Education organizations love our MIM and Microsoft Entra training courses!

Hundreds of IT professionals from universities, colleges, and schools worldwide have benefitted from our industry-leading public, private, and online MIM, Microsoft Entra ID, and Microsoft Entra Connect training courses, and ongoing support and consultancy.

Instructor-led training via Teams | Online self-paced courses | Private training via Teams | Ad-hoc support & consultancy

Providing a secure and efficient IT infrastructure within a tight budget is a key priority for education organizations worldwide. And with a fast-changing user base including students, teaching staff, and alumni, IT staff face particularly complex identity and access management challenges.

That’s where training comes in! Building the skills and expertise of IT staff is a very cost-effective way of overcoming technical and budgetary challenges.

If you need MIM training, you really need to go to Oxford Computer Training as they are the MIM trainers. – Neil, Infrastructure Systems Engineer, University, UK who has taken all three of our MIM courses (read his story)

Instructor-led identity courses for IT staff from education organizations – live via Teams

All our MIM and Microsoft Entra courses are available as public courses via Teams, typically in Central European time or North American Eastern time.

The MIM Expert course is the perfect finishing touch to the other two courses, and definitely leaves you feeling empowered to solve much more complex identity problems. Beyond this point, there isn’t anything in MIM that scares me anymore. I can’t recommend Paul Captainino highly enough as an instructor. He has an incredible grasp on the more complicated concepts in the product, and his experience shows in his delivery of the information. – Identity and Security Engineer, School District, US (2021 via Teams)

The course was an excellent way of gaining in-depth knowledge about MIM. Paul Captainino’s knowledge of the system and of the course materials is first class and his explanations are excellent. The labs are detailed and well put together and give excellent hands-on experience with the system. – Systems Developer (Security and Identity Management), University, UK (2021 via Teams)

Online, self-paced training for IT staff from education organizations

Our MIM Foundation and MIM Advanced courses are also available as online, self-paced courses.

The online, self-paced MIM Foundation course was 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. – Platform Analyst, University, UK

Private identity training for university IT teams

Private training is particularly popular with universities, with courses regularly getting 100% 5-star ratings from customers. For example, a team of 8 IT professionals from a UK university all rated the MIM course we ran for them as 5-star training!

Private course customers keep coming back for more! We ran our Azure AD Connect Masterclass (now Microsoft Entra Connect) as a private course for universities in Ireland and the US Virgin Islands – both of whom were already customers! Pre-pandemic, it was our instructor Paul’s third visit to the Irish university (previously he had taught the MIM Foundation and MIM Advanced courses), and Paul’s second visit to the university in the US Virgin Islands (previously he had taught the MIM Foundation course). Since March 2020, our private training has been taking place live via Teams.

I learned a lot on the Azure AD Connect Masterclass. Attending over the internet worked well for me. It was good to connect with my colleagues and the instructor while attending remotely. – IT Project Leader, Canada

Our complex identity management project could not have succeeded without Oxford Computer Training’s world-class training, The private MIM Foundation course we had was not only cheaper, it allowed us to ask environment-specific questions about MIM and our unique installation. Let’s say we got more than our money’s worth! – IT Team Leader, University, US

Need more identity support? Our experts are ready to help.

Identity expertise on tapAd hoc identity expertise on tap

If your IT team would benefit from ad hoc, practical, hands-on support and mentoring, rather than a full-on consulting engagement, then TrainingPlus is for you. It’s flexible and cost-effective and will help you get over any MIM humps and bumps. It’s been very popular with education organizations in Europe and North America which value access to identity expertise on tap.

Consulting engagements

If you have an enterprise identity project you need help with, the Oxford Computer Group global family of companies has years of experience working with educational organizations to design, build, and manage identity systems from the start and into the future.

Our sister company Oxford Computer Group in North America has undertaken over 100 engagements with school districts, community colleges, regional and state universities and state EDU departments.

For example, in Texas, OCG empowered YES Prep public schools with a cloud-based modern identity and access solution. And for the Tennessee Department of Education, created an award-winning solution by creating a common identity platform for 142 school districts in the state. Find out more.

It really helped that Oxford Computer Group has a good understanding of the education sector. – Identity and Access Manager, University, US

See the recording of a webinar about Identity and Access in Higher Education: Effective Management of Multi-Role Users.