Free E-Learning and Skills Assessments for VS 2005/SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Learning (MSL) has just announced the availability of 16 skills products designed to help you build your Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 skills.  As of June 3 you can take these free* skills assessments and e-Learning products to prepare your skills for the upcoming product releases. 

* Microsoft E-Learning for Visual Studio 2005 is free until November 8, 2005. Microsoft E-Learning for SQL Server 2005 is free until November 1, 2006.  Internet connection time charges may apply.

Features

E-Learning products represent a total of 62 hours of in-depth online training on the newest features of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005, with hands-on virtual labs and offline functionality.  By taking a skills assessment, individuals obtain a personalized learning plan to help them understand if they are ready to implement specific business solutions.  Personalized learning plans include Microsoft Official Curriculum courses, Official Microsoft E-Learning Courses, Microsoft Press books, and other technical resources that will help them with their preparation.

Where?

Go visit these pages

·         Visual Studio 2005 Learning Resources: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/learning

·         SQL Server 2005 Learning Resources: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sql/learning/

Product details

E-Learning

Visual Studio 2005

Clinic 2551:  Introduction to Visual Studio Team System 

Course 2924:  Building Data Components in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005                                                                  

Course 2925:  Building Managed Code for SQL Server 2005 and Creating SOA Applications with Visual Studio 2005          

Course 2928:  Implementing Data Access and Security in an ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application 

SQL Server 2005

Course 2936:  Installing and Securing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005

Course 2937:  Administering and Monitoring Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                     

Course 2938:  Data Availability Features in Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                      

Course 2939:  Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                                           

Course 2940:  Building Services and Notifications Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                   

Course 2941:  Creating the Data Access Tier Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                        

Course 2944:  Updating Your Reporting Skills to Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Reporting Services

 

Skills Assessments

Visual Studio 2005

AS27A: What’s New in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005

AS27B What’s New in ASP.NET 2.0

SQL Server 2005

AS22A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Database Administrators

AS23A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Database Developers

AS24 A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Business Intelligence Developers

Free E-Learning and Skills Assessments for VS 2005/SQL Server 2005