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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Free Microsoft Ramp Up Learning Program

imageMicrosoft RampUp Introduction - Take the Next Step on Your Career Path: Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program, with a number of different tracks that will help you build your portfolio of professional development skills. Ramp Up has a solid foundation of premium technical content from subject-matter gurus, and provides easy-to-access content in a variety of forms that guide you in learning the important skills. Join Ramp Up (it's free!) and help advance your career - click on a track now to start!


1. Specifically Designed Learning Plans
We understand that different development skills have different learning needs. That's why Ramp Up comprises multiple learning plans, each designed with the unique learning needs of different developers in mind. Whether you’re just starting your software development career or a seasoned professional wanting to build your skills on the latest Microsoft technology, Ramp Up bridges the gaps you want to close.

2. Trusted Experts Guide Your Way
Ramp Up is a program built by expert developers for developers. Each learning plan comprises of premium technical content developed by renowned experts—famous authors, MVPs, and developer community leaders.

3. Success Is the Destination
Upon completion, you will have built a solid foundation of professional development skills and increased your proficiency with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. You will also earn agraduation award comprising discounted learning and certification offerings. That gets you recognized and marked for advancement.

How do I start with Microsoft RampUp? Your path to success includes four simple steps:

  1. Select Your Track
    Consider your skill level, then review the available tracks and identify your entry point. If you’re not sure which track is right for you, theRamp Up Wizard can help you decide.
  2. Sign Up
    Join Ramp Up–it’s entirely free. Plus, it connects you with other professionals while you’re building your skills.
  3. Complete the Full Learning Track
    Review the content and advance through the learning track at your own pace. At the end of the each level, take an assessment to unlock the next level. Once you’ve completed the full learning track, you will have gained new skills integral to a successful developer.
  4. Claim Your Reward
    Collect your graduation award, which will help you continue to achieve success as a professional developer.

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