Top 5 Most Popular IT Training Courses

With an increased interest in IT training within businesses, below is a list of the top 5 most popular choices for IT training courses in the South of England.

VMware virtual infrastructure simplifies IT so companies leverage their storage, network, and computing resources to control costs and respond faster. The VMware virtual infrastructure approach to IT management creates virtual services out of the physical IT infrastructure, enabling administrators to allocate these virtual resources quickly to the business units that need them most.

Attending a VMware training course will enable you to gain in-depth skills and industry-recognised certification on VMware technology. The VMware Certified Professional Program is designed for any technical individual who want to demonstrate their expertise in virtual infrastructure and increase their potential for career advancement by becoming a VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

The vSphere course is aimed as an introduction to both the new and enhanced functionality in the latest release of VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure suite. It allows delegates to gain training on the new version. The course does assume a base knowledge of infrastructure technologies, however no prior knowledge of virtualisation is needed; this course takes the student from knowing nothing, or little, through to understanding the functionalities of the product, and being able to install and configure the products. At the end of this hands-on training course, you will understand the new features and functions of the new version of vCenter and ESX.

The IT Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management in the world. ITIL is a best practice framework that has been drawn from both the public and private sectors internationally. It describes how IT resources should be organised to deliver business value, documenting the processes, functions and roles of IT Service Management (ITSM). ITIL (the IT Infrastructure Library) is essentially a series of documents that are used to aid the implementation of a framework for IT Service Management. This customisable framework defines how Service Management is applied within an organisation.

ITIL provides a systematic and professional approach to the management of IT service provision. Adopting its guidance can provide such benefits as:

• reduced costs
• improved IT services through the use of proven best practice processes
• improved customer satisfaction through a more professional approach to service delivery
• standards and guidance
• improved productivity
• improved use of skills and experience
• improved delivery of third party services through the specification of ITIL or BS15000 as the standard for service delivery in services procurement

The ethos behind the development of ITIL is the recognition that organisations are becoming increasingly dependent on IT in order to satisfy their corporate aims and meet their business needs. This leads to an increased requirement for high quality IT services. ITIL courses start with the ITIL Foundation and leads on to a full range of Service Management topics.

Projects bring together resources, skills, technology and ideas to achieve business objectives. Using a structured project management method such as PRINCE2 helps an organisation to ensure that these objectives are delivered to an appropriate level of quality and within the constraints of time and cost. It is also an essential element in managing the risks inherent in change and innovation.

PRINCE2 is used extensively throughout the public sector in the UK and is also widely recognised and used commercially in the UK and abroad. The method can be applied to all kinds of project including information systems projects. Prince2 project management enables projects to be carried out effectively, efficiently and productively. The Prince2 software supports the management, control and organisation of a project by providing a clearly structured framework.
Prince2 Training courses available are Foundation, Practitioner Conversion and Foundation and Practitioner.

Server virtualisation is a hot topic in the IT world because of the serious economic benefits that can be achieved. Microsoft Technical training courses are aimed at giving IT professionals; the training necessary to understand the technology, update their skills and obtain the appropriate Microsoft qualifications.

This course teaches delegates how to implement and manage Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. It also teaches delegates how to manage Hyper-V with Solution Centre Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and with PowerShell. The primary audience for this course is Windows Server 2003/2008 System Administrators who manage and implement Server Virtualization technologies within their network. The secondary audience for this course is Enterprise System Architects.

Excel has earned its reputation as a solid business application, and rightly so, it is a powerful tool you can use to create and format spreadsheets, and analyze and share information to make more informed decisions. Excel training courses are delivered by Microsoft Qualified trainers for all versions of MS Excel. Each course is one day in duration and there are three levels of training – Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel training gives you an introduction to the basic functions of spreadsheet. It also provides you with a brief introduction to accounting principles, which form the basis of a spreadsheet. Topics covered also include, simple budgeting, creating charts and graphs, and producing basic financial reports.

Those who undertake Intermediate Microsoft Excel training are assumed to know how to work their way around a spreadsheet and have a firm understanding of the principles behind how a spreadsheet works. It is not recommended that anyone undertake an intermediate Microsoft Excel training course without having a basic knowledge of spreadsheets and how they work.

Advanced Microsoft Excel training requires that the student have had already acquired a superior level of understanding of the complex calculations and advanced features of Microsoft Excel. In advanced Microsoft Excel training additional topics such as complex formulas, analysis of financial data, and working with multiple workbooks will be covered.

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