Microsoft Virtual Academy

Have you heard about the Microsoft Virtual Academy?

Visit the web page for the Microsoft Virtual Academy at the following URL:

Description: Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure.

With the Microsoft Virtual Academy you have access to a great learning tool. Online courses are available in many languages to help you learn and hone your IT skills at no cost to you!

Available courses by topics:

  • App Development
  • Aspiring Technologists
  • C# XAML
  • HTML5
  • Virtualization
  • Managing Desktop & Devices
  • Server Infrastructure
  • Management & Security
  • Private Cloud
  • Business Intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Licensing

Available courses by product:

  • Windows
  • Windows Store Apps
  • Windows Server
  • Windows Azure
  • System Center
  • Windows Phone
  • Office
  • SQL Server
  • Visual Studio

9 Awesome Study Tips For College Students

If you are attending College you need to be focused on your education. This includes doing the best you can to maintain a good G.P.A. When you get out of school and start looking for employment you will quickly determine that G.P.A. matters.

Some employers even require a minimum G.P.A. level just for you to be eligible to work there! Part of your hiring process may include having to submit your transcripts that will show what courses you took and what your grades were. Poor G.P.A. or low grades may indicate to a potential employer that you either did not adequately learn the course material or alternately that you lacked responsibility towards your studies. Either way it is not a good sign to the employer so beware!

I happened across this excellent article at the Huffington Post. If you are in college I recommend you take a minute to read and study this article as it offers some useful tips on best study practices.

The article is entitled: 9 Awesome Study Tips For College Students
Article URL:

Topics Covered:

  1. Alternate Study Spaces
  2. Study and Homework Groups
  3. Make Flash Cards
  4. Take Tests
  5. Sleep!
  6. Don’t Categorize Yourself
  7. Go To Class
  8. Don’t Immerse Yourself in Subject Material
  9. Manage Your Time

When you take and complete a college course it becomes a permanent “mark” on your forward moving life and career path. Almost always, each course is a one time shot. By that I mean that you cannot really go back and retake every class in which you had a low grade as the cost and time would be counter-productive and possibly not even an option. Because of this you need to tackle each of your courses head-on and with a mindset to do the very best you can!

Welcome to the Impact Education Project

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