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Training Programs and Boot Camps -
MS Virtualization
Mobile Users and BYOD:
Bring Your Device
MS Operating System
and Internetworking Training


Cloud Programming

MS Operating Systems
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UNIX and Linux

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Red Hat Linux is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc.
SUSE Linux is a registered trademark of Micro Focus International plc.
Ubuntu Linux is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd.

The SYS-ED course search engine entries for Microsoft software will be posted in the fourth quarter of 2019.

GSA Submission

MS Windows, SharePoint, and PowerShell

Microsoft Operating Systems and Internetworking

Microsoft operating systems and networks continue to play a leading role in global internetworking.  However, the dynamic growth of desktop personal computing era is over and non-PC devices capable of running software applications have been outselling PCs.

Wintel Hardware - PC and Servers

MS Windows 7 MS Windows 8 to 10+ Linux-variant OS

MS Edge, MS Internet Explorer, or Alternative User-installed Web Browser

MS SharePoint Server Stack Software
MSMQ: Microsoft Message Queing
  MS Active Directory   MS Exchange Server   MS PowerShell  

Virtualization Technologies

Bring Your Own Device
    MDM: Mobile Device Management    

Leading Public Cloud Computing Platforms

  AWS: Amazon Web Services   MS Azure   Google Cloud  

Changes have been occurring in the market which impact Microsoft strategies for its operating and network operating system software: 1- Increased utilization of the Linux-variant operating systems.  2- Client requirements to implement server and desktop virtualization for reducing energy consumption and controlling costs. 3- BYOD requirements and the management of smartphones and tablet devices.  4- The emergence of software as a service and cloud computing software models.

Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 to 10

The Microsoft Windows 7 client operating system software addressed many of the problems associated with MS Vista. There is a much faster boot time, shutdown, and enhanced facilities when it is a client in a Microsoft Active Directory Domain. MS Windows 7 was optimized for Internet search with MS Bing.

The Windows 8 operating system was a competitive response by Microsoft to provide cloud-based interaction comparable to the experience available through the proprietary Apple iPhones and iPads iOS platform and Google Android open source smartphone and tablets platform. The user interface reflects the increased role of mobile endpoint devices. It offers a merged solution across desktop and mobile platforms. There are two editions of Windows 8 for 32- and 64- bit x86 processors. Windows 8 updated Explorer and Task Manager, improved multi-monitor support, and enhanced the dynamic switching of languages. Windows 8 Pro has domain connectivity along with encryption, virtualization, and PC management. Windows RT is the single edition operating system version pre-installed on PCs and tablets for ARM processors which enabled lightweight form factors and extended battery life. It included touch-optimized desktop versions of the MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Microsoft has been spending resources to promote and develop a new generation of cloud-, touch- enabled, and web-connected apps for both for its own Windows devices and Apple and Androrid devices.

Microsoft incentivized the upgrading and transitioning to its Windows 10 operating system. During 2015, a free upgrade was available from Windows 7, and Windows 8. Free support has been terminated for Windows XP and Vista. The Windows interface and development platform has been expanded to support both desktop and Microsoft mobile devices. MS Windows UWP: Unified Windows Platform and Xamarin can be used for coding both Microsoft and the Apple iOS and Android platforms. In relation to Apple and Google, Microsoft has a small market share. The company is simplifying its entire platform under "one Windows". The Microsoft vision is to make Windows run on every desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Microsoft has been making significant changes in how its developer community will deliver, manage, and build software for every device. There is a store with a standardized way for consumers to download and access programs across screens. Starting in 2018, the MS Edge web browser can be installed on the Apple and Android operating systems. MS Edge will be replacing MS Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Windows Server

MS Windows Server 2008 R2 became the industry leading server infrastructure. Virtualization tools, management facilities, and Windows 7/8 integration provide an efficient platform to manage a data center. MS Windows Server includes the capability to integrate Novell's SUSE Linux. Group Policy for managing software updates on Linux clients.

