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General IT: Skills Curriculum

Tools for the IT Mind

Planning for change is just about the smartest thing an IT pro can do. Here's a collection of resources to help refresh you career.

Career Preparation Toolkit
Find webcasts that provide you with insider information on searching, networking, researching, and interviewing for a new opportunity. Subject-matter experts share tips and techniques that will help you maximize your job search process and career growth opportunities.

Just Getting Started: Tools for Aspiring IT Pros
The Consumer Support Technician is a common starting point and Microsoft has many resources to get you qualified and get you noticed.

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit
The Azure Services Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and AppFabric.

Microsoft Virtualization Training Portal
Microsoft Learning offers a comprehensive set of certification paths and training resources that cover the entire Microsoft virtualization solution.

TechNet Magazine: Power Up Your Windows PowerShell Skills
When looking at your current mix of IT skills, don’t neglect Windows PowerShell. The command line is where it’s at for sophisticated IT staff.

Microsoft Partner Network -- Windows Azure Platform
Find training and resources to help build and deploy Windows Azure applications and cloud services.

IT Skills Tracks
Trends in IT Value: Expanded Roles Ahead
Cloud computing and virtualization are ushering in new operational models, and with them, new IT roles. The basics still apply, but it might be time to rehone your skills to take advantage of the new opportunities.

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