Two New Tracks of the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP)

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Two great tracks on Edx by Microsoft around Big Data, and Front End Development.  I am taking the front end development course during my on-bench training time, along with the Data Science track.

Edx Microsoft courses are free to audit, and cost about $99 to obtain a certificate.

Blog post here:

https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/weblog/posts/two-new-tracks-of-the-microsoft-professional-program-now-open-for-registration

Go to the Microsoft Professional Program page:

https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/professional-program/

Great things about Edx.org, Microsoft classes I have taken:

  1. Self service education – learn on your own schedule, and on your own time.
  2. Great user interface –  easy to navigate, with subtitles, and nice collaboration with other expert sites.  Meaning if a company teaches the material better, then they partner with them and provide you with a free login!  ie. DataCamp: https://www.datacamp.com/home
  3. No commute – the downside is your primary interaction is in the discussion groups.  However the speakers are really engaging.

 

Setup Git on Windows

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This class offered by Edx.org & Microsoft, Intro to Front End Development, has a pretty good starter on setting up Git on your Windows machine:  https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:Microsoft+DEV237x+1T2017/info

Install Git on windows: http://git-scm.com/download/win

Setup environment specifics such as your name, email, and preferred editor: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-First-Time-Git-Setup

Git Tutorials here: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-Basics-Getting-a-Git-Repository

Notepad++: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Visual Studio Code: https://code.visualstudio.com/

CodePen: https://codepen.io/

Sublime Editor for Mac: https://www.sublimetext.com/