What Would You Do With TechNet?

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Someone recently asked if it was worth spending money on a TechNet subscription from Microsoft. If you’re a developer, the answer is a definite yes. If you’re a student – you can get a pretty hefty discount. In any case, if you’re anyone who uses a lot of Microsoft software, then it’s definitely something you should look into.

Yes, it’s going to cost you money. But do you want to know as much as you can about their software, tools and development? If so, then yes, you totally want a subscription. It’s absolutely worth it. You have to ask yourself how important the knowledge you can gain is to you. How much is it worth to you?

Look at it this way. When you go to a job interview, you’re going to have to discuss what you know and how you know it. Being able to point to having an extreme amount of education when it comes to all of the various Microsoft platforms.

If you’re out of a job, you will definitely hesitate at spending the money for the subscription. But having that knowledge of Azure or .NET could put you head and shoulders above the competition. Even if you’re an Apple fan… you likely will need to use Microsoft software at some point in your life or career.

Weigh your options. How much is a foot in the door worth to you?

One thought on “What Would You Do With TechNet?”

  1. Microsoft used to give a complementary year of TechNet when you passed your MCSE up until about 2000. Being I got mine after that time…got a couple of tie tacks…some certificates and a letter of thank you. No use on crying about what used to be…but still think it’s a great idea to give you added value and a nice “thank you” for successfully completing their certs.

    Haven’t done any other cert work on any since that time…since I haven’t seen the pay off from a year of hard work and less than six months of employment. Have actually gotten more of a bang of one of my BA degrees by being able to work as a substitute teacher and almost 20 years in commercial broadcasting.

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