Free Microsoft exam second shot


Do your customers need a redo? Everyone needs a second chance from time to time. With Second Shot, if you don’t pass your Microsoft Certification exam on the first try, you get a free retake. Passing a Microsoft Certification exam and earning the title of Microsoft Certified Professional is now easier than ever. For a […]

Microsoft Exams at Home


To many of you in out-state MN and elsewhere this news will be a great relief. Now you’ll no longer need to drive into the Cities to take you Microsoft exams. The program is still in beta through 15 March so watch for changes after that time. However, I don’t see any reason they won’t […]

What SharePoint Training Do You Really Need?

Training Lakes and Pines

What SharePoint or Office 365 Training do you Need? More than you think, and I’m not the one who says so. According to Microsoft’s best practices: “The human element is, after the governance plan, the most important ingredient in the success or failure of a SharePoint deployment.” ( So what kind of training is needed […]

MTA – Database Administration Fundamentals Resources

Resources used for studying for the Database Administration Fundamentals course (exam 98-364). Many of these resource go beyond the scope of the exam but provide helpful background or more/better examples. If you are sitting for the exam please make note of the exam objectives.   Resources Exam 98-364: Database Fundamentals exam objectives: Study Guide for […]

What is Customized Training?

Training Lakes and Pines

Mandi coined our phrase here that “at Sawyer Training customization comes standard.” I’ve been in the industry a long time and I’ve done a lot of “customized” courses for other training companies. Many clients seem to have preconceived notions of what customization is. Let’s start with what customization is not. On one hand, customization is […]

Session 85: What Your Users Need to Know about SharePoint

Session 85: What your users need to know about SharePoint

Notes to the lecture presented to the MN Government IT Symposium on 12 December 2013.      2013 Minnesota Government IT Symposium For State Agencies, Counties, Cities, Higher Education and Nonprofits   December 10-12, 2013   RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN (Presented by GTS Educational Events)   Session 85 Session 85: What Your Users Need to […]