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Continued MVA Site Enhancements

Continued MVA Site Enhancements

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MVA recently updated the look & feel of the site to make it easier for you navigate, find courses, and accelerate your learning.

With the changes that rolled-out across the site last month, MVA users can now:

  • Start learning with fewer clicks using Quick Search right from the MVA Homepage.
  • Get more granular in your search for training on Microsoft technologies with the option to narrow results by multiple products and/or topics on the Find a Course page.
  • Quickly understand how basic or advanced technical content is by looking at the Course Level, which is listed alongside each module and appears in the Find a Course results.
  • Rate courses you've taken and see what your peers think about the quality of each course through our 5 Star Rating system. Try it out by taking & reviewing one of our Windows Server 2012 courses!

We look forward to hearing your feedback as we continue to improve the MVA site: Tell the Dean!

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  • Hi Scott - Following your online registration, you'll receive an email from MVA with a link to complete the registration process. If you haven't yet received that email, please check your email spam filters.

    From there, it's as easy as clicking on the courses that interest you the most - they'll be added to your learning Dashboard as part of your transcript.

  • I'd like the ability to add a course to my "todo" list (as opposed to opening the course and then opening a module)

  • i received my mail, it says that my accound could not be activated, i try again to register, and it says that my mail already exits in the database

  • Thanks for your recommendation, Andy - we got a similar request to our Twitter page: twitter.com/MSVirtAcademy and are evaluating the idea.

    Lorenzo - Sorry to see that you're having trouble with your activation; we're looking into it!

  • Its great to see MVA being enhanced.

    Have you thought about integration with linkedin.com?

    It could be great if MVA could add completed courses to a linkedin.com resume after completion or the information could be imported from linkedin.com periodically.

  • The MVA site should be the go to place for all who wish to increase both knowledge base and skill sets. I believe we can have a mutual success.

  • Lorenzo - Looks like we found your account: it's active and you have points. Were you able to successfully login? If not, we'll need to make sure we're looking at the right one: Could you send me a separate note with the email address you used when you signed-up? Email me at carg@microsoft.com.

    Peder - We have been thinking about how we can make it easier for MVA users to share their info on LinkedIn and appreciate your suggestion. We'll have a bit more news on our efforts soon!

  • Good Afternoon Carlos.

    I have one question for you.

    If someone doesn't make their profile public and they are in the top 10 for their country, will their profile actually show on the leaderboard for instance as "Not public" as I believe they did in the early MVA days.

    Only reason I ask is because someone has basically appeared on my top 10 leaderboard in 2nd place, whereas they weren't even on the leaderboard 24hrs ago..........Thanks for your help :)

  • And now the guys disappeared again! lol.

    I don't mind my ranking has gone up one place!

    Is there an issue somewhere?

    Many thanks Carlos keep up good work MVA Team :)

  • Thanks Carlos,

    good work  MVA team!

  • I would just like to wish Carlos and all the team involved with MVA a very Happy Christmas and a fantastic 2013!! :)

  • Thanks Ricky - I'll pass your well wishes on to the rest of the team. Happy New Year to you and MVA fans across the globe!

  • Loving the latest changes Carlos and MVA Team!.

  • Like the changes, but guys the leaderboards are all over the place, the rankings aren't correct most of the time and there are even people in other countries on the leaderboard today for UK.

    Appreciate all the work you do but please sort out the rankings :)

  • Hi Ricky - Others have provided similar feedback on the points & rankings - we're having some discussions about them as an MVA team and will keep you posted of any changes in an upcoming blog post.

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