SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Server 2016 Training Classes

If you’re ready to learn how to harness SharePoint to enable your organization to store files and to collaborate in people-centric ways, you’re in the right place.  Broadview Networks’ learning opportunities can help you get started quickly—from product exploration to deep training and certification.

We have upcoming SharePoint classes for team members and end users, site users, power users, site owners and administrators and those folks looking to achieve professional certification.

Our SharePoint course of the month for August 11, 2017 is designed for SharePoint team members and end users who need to know how to use the team collaboration, document management and social features of Microsoft SharePoint 2016.

After completing the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Navigate SharePoint sites.
  • Manage content in lists and libraries.
  • Create and edit Alerts.
  • Collaborate using Tasks lists, Calendars and Document libraries.
  • Work with libraries, including upload, download, editing, content approval, check out/in and versioning.
  • Use the SharePoint social features.
  • Use OneDrive for Business.

You can attend our in-person Instructor-led training on Friday, August 11 for an Introduction to SharePoint 2016 for Collaboration and Document Management at our location, or simply attend the same live class from the convenience of your home or office PC.

To Learn More… Register today!

Pair your Microsoft SharePoint 2016 training with important soft skills training Learning doesn’t have to be one-dimensional any longer.  Imagine a combined Microsoft SharePoint and Managing Information Effectively class – business skills courses combined with applications training – the options are endless!

Register today!

Training & Skills Development

What is SQL?

SQL stands for Structured Query Language.  The Structured Query Language (SQL) is the set of instructions used to interact with a relational database.  In fact, SQL is the most popular programming language for databases and therefore is a highly sought-after skill due to its ability to work with relational databases on all major platforms to include Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft Access, just to name a few.

Companies that gather a lot of data require skilled individuals who can use SQL to quickly and easily extract key data elements and generate reports in a way that will aid in the decision-making process.

Why Own Skills in SQL?

Health care agencies, hospitals, hotels, banks, retailers, airlines, application development companies, governments and just about any organization and department need to organize all the information relevant to run their daily operations.

It’s no wonder SQL skills count among the most desired IT skills in the workplace.  Even if a database-related profession doesn’t appeal to you, learning at least one computer language is steadily becoming mandatory in today’s job market.  SQL will give you a good background on how to generate useful information from a database and what a great skillset to own when it comes to business intelligence!

Learning SQL

At first glance, the language may seem intimidating and complex, but it’s not all that difficult.  Fortunately for those of us who aren’t computer programmers, SQL commands are designed to have a syntax similar to the English language.

To learn some of the basic fundamentals behind SQL, attend our hands-on, instructor-led training classes at Broadview Networks on Thursday, August 24, 2017 for SQL Query Fundamentals and Friday, August 25, 2017 for SQL Query Advanced.

Other Classes:

Looking for something else?  Broadview Networks has an extensive library of computer classes.

See Broadview Networks Training Catalog to find your course today!

Training for Microsoft SQL Server Certifications:

To learn more about Microsoft SQL certifications, you may wish to consider the two main certification titles for Microsoft SQL Server described below:

MCSA

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification proves that you have achieved a level of competence with querying and manipulating data in SQL Server.  You should be able to use Transact-SQL fluently.  You should be a master of SQL data input and output and be able to return the data in any form required.  Some of the special designations are MCSA in Database Development, MCSA in Database Administration and MCSA in Business Intelligence Development.

MCSA in Database Development:

Earning a MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification validates your skills in building and implementing databases across organizations, and will qualify you for a position as a database developer.  Take these two courses: 20761 Querying Data with Transact SQL and 20762 Developing SQL Databases and exams.

MCSA in Database Administration:

Earning a MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification validates your skills with database installation, maintenance, configuration, and provisioning tasks, and will qualify you for a position as a database administrator or infrastructure specialist.  Take these two courses: 20764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure and 20765 Provisioning SQL Databases and exams.

MCSA in Business Intelligence Development:

Earning a MCSA: SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development certification validates your extract, transform, and load (ETL) and data warehouse skills, along with those for implementing BI solutions using multidimensional and tabular data models and online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes.  This certification will qualify you for a position as a BI developer.  Take these two courses: 20767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse and 20768 Developing SQL Data Models and exams.

MCSE

Microsoft Certified Solutions Experts have mastered all of the requirements of MCSA and then added the ability to analyze and manage data.  You can earn specified certifications under this designation as MCSE in Data Management & Analytics, MCSE in Business Intelligence and MCSE in Data Platform.  These specializations include training in developing complete database solutions, reporting, designing business intelligence solutions, cloud data platform solutions and implementing big data analytics.

