ATLANTA, GA — January 13, 2012 — Profisee (www.profisee.com), a master data management and master data quality software company, announces to Microsoft customers worldwide the release of Master Data University—an online software training platform where the official Microsoft Master Data Services education curriculum is now available to anyone in the world with a browser and an internet connection. For the full “classroom” experience, registrants with a computer running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Master Data Services (MDS) can deploy the same model packages used in the course materials to follow along with the instructor and complete hands-on exercises.
Profisee has partnered with DigitalChalk, a leader in self-service remote learning, to provide a valuable online platform for anyone looking to quickly learn all they need to deliver master data applications using Microsoft MDS. John Leavitt, Profisee Vice President of Marketing, describes the selection of DigitalChalk, “We evaluated many of the leading online education service providers over the last year and determined the combination of recorded sessions, downloadable components for hands-on sessions, tests to ensure knowledge retention, and an overall user-friendly interface for participants all pointed to DigitalChalk. We particularly liked the way it keeps track of the course sections that users have already completed, as well as their grades on tests.”
Speaking to the published curriculum and plans for the future, Eric Melcher, Profisee Practice Director of Master Data Services (which includes software education) adds, “Profisee originally created the MDS training materials for Microsoft, but we have been updating the materials constantly since the release of MDS in 2010. Given the volume of requests for training and assistance on the current version of SQL Server, we have chosen to publish the entire end-user and administrator courses for SQL Server 2008 R2. We are already recording the sessions for the SQL Server 2012 version of MDS, as well as our Master Data Maestro software, and will have those available by summer 2012.”
Adam Hanson, Profisee co-founder and Vice President, was a major contributor to the original classroom training materials developed for Microsoft. Discussing Profisee’s motivation, investment, and commitment to create, maintain and record the training, Hanson comments, “For three years now Profisee has been training corporations, government departments, consulting firms, and Microsoft partners on how to architect, build and deploy Microsoft MDS. We knew the process to convert the classroom materials to a full online curriculum would require a substantial investment in time and energy. However, there was no other feasible way to satisfy continuous requests from around the world for help with MDS. With the just-in-time, self-service model of Master Data University, anyone anywhere can participate in the official MDS training curriculum, gain access to a trainer to ask questions, and take the courses as often as they like for six months. It’s a win-win: Microsoft customers gain the training they are requesting and Profisee gets to continue driving the adoption and success of MDS around the world.”
Master Data University can be accessed at www.masterdatauniversity.digitalchalk.com, but introductory coupon codes can be found at www.masterdatauniversity.com. The coupon codes are available to Microsoft corporate or government customers and reduce the cost of course tuition by over 90%. All courses are available for a full six months from registration and each course module may be taken as often as necessary by the registrant for review and revision.
Profisee is a master data management software company focused on delivering enterprise-grade MDM capabilities through its Master Data Maestro software suite. Formed from the management team of Stratature, the MDM software provider acquired by Microsoft in 2007, Profisee has a worldwide reputation for master data management and competence with Microsoft Master Data Services. For more information about Profisee, please visit www.profisee.com.
VP Marketing, Profisee
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