Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru achieves Microsoft Windows 8 MCSA Charter certification

blog-mcsawindows8chartermemberCyberGuru’s Proprietor/Chief Guru, Chris Jeffery, is one of the first Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) in the world to be awarded the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Charter certification for Windows 8. This certification places CyberGuru at the forefront in providing our consulting, support and training solutions to our clients in Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8.

 
This latest MCSA certification provides evidence of our knowledge and skills in Microsoft’s latest operating system and enables us to continue to further validate our expertise in our computer solutions and assurance of our abilities. As a Charter certified, Chris is one of the first Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) in the world to attain this Microsoft Windows 8 certification.

Chris holds industry-recognised Microsoft certifications in all currently supported versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and now Windows 8.

If we can be of any assistance in providing Consulting, Support or Training for your business, not-for-profit organisation or individually in Windows 8, please contact us.

One week remaining for Microsoft Office Pre-Launch Offer upgrade program

blog-microsoftofficeprelaunchofferIf you are looking at purchasing Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2013 and recently purchased the former editions of the product before these editions became available, you may entitled to the latest version free of charge as part of the Microsoft Office Pre-Launch Offer upgrade program.

 

As part of this offer, if you purchased, installed and activated Microsoft Office 2010 or Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 between 19 October 2012 to 30 April 2013, you may be entitled to receive a free upgrade to the latest version.

Depending on the product and edition you purchased you may avail yourself to either Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2013.

Microsoft Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based offering, where under a subscription you are entitled to the programs for one year before you are required to renew your licence. Microsoft Office 2013 is the traditional licence, providing a perpetual version that lasts forever.

For details of the offer, please visit the Microsoft Office Pre-Launch Offer page. The page includes details and terms of the offer.

CyberGuru offers our Consulting solution to provide advice to you in terms of which version to install, assistance when you are ready to install through our Support solution, and help in terms of Training solution once you’ve installed it. Please contact us for any of these solutions.

Participants rate “Introduction to Website Design and Maintenance with Certificate III Units” training course highly

blog-registernowforttacourseBusiness and information technology teachers, librarians and other participants who attended the “Introduction to Website Design and Maintenance with Certificate III Units” training course delivered by Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru, rated the course highly.

 

A classroom of business and technology teachers, librarians and other staff attended the “Introduction to Website Design and Maintenance with Certificate III Units” training course in conjunction with the Teacher Training Association in which provided them with the ability to design and maintain websites, gain practical advice and undertake hands-on activities as well as the knowledge and capability to deliver and assess relevant units of competency.

The participants rated Chris with four or five out of five star ratings (scoring either good or excellent) for the course in terms of content and presentation.

Some of the feedback received from the training course included:

“Presenter was very knowledgeable – I learnt a lot today about the Website Design units of the Certificate III.”

“Well presented. Chris could answer all questions.”

“Some good resources for classroom use. I found this worthwhile and useful.”

“Well resourced.”

“Pretty informative.”

Other feedback received from the course is being evaluated, including the possibility of having intermediate and advanced training sessions in the future. The next course is being held in conjunction with the Teacher Training Association in November. If you wish to have this training course or other courses held within your organisation, please feel free to contact us.

Last days to register for “Introduction to Website Design and Maintenance with Certificate III Units” training course

Our new websiteIn conjunction with the Teacher Training Association, Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru, will be soon presenting an “Introduction to Website Design and Maintenance with Certificate III Units” training course, occurring next Monday 13 May 2013 from 9:30am-3:30pm.

 

 

The course will provide participants with the ability to design and maintain websites, gain practical advice and undertake hands-on activities as well as the knowledge and capability to deliver and assess relevant units of competency. Individuals or schools seeking to receive or deliver ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology to senior students will benefit from the focus on web technologies and will receive evidence towards four units of competency.

This course isn’t just for teachers, people of all ages and experience levels who are interested in designing and maintaining websites for themselves or their organisation will benefit from the information provided.

The course is being held on Monday 13 May 2013 from 9:30am-3:30pm at Mabel Park State High School, located at 72-116 Paradise Road, Slacks Creek.

Please note the venue has changed to Mabel Park State High School.

The cost is $299 (ex. GST) which includes materials, morning tea and lunch.

For more information, please download the flyer (link opens in new window) and course outline (link opens in new window).

To register, please visit the TTA website (link opens in new window). Places are filling quickly and are about to close, so register now.

 

Biography of Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru:

Chris is an accomplished business and information technology professional. He has operated his own business, CyberGuru, for over fifteen years, providing computer solutions in consulting, design, support and training. Chris holds a dual degree in Business and Information Systems, as well as a range of industry certifications and has become a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has most recently worked as the IT trainer for CITEC in the Queensland Government, where he designed and facilitated training programs in a range of computer applications, systems and processes. He was recently awarded the 2012 Young ICT Professional of the Year by the Australian Computer Society Queensland Branch.

CyberGuru increases strategic business partnerships

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CyberGuru is increasing our strategic business partnerships by developing new collaborations with like-minded organisations to provide our clients with the best possible computer solutions through strengthened capabilities, products and skills.

 

 

These organisations’ offerings enable us to be a “one stop shop” computer solutions provider for small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals.

Some of the strategic partnerships recently established include:

Telstra: We belong to the Telstra T-Suite Partner Program and able to provide cloud products and services, including Microsoft’s latest cloud-based offering, Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft Office 365 is an online subscription-based service providing a range of products.

TPP Wholesale: CyberGuru is now a TPP Wholesale reseller and able to provide a range of enhanced domain names and website offerings at affordable prices. TPP Wholesale is Australia’s largest wholesale provider and offers world-class infrastructure. A new “white label” website is being established which will enable clients and prospective clients to review and purchase their own domain names and other products.

Express Data: We are an Express Data reseller. With these arrangements CyberGuru can now quote, source and procure a software products and services from an extensive range of vendors, including Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec and Citrix.

In addition, CyberGuru’s Proprietor/Chief Guru, Chris Jeffery has become a Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist. Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialists are individuals who have passed assessments demonstrating their individual solution knowledge and sales expertise related to select Microsoft competencies.

If there is anything we can assist with through any of our computer solutions in association with our new strategic business partners, please feel free to contact us.

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