MCSE: Data Management and Analytics:

Earn this certification and demonstrate your skills in SQL Administration, building enterprise data solutions and effectively using business intelligence data.  Take one of these courses: 20464 Developing Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases; 20465 Designing Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2014; 20466 Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft® SQL Server® or 20467 Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions and one exam.

MCSE in Business Intelligence:

Design, develop, and deploy solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organization. Prerequisite: MCSA: SQL Server Certification.  Take these two courses: 20466 Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft® SQL Server® and 20467 Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions and exams.

MCSE in Data Platform:

Acquire essential skills to develop, run, and maintain the next wave of advanced database and information solutions.  Take these two courses: 20464 Developing Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases and 20465 Designing Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and exams.

It will be much easier to pass the necessary exams if you have good training aligned directly at these certifications.  Training from Broadview Networks, a Microsoft Certified Learning Partner, will make your journey to certification much easier.

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Training & Skills Development

Protecting Your Organization from Cyber Threats

CyberSAFE [Securing Assets for End Users]

“End-user awareness and training reduces security-related risks by 45% to 70%.” – Reuters.com

95% of all security incidents are due to human error.  Training your employees to detect and avoid cyber threats is critical to protecting your organization’s data.  In Broadview Networks’ CyberSAFE end-user security training and certificate program, students will learn to identify and avoid the most common risks involved in using conventional, mobile, and cloud technologies.

Corporate Benefit:

CyberSAFE allows organizations to increase their security posture quickly and with minimal investment by ensuring that end-users are equipped with the knowledge necessary to be good stewards of their organizations’ data.

Employee Profile:

This half-day course is designed for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet, enabling employees of any organization to use technology more securely to minimize digital risks.

Course Outcomes:

Students will identify many of the common risks involved in using conventional end-user technology, as well as ways to use it safely, to protect themselves and their organizations from

those risks.

Training Credential:

This course is designed to prepare students for the Certified CyberSAFE credential.  Students can obtain their Certifi­ed CyberSAFE certi­ficate by completing the Certified CyberSAFE credential process on the CyberSafeCert.com platform after completing this training.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Identifying the Need for Security

  • Identify Security Compliance Requirements
  • Recognize Social Engineering

Lesson 2: Securing Devices

  • Maintain Physical Security of Devices
  • Use Passwords for Security
  • Protect Your Data
  • Identify and Mitigate Malware
  • Use Wireless Devices Securely

Lesson 3: Using the Internet Securely

  • Browse the Web Safely
  • Use Email Securely
  • Use Social Networking Securely
  • Use Cloud Services Securely

Delivery:

We can deliver this course either onsite using your classroom facilities or here at Broadview Networks.

Duration:

3.5 hours (inclusive of the time required to complete the Certifi­ed CyberSAFE credential process).

Exam/Credential:

CyberSAFE is accompanied by the Certi­fied CyberSAFE credential process. This brief online credential covers 20 questions, and is included as part of the course.

To learn more and gain a CyberSAFE certified credential, Register Today!

Training & Skills Development

Train your employees!

Having the right skills helps employees excel and succeed in today’s fast-paced labour market.  Manitoba’s workforce is our most valuable asset and experience shows that employer involvement in training improves business performance.  The quality of Broadview Networks’ training is even more accessible with the aid of the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant funding program, whereby employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Manitoba’s changing economy.

The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is an employer-driven approach to help Manitobans gain the skills they need to fill available jobs and to help employers develop the skills of their existing workers to meet the requirements of their present job, or to move into a better job.  Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs.   Employers that receive funding under the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs.  With the maximum government contribution of $10,000, this means that up to $15,000 is available, per person, for eligible training costs.

Overview
Fact Sheet

Broadview Networks can assist you every step of the way, from identifying your employee learning needs to delivering high quality, hands-on, Instructor-led classroom training.  Find out how the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant can help you.

Deadline for the second intake (training delivered between September 2017 and March 2018) is October 1, 2017.

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Adopting new IT frameworks and standards? Our training courses can help!

With the increasingly rapid pace of IT, organizations are strengthening their services by implementing recognized frameworks and standards.  To help IT teams successfully adopt these practices, Broadview Networks, in partnership with Quint Solutions offers a comprehensive training curriculum in both classroom, virtual classroom and self-paced, e-learning formats.  This portfolio includes 40 titles covering the most widely adopted frameworks and standards.

