Client: Learning Tree International

Technology: SQL Server, SharePoint Server, .NET

Service: Training

Delivery: Authorship

“The Ballard Chalmers courses delivered comprehensive coverage of both the existing and new features of SQL Server and SharePoint Server, and are the result of a combination of knowledge and extensive expertise of prior product versions and research into new features carried out by the Geoff [Ballard].” Andrew Chalmers, Ballard Chalmers

Situation

Learning Tree International is a leading provider for truly effective hands-on IT and management training. Over 2.2 million Learning tree course participants from over 65,000 business and government organisations around the world have enhanced their skills and achieved certifications through intensive, hands-on exercises under the guidance of our expert instructors – who have real-world experience in the areas that

In order to keep ahead Learning Tree needed to ensure that they had the best curriculum in the market place for two of Microsoft’s latest server software releases; namely Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) and SQL Server 2008.

The courses needed to be written by professionals with knowledge and experience in both the products and course authorship.

 

Solution

In 2008 Learning Tree International Inc commissioned Ballard Chalmers to write three training courses:

  • Course 956: Administering Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Hands-On
  • Course 532: SQL Server Transact-SQL Programming: Hands-On
  • Course 133: SQL Server Server-Side Programming with .NET and XML: Hands-On

All the courses were written by Ballard Chalmers CTO Geoff Ballard, who has extensive prior experience in the area of course presentation and authorship.

 

Outcome

The courses provide comprehensive coverage of both existing and new features of the two products and are the result of a combination of knowledge of the prior product versions and research into new features carried out by the author.