Information Technology Specialist Instructor Emmett Peterson accompanied his students and students in the Computer Networking Systems Technician class as they spent a long and exciting day touring various test labs and state-of-the-art data centers, which house thousands of servers and hundreds of thousands of virtual servers.
Following the tour, the group participated in an invaluable question and answer session with Vince Wanamaker, chief system administrator, and his team of the Windows Embedded test lab division.
Student Ashley Landron noted that she enjoyed talking to the Microsoft technicians. "It showed me that as long as you put your mind to something, anything can happen."
During the tour, students learned about the education, skills and certifications they need to become successful in the information technology field. The students were thankful for the opportunity to tour Microsoft's headquarters, Emmet remarked. "They commented on how much they learned during their time at Microsoft, and they even received some cool Microsoft gifts," he said.
"I found the tour to be absolutely fascinating," said student Clarence Hollins. "It rekindled my passion for the IT field. In addition to getting an opportunity to view some of Microsoft’s facilities, we were privileged to receive first-hand instruction from a manager and his team. Their insights about thinking and working outside of the box were priceless," said Clarence.
|Information Technology students tour Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Wash.|