Microsoft Virtual Academy Pumps Up Online Offerings (Again)
For the past two-three years, Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) has been steadily boosting its considerable investment in bite-sized learning content development and delivery. With hundreds of items already present in the MVA catalog already, the MVA team is upping the ante again.
As described in a June 12 post to the Born To Learn Blog titled "New MVA Learning Paths for IT Pros and Developers," the company is adding a considerable number of learning paths to that catalog.
What, Exactly, Are Learning Paths Anyway?
According to the afore-cited blog post, learning paths may be defined pretty precisely. Here's what the blog post says on that topic:
Learning paths are "curated sets of in-depth, practical courses that help you build new skills, gain valuable experience with the latest technologies, and earn badges to share with friends, colleagues, or even prospective employers. These new paths streamline learning playlists and help you to focus on building some of the most desired tech skills in the industry."
Those paths come in two flavors, one for IT professionals and the other for software developers. Here's what they look like taken verbatim from the blog post, reformatted in a table for easy reading and access, with live links to each learning path mentioned:
In particular, the PowerShell, Security and DevOps topics for IT pros, and all of the Developer topics, are sure to attract not just lots of interest but lots of traction as well. For those of you who work in Microsoft-based or Microsoft-friendly environments, be sure to check this stuff out. The price is right, too: It's all FREE!