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Free Online Security Clinics

Get online training for secure networking and application development; limited time availability.

Did you know that Microsoft currently offers several of its online security clinics for free? It's perhaps the best kept secret of the Microsoft e-Learning Courses. Microsoft offers several of the clinics that are typically available regularly for US$199 for a 90-day license. The company is offering three security-related courses, geared to IT professionals and developers, for free. Currently available:

Clinic 2801: Microsoft Security Guidance Training I—Offers IT professionals introductory knowledge and skills essential for the design and implementation of a secure computing environment.

Clinic 2802: Microsoft Security Guidance Training II—Part 2 builds on existing knowledge of server and client security and offers advice on best practices to implement perimeter and network defenses and enhance security for applications and Windows Server System components.

Clinic 2806: Microsoft Security Guidance Training for Developers—As the name suggests, this clinic is aimed at giving developers skills for developing applications with enhanced security.

The materials for the online clinics is newly developed content. To take a free clinic, go to https://www.microsoftelearning.com/security/.

[This news has been updated as of original posting, correcting two errors in regards to content development and offering expiration. -- Editor]

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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