Topic areas range from ITIL® and PRINCE2® to Lean IT, COBIT, TOGAF, ISO: 2000, and much more, including:

  • Agile Scrum
  • AgilePM
  • BiSL Foundation®
  • Big Data
  • Change Management® Foundation & Practitioner
  • COBIT®5
  • DevOps
  • ISO:20000
  • ISO:27001
  • ITIL®
  • Lean IT
  • Management of Risk (M_o_R®)
  • Managing Successful Programs (MSP®)
  • Portfolio, Programs & Project Offices (P3O®)
  • PRINCE2®
  • Sourcing Governance Foundation
  • TOGAF

E-Learning Training Options to Meet Your Needs

Learners can easily manage their time commitments and fit learning into their schedule, avoiding loss of valuable billable hours.  The e-learning options for Big Data, DevOps, Cobit®5 and PRINCE2® gives you the opportunity to take the course at a much lower price.

Questions?

Contact us today to learn more about how our Frameworks and Standards courses can help your IT team deliver better value to your business.

Training & Skills Development

Broadview Networks Achieves Enterprise Partner Status with Datto

We are proud to announce that Broadview Networks today announced it has achieved exclusive Enterprise partner status with Datto, the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world.

Broadview Networks has exceeded high standards of performance to qualify for Enterprise status in Datto’s partner program, which represents the top 10% of partners, worldwide.

“As a previous Datto Elite Partner we are excited to fit into the new Datto Global Partner Program at the Enterprise Level.” Said Michael Orloff, President, “Datto is the right partner to bring Enterprise-level backup to any-size of business.”

“It’s such a pleasure to see Datto partners excel in their businesses,” said Rob Rae, Vice President of Business Development, Datto. “

Broadview Networks has demonstrated their extensive knowledge in the business continuity market, and has completed the requirements of this exclusive level of our Partner Program. We welcome Broadview Networks to Enterprise status and look forward to growing our partnership even further.”

For more information contact us today or please click HERE!

Awards and Recognition, Datto

Improve Network Performance and Reduce Complexity!

Unfortunately, the attack technology used by cybercriminals is organized, responsive, and designed to share information, while the security installed in most networks is not. It is designed to circumvent and exploit the weaknesses inherent in your accidental security architecture.

As threats rapidly increase in volume and sophistication, it gets more difficult to protect your system and applications. With Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions you can simplify and secure your network infrastructure while facilitating growth.

The UTM firewall referred to an all-inclusive security product combining network firewall and other application-based inspection technologies. While UTM appliances house a wide array of security functions, they typically fall into three basic categories: firewall/intrusion prevention systems (IPS), secure Web gateway, and messaging security features.

That means, among other things, you can expect to find UTM appliances loaded with security mechanisms that include a network firewall, remote access and virtual private network (VPN) support, URL filtering, Web antivirus, antispam and email threat detection and antivirus – all tailored to satisfy SMB security requirements.

To keep up with the constant change, organizations of all sizes must adopt a different approach. Fortinet’s Connected UTM solution delivers a proven, comprehensive security platform that optimizes your network. It integrates a wide range of networks security benefits such us increase protection, improve performance, reduce complexity, enable new technology initiatives, ensure business continuity and more…

For more information about  Fortinet Connected UTM please CLICK HERE! or contact us today!

Fortinet

Reach new heights in your career! Your career in the cloud is about to take off with our Azure certification and free training offers. Start today – it’s free!

Free First Look:  Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Official Course On-Demand OD99995AC

The Azure First Look Clinic is a great step toward learning about how to successfully manage and administer a Microsoft Azure cloud solution.

This FREE, ON-DEMAND clinic will help you to become familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure including the web-based portals for deploying resources and managing Azure subscriptions.  You’ll learn about Azure Resource Manager and how to use templates to manage resources.  This course also introduces PowerShell as a key tool to manage and automate Azure resources.

Contact Us to request your ACCESS CODE for access to the Free On-Demand Microsoft Azure First Look course which includes:

-          3 hours of On-Demand Microsoft Certified training

-          Integrated combination of video, text, practical tasks and knowledge assessments

-          Detailed digital student manual

And, since it’s MOC On-Demand, Microsoft’s official self-study option, you’ll be able to view the clinic when it fits your schedule!

