Sales-Readiness Experts from Microsoft and Expertus Compare Learning Strategies

Mountain View, CA – April 11, 2011 – Expertus, a global provider of software and services that optimize the business impact of learning, today announced that it is sponsoring a webinar, Faceoff! Virtual Cloud Training vs. Classroom,” on Friday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

***Update: May 8, 2011: The free, 90-minute live web event was recorded, and is now available on-demand at:***

Training and development professionals know that traditional, instructor-led classroom training can be expensive, time consuming and limited in reach. So, the question is…is virtual training really a more viable and effective alternative? This webinar will tackle that subject as experts from Microsoft and Expertus compare virtual and classroom training, head-to-head, in a real-world scenario focused on technology product training.

During the one-hour webinar, Zaakera Stratman, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, and John Schneble, Product Marketing Manager for Expertus technology products, will review new findings that show how various learning approaches compare in cost and effectiveness. They will also share tips, technologies and trends for virtual learning and product-readiness training.

At this interactive webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What virtual cloud training is and how it is affecting the future of learning strategy.
  • What Microsoft learned when it made a decisive shift to virtual training to improve product readiness.
  • How new technology is justifying the move to virtual training.
  • How virtual and classroom training directly compare in cost, speed, ROI, reach and impact.

Webinar registrants will receive a copy of the related case study: “Microsoft Lowers Training Costs and Improves Readiness of Global Tech Team with Virtual Learning Environment.”

Expertus is a leader in the learning technology market – with its flagship offering, ExpertusONETM. This award-winning social learning platform integrates formal, informal and collaborative learning for all audiences across the enterprise – employees, customers and channel partners.

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About Expertus

Expertus helps the world’s most innovative corporations gain and sustain a competitive advantage by transforming the way they educate and empower employees, customers and business partners. Their next-generation software and managed services work together to make the learning experience highly accessible, relevant and collaborative – and make learning operations efficient, effective and flexible. Clients include Microsoft, ADP, Autodesk, ConocoPhillips, EMC, AstraZeneca and Cisco. Every day at these and other companies, more than a million employees, customers and business partners are educated as a result of Expertus software, managed services and technology-rich solutions.

Based in Silicon Valley, Expertus serves its clients from the US, UK and India. For more information, visit, or call toll-free in the US 1-877-827-8160.