Microsoft recommends new G2G3 MOF simulation

October 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
G2G3, (, the leading global provider of gaming and communication solutions, has announced the launch of McKinley IT Pro, a new version of its popular service management best practice and Microsoft Office Framework (MOF) based McKinley simulation.

This announcement follows the recent collaboration between Microsoft and EXIN which saw Microsoft provide EXIN with the rights to develop the recently launched new MOF Foundation exam. Microsoft and EXIN are working together with the aim of improving levels of professionalism in the IT industry by means of independent certification.

MOF is a globally-accepted collection of best practices, principles, and models that offers guidance to organizations for effective management of their IT services

McKinley IT Pro is a high-impact simulation which uses gaming and practical immersion techniques to help IT professionals rapidly understand how best practice frameworks such as MOF, the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) and the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) V3 can help their organization optimize performance of IT systems. Developed and distributed solely by G2G3, the McKinley IT Pro simulation enables training providers to practically demonstrate the benefits of MOF using a real-life enterprise IT scenario to which the IT professional can easily relate.

Microsoft have recognized G2G3 as the recommended simulation partner for MOF accredited training providers. The McKinley IT Pro simulation will provide MOF accredited training providers with the opportunity to differentiate whilst adding significant value to their MOF accredited courses. G2G3 will license the McKinley IT Pro simulation to MOF accredited training providers via a simple pay per play model.

Mark Ross Sutherland, CEO of G2G3 commented: “G2G3 are pleased to be able to offer such an innovative addition to the MOF accredited courses. Not only will training providers realize the benefits of simulation from a competitive perspective, but IT professionals will find this practical interpretation of MOF accelerates understanding.”

Jerry Dyer, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft said: “Microsoft and the MOF team are excited about the opportunity MOF certification training partners have to enhance their training by using McKinley IT Pro, the new version of the MOF-based McKinley simulation from G2G3. The original McKinley simulation was developed by G2G3 for use with MOF training, and has long been recognized as a significant value add to the training. We fully expect the new McKinley IT Pro to significantly improve the quality of training offered by training partners”.


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