The course content was spot on! Paul is an excellent instructor and makes the course interesting and keeps you engaged with his brilliant humor. I have thoroughly enjoyed it!
New coffee machine is great!
Thoroughly enjoyed this class. A good mix of lectures, labs and banter.
Classroom and facilities were great, with a nice selection of drinks. Thanks ‘Captain’.
Paul is an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable, and has a great personality. He deserves a new bike!
I was my first time doing a course remotely. It worked perfectly fine.
Great course and instructor. The content is very organized and exact.
An excellent course.
Fantastic course, and very good classroom and facilities.
Course was set out well, with a nice pace.
The labs were great. The instructor Paul was clear and very helpful. He would park unrelated questions well, and continue with the training – those parked questions were answered during lab time. Great.
We are implementing MIM in our organization. One of our partners had done this MIM training in Oxford, and he suggested I should come here, to the source of the expertise, to be explained in detail how MIM works. It’s a difficult system to understand how it works. The instructor is a very experienced guy, there is so much material to get through. He’s joking sometimes and showing explanations very well – an excellent lecturer. I have learned so much I can carry into our MIM project. It’s a very worthwhile course.
I like to take this course in the classroom, I like to be able to ask questions directly to the lecturer.
Paul was an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable. Sparkling personality.
Excellent. Very full information provided by a trainer who clearly knows his material well. Good venue, excellent food.
Great content and great instructor. Complex topic, but the instructor managed to explain it in a way that makes it all understandable. Great classroom and facilities.
Excellent. Very informative and taught at a good pace.
Great course, knowledgeable instructor and very personable. Location was relaxing and a great environment for learning.
A good experience and great information. MIM is such a complicated product to try to pick up by yourself, so having someone lead you through it, step by step to give you a good grounding is probably essential. The tutor, Paul, is engaging, energetic, and keeps the momentum going. Now I’ve done this course, I’ll be able to more proactively keep things running and fix problems when they occur.
Best value course I have been a part of recently. I’m determined to come back for Advanced course. Paul is the best instructor I could come across.
The course has given me ideas as to how I can change my environment in the future for the better. It’s opened up my eyes in an area I thought I had a really good grasp of; John has clarified the nooks and crannies. John is thorough and complete in his answers.
A really great experience, a worthwhile course and worth the investment.
Excellent class. John covered everything I wanted to know, and did a great job of explaining all the details and nuances.
John Craddock is extremely knowledgeable on all sorts of legacy and modern authentication protocols, and is able explain them and their advantages/disadvantages with real world example scenarios. I highly recommend this class for anyone that is interested in the subject, beginner or veteran.
Excellent! This class was well put together, and right on the money as far as problems we are facing. It helped tie together several loose ends regarding how the new cloud infrastructure and the old on premise infrastructure can be used together to create a both secure and user friendly environment.
Excellent content and very thorough. The course shows the background mechanics for application and session management in Azure. It fills in a lot of grey areas.
The course was excellent. John is extremely knowledgeable, and takes the time to understand his students and some of the pain points they are going through.
Great content and Paul (the instructor) did a great job.
This course is great, just what I needed to know. If you need MIM training, you need to go to Oxford Computer Training because they are the MIM trainers!
The content and pace were both perfect. Paul was an exceptional trainer. Very happy.
The course was really good and it was tailored to what we required as a team.
The course gave me a good overview and understanding of even more of the stuff I need to fully understand.
Doing a private course with my colleagues it felt more comfortable asking questions, and it was nice to do it in a familiar environment.
A good course – engaging and detailed, providing a good operational understanding of the product.
Learning with colleagues on a private course meant we had personalized targeted training.
I’m glad I did this course online as there was an opportunity for me to review the presentations to help me really understand the material.I have time constraints but I was able to do it over several weeks.
Paul is a great teacher, really enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all things MIM! He’s happy to answer all questions and explain in detail not only why but how to implement the solution. It was very helpful to work through labs with colleagues on this private training.
Excellent course. I liked the self paced course as I didn’t feel rushed and I was able to study on my own.
Excellent. Paul is a fun instructor, he moves quickly but he explains in a way that’s easy to retain information and makes a dry topic fun.
Although I have spent some time working with Azure AD Connect in certain scenarios, I found it extremely useful to look at and find out about other features in Azure AD Connect that I haven’t used before. Lots of useful extra info as well, even in the areas that I thought I already knew!It was quite straightforward to use the online presentations and tutorials. The labs were good and all worked for me as described in the notes and demos.
Excellent instruction – the technical discussion was broken down into easy to understand segments.
The instructor was a great speaker, very engaging and highly knowledgeable of the product.
The course was very thorough for a foundation course. and Paul, (the instructor) was great about answering questions and explaining the details.
I thought that the tutor, Paul, did an excellent job instructing such a complex and vast tool. I feel more confident returning to my company to help with our MIM implementation.
I always prefer in-person training rather than virtual (via Skype), however, Paul made sure to include us who were joining via the Microsoft Teams app in conversations in the classroom.
Excellent course and very detailed. Learning self-paced was suitable for me as I was able to do the course in times that suited my schedule, and at my own pace.
The instructor is very professional. I found the training very helpful for my work, and I hope I can come back for the MIM Expert course.Since everyone on this private course is working in the same company, there were common questions but they all were regarding our environment from different views (SAP, Helpdesk, operations). A very good experience.
The course was excellent. Paul covered lots of information, is very knowledgeable on the subject, and I learned a lot from this training. It was great to have an instructor who is an expert in MIM and who could easily share his knowledge with our team.The Skype training worked well so that all team members globally could attend and learn together. Being able to give everyone the training at once and hear others’ questions and comments was very valuable. Being able to combine parts of two courses (Foundation and Advanced) also was great as we could customize the training to be specific to what we needed to know.
Excellent. No problems whatsoever with Skype – everything worked great, and I could could chat with colleagues via Skype in different sessions to figure out the correct questions to ask.
Interesting course. Paul is a good instructor, he explains things well and clarifies when there are questions. I definitely have an understanding now of MIM and its capabilities.
The instructor has all the knowledge we needed. The labs were very helpful, and the virtual machines always worked well with no problems. The benefit of a private course was that we can ask for more details on specific subjects we think we will use in our organization.
As always, a fantastic course. This MIM Advanced course definitely had way more content to consume [than the MIM Foundation], and pretty much answered all outstanding questions. I’ll definitely need to go through it a second or third time.
Learning online is great. Plenty of time to dig into the content with no distractions.
The instructor Paul was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Well delivered. Clear explanations. Clearly a knowledgable instructor.
Excellent in depth content in advanced techniques.
Very informative. Paul the trainer, has extensive knowledge of the MIM product suite.
The course was very good. Troubleshooting issues within MIM will be easier as of now. Paul was an excellent trainer who knows what he is talking about. Overall, it was a real learning experience!
Good course, good instructor – very helpful. Would be happy to be taught by him again.
Excellent. The course gives a comprehensive introduction to MIM. It gives a clear description of the product’s capabilities and how to implement it.
Paul [the trainer] was both very knowledgeable and personable. His ability to relay complex information is a critical reason why we are planning to have him back. Study and lab materials were amazingly detailed, concise and accurate. Great job. Thank you so much.
Paul was an excellent instructor who knows the topics very well. He explained the various sections clearly and was a great help with the labs.
Great course, very precise labs manuals. Instructor very well versed in the course topic.
Paul [the trainer] is confident on the subject, fun and helpful in class.
