MICROSOFT SOFTWARE ASSURANCE TRAINING VOUCHERS RETIREMENT IS CLOSE!
Microsoft’s Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) program will be retired at the end of 2021. Six months remain to use your vouchers before they expire for all SATV-eligible classes. The following retirement schedule will help you maximize your training program and budget for the second half of the year.
SATV Program Retirement Schedule
- June 30, 2021: By this date your training vouchers MUST be created*, or you will no longer have access to them. Vouchers are valid for 180 days after created by customer but DO NOT need to be assigned to a training class by this date.
- December 31, 2021: Last day for training to be completed.
*Microsoft is strongly urging customers not to wait until the last minute to create their vouchers. While the deadline is officially June 30, they are suggesting June 15th as a “goal date” for final voucher creation. The Create Voucher button will be disabled beginning July 1, 2021.
DEEP DIVE FOR THE WHITE-HAT HACKER
The EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a core training program for an information security professional, also referred to as a white-hat hacker, who systematically attempts to inspect network infrastructure with the consent of its owner to find security vulnerabilities which a malicious hacker could potentially exploit.
Join us on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT for a 3-hour invitation only technical deep dive webinar that covers the most popular modules in CEH complete with live demonstrations. In this fast-paced, comprehensive deep dive you will be introduced to methods of hiding information to include Steganography and the OWASP Top 10 attacks including attacking databases using SQL injection and gaining system level access to networks! Register HERE using LRS as your code for entry!
As you have likely heard by now, the CDC relaxed mask and social distancing requirements in an announcement on May 13, 2021. LRS continues to follow the CDC guidelines. That means that fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear a mask or physically distance in our offices, except where required by applicable state or local laws. In Illinois, the Governor has stated that he will sync up his executive orders with the CDC. Although LRS is no longer requiring the wearing of masks for those that are vaccinated, you may of course continue to wear a mask if you choose. Our classrooms will continue to allow for social distanced seating for the foreseeable future. Virtual Training using our remote technology continues to be available.
STRETCH YOUR EDUCATION BUDGET
Getting back to the office may require upskilling for your team. Let us help you STRETCH YOUR EDUCATION BUDGET with the LRS Microsoft All Access Subscription.
The LRS Microsoft All Access Subscription offers UNLIMITED LIVE Microsoft technical training virtually through September 30, 2021.
The typical cost of a 5-day Microsoft class is $2,970. With the LRS® Microsoft All Access Subscription, you can train in as many live Microsoft Official Courses as you can complete in the subscription window using LRS LIVE virtual technology for only $3,495. If you attend 3 classes, the rate averages to $1,165 per class, a savings of 61%. Have time for more classes? The discount will be even greater!
“I loved the subscription, as I was able to take a wide variety of courses I had interest in that I would not have been able to if paying for each class.” —Student
CYBERSECURITY TRAINING IS CRITICAL TO YOUR ORGANIZATION
The cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline resulted in a shutdown that impacted 45% of the fuel for the East Coast and prompted a State of Emergency. The US Federal Government has identified the significance of these continued events.
We believe it is critical for IT professionals to be educated to manage and mitigate the risks that these types of threats impose and align their efforts to those of the US Federal Government. Our process has begun to update our courseware to include content on the Colonial Pipeline and the Presidential Executive Order for our July NCSF Practitioner and NCSF Boot Camp training courses.
“I thought the NCSF bootcamp training was fantastic! The instructor made what could be an incredibly dry subject into an interesting couple of days.” —Student
LRS Education Services also offers CyberSafe End User Awareness Training. CyberSAFE Security Awareness training allows organizations to increase their security posture quickly and with minimal investment by ensuring that end-users are equipped with the knowledge necessary to be good stewards of their organizations’ data.
“End-user awareness and training reduces security-related risks by 45% to 70%.” —Reuters.com
POWER PLATFORM, THE SELF-SERVICE KEY FOR ANALYSTS TO CREATE CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS
The Microsoft Power Platform is a line of business intelligence, application development, and app connectivity software applications. The Power Platform family of products include:
- Power BI, software for visualizing data with different kinds of charts
- Power Apps, graphical software for writing low-code custom business applications
- Power Automate, formerly Microsoft Flow, for implementing business workflow products
- Power Virtual Agents, software for writing chatbots
For more information on the classes that LRS Education Services offers, check out the following blog post.
“The instructor’s relaxed approach helped make the class easier and more enjoyable. His depth of knowledge of the topic was obvious. Well done!” —Student