Microsoft Virtual Academy – Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start, Free Certification for Exam 70-480

It’s been a while since I’ve written about this great little resource from Microsoft.  I originally wrote about their launch here.  Since then they’ve had some great training courses on SharePoint Online and Office 365.  Now they’re at it again with some great coursework from Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo and I’m working my way through their excellent course on HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3.

Here is the course: https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/developing-html5-apps-jump-start

This course provides an accelerated introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. This course is an entry point into both the Web application and Windows Store apps training paths and helps prepare learners for Microsoft exam 70-480. The course focuses on using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript to implement programming logic, define and use variables, perform looping and branching, develop user interfaces, capture and validate user input, store data, and create well-structured applications. This course uses Visual Studio 2012, running on Windows 8.

Audience Profile | The course is intended for developers who have at least six months of professional experience and who are interested in developing applications using HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (either Windows Store apps or IE10 apps for the Web). While the students may have little or no HTML5 coding experience, they should have some experience with HTML4.
The popular “Jump Start” virtual classroom experience leverages two experts and an engaging team-teaching approach. We’re excited to introduce Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo – two seasoned Microsoft Technical Evangelists with real world experience developing applications using a wide array of platforms and languages. Both Jeremy and Michael share a passion for creating powerful solutions leveraging HTML, CSS and JavaScript and are excited to dive into these topics together.

FREE EXAM VOUCHER FOR 70-480! | Register now to take Exam 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 for FREE! Just use this voucher code when scheduling your exam: HTMLJMP (voucher code available through 3/31/2013 or while supplies last.)

So a great opportunity to get some more training under the belt during the holidays and a free exam voucher!  Awesome little gift from Microsoft.

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