MS Windows Server 2012/2016, SharePoint Server, and PowerShell have been extended to accommodate open source software: Linux-variant operating systems, MS SQL Server on Linux, and hypervisor/cloud containerization. This software stack and .NET development platform are strategic assets central in Microsoft Azure becoming a major player in cloud computing

A Windows Server 2012/2016 executes symmetrical and hybrid applications on-premises private clouds and hosted Windows Azure public clouds. Different levels of connectivity enable the integration of applications between Windows Server 2012/2016 and Windows Azure: Service Bus and Azure Connect. There is virtual machine portability. It is implemented through MS System Center or the services portal to provision, manage, and move virtual machines between the new versions of Windows Server and Windows Azure. Windows Server 2012/2016 also is an application platform. Pub/Sub Messaging, integration, and workflow technologies are used to build loosely coupled applications which scale.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016 Hyper-V is an entry level virtualization platform. Hyper-V is built into the Windows Server software stack and integrates with the Virtual Machine Manager component of System Center for monitoring and responding to application errors, server hardware errors, resource changes, and security issues. Windows Server Hyper-V provides IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service and function within a private cloud. The Microsoft Azure cloud supports persistent VMs: virtual machines for running Linux distributions: CentOS, Red Hat, openSUSE, SLES: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu.

Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint: Foundation, Server, and Framework is a collection of services for Windows Server 2008 and higher to share information and data. It provides a platform for document management and storage and application collaboration. SharePoint Server is built on the SharePoint Foundation. Management tools are provided to SharePoint sites which extend enterprise-level capabilities: sites, communities, content, search, insights, and composites. SharePoint Designer provides the tools to customize SharePoint sites and create reporting tools and application templates. SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, and SharePoint Designer collectively are known as SharePoint Products.

MS Office Desktop MS Office Web Apps MS Office Mobile
MS Office Platforms

MS SharePoint Designer MS SharePoint Workspace
MS SharePoint Applications

MS SharePoint Server

MS SharePoint Foundation

MS IIS: Internet Information Server MS .NET Framework MS SQL: Database Server

Operating System Services
MS Windows Server - Operating System

MS SharePoint also is a development framework for coding collaboration self-service and BI: Business Intelligence dashboards to high end Internet sites. It provides tools, classes, libraries, and controls for building custom collaboration through the Microsoft .NET languages: ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, and F#.

MS Windows PowerShell and Scripting

The MS PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell enables information technology support personnel and developers to automate and control the administration of MS Windows family clients and applications: services, processes, event logs, certificates, and registry. The command-line tools use standard naming conventions and common parameters for sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects. In addition to HTML and XML, there are tools for managing Microsoft Windows data in different storage formats: ADSI: Active Directory Service Interfaces, WMI: Windows Management Instrumentation, COM: Component Object Model, and ADO: ActiveX Data Objects. An extensible interface enables independent software vendors and enterprise developers to build custom cmdlets for meeting application and system administration requirements. MS Windows Server 2012/2016 provides an increased number and variety of PowerShell commandlets for use in the Active Directory Administrative Center and managed in a History Viewer. 1

MS PowerShell Language Right-Arrow MS Application Development Platform
Command-line Environment
Built-in Commands: Cmdlets
Windows Scripting Host
External Progams
Microsoft .NET Framework API
Framework Technologies
Development Tools
Web Development
MS Edge JavaScript
MS IIS: Internet Information Server MS ASP.NET
MS WebMatrix Server Technologies
Silverlight Development WCF RIA Services
Managed Languages

MS Operating Systems and Internetworking Training by SYS-ED

SYS-EDís MS operating system and internetworking courses have been developed based upon the application of adult learning theory and the standards of the New York State Department of Education. They offer hands-on experience with MS Windows clients and servers in the Microsoft networking models and as part of an Active Directory network.  The SYS-ED training service is intended for help desk administrators supporting Microsoft operating systems, administrators managing MS Server and Linux-variant operating systems in hybrid internetworking environments, and server administrators implementing the functionality of the MS SharePoint server stack.

SYS-ED staff provides guidelines on:

  • Scripting and programmatic automation of tasks.
  • Server and workstation virtualization to improve security and simplify upgrades.
  • How to plan for and implement a BYOD: Bring Your Own Device strategy with a Microsoft network.
  • Integration with open source software and cloud computing.

