Wednesday, 30 July 2008

.NET 3.5 Microsoft Courseware with IEEE Computer Society

I logged on to the IEEE Computer Society site for the first time in a few months today and got a pleasant surprise when I saw that at least some of the latest .NET 3.5 courseware is available free (usually £210.33 last time I looked) to members. It even includes courses on the ADO.NET Data Services and the Entity Framework.

I've done a few of the course they provide before including the Certified Ethical Hacker course, and a bunch of .NET ones. The only downside with the .NET ones is that (at least last time I did one) you don't get the virtual labs, you do get the exercises though so you can setup your own machine and work through them anyway. There are bucket loads of courses available to memebers on .NET, Java, Databases (SQL Server 2000, 2005 and Oracle 8 and 9i), Cisco, Adobe, business skills, IT Security, SharePoint (WSS and MOSS) and lots, lots more.

So if you're not an IEEE Computer Society member and you're thinking of doing any self-paced at home IT courses then I'd recommend joining because for the cost of buying one of these courses from Microsoft you can have a years membership, a great magazine (Computer) every month, and lots and lots of free courses!

Oh and well done to Microsoft for supporting IEEE Computer Society members in this way.

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