We run private, instructor-led MIM and Azure AD training courses for companies worldwide via Teams. During the pandemic, private training for teams of IT pros working from home has been – and continues to be – very popular.
For example, we have run live, instructor-led private courses via Teams for companies for whom we have previously run in-person private courses – in Canada, in the US, in the UK, and in Costa Rica. Our instructor Paul taught our MIM Advanced course to a team of eight IT consultants in Costa Rica who had previously taken our MIM Foundation online, self-paced course in preparation.
The private, remote-only Azure AD Connect Masterclass we ran for a team of seven IT professionals at a UK company (for whom we have previously run several private courses) received 100% 5-star feedback. Louis, Senior Consultant, said:
As always, Paul [the instructor] was excellent in both knowledge and delivery. Learning via Teams was very effective and convenient.
We have run many remote-only private courses for global companies with distributed IT teams. For example, we ran a combined MIM Foundation and MIM Advanced courses for IT professionals from a worldwide corporation who were based in the UK, the US and Israel.
Our instructor Paul Captainino said:
In consultation with our customer, we agreed the course content (in this case a combination of our MIM Foundation and MIM Advance courses). We chose the most appropriate time zone and everyone dialled in via Microsoft Teams.
The course worked really well as it enabled the different locations within the business to better understand specific local issues, as well as allowing us to address those issues while maintaining corporate standards.
There are many benefits to remote-only private courses at any time, but especially right now with so many people locked down and unable to get to the office.
Schlomo, Senior System Administrator from Israel, said:
The instructor was very professional. I found it very helpful for my work and hope I can come back for the MIM Expert course.
Learning remotely was a very good experience. Since we are working in the same company there were common questions but they all were regarding our environment from different views (SAP, Helpdesk, operations).
Our customers include universities, government agencies, police, health and housing authorities, as well as companies in manufacturing, distribution, banking and technology. One thing they all have in common is the desire to learn together as a team – to share the learning experience – and feedback from students has been excellent.
We decided to opt for the private course because not only was it more cost effective, it allowed us to take the time and ask environment-specific questions about MIM and our unique installation. This was invaluable to our learning experience.
Why are private courses so popular?
- Flexibility – we can schedule courses according to your requirements
- Tailored content – we can focus on sections of the course that are most relevant to your needs
- Detailed peer-to-peer discussion – colleagues training together can discuss company-specific implementation issues with the help of an expert instructor
- Cost savings – private courses work out cheaper if you want to train more than five delegates
- Staff availability – valuable IT staff are on-site in case they are needed for operational duties
The remote training worked well – 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.