Excellent instructor. Learning by Skype is the best way. It saved my time not to attend the class, and I could still learn while I am overseas.
Love the Captain* , always informative and entertaining.
[*the instructor, Paul Captainino]
Excellent. The instructor was very knowledgable and helpful. Attending by Skype gave me flexibility.
Extremely detailed, riveting and worth every second. The instructor Paul was entertaining and didn’t lose our focus.
An ideal course for the ones wishing to learn more about identity and access management.
Paul is an amazing instructor and explained everything in a very good way.
Excellent. Paul has been an effective and enthusiastic trainer, displaying a great depth in subject knowledge.
Lunch and refreshments were very good.
Paul was an excellent instructor. He assisted us through the labs when needed, and had lots of field expertise too – a refreshing thing to see as often trainers train and don’t “do”. A great 4 days.Skype has worked successfully all week I would recommend learning this way.
This is one of the best courses, if not the best, I’ve ever taken.
The course manual and lab guides are first class. The lectures and demos are very instructive and pitch just the right amount of detail. The instructor’s style of delivery is very relaxed and you can tell he is a master of MIM. I liked where he advised where something wasn’t practical, or bad design and not just following the Microsoft line when teaching the course. I recommend this course very highly.
Initially, I had reservations about learning online, self-paced, but the quality of the lectures, demos, manuals, lab guides and tests were so good, there was no feeling of being swamped. You can also pause the lecture and google the concept you’re at if you are not sure about something.
I can’t think of any ways in which this course could be improved, which is credit in itself!
This course was great. Jam-packed with good, good, good information. I plan to take the MIM Advanced training course soon.
John’s troubleshooting class is extremely well coordinated, and you get to learn everything from A to Z of troubleshooting with modern authentication flows.
Best instructor ever! Updated, explains everything thoroughly, does everything logically, adapts the pace of the course depending on the participants, and makes sure everyone is able to follow. Excellent teacher!
A great balance between lecturing, hands-on labs and quizzes makes it easier to stay focused on the material and follow along, opposed to classic ‘classroom lecturing’ which will have you fall asleep and not learn anything. A++
As usual, John’s trainings don’t disappoint. His expertise and experience gives the learner confidence and, coupled with the hands-on labs, skills to take back to work on Monday!
Excellent. The lectures and labs worked well to provide a good overview of PAM.
Studying online, self-paced was great. The course has been incredibly helpful for me to understand this massive system we have just put in and I will be required to support.
I’ve just finished up the labs and all of the quizzes and wanted to send some praise your way. Thank you so much for all of the prompt assistance. The course support staff and my personal tutor were friendly and considerate. My questions were answered with such detail that it felt more like bonus training. The clarity of the lab instructions enabled me to work through the labs and all of the module material easily. The pace of the content was good.
Very good. I am very satisfied with the online training.
Excellent. Not only was the course informative but it also provided a great understanding of what MIM can do. I look forward to expert course.
I attended live via Skype from Shanghai. Excellent course content – exactly what I wanted, the lab environment is great, the instructor is experienced and patient in answering all questions. We plan to have all members of our team do this training.
Great course, great lab environment, the instructor explained things very clearly and was very patient, beyond my expectation.
Excellent. Paul was a great instructor, very enthusiastic and animated. The training material was well done and easy to follow.
A five-star course.
As I am deaf, I used MS Stream to add subtitles to the videos.
The course was very instructive and filled in knowledge gaps I had. Paul was an excellent instructor. Learning with colleagues on a private course was beneficial because we were able to have discussions specific to our implementation and how that tied back to the training materials.
The course was thorough, the labs were excellent for reinforcing and applying concepts, and the instructor was engaging and entertaining in his delivery of the material.
The instructor, Paul, was knowledgeable and engaging. Many of my classmates had MIM experience. I had no MIM experience but lots of IAM history. Paul was able to quickly answer both my novice and advanced questions.Our company asked for a tailored course and Paul provided that; we were able to choose a mix of labs and discussions that best fit our needs and evolving knowledge base.
The instructor was extremely knowledgeable about MIM and how to approach its use in a real world deployment. He did a remarkable job of demonstrating multiple, serial steps necessary to implement integrated MA and portal policies at the rapid pace necessary to cover capabilities of the product.
The private classroom setting made it much easier for class participants to focus on MIM for the duration of the class. It enabled us to cover advanced topics and stay engaged. The private class made it possible to have side conversations and identify one or more approaches for solving the challenges and problems that we have observed in our organization’s MIM deployment.
Paul’s class was entertaining, engaging, and memorable.
We had not had the MIM Foundation course, but Paul, the instructor, was able to fill in the background in real time while presenting the Advanced course material. A treat to have someone with such deep understanding of the products to teach us.
It was great to receive private training on MIM that covered our organizational needs.
When deep diving into a dry subject as ID management and synchronization, Paul’s overall knowledge and sense of humor pulled us through. Also, that he took time to review our goals and problems in addition definitely added value. I think private training, onsite in our classroom is the way to go.
A well defined course. The instructor disseminated technical knowledge effectively and was clearly well prepared.
Paul was very engaging and went out of his way to ensure our particular questions and concerns were addressed throughout the training.
It was valuable to have admins, engineers, architects and managers doing this class together as private training for our organization.
Paul, the instructor, is very knowledgeable on this subject and speaks well and with good humor, which makes the class more enjoyable.
Paul is an excellent instructor – knowledgeable and engaging. Many of my classmates had MIM experience. I had no MIM experience but lots of IAM history. Paul was able to quickly answer both my novice and advanced questions. Our company asked for a tailored course and Paul provided that. We were able to choose a mix of labs and problem discussions that best fit our needs and evolving knowledge base.
As always the instructor Paul went above and beyond on this course. I really enjoy his teaching and can’t wait to do the PAM course.
Excellent course, tons of information. I learned much. There is so much information in the videos that I keep reviewing them to get all the information. Looking at our existing MIM configuration now I finally understand how the system works.
This training did a fantastic job of breaking such a complex topic into manageable, digestible bits!
Input Input Sync Sync Export Export. Killer instructor!! Cheers Paul!
It’s always really productive learning with colleagues on a private course because by knowing our business we can think of applicable scenarios that match the instructor’s explanation.
Paul, the instructor, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Paul was very attentive to those of us attending live by Skype.
Course was great, tons of content. Paul is a great, easy going, fun teacher. It was not dull or dry, I was on the seat of my pants the entire time.
Excellent. This course was very informative. I highly recommend.
It was a good course with good demos. It was nice to have the time and opportunity to do things at my pace. The lessons and demos were so good I didn’t have to contact my instructor once. The experience of learning online, self-paced was perfect. A nice way to be able to combine work and course.
Paul, the instructor, was very knowledgeable and personable. His pace was engaging. I now feel more confident going forward with my FIM/MIM workload.
A good refresher. Paul was an excellent instructor and did a good job. I’m looking forward to the next class.
Excellent. It’s always hard to know just how good training will be, but this course was incredibly useful and has given me a solid foundation, so I guess it’s aptly named! As is the case with most good courses, the benefit was largely in having Paul as an instructor. He kept our attention and made the course fun and entertaining, which is of course why it was so effective. I hope to be able to take the next course with Paul as well!
I had a really positive online learning experience. It was nice to decide for myself when I spend time on the course.
Paul, the instructor, was excellent, well spoken, and very knowledgeable. Doing the course privately with colleagues is nice because we can discuss some of the issues surrounding our environment while learning.
