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LRS Education Services is a Microsoft Gold Certified Learning Partner

LRS® Education Services is proud to be recognized as a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner. This coveted status tells students we have achieved the highest level of Microsoft partnership and ensures our training is taught by competent instructors who thoroughly understand the material and always have the most up-to-date training.

We have two advanced, state-of-the-art training facilities in Central Illinois--Bloomington and Springfield--and offer a comprehensive roster of courses to choose from.

Students looking for Microsoft Training or Microsoft Certifications such as MCSE, MCSA, and MCSD turn to LRS Education Services because they trust us to have the most complete list of offerings.

Microsoft Official Digital Curriculum

When taking a Microsoft® Official Digital Curriculum course, please take a few minutes prior to the scheduled class date to set up your personal account.

The week prior to the start date of your class, you will receive an email from Courseware Marketplace (Skillpipe.com) that contains your Courseware License Key. This will include instructions for you to access your digital courseware and download the skillpipe® reader to your electronic device (laptop and/or tablet) prior to the start of the class.

On the day of your class, you have two options; you may bring your device with you to the class to utilize your digital courseware, or you may use the technology available in our classroom. Upon completion of your training course you will have access to all revisions of the course materials by accessing your digital courseware from your personal devices.

For more information regarding the skillpipe reader, or to set up an account prior to receiving your Courseware License Key, please go to www.skillpipe.com.

More About Microsoft Learning Partners

Whether you want to learn a new Microsoft technology, prepare for your Microsoft Certification, start a new IT career, or improve your marketability, Microsoft Learning Partners, like LRS Education Services, can help you achieve your training goals. Microsoft Learning Partners are the only ones in the market that offer the latest Microsoft Official Courses. They offer a breadth of solutions to suit your training needs, from classroom training to distance learning options.

First, you'll have access to world-class instructors. Microsoft Certified Trainers have completed rigorous training and have met stringent technical certification requirements. They provide the only authorized training that makes use of Microsoft Official Courses.

Secondly, you'll have access to direct-from-the-source courseware. Microsoft Official Courses are job-relevant with technical training materials that are based on specific job roles and/or technologies. When you sign up for training on Microsoft Official Courses, Microsoft offers users additional online companion content for you to access virtually anytime, anywhere, from almost any device.

Benefits for IT professionals and developers

Learn a new technology--In just one course (between one and five days long), you can develop practical skills that cover the technology adoption life cycle from planning to support. You'll gain a level of proficiency that can only be taught through hands-on labs, simulations, and real-world application of skills.

Prepare for certification--Microsoft Certifications are available for core Microsoft technologies and skill levels. Microsoft Official Courses are built with Microsoft Certification in mind and are taught by qualified industry instructors.

Start a new career--The industry instructors who teach Microsoft Official Courses can help you gain IT skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace. Courses offer access to valuable digital resources, which remain available to you long after you complete a course.

Professionals who took IT or business-related training during the past year earned an average of nearly $3,400 more than those who did not. (Global Knowledge, IT Skills and Salary Survey, March 2011)

Benefits for IT managers

Improve efficiency and productivity--Microsoft Learning Partners can help you get the most out of your organization's technology investment. Employees can gain a level of proficiency with Microsoft technologies in just one to five days.

Prepare for deployment--Skilled training available through Microsoft Learning Partners helps companies accelerate new Microsoft technology deployments and reduce downtime. Research shows that 40% of operational downtime is due to operator error that is attributable to a significant lack of training on core systems. (Anderson, Cushing. "Impact of Training on Network Administration: Certification Leads to Operational Productivity." According to an IDC study as reported by Linda Musthaler in Network World, November 25, 2009)

Employee development, recruiting, and retention--Training and certification are effective methods for measuring how well team members can work with specific technologies, hardware, and software.

Sixty percent of technology executive respondents say that one of the biggest challenges in planning large IT infrastructure projects is the availability of professionals with necessary competencies when needed. (TEKsystems/CIO Custom Solutions Group, IT Workforce Planning Trends, June 2011)