The courses are 2 to 5 days in duration. For private training, the client organization selects the configuration of MS Windows servers, clients, and open source software to be used in the walkthroughs and exercises.

Client organizations have the option to select the textbook to complement the lecture presentation. The principles of adult learning are applied in the accompanying courseware for explaining the architecture, demonstrating the administrative tools, and providing troubleshooting guidelines. The courseware also presents updated and new facilities, open source software, and hybrid IT in the Microsoft Active Directory implementation with mobile devices and third party operating systems.

SYS-ED will not accept a Microsoft operating system or internetworking training assignment without a consultation with the prospective client organization. We review the background of the employees to be trained, operating environment, documentation, and project specifications. The information is used to prototype the client internetworking environment, map performance objectives and workshop objectives to exercises, and tailor the hands-on portion of the course. This training is in the form of a textbook, modular courseware, training aids, and validation assessment. And when not confident that a superior training outcome can be provided, politely will turn down an assignment.

Upon completion of a course, SYS-ED clients are invited to submit Microsoft operating system, networking, and internetworking questions. Questions are reviewed and answered on a first-come/first serve-basis.

SYS-ED has been conducting courses in the public domain since 1980; however, there have been changes in the laws and regulations governing computer training in the state of New York. The schedule on our websites reflects a projected time frame for licensure with the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision and submission and approval of curriculum.

MS Internetworking Training Programs and Boot Camps

SYS-ED offers MS Internetworking and specialized training programs. Integrated training programs are taught inclusive of prototyping hybrid software environments: mobile devices, cloud, and enterprise application development. A base program can be augmented with course search engine subject matter. They will be available to be taught in the fourth quarter 2018.

SYS-ED monitors and evaluates Microsoft software and strategic initiatives: trial and open source software, public domain content on Microsoft Corporation websites, TechNet reference documentation, MS Press textbooks, and sponsored white papers. Code is developed and tested; Benchmarks are reviewed. The decision was made to apply the outcomes of a commissioned report by Microsoft Corporation in Technology and Training Magazine, "Value of Certifications" article, by Bob Lutz General Manager Microsoft Learning Solutions. 2 The SYS-ED course search engine titles and subject matter, learning paths, and technology assessments are being updated to include strategic learning paths and pathways to certification.

Microsoft Virtualization
Windows Server 12 to 16+ and MS Windows 7, 8, to 10+

Microsoft Software
MS Desktop and Clients
MS Servers
MS IIS and SharePoint Server
MS Scripting
Server and Web Server Scalability
Internetworking Microsoft and Linux

Cloud Computing
Open Source Linux-variants
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
Ubuntu Linux
UNIX and Linux Scripting

Virtualization technologies separate access to resources from the actual physical resources. With a VM: virtual machine, the hardware resources of a single computer are divided and allocated to multiple VMs. Even though all the VMs share a set of resources, each VM behaves as if itís an independent computer. Windows Server can be used to create and manage virtualized desktops with RDS: Remote Desktop and virtualized applications with Microsoft Application Virtualization: App-V. The benefits in implementing virtualization include: flexible resource allocation, isolation of conflicting applications, better remote access to applications and data, and improved roaming experience for users.

MDOP is a collection of technologies for simplifying the management of desktops. Only Microsoft Software Assurance customers are eligible to obtain MDOP. It is not available for purchase as a stand-alone product.

  MDOP: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack  
  MS UE-V:
User Experience Virtualization
Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
  MS AGPM: Advanced
Group Policy Management
  MS App-V:
Application Virtualization
BitLocker Administration
  MS DaRT:
Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset
  App-V   Remote App   Client Hyper-V   Hyper-V  

There is flexibility and choice in implementing virtualization.

UE-V Synchronizes application configuration across multiple devices used by a single person.
MED-V Deploys Windows Virtual PC-based VMs to Windows 7 and higher computers.
AGPM Simplifies the management and maintenance of Group Policies for managing desktops.
App-V Virtualizes applications and simplifies software deployment.
MBAM Simplifies the deployment and management of BitLocker for desktops.

Diagnoses and repairs desktops.

