Posted by: kurtsh | May 6, 2016

TRAINING: Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials & Career Center

Okay – admit it.  There’s a lot about the cloud world that you’re probably lost on.  And meanwhile, IT is going into the cloud and requires cloud skill sets.  IDC predicts that in just 4 years, 1 in every 3 IT positions will be cloud-related.

What do you do?

Introducing Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials

Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials

Microsoft is here to support IT professionals as they lead their companies to adopt the cloud with two new programs:

  • Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials
  • Microsoft IT Pro Career Center

The free Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials is an annual subscription that provides IT professionals with access to cloud services, training, support and certification. This includes:

  • Free Azure credits to try cloud scenarios like backup, disaster recovery, security & dev/test.
        • Introductory offer:
          $100/mon for 3 months of Azure credit for anyone that enrolls
        • Limited time offer:  Must sign up before Sept 30, 2016
  • Free Pluralsight subscription for on-line training.
  • Free Priority support in the TechNet forums. (24 hour SLA)
  • A free phone support incident for Azure or on-premises products.
  • A free certification exam voucher. [2]
  • Extended trials of Enterprise Mobility Suite and Office 365.

Meanwhile, the FREE Microsoft IT Pro Career Center provides IT professionals with guidance in evolving their careers in the cloud:

  • Map your IT cloud role.
  • Follow a learning curriculum for your chosen cloud role.
  • Evolve at your own pace & learn with your peers.
  • Discover which cloud roles are in demand and their salary ranges.
  • Get insights on your personality traits and how they matchup to cloud roles.
  • Hear from industry experts about the trends in cloud roles and skills you need.

Sign up here:

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