Excellent. ‘The Captain’ nailed it again.
Course content and instruction was excellent.
Paul, the instructor, kept what could be a dry course, interesting and easily understandable. The classroom was well set out and the food excellent.
The course was very informative and very well taught. It wouldn’t be the same without Paul, who is an excellent instructor.
The food was really good.
The self-paced class was thorough. The labs were easy to follow, and a lot of the questions I had during the lab were answered further down in the ‘note’ boxes in the lab documents. I thought it was a really great course.
A very good trainer with a nice sense of humour. Even me, a total beginner, was able to follow most parts of the course.
An excellent course, Paul (the instructor) is really an expert on the subject.
The private course was perfect for our situation and team.
Paul (the instructor) was very knowledgeable and personable. He had an answer for nearly every question. Excellent.
Very informative and relevant.
Excellent. As usual from Oxford Computer Training, the course was well presented and thorough.
The labs cover the topics well, and follow a familiar style both from the Oxford Computer Training world and from the Microsoft world. When I hit a few issues I was able to sort them out with tutors Andi and Hugh. I found it very welcome to have James as well as Hugh presenting the video modules, adding extra stimulation throughout the course.I took the course online self-paced, and due to other project work going on, colleagues still invited me to meetings, and expected me to answer questions and review documents; the distractions meant I took longer than planned.
Paul has been an excellent trainer. I am pleased to have him teach me for a second time in MIM. I have gathered so much of knowledge of MIM!
The MIM Advanced course is very informative and well presented. It has definitely improved my knowledge of MIM 2016. Learning with colleagues on a private course helped everyone understand MIM 2016 together, which raises team morale in supporting MIM in our IT environment.
Great. Very useful.
Excellent. Would recommend to colleagues.
Excellent instructor, would recommend to colleagues.
By far one of the greatest training courses I have ever experienced. With a topic as deep and as wide as MIM, this course covers everything you need to know to get started with the product.
Initially, MIM is quite difficult to grasp due to a lack of clarity in most of the public documentation. This course absolutely, 100%, solves that problem and then some. Everything is organized in a clear and concise manner in the videos, and the labs are structured in such a way that they parallel real-world implementations and business needs specifically.
The experience of learning online, self-paced was fantastic. The pacing was just right and the labs were very accessible.
Awesome. Simply awesome. I cannot wait to take the MIM Advanced course. I could not recommend this course or OCT’s training more.
Excellent. Very helpful to current job issues. Learning by Skype worked well as I could attend from home.
Excellent instructor. Obviously deeply knowledgable. Attending the class live by Skype was useful and flexible.
Overall this is one of the better-run courses I’ve taken, online or in-person. I liked the format of the course, matching a typical Microsoft class with lectures and labs. I actually found the quizzes and exam very helpful. They were actually pretty challenging and got into the details, which is unusual for an on-line course in my experience.
Andi was my tutor and her responses via email were prompt and on-target. The questions that came to mind as I watched the presentations were answered by the time I finished the course.
Doing the course online was only way I could have taken the class. Being self-paced made it easier for me to schedule the training during a quieter period at the office, and to fit it around a one-day conference I had to attend this week.
The materials were extremely well chosen and put together. Doing the course online was perfect as I had extra time to spend on specific topics of interest and repeat hard-to-understand modules.
The instructional videos were super great, especially being able to rewind/rewatch and work into my schedule.
I have just finished the reading and labs. This is a heavy but most rewarding course for me, lots of new acronyms to learn! The course material is extremely well worked and instructive. Thanks for that.Note: See our handy acronyms list!
I loved the self-paced course, since my work schedule only allowed me to do this course in my own time. I also appreciated the responsiveness and expertise of my personal tutor, Hugh. In addition to that, you were able to accommodate my requests – much appreciated.
The instructor was knowledgeable and put the course across with some humour. Attending by Skype saved me 2 days of travelling.
Excellent content given the broad subject matter, delivered with expertise and humour.
The instructor was very good, and answered everything we needed to know.
Great informative course.
Amazing contents! It gave me a lot of undocumented knowledge, and that’s so useful for me.
This was useful course that clarified many things about Azure AD Connect. Studying online was good experience. The labs were very useful.
The instructor Paul was great at providing great ideas and knowledge of MIM. Learning live by Skype works great.
Excellent course. Studying online, self-paced in my own time was better than expected!
There’s a lot of information but it’s easily accessible and manageable. Learning online, self-paced was very good to fit round busy schedule.
Excellent explanations of the course information and the examples provided.
The course is very detailed, which helps me as a beginner of MIM. After taking the course I now understand the concepts and operation. As there is a lot of information, taking the course self-paced is even better for me as I have time to digest one module before going into the next.
I enjoyed the online course. It had a lot of useful information that you won’t find anywhere else. The modules were great and I’m glad I can always look back and refresh my memory. However, the labs are the most important by far as they help solidify the information from the modules.
I had no previous exposure to MIM before the course. I thought the course was very helpful and the instructor very knowledgeable.
I came to the course without any knowledge. But by the end of the course I am able to handle the MIM identity management with confidence!I am impressed with the training room and the facilities.
The course had a good balance of labs and lecturing. Paul, the instructor, made it interesting with his great sense of humour. Paul has a great way of teaching and keeps everyone engaged.The classroom was very good and has all the equipment needed. The food provided was great.
I’m very satisfied with the knowledge I’ve picked up in just 4 days, mainly thanks to the way Paul (the instructor) executed the sessions. Excellent.
The course is very well set out. Paul (the instructor) is very passionate about teaching it.
Excellent, informative and Paul (the instructor) explained things well.
Excellent! Had a great time learning all this. Thank you.
Five star course, excellent instructor.
Paul [the instructor] is a dude!
It was good to work through the various implementations to try and see how my organization will install this.
Excellent. Really enjoyed the course. This will be useful for when we start supporting Azure in our organization. It’s good to work alongside colleagues on a private course – we can ask questions and work through the labs together.
The course was a positive experience, and met my expectations and needs.
I know I have a lot left to learn, but the course provided me with the 30,000 foot overview that allows me to drill down further into the areas that I need to.
Learning with online resources comes naturally. I was able to manage my time and I have the discipline to complete the tasks at hand. I am looking forward to the MIM Advanced course.
The instructor, Paul, was not only extremely knowledgeable, but very entertaining as well. Paul has extensive experience working with PAM/MIM in the field, and by sharing his own experiences with the product the course was tremendously enriched.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class and would wholeheartedly recommend it to any one looking to understand how to implement PAM in MIM.
The course was very well structured, and was delivered in a professional and engaging manner by Paul.
Learning with colleagues privately allows us to bounce ideas off each other, and assist in groups to solve issues. Excellent.
I really enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to the next course and using my new skills in the workplace. It’s nice to all get to together on a private course, and help each other out on the labs.
Very knowledgeable instructor, fun and great diagrams drawn throughout the course – and lots of talking! Doing it as a private course made it relevant to our enterprise environment.
Excellent. Enjoyable. Paul (the instructor) brings a dull subject to life.
Excellent. The instructor took the time to go into as much detail as each of us wanted for every section of the course. I learned a great deal about each aspect covered.
The MIM Expert course was very important for me because we have a complex identity environment and now we can be much more effective at using MIM. Paul [the instructor] is, of course, the right guy teaching it! Always a pleasure…thank you!
The course is very interesting and very useful for me. Exactly what I was expecting. The instructor (Paul) was, as usual, amazing.
