Regardless of the project, most IT pros know that building a flow chart can be a simple way to solve problems and map out solutions. Microsoft's Visio can help professionals create dynamic, visual diagrams for flow charts, infographics and more. IT pros, specifically, rely on Visio as a tool for diagramming the configuration of common servers, networking equipment and power management equipment.
Benefits of Microsoft Visio training
According to Visio's vendor, this drawing tool is easy to understand and simple to use for planning, organizing and documenting information and processes. For example, after a Visio symbol is inserted into the work area, end users can manipulate parameters including size, color or description to fit a customizable plan, chart or diagram.
Additionally, Visio is built to work seamlessly with different organizations' data solutions, including Object Linking and Embedding Database--OLEDB--or Open Database Connectivity--ODBC--technologies. Visio is designed to integrate easily and share data with other platforms such as these:
Diagrams and charts made with Visio can provide a visual way for IT pros and other organizations to map data flow, workflows and plans for software architecture.
Microsoft Visio courses and training options
Professionals seeking out Visio courses can find a range of options:
- Internet video clips
- Online seminars
- University courses
- Vendor certification
- Web-based classes
Visio training courses should result in a basic familiarity with the software's usage and capabilities. Courses may cover these and other topics:
- Creating basic diagrams
- Publishing diagrams
- Understanding the Visio environment and workspace
Advanced Visio courses will likely include more complex diagramming and mapping techniques and further ways to disseminate information.
MS Visio certification training
IT professionals interested in certification can obtain the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist endorsement in Visio 2007 application development by passing Microsoft Exam 70-545. According to information from Microsoft, certification can ensure that a professional has a valid and comprehensive understanding of the software, and can be great way to boost a resume or display skills. These training endorsements can be earned directly through the vendor or through an approved training course.
Whatever training method or certification path chosen, students will likely find it helps to be a visual thinker and have some basic understanding of the way workflows and other charts can help map out information.