Windows IT Pro Offers Master-Level Microsoft Stack Education for IT Professionals

Intensive Education Program Will Be Led by Microsoft and Windows IT Pro Senior Contributing Editor, John Savill

Oct 21, 2013, 10:30 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Windows IT Pro, a division of Penton, announces an exclusive Master-Level Microsoft Stack Class for IT managers, administrators, consultants and system architects.  The intensive, online education program is being taught by Microsoft expert John Savill, Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro magazine.

This 30-hour training class will be presented over the course of two semesters on Thursdays from November 7th to December 12th and January 23rd to February 20th. Instruction will cover the complete Microsoft solution stack, how the products work together, and how to implement and maintain a total data center and desktop solution. Key class topics covered include:

  • Advanced Windows Services
  • Active Directory & Group Policy
  • Hyper-V
  • System Center 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Implementing a Private Cloud
  • Become a PowerShell Master
  • Backups, Disaster Recovery, Failover Clusters, and Infrastructure Protection

"We developed this educational program to help IT professionals wanting a deep dive into the Microsoft solution stack. Last year was so successful that we expanded this year's program to include ten half-days of content with several new topics, including Windows Azure, Windows 2012 R2, and Windows 8.1," said Peg Miller, Penton Technology Market Leader.  "John is well known for his ability to make complex principles easy to understand and create a fun learning environment. This course will help attendees increase their value in their organizations."

Sessions will be available to registrants, live and on demand, until February 20th, 2014. Savill will be available during the live broadcast at the end of each session for Q&A.  Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion, as well as a celebratory certification pin and coin.

To learn more about Window IT Pro's Master-Level Microsoft Stack Class or to register, visit:

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