The course was really informational, and I learned a lot about MIM than I have done before, especially the dev side. Paul [the instructor] explained everything clearly and taught the course really well.
I enjoyed the online class. Very informative and up-to-date material.
Excellent. Doing the course online was good for labs. It gave me time to experiment.
The course was solid and emphasize some very important points. Learning online worked well for me. It would have been hard for me to do the course over one set period of time.
Paul [the instructor] did an excellent job explaining the basics of MIM. He was easy to understand and provided a wealth of MIM knowledge. Doing the course by Skype was easy.
Paul is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable. The course was very interactive, and learning by Skype is great way to take a course if you’re unable to attend in person.
The course was very good and material was well-presented. Paul [the instructor] was great and you can tell how passionate he is about the product and very knowledgeable. I learned more about the product than I ever knew in the past. Great refresher course if you support the product in your career.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and accommodating as I wasn’t able to attend all the class time. He was able to move things around so I got the material and I did the final labs on my own.
Paul (the instructor) did a fantastic job, and was deeply knowledgeable about the subject. The documentation and labs were top notch.
Paul (the instructor) was great! The class really improved my understanding of MIM.
The course was excellent and so was the instructor. I had some knowledge of FIM/MIM but this course helped me understand it much better from an administrative perspective.
An energetic and thorough training course. This was an excellent overview of MIM.
The course gave us a detailed insight into MIM. Axel [the instructor] did that in his professional but relaxed way.
Paul [our instructor] was great at explaining the concepts. I feel that I’ve a good understanding of Azure AD Connect.
An excellent course as I had expected from previous experience. Paul is an excellent instructor and we learned everything I expected and more.
Private training allowed us to compare our experience at our institution to the material in the course and understand how it applies to our specific needs. This is very important for us.
Axel, the instructor, had excellent presentation skills and knowledge. He answered all the questions even beyond the course topic. He had perfect time management.
The course was very informative and clear on objectives. Paul (the instructor) did a great job assisting us through. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and especially Paul.
I think it was very helpful for us to all be on the same call* to work through various problems. I think it helped a lot with overall learning, especially being able to all hear the answers to the questions. The training was effective, and I really did enjoy learning about how to set all of this up.
*this was a private course conducted via Skype
Great introductory course and enjoyed having an instructor who was knowledgeable as the product is constantly under development and incorporates many changes and new product enhancements all the time.
Brilliant class that I will be using in my daily job. I appreciate the insight and guidance that was given during the class.
The content and labs were great. There are benefits with being able to work together as a team without the distractions of the office.
The course featured very thorough lectures, helpfully breaking them up between hands-on exercises. The narrator’s voice was engaging. I enjoyed the self-paced course, it allowed me to work on the material at my own rate.
Excellent! Paul (the instructor) was great. He answered every question in detail and was very patient with us!!
An awesome online course. Although I have many years’ experience working with Microsoft synchronization technologies, there was something new and unexpected at every turn, that made the journey all the more worthwhile.
There is so much more to Azure AD Connect that meets the eye or is covered in Microsoft documentation! This Masterclass effortlessly strips away Azure AD Connect’s veneer of simplicity to explore and demonstrate important technical details.
The Masterclass helped me to understand and avert the inevitable common pitfalls, and so will enable me – as a consultant – to ensure effective, efficient and secure implementations for the organizations I work with.
Excellent knowledge of the subject matter and a good teacher.
Excellent instructor. Very good in depth training on the product. The labs worked well.
Very informative course – a lot of material to cover in a short time but Paul (the instructor) was very knowledgeable and was able to explain complex items very clearly.
I really loved it, it was intense and very useful for my career. John is a very good teacher and I find material provided useful.
Great course. Hand-on labs and test environment worked all the time. John explained all the details very clearly.
Excellent detailed information over the week about every aspect of Azure. Covered everything that needs to be covered on Azure.
Excellent. John was readily able to provide input in relation to various customer scenarios that the course delegates had seen.
John is one of the best instructors I have ever known. The content of the course and presentation was spot on!
The course was very well structured. I liked the way that John refreshed concepts that would be used in later modules. Hands on labs were relevant and the pace was good.
Excellent. The course was well done as an all-inclusive class that could bring any person up to speed on how to function and manage Azure AD Connect with the necessary level of knowledge to support Azure AD Connect in an enterprise environment.
Excellent! Doing the Masterclass online meant I was able to work around my schedule and adjust my pace depending on the material. Sometimes in an on-prem class, I feel like labs go by too quickly to keep the class on-schedule. I really liked having video demos of the labs.
The course covers a lot of necessary detail on the product, and Paul (the tutor) definitely knows the product and delivers the course very well.
Once again, a fantastic course, well taught and very engaging!
I enjoyed the course. We covered a lot of information. Overall I would highly recommend the course as it really covers a lot of MIM skills.
The tutor, Axel, was very knowledgeable and always knew the answer to our questions. Furthermore, he adapted the course to our strengths and weaknesses so that we could discuss things which wouldn’t necessarily cover only the basics.
The training is great, lots to learn but extremely well explained. Very knowledgeable trainer and the VMs worked well.
I thought the course was excellent, made very interesting by the enthusiasm of the instructor and his examples. The labs provided a good challenge by helping me to feel more confident going back to support our MIM deployment.
I really enjoyed the venue – I am a golfer – and the provided lunch menu was lovely.
I liked the course, it gave the fundamentals of how MIM works. This is especially useful as the company I work for is using it. I liked studying self paced. Responses from my tutor to my questions were prompt and on point.
The course was exactly what I needed and exceeded my expectations. A five star course!
The course was excellent, well structured to introduce concepts at the beginning and then slowly pull them together to show the final outcome. Very detailed and John has a wealth of experience to add.
John’s Masterclass has been a uniquely interesting, absorbing and rewarding experience: top quality training materials and lots of interaction with John and fellow attendees. I’ve come away with all expectations exceeded and feeling confident that I will now be able to address a number of challenges in my company environment.
Paul was excellent as a tutor. He knows the product very well and delivers the training remarkably well.
I have really enjoyed the training. It was very interesting overall. The instructor was great, he really knows what he was talking about and has excellent product knowledge!
Excellent. The course was brilliant, it helped me to fill in the gaps in my knowledge for supporting and implementing MIM. I will definitely be booking my place on the MIM Advanced course!
The overall training experience was good. There was a slight issue with the connection on the last day, but this was sorted very quickly by the Oxford Computer Training support team.
It was a good training, and Paul did a good job teaching us how to use and configure MIM Sync correctly – so we won’t be the guys whose fault it is when things don’t work as the business has expected… it will be theirs! Paul is a good and friendly instructor, I would like to do the next course with him! Thank you and see you at the next one!
This was a well-rounded intermediate course (even without having taken the MIM Foundation course). I would strongly advise other online learning participants to watch the video lectures, as they offer more insight than what is in the manual.
I very much appreciated that the course is offered online, since I could complete it on my own time. The pace of the videos is appropriate to the material, and naturally you can re-read or re-watch any sections which required clarification.
The course is very detailed. The labs are good. And I liked the fact the there was a different VM for each stage of the course.
Excellent. 10 out of 10. Paul’s a legend, a great trainer.
It was really great to be able to interact with John and him to solve the problems we inadvertently created while doing the labs. He is extremely knowledgeable and able to handle all the questions thrown at him.
Great course with great detail and in depth coverage. Enjoyed how the course built upon itself from beginning to end. Well lead and very knowledgeable instruction from John Craddock.
