Microsoft are a long time FitT Platinum Sponsor and we are really appreciative of their generous support of women in the ICT industry, which enable us to bring our events and programs to fruition.
We spoke to Preet Kaur, Technical Skills Lead within Marketing at Microsoft Australia, who wanted to promote the free Microsoft Virtual Training days to everyone, and tell us why she thinks it’s important to continually acquire new skills, especially at a time when we may be exploring new opportunities.
I am currently the Technical Skills Lead within Marketing at Microsoft Australia, managing our fundamental training programs across Azure, M365, Dynamics and Power Platform. Prior to this, I worked in a range of Marketing roles in both the IT and Oil & Gas sector.
“After spending 5 years in the financial services sector, I realised that I needed to do something beyond numbers. “
However my career started as an External Auditor working at Deloitte. After spending 5 years in the financial services sector, I realised that I needed to do something beyond numbers. I set out on a path without really knowing my end destination. What I did know was that I needed to pick up as many new and varied skills as I could. I did everything from auditing to data analysis, to a short stint in recruitment and then finally made my way into marketing. One common thread, among the variety of roles I held, was an ability to demonstrate and apply transferable skills.
“The right skills go a long way in empowering us to seek out new opportunities. “
This is why I am passionate about acquiring and seeking out opportunities to learn and evolve. My role as the Technical Skills lead helps me live and breathe this passion daily! In addition to that, one of my main goals this year is to encourage and pursue a diverse audience to participate and upskill via our training platform. The right skills go a long way in empowering us to seek out new opportunities. I can certainly vouch for this, being a woman in IT who found her way in based on skills that go beyond just my professional education in Accounting.
So, Please join Microsoft at an upcoming free Technical training, to kick start your next adventure within IT, or simply to build new skills which may open up some new doors.
Microsoft Virtual Training Days
Microsoft Virtual Training Days are free, in-depth, virtual training events that guide you toward the many possibilities for career and organisational impact today and tomorrow. With various events to match every skill level, this is your opportunity to grow your technical skills and gain the confidence to navigate what’s ahead.
Discover your potential and maximise your time with virtual event offerings covering a range of technical topics for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.
Modernising Web Applications & Data This training is designed to expand your understanding of how to migrate to the Azure platform, modernise applications with best practices and new features, and bring your vision to life. REGISTER NOW
Delivering the Modern Data Warehouse Attend this training to understand how to build a modern cloud analytics platform, bringing together enterprise data warehousing, Data Lakes and Big Data analytics. REGISTER NOW
Journey to Microsoft Teams See how Microsoft teams can help you build a collaborative workforce for your organisation – bringing together everything in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and integrate business applications. REGISTER NOW
Securing Your Organisation Learn how to remain productive in today’s rapidly changing environment without compromising your cyber security. You will also gain an understanding of how to protect your organisation’s identities, data, applications, and devices across on-premises, cloud, and mobile end to-end using the latest tools and technology. REGISTER NOW
Meeting Organisational Compliance Requirements See how you can leverage the intelligent and integrated Microsoft solutions to achieve your compliance goals. Technologies covered include: Data classification, labelling, governance, policy violation remediation, eDiscovery, audit, risk assessment. Certification pathway: N/a REGISTER NOW
Deploying Managing & Servicing Windows, Office & All Your Devices Learn how to transition to a modern, productive environment—and simplify the process of keeping desktop and mobile devices secure and up to date with Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager. Certification pathway: MD-100/MD101 (No voucher provided) REGISTER NOW
Power Platform Everything you need to know about building and managing innovative business solutions. Discover how to connect data to analyse real-time business performance, act on insights with custom-built apps while automating workflows to improve how people work. REGISTER NOW
Field Service, Asset Management, Finance and Operations This virtual training is designed to provide you with deeper insight into how to unlock the capabilities and features of key Microsoft Dynamics 365 products and gain actionable insights that can be applied to your business right away. REGISTER NOW
Intelligent Customer Engagements Attend this virtual training to learn the essentials for how Dynamics 365 can help deliver intelligent customer engagements through data-driven insights – enabling efficiencies and business processes that spur innovation and support personalized experiences for both employees and customers. REGISTER NOW