Top 20 IT Classes for Microsoft Official Curriculum

IT Classes are in high demand. Read about Directions' Top 20 Microsoft Official Curriculum classes.IT Classes are so cool that they are ranked in order of popularity. Just like Letterman has his infamous Top Ten, and Billboard has a Hot 100, Directions has a Top 20 for IT Classes.

Listed below is the most recent list of Top 20 Microsoft classes in the industry. These IT classes are in high demand and are consistently appearing on Directions’ “Guaranteed to Run” class schedule. Click on any course number to view the course outline and explore the dates its scheduled to run.

Top 20 IT Classes for Microsoft Official Curriculum

Cloud/System Center

  • 10747: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Windows Server 2012

  • 10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • 10962: Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows 2012 Services

SQL Server  2014

  • 20461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • 20462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • 20463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • 20466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server


  • 20341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

SharePoint 2013

  • 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • 20488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
  • 55033: SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration

Office 365

  • 20346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Windows 7

  • 6292: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

Windows 8.1

  • 20687: Configuring Windows 8.1
  • 20688: Supporting Windows 8.1

Visual Studio 2012

  • 20480: Programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3
  • 20486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Are IT Classes SATV Eligible?

If your organization purchased a Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement, you may be eligible to redeem Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs). These vouchers are redeemable for free Microsoft training. SATV eligible classes can be paid for with training vouchers obtained through Microsoft Software Assurance training voucher program. If your organization doesn’t currently redeem its SATVs, you could be leaving thousands of training dollars on the table.

At Directions Training, SATVs can be used to purchase several of our Microsoft Official Curriculum classes. However, not all of our Microsoft Technical classes are SATV eligible. Click here to see what classes are SATV eligible.