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There currently is a skills shortage in the Irish IT industry, so if you've got some spare time this summer, use it wisely and learn something new. Choose between dipping, or immersing, yourself into one of the fascinating topics below and take advantage of a range of practical learning materials to help get you up to speed.  

You decide how much time you'd like to spend on the topic you want. We've got all the information you need to get started on the topic of your choice!

Select how much time you can spend:

Cloud Computing
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Cloud Computing

Dive into Cloud Computing this summer


Half an hour:

If you haven’t got much time but still want to find out what the cloud is and how it will affect you as an IT Professional, watch this 37 minute video:

The Cloud for IT Pros


Half a day:

Want to find out more about our private cloud technologies? Sign up to the Microsoft Virtual Academy

And look at the following track:
Microsoft Virtualisation for VMware Professionals - The Platform.The Platform course offers a deep-dive into the important technologies that contribute to the core virtualisation infrastructure.


Full day:

If you've got even more time to spare, I would advise you to look at the information below so that you can dive even deeper into the technologies.

Sign up to the Microsoft Virtual Academy

And look at the following tracks:

Private Cloud

Microsoft Virtualisation for VMware Professionals – Management. The Management course provides an overview of Microsoft comprehensive management suite, System Center.

Planning, Building and Managing a Private Cloud. This track will cover the full cycle from understanding, planning and managing Microsoft private cloud offerings.

Public Cloud

Introduction to Windows Azure. This track is dedicated to provide the foundational knowledge IT Professional needs to be successful with Windows Azure.

Windows Azure Security Overview. Learn the essentials of Windows Azure Security by covering the security protection included at every layer.

I also suggest you go to the Cloud landing page on TechNet