As of June 3, faculty can take these free* skills assessments and e-Learning products to prepare their skills for the upcoming product releases. 

* Microsoft E-Learning for Visual Studio 2005 is free until November 8, 2005. Microsoft E-Learning for SQL Server 2005 is free until November 1, 2006.  Internet connection time charges may apply.

E-Learning products represent a total of 62 hours of in-depth online training on the newest features of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005, with hands-on virtual labs and offline functionality.  By taking a skills assessment, individuals obtain a personalized learning plan to help them understand if they are ready to implement specific business solutions.  Personalized learning plans include Microsoft Official Curriculum courses, Official Microsoft E-Learning Courses, Microsoft Press books, and other technical resources that will help them with their preparation.

·         Visual Studio 2005 Learning Resources: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/learning

·         SQL Server 2005 Learning Resources: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sql/learning/

Product details

E-Learning

Visual Studio 2005
Clinic 2551:  Introduction to Visual Studio Team System
Course 2924:  Building Data Components in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005                                                              
Course 2925:  Building Managed Code for SQL Server 2005 and Creating SOA Applications with Visual Studio 2005     
Course 2928:  Implementing Data Access and Security in an ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application 

SQL Server 2005

Course 2936:  Installing and Securing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005
Course 2937:  Administering and Monitoring Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                     
Course 2938:  Data Availability Features in Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                      
Course 2939:  Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                                           
Course 2940:  Building Services and Notifications Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                   
Course 2941:  Creating the Data Access Tier Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                        
Course 2944:  Updating Your Reporting Skills to Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Reporting Services

 

Skills Assessments

Visual Studio 2005
AS27A: What's New in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
AS27B What's New in ASP.NET 2.0

SQL Server 2005
AS22A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Database Administrators
AS23A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Database Developers
AS24 A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Business Intelligence Developers