Microsoft Press, the publishing division of Microsoft, offers a staggeringly wide range of training books to cater for all levels of expertise.
It claims that it has "the most comprehensive and complete range of titles available on Microsoft software and technology" - a claim that is not surprising considering the rate at which software and upgrades hit the market these days.
The series range from self-paced training, to the "step by step" series, to the "at a glance" series, to "inside moves" and the professional edition. Each caters to different needs.
Not only for the Microsoft-illiterate, it's worthwhile checking out the breadth of publications for a handy resource to have in the office.
We all know how important certification is becoming in the marketplace, and Microsoft Press caters for people studying to become Microsoft Certified Professionals.
The self-paced training program includes the Microsoft Official Curriculum, for those who want a head start in the exam!
The programs, which are developed with particular exams in mind, include hands-on lab exercises that teach you how to install, configure, and support Microsoft software and networking systems.
So if you want the know-how of a Microsoft Certified Professional but you don't want to sit the exam, Microsoft Press can give you the information you need. The self-paced training products include:
Microsoft Windows NT Technical Support Training (768 pages, three CDs)Microsoft Windows NT Network Administration Training (448 pages, two CDs)Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Upgrade Training (one CD)Networking Essentials (896 pages, one CD)Microsoft Windows 95 Training (1706 pages in two volumes, boxed, with one CD)Also on the Microsoft Press shelves are books teaching Internet skills - from building your own Web site, to using Microsoft Internet software, to learning HTML.
Programming skills and tricks are covered, and mastering moves for games such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, DreamWorks Interactive Goosebumps Escape from Horrorland, and Microsoft Hellbender. All can be easier if you have the professionals telling you how.
Microsoft Press is distributed in Australia by:
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Microsoft Press can also be found on the Internet at mspress.microsoft.com