Some of the featureset is included with the Windows 7 - 10 desktop operating systems and Windows Server 12/16; certain components of the implementation can be done on individual hardware systems. Within a Microsoft active directory domain model the comprehensive facilities including cloud computing options require Windows 10+ and Windows Server 2016+ with MDOP and the appropriate licensing. Windows Server 16& and MS Azure also now increasingly is supporting Linux-variant operating system virtualization.

App-V is used only for Microsoft Application Virtualization and requires MDOP. Remote App also is a Microsoft technology for vitualizing applications. It is included with Windows Server 2012, R2 and higher.

Client Hyper-V is a technology that enables virtual machines when running MS Windows 8.1 - 10 on a Wintel computer. The resources on a single computer can be used to run multiple operating system instances at the same time.  Although virtual machines shares the same resources, each runs an independent operating system and behaves as if a physical computer. Data centers use Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2/Server 2016 to host multiple virtual machines on a single physical server.  Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1/10 is the same technology included in Windows Server with a few of the features removed.

Mobile Users and BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

Desktop and application virtualization provide additional advantages for the use of mobile devices and address shortcomings associated with VPNs: virtual private networks. The requirement to support multiple types of tablets and smartphones is an operational reality to access, manage,and create data. Remote Desktop client software is available for multiple operating systems.

In addition to Windows operating systems, Microsoft provides a Remote Desktop client for Windows Phone/Surface tablets, Mac OSx, iOS, and Android. The Microsoft Remote clients supports accessing virtual desktops and applications that Remote App delivers. This allows users to select the device and retain access to their virtual desktop or Remote App applications.

MS Operating System and Internetworking Training

MS Operating System and Internetworking Courses
SYS-ED's MS operating system and network courses are tough, but they're worth it. Our operating system and internetwork training is used by Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, healthcare providers, software houses, and consulting companies to meet their support staff requirements and acquire specialized internetworking skills. 3

SYS-ED's MS operating system and internetworking courseware draws upon a library of network configurations, walkthroughs, and case studies to implement, configure, and administer Microsoft networks with Linux- and UNIX- variants. 4

Teaching is Our Business
Most computer training companies are divisions of large software or consulting companies. Not SYS-ED. Our goal is to provide quality computer training for motivated professionals. This independence allows us to concentrate on teaching.

Our Teachers Know How to Teach
SYS-ED instructors average 25 years of experience in information technology for business enterprise: operating systems, administration, and programming. After a course, they're available to answer questions.

Enrollment - SYS-ED MS Operating System and Network Courses are Not for Everyone
No one is allowed to enroll in a SYS-ED course, without a consultation with our Director of Education. We review the operational objectives and project specifications for the organization evaluating whether to send its employee for the training. The employee only is allowed to enroll if they have the background corresponding to the course or learning path.

MS Operating Systems and Network Training - Distance-learning or at Your Office
SYS-ED MS operating system and networking courses are provided using a combination of distance-learning and classroom instruction. Client location courses can include the same workshops, case studies, and prototyping as the distance-learning service.

Technology Exchange Websites

SYS-ED's websites compile, organize, and present software specific and established operational categorizations of information technology. They provide a framework for assessing knowledge transfer: instruction with a subject matter expert, courseware, learning paths, and validation assessment.

Footnote 1:
Information on MS Windows Server 2016/19 and PowerShell commandlets listed on third party websites is being compared to the Microsoft Corporation website. Once the code is finalized and distributed as retail software, SYS-ED reviews the accuracy and quality of the software featureset. The course search engine entry presents subject matter from textbooks, white papers, trial software, and synthesized compilations available in the public domain.

Footnote 2:
According to a Microsoft sponsored study, the IDC research firm arrived at the conclusion that: 1- Top performing teams on the average have between 40 and 55 percent certified Microsoft members who are trained on relevant Microsoft technologies and processes. 2- Three quarters of managers believe that certifications are important to team performance. 3- Sixty percent of managers believe that certifications improve the level of service and support offered to IT end user and customers.

Footnote 3:
SYS-EDís core Microsoft operating system and networking curriculum are being prepared for submission to the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision for technical review and licensing.

Footnote 4:
SYS-EDís core UNIX and Linux curriculum have been submitted to the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision for technical review and licensing.