Great instructor and course. John has a lot of knowledge and can articulate it well through out the whole course.
Having been in IT for 30+ years, it’s hard to find classes that complement my skill set. This class was a perfect match. Hands-on labs were great.
A very knowledgeable instructor who knew not only the material well but was able to answer all the questions asked. The build up of knowledge throughout the course and reviews helped really drive the information learned home.
Excellent. A comprehensive course in terms of authentication flows and protocols. John has ton of knowledge and experiences on Azure Directory services and authentication mechanisms.
You cannot afford to NOT take this course if you are in the identity space.
The course was stellar and exactly what I hoped it would be, a launchpad for remaking my organization’s identity and access management approach to be driven by Azure AD. The lab environment was extremely well designed and full featured. The mix of lecture to lab was just right.
The instructor was great. He was extremely knowledgeable on MIM itself, how it interacted with environments, and readily able to answer everything we threw at him. On top of this, he was able to use his own past experiences to ensure we implemented things in the best/most efficient way.
Having a private class was really excellent as I was only with people from my firm so all the questions we asked were beneficial to everyone vs. some being good and others being irrelevant, which happens a lot when doing large class trainings.
A very informative and useful course. It helped me to better understand my institution’s MIM implementation, which in turn has expanded my troubleshooting knowledge.Studying online in my own time gave me a chance to replay and review any parts of the course I didn’t quite understand first time, which was useful. I had more time to process the content in comparison to a classroom-based course, in which you’re limited.
Paul [the instructor] was excellent and the course was dedicated to our needs.
Brilliant from beginning to end. The videos were highly informative, I genuinely enjoyed learning from the tutor in these videos. The delivery, information and explanations provided throughout were excellent.
The high standard of tuition in the videos made the experience very enjoyable. Normally I would prefer to be taught in a classroom but on this occasion self-paced really worked. I was able to take more time and revisit areas I didn’t fully grasp first time around. The labs and VMs were also excellent, it was great being able to do the labs at my own pace.
This course is what I needed to better understand how Azure (AD) works and interacts with on-premise directories/applications. The enthusiasm and professionalism of our instructor Paul more made more than up some drawbacks due to local infrastructure restrictions (out of OCT’s control). Thanks Paul!
This course was very clarifying, I learned a lot. It gives more insight in provisioning and connectors to O365. The self-paced experience was good. The course materials were very clear and informational. Labs were very well organized.
This online, self-paced MIM course was well-presented and structured in a logical way. It was very easy to do modules one at a time working around a busy schedule!
The MIM Foundation online course was more dense and fact-filled that I could consume in three days. I actually took five days to complete the modules. I was able to complete the training without much, if any, assistance from my online instructor, Andi, but I appreciate that the resource provided.
This was an online self-paced course, and the material and course layout were well presented in way that met my learning goals and style. The experience was great – self-study/paced courses have always worked well for me, especially in situations where I already have some knowledge of the course and just need to focus on specific concepts.
Very interesting course. Very good and funny instructor. Nice approach to the topic.
Really intéressante training with a enthusiastic instructor and a strong level of knowledge. A real pleasure to have followed this training with this instructor.
A very interesting course. All our questions were answered. Learning privately as a team means we can ask questions regarding our own implementation of Azure. Excellent instructor.
It was great studying MIM online. It was definitely easy to squeeze a lesson in whenever I had the time.
Paul, the instructor, was great. He was extremely knowledgeable on MIM itself, how it interacted with environments, and readily able to answer everything we threw at him. On top of this, he was able to use his own past experiences to ensure we implemented things in the best/most efficient way.
I thought doing this as a private course was really excellent as I was only with people from my firm so all the questions we asked were beneficial to everyone.
Incredibly informative. My head is still spinning (that’s a good thing). This Masterclass is an absolute must if you are working with authenticating to and integrating with web services, including new standards which are emerging. Valuable tips for debugging and identifying configuration errors when integrating nd deploying.
The course was an excellent deep dive on Identity – exactly what my team and I were expecting to leave with. We are much better armed to do in-depth identity troubleshooting for some of our big cloud and identity projects in 2019.
This was an excellent class lead by John and I will be sure to rotate the rest of my team through in future classes.
Excellent course. I enjoyed being able to go at my own pace and in my own time.
Good instructor who went through the course at a good speed.
The course was very informative. And because it was private training it was much more targeted.
Excellent. The course was engaging and detailed, providing a good operational understanding of the product. Because we learned privately, as a team, we had personalized, targeted training.
Fantastic! We did a ‘Sync Service only’ course which involved part of the MIM Foundation and part of the MIM Advanced, course. Best tutor for a course I’ve ever attended, it is clear Paul really knows his stuff!
It was a private course for our team, which meant we felt more comfortable asking questions, and it was nice to do it in a familiar environment.
I enjoyed the combination of labs and lessons. The labs did a good job of reinforcing the lesson content.
I studied online, and the ability to take the course a few hours a day made it easy to complete while still performing other duties.
I enjoyed the course and now I need to keep practicing what I’ve learned to get the information to stick. Hugh, my online tutor, was very responsive to my questions and provided lots of useful links when I needed help.
Studying online was useful to be able to fit the course round my other commitments. And I think it gave me more time to absorb the material.
It was great! Learning online worked out very well for me.
It opened my eyes to see that we perhaps have an unusual implementation of FIM here… I look forward to digging in deeper now that I have the necessary tools to understand what I’m looking at!
Paul is a great instructor. Very knowledgeable and funny! This is my second time taking a course via Skype with Oxford Computer Training. It worked great.
Paul [the instuctor] is really knowledgeable of the product and gave me a better understanding of the MIM portal and Sync MA. The labs were good.
This course was great. It covers a lot of the things that we had been hiring consultants for, this opens up a lot of possibilities for our organization.
The instructor was great. It’s obvious he knows this system inside and out. If we bring in a consultant he would be brilliant!
The documentation and labs were spot on. Best lab documentation I have ever used.
A great foundation course. Paul (the instructor) was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Paul (the instructor) was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the course.
This was my first time attending live training by Skype. The main benefit is working from home.
Paul (the instructor) did a fantastic job, and was deeply knowledgeable about the subject. One of the better trainings I’ve been to. The documentation and labs were top notch.
Paul, the instructor, is a great communicator.
Excellent. The course manual, the labs and the teacher’s knowledge of the topic were much better than the average Microsoft courses.
A great course. It was good to learn privately as a team because we have the same questions about our shared environment.
A great deep dive into Azure AD Connect.
Paul, the instructor, is funny and I had great class.
Very good deep dive into AAD Connect.
It was very informative and I learned a lot. The instructor was very clear and skilled.
The instructor, Hugh, was excellent – a man with good knowledge of the material.
Excellent! Paul [the instructor] did an incredible job getting everyone through the course. Since our company is new to MIM, he took the time to work with each of us on the critical aspects of what is possible with MIM. He understood that there were people in the room that didn’t fully understand what MIM was, even though they went through the basic course of materials. We had a big learning curve, but he was able to get us over those issues.
He is an amazing instructor with a depth of understanding in the materials, that made it a joy to be his student. My favorite quote from Paul: “With MIM the answer is always yes. But should you?”
Doing this as a private course allowed us to share our reasoning and our thoughts on architecture, innovation, procedures, policies, and best practices as they relate to our needs not just generalized concepts or assumptions.
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The course is excellent. A finer instructor for the course material one cannot hope to find.
Taking this course privately as a team meant we could directly relate the course material to our environment.