Course Outline:

Module 1: Cloud Overview

Lessons

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing

Module 2: Microsoft Azure

Lessons

  • Overview of Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Data Centers and Services

Module 3: Portals

Lessons

  • Classic Azure Portal
  • New Azure Portal
  • Azure Subscriptions

Module 4: Infrastructure Overview

Lessons

  • Virtual Machines, Networks, and Storage

Module 5: Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

Lessons

  • Introduction to Resource Manager

Module 6: Azure PowerShell

Lessons

  • Azure PowerShell Modules
  • Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

Module 7: Practice exercises

Lab: Practice Exercises

  • Take an Azure Virtual Data Center Tour
  • Sign-in and Explore the Classic Azure Portal
  • Sign-in and Explore the New Azure Portal
  • Azure Subscriptions
  • Deploy a New Virtual Machine
  • Work with Azure Resource Manager and a VM Template
  • Download and install the Azure PowerShell modules
  • Connect to Azure by using PowerShell
  • Work with Azure Resource Manager by using PowerShell

Azure Classes at Broadview Networks

When you are ready to take a complete course, Register for Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (5 days) on July 24-28, 2017 at Broadview Networks.  With Broadview Network’s special MCSA Bundle for Microsoft Azure you’ll get a discount on the two authorized courses (OD20532 & 20533), exam prep software for each course PLUS an exam voucher for each title.

We also have a Savings option if you want to continue on for the premier MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure credential.

Contact us today!

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Free First Look: Microsoft Windows Server®2016

Microsoft Official Course On-Demand

This Windows Server First Look Clinic is similar to a regular MOC On-Demand course in that it includes high-quality video instruction. However, unlike a full-featured MOC On-Demand class, this free First Look Clinic does not include hands-on labs.  Students wanting hands-on practice will need to download the Windows Server free technical evaluation from the below link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016

Overview:

This FREE, ON-DEMAND clinic introduces IT Professionals to the new features and capabilities of Windows Server 2016.  It is designed to provide a broad range of knowledge across a broad array of technologies focusing on the pillars Identity, Compute & Networking.  No topic is covered fully, but students will finish the clinic with an understanding of the new and improved features and capabilities of Windows Server 2016.

Audience profile:

This clinic is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in learning about the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. People who are key influencers and technology decision makers in an IT organization will also be interested in attending this clinic and will benefit from gaining early insight into some of the latest technologies included in Windows Server 2016. In general, early adopters of new technology or people looking to gain early insight into new functionality in Windows Server 2016 will benefit from attending this First Look Clinic.

Prerequisites:

While there are no specific prerequisites for attending the course, students will benefit most if they have experience in the following areas:

  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2
  • Familiar with AD DS
  • Experience configuring storage in an enterprise
  • Experience managing an enterprise network
  • Experience virtual machines & clustering

Sign Up Now for the Free On-Demand Windows Server 2016 Clinic

Request your Windows Server 2016 First Look access code

And since it’s MOC On-Demand, Microsoft’s official self-study option, you’ll be able to view the clinic when it fits your schedule!

However, if you are ready for a complete course, check out the following Instructor-led format for live, hands-on, in-person training at Broadview Networks, 1530 Taylor Avenue location.

Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 MCSA – 20743

DATE: September 11 – 15

TIME: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WHERE: Unit #1 – 1530 Taylor Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Y1

PRESENTER: Broadview Networks MCT, MCSE

This five-day, Instructor-led course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality.  This course is for information technology (IT) professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016.  This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential.

For More Information and to Register
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Which Learning Method is Best for You?

Instructor-led Training (ILT)

Live, in-person, Instructor-led classes are hands-on and offer an intense immersion into product features that correspond with MCP Exam objectives.  Typically five days in length, these interactive classes are great for individuals who need to review a large amount of knowledge in a short timeframe and want to have a subject-matter professional and accredited Trainer guiding them along the way.  Instructor-led classes are a better fit for students who do not learn well in a self-study format.

MOC On-Demand (self-study)

As an option to our live, in-person, Instructor-led classes, these are self-study, self-paced courses for seasoned IT professionals as well as those new to the IT industry.  For an IT Professional who just needs to learn certain topics, you can use MOC On-Demand classes to brush up on module sections of a course and without taking valuable time away from work.  If you are new to the IT industry and need more time for practice and review, MOC On-Demand lets you learn new skills at your own pace and over a period of months.

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Training & Skills Development, Windows Server

Show Your Knowledge: Become Certified in Cloud Management Platforms!

