I know, getting training budget is hard at the moment, but you really want to make yourself as employable as possible.
Help is at hand (in fact, it’s only a mouse click away).
There’s also a wonderful program called Ramp Up. From the site:
Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program, with a number of different tracks that will help you build your portfolio of professional development skills. Ramp Up has a solid foundation of premium technical content from subject-matter gurus, and provides easy-to-access content in a variety of forms that guide you in learning the important skills. Join Ramp Up (it's free!) and help advance your career
There are currently 7 tracks to choose from (with more being added):
- SharePoint for Developers - Part 1
- SharePoint for Developers - Part 2
- Visual Studio 2008
- For the VS 2002/2003 Developer: Learn VS 2005
- For the VB 6.0 Developer: Learn VB 2005
- For the Java Developer: Learn .NET
- Developer Basics
The content is written by
experts gurus like Charles Petzold, Michael Howard and David LeBlanc (as well as heaps of others) and there’s a community forum where you can ask and answer questions about the Ramp Up content.
Completing a track gets you a bunch of Graduation Awards.
Don’t delay! Sign up today!