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Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) Transition – Extended by Microsoft

The MOC On-Demand self-paced online offerings are being retired as part of Microsoft Learning’s approach to keep certifications and training as relevant as possible. This approach includes consolidation of offerings and learning platforms. MOC On-Demand course offerings can be ordered through June 30, 2020 (extended from December 30, 2019). There is no change to any courses purchased prior to these dates. This means that any course and associated hosted labs purchased prior to these dates will continue to be supported through their license key activation and student use period. The final student use expiration date for all courses that are not already retired will be December 28, 2020.

 

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2019 Holiday Charity Recipient

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Once again, the Holiday Season is here, and we will be donating to our 21st annual charity recipient!  For those of you not familiar with our tradition; in lieu of exchanging gifts at Christmas, we donate money to a charity recommended by our team. This year our chosen recipient is Crisis Nursery, part of Children’s Home & Aid.

Crisis Nurseries were developed through the Crisis Nursery Congressional Act of 1986 to provide holistic prevention and intervention services to families with young children, who were in crisis.

Opened in 1998, the Crisis Nursery serves children from birth through six years of age; their services are free to anyone in need.

The Crisis Nursery is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.  Parents can use the Crisis Nursery as often as needed. The top reasons parents use the Crisis Nursery include the following: homelessness, domestic violence, mental health/substance abuse issues, home crisis, and for medical and other appointments.


 

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End User Security Awareness Training Now Available from LRS

Even with millions spent on security infrastructure, all it takes is one employee clicking on one wrong link to compromise critical data and information systems. Our CyberSAFE™ training program is designed for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet. From the CEO to the new sales representative, any individual who has access to an organization's information systems needs a thorough understanding of their effect on cybersecurity.

Delivered in a half-day format, students are immersed in the CyberSAFE™ course that takes them though the essentials of identifying the need for security, effectively securing their devices, and understanding how to navigate through the Internet and email securely.

An investment in end-user awareness training reduces security related risks by 45% - 70%. – marketwired.com

 
   


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ClipTraining eLearning Platform

For individuals who are unable to attend instructor-led training for business applications, we have added a cloud-based eLearning platform to our portfolio! Empowering end-users with an inviting, friendly, and easy-to-use design, the ClipTraining eLearning platform is a launching pad for all skill levels. Content includes Microsoft Office 365, Office 2019, Windows 10, and Adobe Acrobat. Contact us today to find out more!

 
   


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Google Analytics Training

Every business and organization has an online presence. It may be a single website or multiple websites, mobile applications, or any combination. Knowing how people and customers interact with your websites and mobile applications can provide insights into how well the messages, pages, and other content is received. Join our Google Analytics Foundation course to track user actions on your web properties and use Google Analytics' rich reporting and analysis tools to analyze data, measure discrete interactions on your site, and qualify the success of your web initiative!

 
   


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Cisco Announces New Training and Certification Portfolio

Cisco has announced new training and certifications in five key technology tracks plus DevNet certifications. These associate, specialist, professional, and expert-level certifications validate your critical job skills with the same high standards held for the last 25 years. Plus, new DevNet training and certifications help you combine infrastructure expertise with the power of programming to take advantage of the possibilities of intent-based networking. Launch date of the new training and certification portfolio is February 24, 2020! Click here for more information on how the Cisco Next Level Certifications will impact you!

"The instructor made the material fun and entertaining while remaining on point. He was excellent at moving the course along and instilled confidence in the students." - Student, October 2019

 
   


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Azure Courses Removal from SATV Program Looming

Several months ago, we shared Microsoft’s announcement to retire its Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) program. Based on the multi-year deadlines released, you now have only a few weeks left to redeem your training vouchers for Azure classes. As your training partner, we want to make certain you use your vouchers most effectively for your organization’s needs. Here once again are the phase out dates.

SATV Program Transition Schedule

  • February 1, 2020: Azure courses removed from the SATV catalog.
  • February 1, 2021: New contracts after this date won’t have any training vouchers assigned and existing contracts won’t receive any additional training vouchers.
  • January 1, 2022: Retirement date--last day to redeem training vouchers.
 
 
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Developing ASP.NET Core MVC Web Applications - CLASS ID: MS20486 | DATE: Jan 06, 2020 - Jan 10, 2020 | LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Cisco Advanced Contact Center Express Scripting Labs - CLASS ID: ACCXSL | DATE: Jan 13, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020 | LOCATION: HD-ILT
Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security - CLASS ID: MS-101 | DATE: Jan 20, 2020 - Jan 23, 2020 | LOCATION: LRS LIVE
Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals - CLASS ID: MS10979 | DATE: Jan 27, 2020 - Jan 28, 2020 | LOCATION: VIRTUAL
CyberSAFE Security Awareness - CLASS ID: CS2019EE | DATE: January 31, 2020 | LOCATION: LRS LIVE
Administering System Center Configuration Manager - CLASS ID: MS20703-1 | DATE: Feb 03, 2020 - Feb 07, 2020 | LOCATION: LRS LIVE
Business Analysis for Project Managers and IT Analysts - CLASS ID: PMI-PBA | DATE: Feb 03, 2020 - Feb 07, 2020 | LOCATION: VIRTUAL
NIST Cybersecurity Framework Training - Bootcamp - CLASS ID: NCSF-FPBOOT | DATE: Feb 10, 2020 - Feb 13, 2020 | LOCATION: LRS LIVE
Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 - CLASS ID: MS10982 | DATE: Feb 24, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020 | LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Google Analytics: Foundation - CLASS ID: APGOOGLEAN | DATE: March 2, 2020 | LOCATION: SPRINGFIELD LIVE
CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst - CLASS ID: ATCYSA | DATE: Mar 02, 2020 - Mar 06, 2020 | LOCATION: LRS LIVE
Microsoft Power BI: Data Analysis Professional - CLASS ID: APPOWERBI | DATE: Mar 09, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020 | LOCATION: BLOOMINGTON LIVE
Migrating to AWS - CLASS ID: AWS-MIMAWS | DATE: Mar 23, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020 | LOCATION: VIRTUAL
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