Tag Archives: Training

Lynda.com offers free online training for participating library card holders

Lynda.com, the online learning platform owned by LinkedIn, offers free training through participating public libraries for library card holders through its Lynda Library program.    The library patron must log in through their local library’s digital resources website and not through the main Lynda.com website.  A full list of Lynda.com courses may be found at lynda.com/sitemap/courses.

Users also have the option to link their LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com accounts.

Lynda.com content is also available using iOS, Android, and streaming apps.

Small Business Administration (SBA) cybersecurity recommendations

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available online tools and resources to help protect small businesses from cybersecurity attacks.  These include:

Take Microsoft certification exams remotely with Online Proctored Exam Delivery

Microsoft allows users to take its certification exams remotely as well as at Pearson VUE testing centers by using Online Proctored (OP) Exam Delivery.  The user’s computer will have to meet certain system requirements and the user will be monitored remotely by an exam proctor via webcam and microphone.

More information is available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/online-proctored-exams.aspx.

Microsoft releases updated set of free Technology e-Books

Microsoft has released an updated set of free Technology e-Books on various subjects.  The full list can be found here.

    Book topics include:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows 10 and Windows Server
  • SQL Server
  • Visual Studio
  • Power BI
  • Dynamics CRM
  • Azure
  • PowerShell
  • SharePoint

Microsoft Build 2017 conference May 10th – 12th in Seattle

Microsoft’s annual developer conference will run May 10th – 12th 2017 in Seattle, WA. Live streaming of the event can be found at https://build.microsoft.com/ starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Time/11 a.m. Eastern Time.

Sessions at the event include Visual Studio enhancements and the soon to be released Cortana Skills Kit.

More information can be found at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2017 and #MSBuild.

SQLSaturday – Free Training for SQL Server Professionals

SQLSaturdays are free in-person SQL Server training events held in various locations around the world. These events are organized by the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).

Register for an upcoming SQLSaturday event at www.sqlsaturday.com.

PASS also has webinars, podcasts, and other training available at

Update: PASS is ceasing operations as of January 15th 2021.