3 weeks ago we kicked off a blogpost series about top Belgian students in the Microsoft Virtual Academy. In this series, 6 students share their favorite trainings, how the platform helps them to be a better professional and give you some tips to improve your ranking. Samuel Dubrul, Marcelo Estrada Molina and David De Vos already shared their story.

Today it’s time for the 4th episode of the series: Mike Resseler explains how he’s learning about new technologies via the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

 Mike Resseler First name: Mike
Last name: Resseler
Description: System Center Enthousiast, Architect, SCDPM MVP, Intune fan and consumerization adept
MVA status: Gold
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What’s your experience with the Microsoft Virtual Academy so far? How does it help you to improve your IT skills?

The Microsoft Virtual Academy is an ideal way to get in touch with a lot of the new technologies.  Besides getting a heads-up on the new capabilities and a general overview, there are also many courses that will give you more in-depth information on that technology.

What’s your favorite training on MVA (track or course)? Which one(s) would you recommend?

I like the
Enhancing Your Business and Career with the Private Cloud training. It is not a technical track but it gives you some insight on how IT is evolving and what we will need and change to grow in the IT world.  IT Pro’s roles and responsibilities are slowly changing and it never hurts to have a quick start on these changes… And then you follow all the other Private Cloud technical courses Glimlach.

What’s your advice for ambitious MVA newbies who want to improve their ranking?

Plan a lot of time for this.  Many of these courses are movies and take a while to finish them.  There is also a lot of reading material and additional information to get more knowledge on the different topics.  Spending a lot of time isn’t always the easiest thing to do but when you finish a course and took your time, you’ll see that you learned a lot and that you are ready to start with the technology

Next week we’ll be sharing Fabrice Legrand’s view on the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

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