Microsoft’s Standard Level Definitions (100 to 400)

To manage expectations as per the technical level of the events that I host for IT Professionals around Ireland I use the Microsoft's standard level definitions.  To ensure that there is no confusion out there I wanted to clarify what each level means ... So here goes:


Level 100 Description:

Introductory and overview material. Assumes little or no expertise with topic and covers topic concepts, functions, features, and benefits.


Level 200 Description:

Intermediate material. Assumes 100-level knowledge and provides specific details about the topic.


Level 300 Description:

Advanced material. Assumes 200-level knowledge, in-depth understanding of features in a real-world environment, and strong coding skills. Provides a detailed technical overview of a subset of product/technology features, covering architecture, performance, migration, deployment, and development.


Level 400 Description:

Expert material. Assumes a deep level of technical knowledge and experience and a detailed, thorough understanding of topic. Provides expert-to-expert interaction and coverage of specialized topics.

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    The Irish MCS Infrastructure team has just begun blogging! It should be an interesting blog as these

  2. Gustin says:

    Does e.g. "Level 150" make sense in that system?

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