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March 9, 2009  7:54 PM

MS Keeps Up Its Training Blitz



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, Microsoft Career Assist, Microsoft certifications, Microsoft Skills Week

About the same time my MS Partner Program "Learning Curve Newsletter" hit my inbox this morning, I also got some e-mail from MS PR with reference to their latest salvo in the training and certification arena....

February 23, 2009  5:14 PM

Microsoft Scores Again with “Elevate America”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, funding IT skills development, IT career development, IT certification, IT skills development, IT training, Microsoft certifications, Microsoft e-learning, Microsoft Elevate America

With somewhat unusual timing, Microsoft announced on Sunday, February 22, a new job training program called "Elevate America" that aims to proffer technical skills training to lots of Americans (as many as two million according to an annoucement-day


February 6, 2009  4:57 PM

MS Leaks “Career Assist” Details in Blog



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, Career Assist Program, Career planning, continuing education, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, Microsoft certifications, Second Shot Program

Microsoft Certification Project Manager Ken Rosen has let slip the details on the "Career Assist" program in a post to his Born to Learn blog. It actually went up on Wednesday as I was waiting for official word from MS, and reports the same Friday, February 6, public release date that MS...


February 5, 2009  4:45 PM

Stay tuned for further “Career Assist” news from MS



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, Career development, Career planning, continuing education, IT certification, Microsoft Career Assist, Microsoft certifications, Microsoft e-learning

Alas, the program details for the "Career Assist" program from Microsoft foretold to me last week have yet to materialize. The original launch date for this program was supposed to have been yesterday (February 4) and I waited on this blog to discuss them until the day had come and gone. Instead I...


February 2, 2009  3:58 PM

Microsoft readies financial aid for IT pros



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, IT certification, Microsoft certifications, Microsoft e-learning

When I read on the MS learning center site last month that the company had plans to help cash-strapped IT professionals boost skills and knowledge, quite naturally I e-mailed their PR folks to ask what was up. At the time, they couldn't yet tell me anything but I have recently come into possession...


January 9, 2009  11:06 PM

Microsoft’s Take on Planning a Career in IT



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, IT careers, IT certification, Microsoft certifications, professional development

In my ceaseless trolling of the virtual byways and highways on the Internet, I keep digging up interesting sources of  IT career planning information. I can now cheerfully confess to needing a laugh rather badly today, having just elicited a few chuckles from this earnest and well-meaning...


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