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New Free e-Learning Promotion for TechNet Plus Subscribers


I just received some cool news via e-mail from the Microsoft TechNet Product Manager.  The e-Learning folks are offering a new promotion running from April-June, 2006.  All new or existing TechNet Plus subscribers will have some additional e-Learning courses available to them for free.  Three of them. 

“Three? Free?!”

Yep. Three.  Free.  Whoopie.

“What courses?”

Here are the links and summaries that were in my inbox:

Course 2400: Implementing and Managing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Summary: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to update and support a reliable, secure messaging infrastructure. This infrastructure is used for creating, storing, and sharing information by using Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 in a medium-sized to large-sized messaging environment. 

Course 2008: Designing a Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 Organization – New Look & Feel!
Summary: Learn the critical Exchange 2003 concepts that will enable you to design and deploy a solution that addresses your organization’s business needs.

Course 2288: Using Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005
Summary: This course prepares students to migrate legacy applications and consolidate server functions by using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005.

“What’s the catch?  Is this for all TechNet Plus subscribers world-wide?”

Well, the courses are in English only, and they’re available to TechNet Plus subscribers who have access to the TechNet Plus Subscriber Online Services web site, which currently includes TechNet Plus subscribers in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, as well as Software Assurance customers who receive the TechNet Plus media worldwide.  Also, you will only have 90 days to complete the course, as opposed to a whole year if you pay for it. 

“How do I access this offer then if/when I’m a TechNet Plus subscriber?”

Go to the TechNet Plus Subscriber Online Services page (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/signin) and click “Learning Resources” on the left side of the page. 

So if you’re not yet a TechNet Plus subscriber, now’s a good time to sign up.  Details and subscription information can be found here. 

And, I just noticed that the 30% discount is about to expire..

The 30% discount offer ends March 31st!  Use promo code TNQ405 and get 30% off the subscription price.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.
Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion.