If licensing has been a pain point for a long time or if you’ve ever wanted to gain knowledge on Microsoft licensing then the new simple and effective MVA licensing courses would be an exceptionally great place to start. This training can be taken at any time and at no cost to you which is not bad for becoming a Microsoft Licensing Expert!

The Microsoft Virtual Academy’s new Licensing Training and Accreditation will help you build foundational knowledge on licensing programs and solutions, and enable you to maximize the value of your software investments.

Take the first Microsoft Licensing – Programs Fundamentals course to begin your licensing discoveries and put to rest any niggling queries you may have on licensing. This course provides a comprehensive but simple overview of Microsoft's licensing programs and licensing models. Topics covered include the benefits of volume licensing, ways to purchase licenses, and the various licensing programs and models available. Descriptions of license types such as device licenses and client access licenses (CALs) are also included, as well as overviews of Software Assurance benefits.

Whether you are beginner, intermediate or more advanced you are sure to find the course extremely useful. Not only that, but the course is extremely valuable no matter the size of organisation you work in. For those who work in organisations with more than 5 but fewer than 250 devices or users you may be keen to gain knowledge about the different choices of Open Agreements. For those in larger organisations with 250+ devices or users you will learn all you need to know about Select Plus Agreements and Enterprise Agreements.

Learn about the benefits of standardization from Volume Licensing Agreements such as savings for deploying standard sets of products across the organisations. Volume Licensing Agreements also has other great benefits including software assurances, pricing advantages and a range of offerings such as program choices for organisations of varying sizes which are covered in the module.

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The Microsoft Licensing – Fundamentals course also breaks down in simple terms the basic application of CAL’s (Client Access Licenses). Take the course and listen to the great scenario and methodology that the presenter uses to explain why, when and how you would need a CAL when you are accessing the services of a server.

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Also find out the fundamentals about the two levels of CAL’s (Standard CAL’s and Enterprise CAL’s) depending on the level of functionality that you need your users to access.

We view other licensing options for Microsoft Cloud Services and understand how to use Volume Licensing programs to license Microsoft Cloud Services including Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, Windows Azure and Dynamics CRM Online. In addition you can realise how the key benefits from Software Assurance can help you plan, deploy, use and manage your Volume Licensing purchases in ways that can be less time consuming and costly.

These courses really are a great chance to stand out from the crowd, become a trusted advisor in your organization, build expertise on Microsoft volume licensing and match your organization's needs with the right licensing solution.

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