Windows 10 Always On VPN Hands-On Training Classes Now Forming in the U.S. and Europe

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Richard M. Hicks, enterprise mobility and security infrastructure expert, is pleased to announce the return of his 3-day Windows 10 Always On VPN hand-on training classes in the U.S. and Europe in 2019.

"There is simply no way our team could have successfully gotten this technology working without his training." Andrew Barzyk, IT Manager at Swanson, Martin & Bell.

Windows 10 Always On VPN hands-on training classes for 2019 are now forming around the U.S. and in Europe. This three-day, in-depth and hands-on training class covers everything an administrator will need to plan, design, implement, and support Always On VPN for Windows 10. These comprehensive classes are led by Richard Hicks, a recognized industry expert with Microsoft mobility solutions like DirectAccess and Always On VPN.

Microsoft recently announced they were no longer investing in DirectAccess, their popular technology for seamless, transparent, and always on remote access. Microsoft is positioning Always On VPN as a replacement, and while it continues to provide great user experience like its predecessor, Always On VPN differs greatly in terms of configuration and deployment.

As organizations find the need to retire legacy solutions like DirectAccess, they need quick, efficient ways to establish new technology like Always On VPN.

“Always On VPN presents some unique challenges for today’s DirectAccess administrator. There are myriad configuration options to choose from, many of which are not well documented” said Richard Hicks, founder and principal consultant at Richard M. Hicks Consulting, Inc. “It is designed to be implemented and managed in a fundamentally different way, which many administrators might be unfamiliar with.”

Windows 10 Always On VPN hands-on training provides enterprise IT professionals with the essential skills required to successfully plan, implement, and support the remote access solution. The classes cover all deployment aspects, including infrastructure requirements, installation and configuration, and client provisioning. In addition, topics like enabling redundancy, providing scalability, advanced security configuration, troubleshooting, migration, and cloud-based deployment will also be covered.

“Our law firm needed to transition from the deprecated Direct Access technology to Microsoft’s replacement ‘Always On VPN.’ Initially we engaged Mr. Hicks to expedite the project but soon realized that his training was essential to the project’s success,” said Andrew Barzyk, IT manager at Swanson, Martin & Bell. Mr. Barzyk adds, “Richard’s program was a hands-on deployment, tear-down and redeployment to demonstrate not only deployment and configuration but troubleshooting and an in-depth understanding of the architectural choices. There is simply no way our team could have successfully gotten this technology working without his training.”

Class are now forming in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Switzerland, Dallas, and Portland. Visit for more information and to register for an upcoming training class.

About Richard Hicks

Richard Hicks is a widely recognized enterprise mobility and security infrastructure expert. He has more than 25 years’ experience implementing remote access and edge security solutions for some of the largest organizations in the world. He understands that providing visibility and control for field-based devices and ensuring the highest level of productivity for a mobile workforce are essential keys to successful business strategy. He founded his consulting firm in 2015 to address unique challenges enterprise organizations face as mobility and security technologies evolve. Richard is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), currently recognized in the Cloud & Datacenter Management and Enterprise Security award categories. He is also the author of “Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016” (Apress Media, ISBN: 978-1-4842-2058-0).

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Richard M. Hicks Consulting, Inc.

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