Microsoft software systems are prolific across the enterprise, with more than 83% of all organizations using Microsoft Office. Not surprising then that we offer such breadth and depth of Microsoft content. Whether you’re a Microsoft Office rookie or a seasoned IT professional configuring and administrating Microsoft software - there’s something for everyone, with guided step-by-step instruction on-hand if required.

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Microsoft: for academic use

Practice makes perfect and builds confidence too. All our Microsoft Practice Labs and Exam Preps are aligned with the relevant Microsoft course content and associated exams, so your students are sure to be well prepared before testing or certification.

Our content can be accessed 24/7 via web browser or through your Learning Management System. It takes minutes to set up and saves you the job of building and maintaining your own live-lab environment (we know first-hand just how resource-heavy and time consuming that can be!).

Microsoft: for IT departments

For IT engineers, it can be a challenge keeping systems updated and secure. Our live hosted Microsoft environment is set up to emulate real-world configurations. IT pros can gain access to the desktop of each server and have complete control to implement, test and adjust their own configurations – as many times as they like. Prior to applying changes to their workplace systems, access to our live-lab environment allows them to review and mitigate any impact beforehand.

Microsoft: for personal use

It is hard to find an organization that doesn’t use Microsoft Office. Understanding how to make the most out of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is important to productivity, and digital literacy is something all employers are looking for when hiring new recruits. From basic entry level, if you’re just starting out on your Microsoft journey, through to advanced level for Microsoft masters, we’ve got you covered – with step-by-step guidance available if and when you need it

Our Microsoft Practice Lab and Exam Prep titles include

Whenever Microsoft retires certifications, we keep the associated Practice Labs and Exam Preps active for customers still requiring access to those titles

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The Microsoft Practice Lab environment

Our Microsoft Practice Lab Environment consists of pre-configured real Microsoft hardware and software, hosted in the cloud and available via a web browser or integrated into a learning management system (LMS). Accompanying lab guides are available to step users through multiple exercises and tasks or, alternatively, individual or multi Microsoft devices (as shown in the centre panel in the image below) can be fired up as required to recreate a sandbox-style environment for freestyle experimentation.