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Classroom Training

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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

In-house Training

Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

IIn-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support

Microsoft Cloud Training

The Microsoft Cloud training courses focus on training delegates to effectively utilise a Private Cloud, which is a type of cloud computing that is specialised to a single enterprise. Subsequently, a private cloud involves a secure and distinctive virtualised environment.

Microsoft Cloud Training Information

Microsoft Cloud Training has the sole aim of training delegates to understand the use of Cloud Computing and the benefits of using these services within any organisation. Learn to manage and administer a Private Cloud environment within an organisation with the Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud training course. Alternatively, gain insight into the processes of designing, installing, accessing, and configuring a Private Cloud with the Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud training course.  A PrivateCcloud can alternatively be known as an Internal or Corporate Cloud, and deliver a higher level of data security and privacy than a Public Cloud, through the use of firewalls and internal hosting. Whilst reaping these security benefits, Businesses can also benefit from many of the advantages of a Public Cloud, such as self-service and scalability.


The quality of training is consistently high and involves hands-on contributions from candidates in order to ensure that they can practically demonstrate skills acquired throughout the training experience. Delegates should already have relevant knowledge of cloud computing prior to enrolling. Please see our specific course pages for more information on prerequisites, as well as other course-specific details. 

Yes, we are a Microsoft Silver Learning Partner and are therefore fully accredited.
The associated exams for Microsoft Cloud training courses are included.
We provide training in thousands of locations all across the world, meaning that you will be able to find a training venue near you
We ensure that all of our training instructors have many years experience in their field.

Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud (M20246)

This official 5-day Microsoft Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud (M20246) course focuses on how to monitor and operate a cloud within Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. You will learn how to manage and administer a cloud environment and how to monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud.


Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (M20247)

This Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud training consists of a 5 day, trainer-led course that will educate candidates on how to design, install, access, and configure a private cloud. Throughout the course delegates will learn how to create efficient designs that meet cloud requirements, build essential components needed for delivering services on the fabric, and deploy and configure Data Protection Manager in the cloud, to name a few. 

On an individual basis, earning a Microsoft Cloud certification will demonstrate an understanding of cloud computing and its use within a business environment. Employers search for qualified IT professionals to effectively operate and maintain their Private Cloud. As such, delegates can benefit by:

  • Enhancing their employability prospects – Being better qualified for the job means higher chances of employment

  • As IT Professionals, becoming Microsoft Cloud certified demonstrates professional diversity and dexterity

  • Meet the growing needs of business as cloud computing becomes increasingly prevalent

  • Keep up to date with technological development

In a competitive environment, it is crucial for businesses to keep up to date with technological advancements and avoid falling behind their competitors. Cloud computing is an up and coming discipline, with private clouds becoming more and more integrated within the business environment. The protection of enterprise data is also a critical component of business management, and cloud computing ensures effective storage, management, and processing of data in a secure manner. Microsoft Cloud training reaps the following benefits for businesses:

  • Ensures employees understand how to use Private Cloud technology effectively and efficiently

  • Improves effective storage, management, and processing of business data

  • Contributes towards enhancing overall business performance

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Microsoft Cloud Training

  • Understand private and public cloud requirements

  • Improve your ability to carry out and fulfil cloud administrative responsibilities

  • Develop employability prospects through enhancing qualification range

  • Boost your value within your company

  • Demonstrate a commitment to your professional and personal development

  • Enhance earning potential

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The Knowledge Academy is a Microsoft Silver Partner and therefore fully accredited.

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.

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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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