As an IT professional, practicing your Microsoft 365 and Office 365 skills can be an integral part of your daily work. You might specialize in Microsoft or simply consider it one part of your well-rounded IT expertise. In case you are not there yet, let us talk about how these Microsoft products can form the foundation for an IT career.
Is there a difference between Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Skills?
If you keep informed with what is going on in the world of Microsoft, you are of course aware of this, but just for the record: No, your Office 365 skills are not quite the same as the ones for Microsoft 365. Office 365 with its applications and services is actually one part of the Microsoft 365 offer. We have already given you an overview of what Office 365 is all about in two earlier blog posts:
- The Microsoft Office 365 Applications and Services – an Overview (Part 1)
- Overview: Microsoft Office 365 Services and Applications (Part 2)
Microsoft 365 is a bundle that includes Office 365, plus the operation system (currently Windows 10) and additional mobility and security tools (Enterprise Mobility + Security).
Generalists and Specialists
As a professional (or aspiring professional) you might have already been confronted with the question of becoming a generalist (a basic to intermediary level of knowledge in a wide range of subjects) or specialist (particular expertise in one area/subject) in your chosen field.
Especially in the beginning of your career, this is not necessarily a conscious choice, and it also can change during the course of your career. In the context of IT this means that you might start out as a generalist by getting a working knowledge of various subjects/systems. At some point though you might find an area of special interest for you and decide you want to learn more about it and reach a higher level of knowledge/skills. At TechSherpas 365 we offer you a wide range of IT classes and certification training courses for all levels.
It is also possible that you develop additional expertise due to the work you do on a day-to-day basis.
Conversely, you might start out with extensive knowledge and skills in one special area and then decide later to broaden your knowledge by learning more about additional software or systems. In connection with Microsoft this might mean that you are an Office 365 expert and then decide to get a working knowledge about the other areas of the Microsoft 365 bundle.
Enhance and broaden your Microsoft 365/Office 365 skills with our various Microsoft training courses and certification programs. We will talk more about your career and learning options with Microsoft in our next post.
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