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In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds* of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Microsoft virtualization and cloud skills to your technical repertoire can improve your career options and prepare you to face new IT demands.


Microsoft Early Experts is a free, online study group for virtualization professionals who want to extend their Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center and Microsoft Azure knowledge with official Microsoft certifications. We've organized our high-impact learning resources into online Knowledge Quests that include concise videos, prescriptive study materials and hands-on practice with real products. Complete the weekly quests at your own pace and enjoy the flexibility to stop and review certain topics when you need more time.


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For each Knowledge Quest that you finish, we'll give you a shareable completion badge. You'll also be automatically entered in our monthly prize draw! **

Join Microsoft Early Experts and take your career to the next level.

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    We'll help you get certified

    Certification can help you advance your career and stand out from the crowd. Finish the weekly Knowledge Quests to prepare for a Microsoft certification exam.

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    Complete quests. Earn prizes.

    For each quest you finish you'll be automatically entered in our monthly prize drawing. Each weekly quest includes:
    Expert presentations
    In-depth tutorials
    Hands-on practice

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    Need help along the way?

    You'll have access to a community of experts, so you can post questions and share study tips with your peers and our community mentors.

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    The clock is ticking

    Early Experts study groups are forming now for virtualization professionals targeting the following Microsoft certifications: Specialist: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center (Exam 74-409).

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*ESG blog: Multiple Hypervisor Strategies, Jan 2, 2013.
**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to IT Professionals who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. states or D.C., 18+. Sweepstakes ends on June 30, 2014. See Official Rules.