Paul [the instructor] was great!
The course, although densely packed, was helpful to understand the scope and configurability of MIM 2016.
Taking the course privately as a team was the best way to learn since we all support the same system and can contribute to cross-team support and suggest new ways to use the system.
Excellent course, really informative and far more than just what was written in the book. I’d recommend it to colleagues.
I’m always suspicious of “master” classes, however, I was pleasantly surprised at the material in this course. There was lot of information that isn’t commonly available, the labs worked well, 3 days is perfect, and the experience of learning over the internet was excellent.
Fantastic as always.
Paul is an amazing teacher and really takes the time to help you understand inherently complex technologies. This is the first time I have attended a class ‘remotely’ (via Skype). It’s a very nice and convenient way of learning.
Excellent instructor, would recommend to colleagues.
A real in-depth MIM course, as I didn’t see anywhere else. Paul is just a great trainer with a huge IDM knowledge.
The course was well composed and delivered. It helped me become more knowledgeable with Azure AD Connect. I appreciate all your efforts, and work, in keeping the material updated. Thanks for everything, Hugh!
Hugh was an excellent instructor who taught the material well, made it easy to learn, and assisted when we were going through the labs.
It was good to be in a small classroom, it made it more engaging.
Everything was spot-on.
The course was detailed and the instructor was good.
I found the training very informative and right to the point. The advantage of me attending this course via Skype was that I could carry on with labs and revision after the classroom session had ended.
Paul [the instructor] was very engaging and enthusiastic. He made MIM fun!
I found this course extremely helpful in understanding the inner workings of MIM.
It was great. Nice to be able to discuss and talk about company related stuff.
A very detailed course. The questions at the end of each module were a bit more difficult than I expected. Overall, it was a very good course.
Excellent. The MIM Advanced course gives insight into the internal logic of MIM – its components and processes – and full coverage of how it integrates in and delivers common IT processes.
Paul [the instructor] has been, as always, very knowledgeable in all areas related to IDM. His experience as well as delivery has tremendously helped in my understanding and in my next steps.
Instructor had excellent teaching skills and amazingly profound knowledge of the matter. And yes, he’s always right! The course was well balanced, and it was very good to learn with colleagues.
A very great course. Very useful to learn privately with colleagues. We can speak deeper about some specific cases.
Excellent! I have never had an instructor with the amount of knowledge that John has before. It was absolutely useful to learn with my colleagues privately.
A very good and educational course. I am very satisfied with the technical level and the course. Being a private course I could have good discussions with my colleagues.
I have had a great learning experience and the content feels really useful. It´s been 5 great days. It was useful to learn alongside my colleagues.
Attending the Identity Masterclass as a private course was excellent because you could discuss things with colleagues in breaks during the course.
If you work in the identity field and with Microsoft Azure this course is for you. John is a great instructor with lot of experience and knowledge. Excellent.
All expectations about the course were met. John is very skilled as a trainer. Top 5 of all the courses I’ve ever had.
The instructor Paul is the right one for MIM courses! His knowledge and his personality are amazing. Thanks Paul!
Doing a private course is recommended. When doing this with your own team and there are different knowledge levels between attendees, the instructor can flexible.
A very good overview of how MIM works. It was pretty easy to find time to do the course.
Paul [the instructor] made a very complex subject interesting and very entertaining. He has a wonderful teaching style and personality. Paul was able to use the terminology that is familiar for us to help connect what he was teaching to what we are doing.
Paul [the instructor] was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions. As it was a private course, it was more relaxed and discussions about the course material were more relevant to our network.
Excellent course that shines light into some of the more “mystical” parts of MIM.
This is a very complex product. The training was in depth, and some parts went a little deeper than others. I learned things that will be used in our environment.
Great! The course was well taught and demonstrated well in the labs and course book.
Excellent private course. I find it much easier to learn alongside colleagues in a familiar environment.
Very useful. It filled in gaps in my knowledge that I wasn’t aware that I had, and for greater depth around Azure AD and AAD Connect capabilities, and ADFS. Paul was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic as always.
At it was a private course we could share our joint knowledge and experiences.
The MIM 2016 Foundation course was well designed and covered a lot to get you started in the world of IDM/MIM.
Paul [the instructor] was thorough with his delivery explained concepts in depth where needed. I would 100% recommend this course and Paul for anyone looking to start in the world of MIM.
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The training was very thorough and detailed. I initially approached the training assuming it was probably going to be overkill learning key concepts and a UI, but I was pleasantly surprised!
That’s a lot of information in a short period of time. My head still hurts! Well organized and presented. The instructor was funny, entertaining, and full of knowledge of the subject.
A great overview and navigation of MIM.
The MIM Foundation course was very valuable to me. I came in with a limited knowledge of MIM, and left with a page full of tasks I am ready to implement in MIM in my organization! Paul is a superb instructor!
This is a great course and its contents are precisely what is needed to become a MIM expert.
Very happy. Never been in a class this way [via Skype] but it worked out well.
Very happy with the training.
Excellent instructor. All good.
The training was extremely helpful and will allow me to make decisions on our installation.
Simply awesome! Learned a lot of new things and Paul is simply the best instructor in the world.
The course was very informative and I really liked the labs as I learn better when doing it myself. Paul is a great teacher.
Excellent. A professionally-led course with expertise-driven content! The instructor was easy to talk to and had a welcoming attitude towards questions.
Hugh [my personal tutor] was very patient and clear in answering all my queries. He has helped me understand the concepts clearly.
A very well presented course. Well paced and excellent examples given in the lab modules.
Excellent. Wonderful learning experience – can’t wait for the advanced course!
The Azure AD Connect Masterclass goes into great detail about Azure AD Connect, and this information is not found anywhere in the Microsoft documentation that I have seen so far. Through the access that OCG has with Microsoft, the Masterclass goes to the bones of AAD Connect and gives you great insight into what’s going on underneath.
I have used this product for a while, but there are some things I do where I don’t really have a good understanding of what’s going on. But this class makes it clear.
The instructor, Hugh, is very good – he has great insight, and hands-on experience. The way he explains it you know he’s been in identity management for a long time. He has a great understanding of the product.
This course will help me in a lot of ways – the most important being what I should and should NOT do, disaster recovery and so on. The class goes in to great detail about what to avoid doing so that I don’t get trapped later on… an insight into the future.
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It was a great course and I liked both the depth and breadth of coverage through a mix of instructor-led sessions followed by hands-on labs. It really solidified my understanding of AADConnect, how customers use it and what are some of the common issues they run into.
The instructor, Hugh, did an excellent job through all 3 days of the Masterclass. He is very knowledgeable and what I liked was how he was doing the hands-on labs along with us and helping us patiently with the issues.
This course was awesome. I learnt a lot and I feel more confident now. I have already started using these skills at work and my supervisors are very happy. The course, lab, demo and the quiz are simply great.
The course pacing was brilliant, and covered PAM warts and all!
Excellent environment and friendly and clear teaching methods. Excellent delivery and communication. Very useful.
Good environment, friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable instructor who engaged well with the class.
The way the course material was presented meant that the notes weren’t really referred to [during the class] except for the labs – which is good as it wasn’t ‘death by PowerPoint’.
The course was very well presented, and the pacing was perfect, to give plenty of time to complete each exercise.
Fantastic! My only regret about this class is that I didn’t attend it sooner!
