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9:00am–12:00pm PDT September 3–4, 2014

​If you are curious about open source software (OSS) and Microsoft's role in this pivotal trend, watch this on-demand course with host Richard Campbell, of .NET Rocks! fame. Richard interviews top open source experts and gets tons of helpful information! Learn about working the OSS way, explore the culture of OSS, and much more.

9:00am–3:00pm PDT September 9–10, 2014

If you want to ramp up your game-development skills, join the entertaining Adam Tuliper (of DinoBurger fame) and a team of industry experts for an awesome, two-day journey using Unity. Learn how to develop Unity Games for Windows using C# and Unity, and see why Unity is the tool of choice for millions of game developers around the world.

9:00am–3:00pm PDT September 24, 2014

Web Devs, you have heard that ASP.NET SignalR makes developing real-time web functionality easy and how it enables bi-directional communication between server and client. In this second in the MVA Web Wednesdays series, join entertaining experts from Microsoft, Jon Galloway and Brady Gaster, start with the SignalR basics, and ramp up quickly.

9:00am–1:00pm PDT September 25, 2014

Are you interested in becoming a game creator? Want to make the next Flappy Bird? Look no further than Construct 2, a cross-platform HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. Join experts James Quick and Shahed Chowdhuri for this half-day course, and learn to build a fun and engaging 2D game in just an hour, with no previous experience, using the popular "drag-and-drop" tool.

9:00am–5:00pm September 30–October 1, 2014

Get real-world guidance on developing universal Windows apps for Windows and Windows Phone devices, as Microsoft's experts build a working app using tools and techniques that can give you a dramatic advantage as a developer.

9:00am–1:00pm PDT October 2 & 9, 2014

Do you want to build up your game portfolio with help from the experts? Join AAA game maker Bryan Griffiths and indie game designer Mickey MacDonald for this Jump Start training with live Q&A, and see how easy it is to create universal HTML5 2D games and port them to multiple platforms, using Visual Studio and free open source technology. By the end of day 2, you have a fully playable RPG.

9:00am–1:00pm PDT October 16 & 23, 2014

If you have a great idea for a 3D game and you want to build it with the same open source framework used to create Assassin's Creed Pirates, don't miss this exciting event! Join the creators of Babylon.js, a free, open source gaming framework that streamlines WebGL functionality, for an entertaining deep dive into 3D game development.

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This course provides an overview of the new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product.

After completing this course you will understand the features that enable System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to:-

  • Easily distribute applications to users, regardless of device or form factor.
  • Perform software updates.
  • Device management improvements.

The course will also cover how System Center 2012 Configuration Manager makes it easier to service the rapidly growing number of connected devices in your organization, such as smartphones, tablets, and virtual machines, through centralized global configuration management.

Course modules will also show you the changes that help simplify the configuration and management of the infrastructure, how to use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to gain insight to and control IT systems through easier maintenance, improved security and simplified configuration, as well as a number of other new features and updates to self-service application delivery, integrated settings management, antivirus management, UNIX and Linux support, compliance improvements, security updates, the new GUI, and much more!

65 Points
Level 200
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Deploying a new desktop operating system can seem like a daunting task. In addition, sorting through the wealth of information about windows deployment can be overwhelming. This track provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to each step in the Windows 7 deployment process from application compatibility testing and volume activation to image creation and data migration. 

By the end of the course, you will have gained an understanding of the tools, processes, and best practices that will help make your Windows 7 deployment a success.

320 Points
Level 200
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Data Analysis is meant to provide your company with Breakthrough Insights that empower you to act and react in a competitive environment. This course is designed to show you how you can take advantage of the newest features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The 7 modules of this course will introduce you to concepts and practices such as:

- Developing and Managing a Business Intelligent Semantic Model
- Enriching your BI Semantic Models with Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
- Leveraging Master Data Services (MDS) in your Data Warehouse

You’ll get a chance to see What’s new for MDS and learn tips and tricks to using Data Quality Services (DQS). When you have completed this course you’ll have learned how Microsoft SQL Server 2012 can help you create secure, reliable, Business Intelligence Semantic Models using Analysis Services and how to improve the quality, credibility and consistency of your business data.

Exploring Certification? Free SQL Server Certification Prep Tools

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Level 300
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