About this course
This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in IT Support.
This course is a follow up to IT Support Fundamentals and delves deeper into the entire case management process, guiding you through each stage of the process. You will examine best practices on how to become a more efficient and effective troubleshooter, including training how to manage customer expectations and handle customer objections.
The course begins with a basic review of the steps involved in troubleshooting a customer support case, from case assignment and scoping, to solution development, validation, and case closure. To support the troubleshooting process, the course provides tips and tricks on developing analytical solutions, troubleshooting best practices, and managing customer expectations. The course concludes with a look at how to handle customer objections to proposed solutions.
This course is not a technical troubleshooting course that focuses on troubleshooting specific product issues; rather, it provides introductory-level soft skills training on how to efficiently and effectively troubleshoot any support case, regardless of the product. At the completion of the course, the student will have gained an in-depth knowledge of the steps involved in troubleshooting a customer issue throughout its life cycle.
This is the third in a series of four courses that are targeted to individuals who are considering a move into IT Support.
Meet the instructors
Lawrence Associates LLC
Bernie Lawrence is founder and CEO of Lawrence Associates LLC. Prior to starting Lawrence Associates LLC, he served as Vice President of Consulting,
Sales and Marketing, and as a Managing Director of Business Consulting with Immedient Corporation, Microsoft’s largest privately-held solutions provider.
He has a BS in Administration & Management Science and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in Finance from C.W. Post University.
Senior Content Development Manager
Tony Frink is a 35 year veteran of the IT industry, with a background in ERP technologies, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft Office. He spent the first 18 years of his career in ERP software development and professional services management. He has spent the past 17 years with Microsoft and is currently a Senior Content Development Manager on the Cloud Productivity team at Microsoft Learning. He is responsible for developing training content about Office 365 and related products, as well as IT Support topics.
Business & Financial Consultant / IT Course Development & Delivery
Lawrence Associates LLC
With 40 years of professional experience Mike combines technical and business acumen with his coaching skills to provide his clients’ the knowledge they need to develop, deliver, and justify financial business cases for major investments. Mike regularly works with executives in private and public organizations to develop and deliver economic justifications for multi-million-dollar information technology investments. Over the past 10 years, he has also used that background as a basis for developing and delivering a variety of training courses for IT professionals.