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Free Practice Assessments from Microsoft Learn

Are you gearing up for a Microsoft Certification exam and wondering how to enhance your exam performance? Introducing Practice Assessments-the newest free exam preparation resource on Microsoft Learn. Practice Assessments give you an overview of the style, wording, and difficulty of the questions you're likely to encounter on a certification exam. You can put your knowledge to the test in a low-stakes, high-impact way and fill any knowledge gaps as you prepare for your certification exam.

Choose the following link to find out if your course aligns with the available Practice Assessments for Microsoft Certifications. Microsoft Learn will be launching Practice Assessments for other exams soon!

And just a reminder, when you choose LRS Education Services for your Microsoft Official Training, you'll receive a complimentary exam voucher. That's right. There's no additional cost for your certification exam. Learn more about Practice Assessments here.

Microsoft Teams for Business Users

Are you ready to learn how Teams can help you seamlessly meet and chat with others, share files online, and collaborate with anyone, from anywhere - all in one app?

Our new one-day course is designed to help you master Microsoft Teams, the key communications tool in the suite of Microsoft 365 productivity apps. You will use Teams to communicate and collaborate in this class. You will also learn how to configure your Teams environment, create channels, and add channel tabs to optimize the way you work!

"Just having the knowledge on how to better share my documents will be so helpful in my office." - Student (Microsoft Teams - Desktop and Browser)

2023 National Cybersecurity Strategy

The White House released its National Cybersecurity Strategy on March 1, 2023 to secure the full benefits of a safe and secure digital ecosystem for all Americans.

Under Strategic Objective 1.1: Establish Cybersecurity Requirements to Support National Security and Public Safety: "The Federal Government will use existing authorities to set necessary cybersecurity requirements in critical sectors....Regulations should be performance-based, leverage existing cybersecurity frameworks, voluntary consensus standards, and guidance-including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s Cybersecurity Performance Goals and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity... Regulations will define minimum expected cybersecurity practices or outcomes, but the Administration encourages and will support further efforts by entities to exceed these requirements."

This means the White House has determined that some form of minimum cybersecurity requirements for critical infrastructure should be created and enforced via mandatory regulations to protect people, businesses, and the government. The guidance we teach in our NIST Cybersecurity Framework training courses puts you on the right track to create or improve a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework that is recommended in the 2023 National Cybersecurity Strategy. Join one of our monthly scheduled public offerings to prepare yourself and your organization!

"Thanks to the Cybersecurity Foundations course, I feel confident in my ability to help assess the state of our current profile and to help implement changes to make our website safer." - Student (NIST Cybersecurity Foundation Training)

Are You Using Microsoft Word 2019?

These days, most people take electronic word processing for granted. It's impossible to avoid word-processing software in so many areas of the business world. Managers, lawyers, clerks, reporters, and editors rely on this software to do their jobs. Whether you are an executive secretary or a website designer, you'll need to know the ins and outs of electronic word processing.

Microsoft Word 2019 is designed to help you move smoothly through the task of creating professional-looking documents. Its rich features and powerful tools can make your work easy, and even fun. In the Microsoft Office Word 2019: Part 1 course, you'll learn how to use Word 2019 to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents. Join our next class either virtually or in-person at our Springfield, IL training facility!

"Instructor was very good at walking us through the steps and making the concepts easy to understand." - Student (Microsoft Office)

If You Shop Online, You Need CyberSAFE

You may think cybersecurity is limited to IT professionals, but we ALL regularly live and interact with technology—by shopping online, using computers for work, or connecting with family and friends through social media. We all need to be aware of common security risks and how to avoid them.

Check out the full article by Shinesa Cambric, Principal Product Manager at Microsoft and cybersecurity innovator, to learn why end-user cybersecurity training is essential for all. Logical Operations published this article. Our public schedule for CyberSAFE classes can be found HERE!

"This training course will help me with creating safe passwords as well as with being more secure in dealing with files and sensitive information of our members." - Student (CyberSAFE Security Awareness


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CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst

DATE: April 17-21, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live
CLASS ID: AT607033a0

Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

DATE: April 17-21, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1

DATE: April 24, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Microsoft Teams for Business Users

DATE: May 5, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Project Management: Fundamentals

DATE: May 8, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Microsoft Office Word 2019: Part 1

DATE: May 10, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Business Analysis Essentials

DATE: May 15-16, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst

DATE: May 22-24, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

CompTIA Network+

DATE: June 5-9, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

ITIL 4 Foundation Training

DATE: June 12-14, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Boot Camp Training

DATE: June 12-14, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

CyberSAFE Security Awareness

DATE: June 15, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live