Today, we kick off the series of tips and reviews of free training resources for IT certification exams. There’s so much useful free stuff available online, you’d be surprised to find out. While we all love our braindumps, free VCE files and the comments & feedback shared by our fellow exam takers from all over the world, it never hurts to know what else is available out there – for free, of course.
What do you think about Microsoft Press publications? While these resources can be useful, many candidates just do not want to pay for them. After all, why purchase a pricey book that is highly likely to be tucked away to a top shelf a few weeks later? And since certification exams are expensive enough as they are, we just don’t want to pay for official publications. But what if we told you that you can get Microsoft press books FOR FREE?
Get free Microsoft eBooks in PDF, ePub and Mobi formats directly from Microsoft Press here.
From technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics, free Microsoft Press ebooks cover the following areas:
- Windows Server
- Windows Azure
- App Development
- Microsoft System Center
- Other subjects
These are our top choices:
Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Mitch Tulloch with Nader Benmessaoud, CJ Williams, Uma Mahesh Mudigonda
This brief book identifies some key usage and deployment scenarios for cloud computing to provide some deep technical background on the Microsoft SDN solution, enabling IT professionals to quickly learn the internals of HNV, how it works from end to end, and where and how it should be used.
Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals
Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team
Get a high-level overview of Windows Azure—and get a running start with this flexible cloud platform. Designed for IT professionals, this guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical insights and advice from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Azure team. Topics include Windows Azure solutions, Compute services, Network services, Data services, and App services
Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center team
Get a high-level overview of System Center 2012 R2—and get a running start transforming your datacenter and cloud-optimizing your business. This guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical advice and under-the-hood insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the System Center team at Microsoft.