MCSA Azure Cloud Platform

Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud Platform and is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more and saving money.  Designed so that any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure, it includes integrated tools, templates and managed services to effectively build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.

Microsoft Azure allows you to:

  • Use an open and flexible platform that supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices
  • Extend your existing IT through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions
  • Protect your data with the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018
  • Run your apps anywhere on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 22 regions
  • Make smarter decisions using Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics

What training is available?

As part of Microsoft’s Azure Skills Initiative, Broadview Networks is offering a special Azure MCSA Bundle that makes it easier and less expensive for you to prep for certification!

Azure MCSA Bundle:  Save on Training + Exam Prep Software + Exam Vouchers!

As low as $1,990

With our MCSA Bundle for Microsoft Azure you’ll get a discount on the courses for that certification, authorized course 20532 and course 20533, exam prep software for each title, plus an exam voucher for each course.

In addition, you get to choose the course format option you need to succeed, either Instructor-led training (ILT) that’s live with an in-person Instructor and hands-on; or MOC On-Demand which is Self-study for Azure Certification including exam prep and retake opportunities.

Course Format: ILT = Instructor-led Training or MOC On-Demand = Self-study

Option #1:  ILT & Self-study
Course OD20532 MOC On-Demand
Course 20533 ILT (5 days) Course Date: June 19-23, 2017
2 Exam Preps
2 Exam Vouchers
$3,500

Option #2:  All Self-Study
Courses OD20532 & OD20533 both as MOC On-Demand
2 Exam Preps
2 Exam Vouchers
$1,990

*MCSE Add-On
Self-study Prerequisite: DEV205Bx on edx.org: ( https://aka.ms/edxazurearchitecture )
Workshop 40442 ILT (3 days) Course Date: July 24-26, 2017
1 Exam Prep
1 Exam Voucher
$1,935

MCSE Cloud Platform & Infrastructure

Once you’ve earned MCSA Azure Cloud Platform, you only have to pass one (1) additional exam to upgrade your certification to Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Cloud Platform & Infrastructure. For just $1,935 you’ll get what you need to prep for MCSE exam 534 in one money-saving bundle – the prerequisite self-study edX course, instructor-led 40442, exam prep software and a voucher for exam 534.

*This MCSE Add-on offer is only available with the purchase of an above Azure MCSA bundle*

Purchase Your Bundle Today!

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*Bundle Terms and Conditions

  • Bundles are good on new registrations only and are limited to the Microsoft courses listed.
  • Bundles may not be combined with any other discounts, offers or programs including but not limited to SA Vouchers.
  • Full payment is required at time of purchase and bundles are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Microsoft Official Courseware is provided in digital format only.
  • Exam vouchers will be sent to purchaser once a passing score on the exam prep has been achieved. Exam vouchers are only good for a limited time and so by sending the voucher when ready for the exam will maximize your window for taking the exam.  Broadview Networks will not replace expired exam vouchers.
  • The above MCSA bundles will help candidate prepare for Microsoft exams 532 and 533. Per Microsoft, a candidate cannot use the same exam; to fulfill both the MCSA and MCSE requirements. You need to take a third, unique elective exam to earn MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification. The MCSE Add-On helps candidates prep for Microsoft exam 534.
  • Students schedule their own exams. Broadview does not offer exams at our location. MCSA and MCSE exams are available through Pearson Vue or Online Proctored (OP). To learn more about Microsoft’s Online Proctored exam delivery option and testing protocol requirements, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/online-proctored-exams.aspx

MOC On-Demand courses and course codes:

  • Each code contains specific information about the program for which it is valid, the expiration date, and other terms and conditions for its use.
  • A code may not be redeemed for cash, credit or refund.  Codes are not returnable and are void if altered.
  • One (1) code can be redeemed for online access to one (1) Microsoft Official Course On-Demand.
  • After course activation, the MOC On-Demand materials are available for three (3) months.  Access to an associated lab environment will also expire no more than three (3) months from the date of activation.
  • You will have six (6) months to activate your MOC On-Demand course from date of purchase.  The 3-month access period does not begin until you redeem your course code.
  • Each code may only be used once and cannot be shared.  After it has been redeemed, a code cannot be reused.
  • Expired, stolen, or lost codes will not be replaced.  Broadview Networks, Microsoft and hosting partners are not responsible for lost or stolen codes.
  • Course expiration dates for a given code will not be extended under any circumstance.
Azure, Training & Skills Development