There is Always Something New to Learn
I had a really interesting email this morning from Microsoft Virtual Academy. This was something that I signed up to a few years back and had forgotten about till this morning. The Microsoft Virtual Academy hosts several technology based courses which people can take in order to learn a lot of the fundamental basics. There are several courses based around, programming, web design and implementation, cloud computing, security, mobile development and games development to name a few.
The email today was to inform me of a challenge which they are setting to those who are willing to give it a go. What the are doing is asking people to try to fit in at least one course from a selection eight different courses. The different courses cover topics such as cloud development, game development, mobile development, web development, hybrid cloud, identity and access management, office 365 and SharePoint. Each of the courses require between 25 and 38 hours of study. The only stipulation is that you complete them before the end of February.
I have already a good knowledge when it comes to programming but these courses seem really interesting so I have decided to give the challenge a go. I am really tempted to give all of the courses a go but I know that there is no way I am going to be able to manage all 8. I have decided that I am going to do the Web Development for sure and I may choose one more or possibly two more but no more than that.
Here's hoping that I manage to complete the challenge. If you fancy having a go at the challenge or you are interested in finding out more about the Virtual Academy visit the page here.
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