I was very impressed with the quick setup and guidance with the technical process for getting started. The course itself is very well organized and the presenter did a wonderful job explaining what was important, the differences between FIM/MIM (my organization is running FIM, but plan to upgrade to MIM, so this was very useful), and explaining that certain concepts which may or may not be important, were beyond the scope of the course.
I thought the lab setup was an excellent touch, though I must admit that in the interest of time, I ended up relying on the demos, since I found that they covered the same material as the labs. I still intend to go back and complete labs that I did not do, but I wanted to be sure to get through the training material within the time I had available.
Learning online self-paced worked really well for me as a busy mum of three kids, and my tutor was responsive and helpful.
Very happy. I enjoyed the online training as it fitted in around my job and home life very well.
A compelling and comprehensive deep-dive into the subject matter. The instructor, Hugh, commanded a very impressive handle of the subject manner, and was prompt with answering all questions.
I really enjoyed the Masterclass because of the depth of subject matter, the high quality of the instruction and the training materials. The instructor really knows his stuff! I was also very surprised by the depth that is available in Azure AD Connect that I wasn’t aware of before. The course will give me a great foundation of knowledge for the future.
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A Very Good Course. I could have used this course while I was deploying a working environment.
I like the flexibility of attending the class live via Skype.
I’ve been a MIM administrator for several years, but only really work in the production environment so there’s not a lot of opportunity to really dig into it. This is the first formal training I’ve ever had and Paul [the instructor] connected a lot of dots for me and gave me quite a few “Aha!” moments.
I attended live via Skype. It was a very helpful and enjoyable class!
Very happy. I gained a much deeper knowledge of MIM. Paul [the instructor] is a very good technical trainer. He clarified all doubts which really helped us in our current environment.
Before the Azure AD Masterclass started I was wondering why it would take 3 days to talk about a small, free product … but it was amazing how many topics were in there! Really in-depth and technical.
I was most interested in the synchronization rules – that’s what I wanted to get out of it. Now I know what to do.
James and Hugh are perfect teachers – whatever question you asked, no question was too difficult for them.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It’s given me more confidence to make the changes I need, and made me braver with Azure AD Connect.
One of the highlights was to see the owners of the company (Hugh and James) delivering the training, and the knowledge that they have! They know the product inside-out and their knowledge and experience comes across in the session.
These 3 days of training have deepened my understanding and I’m ready to make the changes I need to make.
My expectations have been surpassed! I would definitely recommend this Masterclass.
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One of the best external trainings I have ever had. The course materials were very easy to understand and the instructor gave us pictorial representation of everything descriptive in each module which helped a lot to depict the concepts in our brain.
Paul was very helpful and a great knowledgeable person, and most interesting and witty person who kept the training sessions interactive and lively which helped to keep us glued through the hours.
A good overview from basic to in-depth of AAD Connect, authentication and synchronization rules. It covered a lot of areas – some good deep dive stuff in there. Very knowledgeable instructors. Highly recommended.
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The course was very good, and lived up to its name of being a ‘masterclass’. It was very in-depth from start to finish. The instructors had superb knowledge and experience of this technology.
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In the past I’ve used Azure AD Connect to do really basic installations for customers, but going on the Masterclass has shown me the possibilities of doing larger scale implementations. It’s shown me some really exciting concepts.
The course has been written by masters of identity management who have brought really in-depth knowledge to the course that is hard to find anywhere else. Andreas Kjellman’s knowledge is second to none when it comes to Azure AD Connect, and this shows in the content.
This Masterclass is for anyone in identity management who’s looking to deploy AAD Connect in a large organisation. Whether you’ve used MIM or Azure AD Connect in the past, the Masterclass is for you.
The course goes through the differences between MIM and Azure AD Connect, and gives you a lot of things to look out for when deploying it for the first time. There’s lots of information that will save you time.
The hands-on labs have been really good, and there were some real light bulb moments for me on the course. One of the biggest eye-openers was how you deploy your infrastructure. Before I went on the Masterclass, I had a concept in my mind of how we would do it, but that’s been turned on its head by this Azure AD Connect course!
The course did exactly what it said on the tin, and it changed how I viewed Azure AD Connect from being a simple install, to a product which has a lot more flexibility to meet customer needs.
I will recommend the Masterclass to all my colleagues. The knowledge the course writers bring from their previous roles is invaluable, and it’s information you won’t find anywhere else.
Thanks for this excellent training, as usual at OCG!
It was indeed a great training. I learned a lot of things that are beneficial for career growth.
Great to have this MIM Foundation training which will be really helpful to our current environment. I would like to thank you Paul [the instructor] who provided a wonderful training and answered all to our questions. I hope we get the same in our MIM Advanced training too.
Excellent. This course had enough time duration for discussions and had neat lab sessions. The instructor is knowledgeable and helpful.
Great course! As a company adopting MIM functionality, this course provided a great introduction and hands-on labs to aid in our technological transition. Great instructor who used a combination of technical knowledge, real-world application and relatable brevity to maintain class attention.
Paul [the instructor] excelled at presenting complex material in a logical well thought-out manner. He was engaging and entertaining. Through humor and example he made otherwise dry material a fun learning experience.
Very happy. The course went into way more detail than I had anticipated. The modules were logically built up making more and more sense. Doing the course online at my own pace worked perfectly for me.
I do prefer in person classes better but as far as a streaming live classroom goes this was a great option. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the product. The class provided a great deal of information, and the labs were easy to follow.
Paul is a great instructor and helped me to understand an incredibly vast and complex topic such as MIM in a fun and simple way.
This was an *epic* week. Can’t tell you how many years I’ve wanted to do something like this. Hands down the best course I’ve ever attended. If you work in the identity industry and you’re somewhat aligned to Microsoft Azure, do yourself a favour and get yourself on this course!
John delivers an *incredible* quantity of context and detail. The course is very well scoped – mostly covering identity standards, so the knowledge we take away from this is not only applicable to Microsoft platforms but any identity solution.
The course is very well structured, starting gently by introducing terms and high level processes then nicely ramping up the level of detail and troubleshooting labs – all the while referring back to the overall picture to keep things grounded.
I leave this course feeling very well equipped to deal with the challenges I’m facing, have a quality dialog with technical partners in this space, and stay with the industry as the platforms we all consume continue to develop at pace.
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First of all, I would say “Excellent!” I have dreamed about taking a lesson from you, John, and you have provided an excellent lesson as I expected.
Lessons and labs are better than I have ever experienced before. Protocol in detail is remarkable. How each protocol works is useful for troubleshooting.
I’ve seen John at different conferences and I always wanted to join his Identity Masterclass. Now I’m here, and I’m very happy. John Craddock is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He’s great at explaining difficult things – it was worth coming here. For me the best thing is to learn how to troubleshoot federation stuff; to see how the communication works between the parts, the browser and the application.
Doing this course will definitely help in my work, because I am involved in such projects and when something goes wrong, now I know how I can help and what to look for, and that’s great.
John is great, and also the team I met here – nice guys, all on the same level, and we have exchanged experiences. So I’ve learned not only from John but from my colleagues here, and that’s great. A great experience to be here.
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This was a wonderful course, one of the most interesting and definitely with the best teacher I ever had. He has a deep and very accurate knowledge, a lot of real-world information and experience, and very nice teaching skills.
All subjects were interesting and well covered. The people attending this course were also very interesting and skilled, and shared a lot of their own experiences and recommendations, which was also very good.
This is a highly recommended course.
Wow! Probably the best course I’ve ever been on. John knows his stuff! I’ve learned more about authentication in the last week than everything I learned in the last 10 years. John is incredibly knowledgeable and shares his knowledge readily.
