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Blog Author: Aaron Smith | November 28th, 2013

 

Many postings to this blog have highlighted the importance of technology training to gain the most from your systems. The most effective training is normally that given by a skilled instructor in a classroom environment away from distractions, however we all know that is not always possible.

Once again the Internet comes to the rescue with a huge amount of training resources that extend well beyond technology. If however you do want to delve deeper into the technical side of things take at the Microsoft Virtual Academy at:

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/

Here you’ll find courses on everything from Windows 8 to Office to Server 2012 as well as Office 365 and Windows Azure. You can track your progress and accumulate achievements.

As mentioned before in this blog, don’t overlook the wealth of resources that are available on YouTube. if you need help with something there is certainly going to be at least one video that can help.

Beyond Technology have a look at:

www.coursera.org

which has hundreds to university level courses on all sorts of subjects available online and for free.

You can even do training directly on your favourite app with things like iTunesU:

http://www.apple.com/au/education/itunes-u/

and Memrise:

http://www.memrise.com

There are also long established players like Lynda

http://www.lynda.com

that offer high quality paid web based training on a range of topics.

Whatever you are looking to learn there is an online course you can take at your leisure. It’s the easy way to boost your knowledge.

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