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Resources for Building a New Career in 5 Hours a Week

At TechMentor 20, I gave a presentation on Building a Better Career in 5 Hours a week. I referred to a number of resources so this is a listing of all the resources referenced along with additional resources.

SMART Goals

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/smart-goals.htm

Mission Statement

https://www.andyandrews.com/personal-mission-statement/

Online Education Resources:

eDx Microsoft Cloud Professional Program in Cloud Admin: https://www.edx.org/microsoft-professional-program-cloud

Microsoft Virtual Academy: https://mva.microsoft.com/

Online Video/Screencast references:

TechSnips – Https://techsnips.io

Pluralsight – https://www.pluralsight.com/

LinkedIn Learning – https://www.linkedin.com/learning/

Online Documentation references:

Microsoft Documentation – https://aka.ms/mbdocs   

Book References:

PowerShell Month of Lunches – https://www.manning.com/books/learn-windows-powershell-in-a-month-of-lunches-third-edition

The PowerShell Practice Primer – https://leanpub.com/psprimer

LeanPub.com – Https://leanpub.com

Be the Master – https://bethemaster.com/

Websites & Blogs

Scott Hanselman Blog – http://www.hanselman.com/

Exchange Team Blog – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/

Expta.com – http://www3.expta.com/blog.html 

Miscellaneous Information

Troy Hunt – Hack Your Career : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MUhcgXBj_A

 

 

About Michael Bender

Just a geek trying to "share the wealth" with the rest of the world... Michael is a teacher at heart. Coming from a career teaching at a community college and work for 19 years as a system engineer, his passion is for helping people learn the skills necessary to ‘level-up’ their careers, and helping businesses achieve their customer goals. Sharing everything is how he guides his career as everyone wins when you share what you know. Currently, he is a Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft. This team focuses on engaging and advocating for Operations-focused communities to the engineering teams in Windows Azure. You’ll find Michael and his #AzOps team at conferences, online, and building great content at docs.com. Michael specializes in Windows Server, Virtualization, PowerShell and Windows Azure. As part of his goal of sharing his knowledge, he has a number of courses published on Pluralsight.com covering PowerShell and Windows Server. He is passionate about the IT Operations community. For the last 8 years, he has led up a global user group called The Krewe.he is the current president and a founding member of The Krewe, a worldwide networking group for IT Pros and Developers. This group provides a global network for the sharing of ideas and solutions for many in the Operations community. For more information, check out The Krewe on Facebook or Twitter.
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