Amazing. Great course!
The only thing better than being in a top class training session with a fantastic coach is being in that session with top class attendees. The Identity Masterclass is very detailed and at a very high technical level. The knowledge of everyone – John Craddock especially – is also at a very high level. #mindblown
The course is very much a deep-dive into Identity and Authentication. The course material is very detailed and covered every question I had. Basically this course has been translating what I’ve been doing over the past year or so by myself and enlightening me on many of those subjects. Most of what we have been looking at here are things my organization is looking to implement in the short term – as in next week – or over the next year. So almost everything I’ve learned will absolutely be useful.
John is charismatic and has a great ability to explain and understand anything presented to him.
Best hands-on labs I’ve done. You can tell it takes a long time to maintain them since the documentation never diverges from the labs.
If you’ve been thinking about doing the Masterclass I’d say definitely go!
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It helped me to understand some complex topics which are generally not well understood by IT pros, and are considered more of a development area.
The experience I gained will 100% help me in my day-to-day job and also benefit my business overall.
Great experience, lots of useful information. Very well designed hands-on exercises and lab environment.
This was a great course, and it completely met my expectations. It filled the gaps in my knowledge.
John is a fantastic instructor – he is so passionate about the subject – which makes it so much easier to pass knowledge on to students.
The course was perfectly targeted at the audience and gave the right amount of information that was needed.
Very well structured and full of technical deep dives. Highly recommended to System Admins and Network Admins to understand the authentication flows.
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I greatly enjoyed the course experience. Paul, the tutor, has a great personality and is easy to get along with. He helped talk us through how MIM could be used in our current system and how it could be built in the future to maximize productivity and automation. I enjoyed the real world examples and use cases.
This is an amazing course that is truly designed to move an enterprise forward in the Identity and Access Management space. Paul is a phenomenal instructor and always went the extra mile, in teaching our group the best practices for MIM, including completely understanding the contexts and techniques in to best leverage this technology.
Excellent course! Instructor was very knowledgeable on the topic and added real-world examples to emphasize the class examples. I learned a tremendous amount of useful information. Paul [the instructor] is fantastic! I hope we will be able to get more of his knowledge in the Expert course!
This was a very useful course and I definitely learnt a lot. I especially enjoyed learning the differences between MIM and AAD Connect (such as the rules editor and the differences in provisioning logic). I think the course content was pretty spot-on and addressed everything I expected to learn, especially around the rules editor. Thanks!
I studied online at my own pace and that worked out fine for me. I could schedule some learning in the weekends or evenings if I was too busy at work to do so. The courses were clear and there was a lot of things to learn by yourself in the labs.
When I had few questions about credentials for the lab, the answers always came back very fast.
It was fantastic. Thank you!
I had very limited experience with AAD Connect prior to attending the course, however after working through the modules and having the brilliant instructors to hand for any questions, I am now very confident that I can support our customer Azure AD Connect solutions day-to-day.
The knowledge of the instructor was very strong and provided good examples of real-world applications of the tool. Very detailed.
Excellent. Previously, I did the MIM Foundation as a self-study course, and this course was much more fun and exciting and helpful. The range of topics covered was extremely broad. Great stuff!
Fabulous course, very helpful. The instructor was fabulous.
The training venue (at Studley Woods Golf Course) was wonderful. I and another student stayed at Magnolia Park as recommended, which was also wonderful.
Very informative class – lots of good stuff. I’ve been working with Microsoft Identity Manager for about 10 years, and on the first day I wasn’t sure what I’d pick up but it’s been an eye-opening experience!
(The instructor) Paul is great. He takes a very dry technical subject and keeps it lively and keeps us all engaged. He’s very detailed in answering our questions.
This course is going to be a big help in my work.
I’ve been troubleshooting and managing FIM, MIM, MIS from an operations standpoint – users having problems syncing from one environment to another- and my job was to figure out why. Now I’m going to be able to help some of our senior engineers when it comes time for deployment and configurtions because now I know what’s happening underneath the covers.
The class was awesome – I can’t wait to take the next course. It filled in a lot of gaps for me – and for my colleagues who are anxiously waiting for my return so we can start making some changes in the environment. It’s awesome – very informative.
Paul is great – very knowledgeable and he’s funny. Identity in general is very boring thing, but he made it very very exciting. The class was awesome.
Me doing this course will help the business – we’ll be able to tie more systems into a single identity platform and make everyone’s life easier because we’ll have fewer passwords and usernames for systems. It’ll help with reporting an security, and the fact we’ll have a central identity will make the business run a lot more efficiently.
I can’t wait to do the MIM Advanced class and the Expert class!
Great! Best lab materials I have ever worked with.
Covered all of the bases and helped lay solid groundwork for implementing and supporting MIM.
I am very pleased with what I’ve learned, the way the course was put together – doing a lot of slides, and the hands-on labs work was very beneficial.
I mentioned to my wife last night that some people were doing the course remotely by Skype. But definitely for me being in person in the classroom, kept me accountable and didn’t let my attention drift. It was definitely worth flying here to do it.
Paul’s great! I’ve enjoyed his British accent! He was very knowledgeable and very helpful when we ran into any issues.
We currently only have one person that does MIM right now, so having done this course, I’ll be able to assist him with his work and give us, as a company, some more opportunities with other customers. There’s a lot of MIM work in the pipeline so I can be an asset to our company.
Paul’s training was as good as ever and the course met all of my expectations.
Excellent. I enjoyed the course. It reinforced some identity knowledge I already had. The rest of my team would benefit from this course too.
The overall experience was wonderful. OCG took care of everything which allows students to focus on learning. John does a great job answering questions from the room, and is happy to discuss topics in depth.
The class is taught assuming you have a base knowledge of Active Directory and other identity solutions, this is great, since there is no time wasted teaching the basics. Having a full personal virtual environment ready for us to set up through the course of the class (and after) is extremely useful. The labs do a good job of explaining a configuration or concept in depth once and then trusting a student to remember how to do this later; this helps re-enforce concepts.
With my busy work schedule it was great to take this course at my own pace, and allowed me to go back to review sections that I had difficulty grasping all of the concepts. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn how to administer the MIM platform.
This course was definitely a five star course. Paul was a brilliant instructor and very engaging. I was impressed with his level of knowledge and industry experience.
A very good learning experience with lots of very good content. Paul [the instructor] clearly demonstrated his enormous expertise in identity management.
The course highlighted very well the strengths and weaknesses of Microsoft’s PAM solution.
Paul has been a great instructor, and he provided excellent explanations of areas where we needed clarification. Everything we learned will definitely help us with our production MIM implementation.
Great instructor, knows his stuff and is willing to explain until the student understands. Very helpful.
The course is laid out great, and John is a great instructor. I really like his teaching style and the way we built up the material from protocols all the way to implementing Azure solutions.
John was great in the way he taught the class, and his knowledge is excellent. The labs were so helpful to understanding the course material. Any other class I take in the future, I will hope to have John as the instructor.
The material covered is exactly what I needed to learn to be effective in my work. John really drives home the concepts and encourages active learning methods through hands-on exercises. His method of teaching and infinite patience make the learning experience worth the struggle that comes with absorbing new technology. Very happy to have been a part of this course. Hats off to OCG and John for brilliant execution.
The class is an extremely technical hands-on deep-dive into the internals of the Azure AD. (Is there a level 500?) Seriously… this is a great training class. Thank you so much for putting it together.