On Monday, the MS Born to Learn blog announced a third and final free Jump Start for the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 certification. MS Technical Evangelists and instructors Michael Palermo and Jeremy Foster have already taught (and recorded) Jump Starts for exams:
- 70-481 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps
The next Jump Start will occur on February 23, 2013, and runs from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Standard Time (UCT -08:00). If you visit the Registration Page, you can not only sign up for this class, you can also read a detailed course description for the content and coverage to be delivered that day. But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the live version: MS Learning will post a recording of this class within a month of its initial delivery, if history (and the prior two Jump Starts) are any guide.
This is a great set of offerings, and shows how deadly serious Microsoft is about encouraging developers to build apps for the Windows Store/Modern UI (or TIFKAM — The Interface Formerly Known as Metro — as I like to call it). They’re essentially giving a great deal of training away to try to persuade Microsoft-savvy developers that building Windows Store apps is THE thing to do. Whether you agree with this sentiment or not, it’s hard to argue with free training. Be sure to check it out!