Jerry Nixon @Work: #MVA: Finally something Free! from Microsoft

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

#MVA: Finally something Free! from Microsoft

What’s Microsoft Virtual Academy?

imageMVA is a fully cloud-based learning experience focusing on Microsoft Cloud Technologies. You can access a variety of training content online and become one of the renowned experts in the IT Pro community around the world. MVA provides its users with a virtual university experience: the student can select a track and study the material and then do the self-assessment. By doing so, he will collect points that will promote him to a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level. Students on MVA can get access to all the information, statistics and advancements of their training career, allowing them to maintain a long-term relationship with Microsoft. Learning through MVA is free of charge, and you can study the contents at any time and at your own pace.

The MVA platform is hosted on the latest Microsoft Azure technology, which guarantees that your learning experience will flow uninterruptedly for the best online learning experience ever!

Who is Eligible?

Anybody interested in growing professionally and to follow along in a training environment completely free of charge can take part in the MVA. The only thing the interested user needs to do to participate is to register on the platform with a Windows Live ID to get access to the training resources. There is no minimum level of technical expertise required.

What are Bonus Points?

Bonus points are awarded every time you successfully complete all requirements for a course. This means you will have to have viewed all content and passed all self-assessments related to that course. We implemented the bonus point system a few weeks after the launch of MVA. Therefore, all users who had successfully completed a course prior to the Bonus Point System being implemented will receive these automatically on May 31 in line with a bigger change in the point scaling logic.

Is it free?

Yes, there is no cost for this service. Students can use any of the resources available on the cloud without restrictions.

Learn even more here.