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Microsoft E-Learning on Mac RRS feed

  • Question

  • Are you serious Microsoft? I have to use VMWare to do the elearning? This totally defeats the purpose of me being able to do a lab setup when I have to devote my entire CPU just to running VM and the E-Learning.

    Seriously.....WTF...Is there a way to get the e learning content to download without the player being installed? I have it installed via Wine, but unfortunately can't download the content.

    Friday, November 16, 2012 1:56 AM

Answers

  • Hi Expphoto,

    Welcome to the forum. As usual, Mr. Wharty is right. You will need to download and install the Offline Player before any training content can be used offline, and you cannot use the offline content without the Offline Player.

    The Offline Player doesn't run on Mac, but fortunately it works fine in a Windows virtual machine using VMware. I use VMware Workstation for my certifications, and I've never had a problem.

    As you can guess, Microsoft's training is designed for Microsoft's operating systems, and Mac OS is not one of them. Therefore, this begs the question. How do you intend to pursue Microsoft certifications without using Windows? I'm just curious. Good luck in your endeavors.

    James

    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:14 PM

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  • Unfortunately the player is required to run eLearning content and as you've already discovered, the player does not run on Mac OS.  Using a virtual environment is the only way (that I'm aware of) that you can access this content.

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    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Friday, November 16, 2012 3:05 AM
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  • Hi Expphoto,

    Welcome to the forum. As usual, Mr. Wharty is right. You will need to download and install the Offline Player before any training content can be used offline, and you cannot use the offline content without the Offline Player.

    The Offline Player doesn't run on Mac, but fortunately it works fine in a Windows virtual machine using VMware. I use VMware Workstation for my certifications, and I've never had a problem.

    As you can guess, Microsoft's training is designed for Microsoft's operating systems, and Mac OS is not one of them. Therefore, this begs the question. How do you intend to pursue Microsoft certifications without using Windows? I'm just curious. Good luck in your endeavors.

    James

    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:14 PM
  • I never said I didn't want to use Windows, I just find it an inconvience that I have to to do the online training when I could be devoting that CPU power to running a VM of Win Server.

    Am I the only one noticing that the traning is buggy? Only works on IE, and the self test at the end of the modules never works in online mode. Nice job eh?  

    Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:39 AM
  • Am I the only one noticing that the traning is buggy? Only works on IE, and the self test at the end of the modules never works in online mode. Nice job eh?  


    I have completed many of these courses and although some courses do experience some problems, I've never done a course where the self-test modules don't work.  Can you please provide me with the course details so that I can look into your concerns further.

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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:59 PM
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