Today I'm thrilled to announce on behalf of Critical Path Training a new training offering and benefit to our customers through a new partnership. We have always offered the best instructor-led training either in a classroom as a hands-on offering or online via a live virtual instructor-led course. We pride ourselves in having the best group of instructors filled with long time SharePoint MVPs and a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), not like other companies in having the most class offerings or most instructors. This presents challenges at times related to scale and meeting the demand of some companies.
Announcing a New Training Offering - On-Demand
The easy thing would be to add a bunch of instructors, but that compromises what our customers say they love about us: the quality. You now have a new way to get the best SharePoint training available in the way that's most comfortable with your schedule: On-Demand. We've teamed up in a new partnership with the clear leader in On-Demand training: Pluralsight! Later today in the Pluralsight catalog you will see over 30 courses on SharePoint 2007 (8 courses) and SharePoint 2010 (25 courses) for end users, power users, web designers, developers and administrators... totaling over 75 hours! And in the next few months we will publish at least another 14 courses published for SharePoint 2013 developers and administrators!
My colleague Ted Pattison and I are thrilled to be partnering with Pluralsight, a name I'm sure is familiar to all of you. They are the leader of on-demand training with an incredible course catalog stacked deep with some of the best developers in the world. If you're looking for on-demand training on any technology, there is simply nowhere else to go: Pluralsight! And of course if you're looking for instructor-led SharePoint training, Critical Path Training is your best option!
SharePoint Developer & Administrator Learning Paths
Currently the highest voted feature request in the Pluralsight support forums is a request for training learning paths; a clear path of courses to take to get yourself ramped up. Pluralsight's catalog has it now. In this first batch we've published there are learning paths for SharePoint 2007 development, SharePoint 2010 developer and SharePoint 2010 administrator. The SharePoint 2013 courses we'll publish later this year follow the same learning path concept.
What this means to Critical Path Training Customers
In the "but wait, there's more" category, there's a very cool new benefit to our customers. Starting in October, after completing a Critical Path Training open enrollment instructor-led courses (either a hands-on or online), each paying student will receive a discount code for 30 days access to all courses authored and published by Critical Path Training in the Pluralsight catalog! This means you can register for one of our SharePoint 2010 developer instructor-led courses and within the next few weeks you can watch an administrator or power user or web designer course. Better yet, take a SharePoint 2013 course with us and then watch a 2010 course, or vice versa. No other SharePoint training company can offer that kind of benefit in selecting Critical Path Training as your SharePoint education partner.
CPT: Press Release on this announcement CPT: On-Demand Training CPT: Training Delivery Options (with comparison table) Pluralsight: SharePoint Courses Pluralsight: Blog: Critical Path Training Joins the Pluralsight Library - Over 30 SharePoint Courses Today!