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Self-Paced SharePoint Training Now Available


USPJ Academy, the world’s first SharePoint college (, announced today that it is making its self-paced SharePoint training courses available for single purchase.

The need for skilled SharePoint professionals is growing at a rapid rate. Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer predicted a need for one million SharePoint professionals by 2013, and the training industry faces serious challenges in providing enough quality training capacity.

USPJ Academy takes this challenge on and has already launched its college level SharePoint education through its online academy, and more than a hundred students from all over the world have attended over the past 12 months.

Now USPJA is also making parts of that training available to students who are not paying full Academy tuition through a new self-paced training offering. The self-paced training options that USPJA has now made available is based on the same high-value content that regular students at the school have used for a year.

Authored by industry leaders and adhering to the rigorous accreditation standards required by the Distance Education Training Council, the courses allow students to learn SharePoint at their own pace and at a rate that is unparalleled in the industry.

“The majority of current market offerings cost hundreds of dollars for a few days of training and force employees to take valuable time off work,” says USPJA acting Dean Bjørn Furuknap. “This is unacceptable for many employees and organizations and we provide a better alternative”.

With the new USPJA offering, users can get access to full course content for $97 per course and can decide themselves at what pace they want to go through that training.

Matt Bramer, one of the USPJA students who got a new SharePoint job after just a few months at the academy, says this about the self-paced training he has taken: “Being able to learn when I want, how I want, and at a comfortable pace, is a win-win all around. The USPJA crew has never ceased to amaze me with the curriculum, talent, and exceptional service.”

The self-paced training also includes access to USPJA’s virtual lab environment, where users can perform assignments, do exercises, and otherwise experiment with SharePoint without having to install local software. “The USPJA Labs save our users hours every week by allowing them to quickly test and explore features that would require a complete lab rebuild if done locally,” says Furuknap.

USPJA self-paced training options are available from this page:


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