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Windows Server 2008 Training

Windows Server 2008 Training

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If you are interested in upgrading your current Windows Server 2003 Certifications, up to Windows Server 2008, this course may be of interest to you:

Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Skills & Certification (Accelerated Learning) (6 Days)

This course will allow you to upgrade your MCSE from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, as well as completing three Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist Certifications.  It's being run by Firebrand, is a 6-day intensive course, and covers the following:

  • Course 6415: Updating your Network Infrastructure Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008
  • Course 6416: Updating your Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008
  • Course 6417: Updating your Application Platform Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

There are currently 2 available dates, March 10th and March 17th 2008, both located in Oxfordshire.  You can get all the details from here:

Windows Server 2008 Accelerated Learning Course - 2 Day Technical Training

Upgrading, Migrating and Deploying Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - This course includes installation, configuration and using the Windows Server Deployment Solutions Accelerator. This course includes theory and hands-on labs.

There are currently 2 available dates for this course; March 3rd and March 25th 2008, both held in Oxfordshire.  More details here:

Core Infrastructure Optimisation University - 2 Day Workshop

This course will provide attendees with the business context, technical strategy and sales technique required to drive growth and increase sales through the Core IO Framework.  The Core IO University is a 2 day workshop that provides partners with the business context, technical strategy, and sales techniques / tools required to drive growth and increase sales pipelines through the Core Infrastructure Optimisation Framework and OSCI Campaign.  Core IO & OSCI provides the basis of selling high value solutions to customers.  Core IO University workshop is designed to enable partners to identify new opportunities through Core IO and to understand successful sales strategies close opportunities.  Delegates will be taken through a highly interactive workshop that ends with the real world sales opportunity scenario, defining a Strategic Technology Roadmap, and delivery of an Core IO briefing to the customer.

There are 3 dates available for this one, 13th, 17th and 29th March 2008, here at Microsoft Campus in Reading.  More details here:

Online Training

All the following training is available via the Partner Learning Centre, 24 hours a day :-)

Go here: and search for the terms below!

  • ISV Innovations Briefing - Introduction to Windows Server 2008 - Parts 1 to 6
  • Windows Server 2008 Series Powered by TS2 - Parts 1 to 9
  • SB Windows Server 2008 - Basic Administration using Server Manager
  • SB Windows Server 2008 - Technical Overview Part 1 and 2
  • Overall Value and Sales Opportunities of Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 - Competition and Objection Handling
  • Windows Server 2008 - Licensing, Pricing and Packaging
  • Windows Server 2008 - What are the business opportunities?


You can always access the Microsoft Learning Portal too, for even more training, webcasts and certification information.  A lot of the stuff is free for a limited time, so worth checking out!

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