Critical Path Training is a technical education company focused on Power Platform topics including Power Automate, Power Apps, Power BI, Azure AD, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Critical Path Training provides the industry's most advanced self-paced training courses and prides itself by writing and maintaining hands-on lab exercises that are both challenging and up-to-date.
Critical Path Training was founded in 2010 by SharePoint MVPs Ted Pattison and Andrew Connell when SharePoint on-premises training was in high demand. As the SharePoint training market began to fade around 2014, Critical Path Training shifted its focus to adapt to the changing landscape of building business solutions in the Microsoft cloud.
Critical Path Training begin offering Power BI training early in 2015 while the Power BI service was still in its preview state. Two years later, Critical Path Training became one of the first Microsoft partners to begin offering in-depth training on Power Apps and Power Automate.
Ted Pattison is the lead courseware author at Critical Path Training. All self-paced training courses offered by Critical Path Training were written by Ted and have already been delivered to 100s of students in a traditional classroom environment.
Ted Pattison has worked in the software industry for the last 25 years as a developer, consultant and trainer. Ted has received Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 15 consecutive years for his community contributions and his educational efforts to teach technical professionals to become successful with Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Azure AD, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams.
Ted Pattison currently works at Microsoft on the Power BI Customer Advisory Team (CAT) where he assists enterprise Power BI customers with best practices in ETL, data modeling, solution deployment and Power BI embedding.