3 Reasons to Swot Up on Microsoft Identity Manager   

Posted on 1 March 2020

Microsoft Identity Manager – or MIM – represents the go-to solution for the many organisations looking to reinforce their identity and access management efforts. But even after implementation, there’s still plenty of learning to be done. 


If you’ve taken your identity and access management seriously – as our customers have – then it’s more than likely that Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) will be a familiar name to you. Over time, the solution has rightfully carved out its place at the top spot, synonymous with secure identity and exceptional functionality. 


Of course, introducing MIM is just the first part of a longer journey towards successfully managing and owning your organisation’s identity and access management; there’s life post-implementation, after all! 


And as with life, the identity journey is a long-term one, with over-arching goals and new challenges scattered along the way. Luckily, there are also opportunities to learn, ensuring that MIM’s potential effectiveness is maximised. 


But why, after committing time and money in the early stages, should organisations take advantage of further training on MIM, or indeed look at foundational training? Isn’t the most important aspect of the journey over? Far from it. 


1. Make Post-Implementation More Successful 


Post-implementation, day one: this is the day that your organisation can change forever. With MIM now an integral part of the business, there’s a feverish potential in the air and anything is possible. But potential success is never quite as good as actual success – continuing to learn at this stage can make sure the former transforms into the latter. 


How? By arming individuals and teams with the knowledge to actively make the most of everything MIM has to offer. This might include looking at challenges it can resolve beyond the original scope of the project, or even just ensuring that the environment can be successfully maintained on a day-to-day basis. In short, knowledge really is power. 


2. Empower Your Team 


Nobody ever stops learning, and when it comes to professional development, the chance to upskill is too good to pass up.  


Offering training courses and education at different levels to your team can help to give individuals greater confidence in using the solution and its features, as well as bolstering their CVs and helping them to add greater value to their roles. They get personal development and the organisation gets in-house management: it’s a win-win for all involved. 


3. Solidify Your Commitment to MIM 


Any business transformation – whether it’s a process refresh, a raft of hires, or introducing a new system – needs commitment behind it to take it from initial daydream to fully-realised end result. Too many initiatives, however, are dropped after some time, leaving loose ends and working against an organisation’s best interests (not to mention taking the costs involved for granted). 


Upskilling your team, however, demonstrates a level of commitment that offers stability. It shows people at every stage of the business that the transition will be handled with care, that the transformation is good for the business, and – above all else – that it’s here to stay. 


How Well Do You Know MIM? 


Sensing that MIM customers needed support without sacrificing their independence, our team undertook research into common pain points. The end result was our MIM Foundation Training course, a three-day training programme to provide users with a working knowledge of Microsoft Identity Manager, led by our training mastermind, Gavin Byrne. 

Over the three days, attendees will: 

  • Grow more confident 
  • Improve their technical understanding
  • Get full support from our experts 
  • Learn the basics of MIM – and so much more 

Once feet are planted firmly on the ground, why not look towards our Advanced courses? The two-day Advanced course will help attendees to tap into additional MIM features to maximise the impact the solution can have on their organisation. 

We offer these training sessions both in-house and at easily accessible locations in major cities across the UK. If you’ve recently implemented MIM, or you’re considering it and like to think ahead, consider supporting your ambitions with additional training. 

Interested? You’re not alone! Register your interest for upcoming training events here and a member of our team will be in touch. And who knows: you could have your very own in-house MIM expert in no time. 

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