Course 50322A - Configuring and Administering Windows 7 Book? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is the book for this course suppose to be a plan white book with no reference to Microsoft?  I recently took  the 6292A course and It was a big blue Microsoft Book and even said Microsoft Official Course.   But this book doesn't even look like it came from Microsoft and says Student Manual as a water mark on every page, and some of the pictures are hard to read.
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:50 AM


  • The courses whose number starts with 50xxx are not "real" Microsoft Courses. They come from the Courseware Library, where independent vendors can publish their courses. The manuals and slides from these courses do not have the Microsoft logo and in fact the authors are not allowed to copy the Microsoft formats and layouts for these materials. Therefore, the manuals will necessarily look different from the "official" courses such as 6292A.

    The quality of these courses varies widely from one course to another, as they are not (currenty) reviewed by Microsoft. Instead, the Courseware Library relies in a "peer review" mechanism, where the courses receive a rating based on the satisfaction of other Courseware Library users.

    These courses are only available to the training centers as a file download, so the training centers have to do the printing themselves. If the pictures in your manual are hard to read, this may be the fault of whoever printed the materials, not necessarily a defect of the course itself.


    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:42 AM
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 9:12 AM