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 status tells students we have achieved a high 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. In addition, the LRS LIVE virtual training option allows students to participate in a traditional instructor-led class without needing to be in a classroom.

Students looking for Microsoft Training or Microsoft Certifications such as Microsoft 365 Certified Associate, Microsoft Certified Expert, and Microsoft Certified Specialty 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 ( 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

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.

Certified new hires reach full productivity sooner, and end up having more opportunities for advancement. On average, certified employees earn 15% more than those without certification and are nearly 20% more productive. (2017 IDC-Microsoft white paper)

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.

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.

Microsoft trained and certified IT professionals perform 26% better than colleagues with the same responsibilities who were not certified. (IDC, January 2021, white paper)