can create a new one for free. Just follow the instruction on the screen. Signing in is required to start the training, but it is also keeping track of the causes you have already completed and the one that is in progress. You don’t have to complete a cause all at once. You can come back later and continue where you left off. You can do your training wherever you are and when ever you want to at your own pace.


Example of a video from MVA

To begin your free training on MVA click here

What do you think about Microsoft Virtual Academy?

What do you think about the fact that Microsoft offers free online training for everybody? Please drop me a comment below and let me hear what you think about MVA.


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