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About Computer U

  1. What is Computer U?
  2. Chapter 141 Excemption Notice for all who register for classes and the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office
  3. How do I register for classes?
  4. What does "Microsoft Certified Partner" mean?
  5. Are Computer U folks qualified to work on your computers?
  6. What about any recent awards and honors?
  7. What is the service area for Computer U?
What is Computer U?

Computer U, Ltd. is a private consulting and training company with expertise in Microsoft products. Craig Roberts is the sole owner of Computer U, Ltd., which is incorporated in the State of Minnesota.

Computer U, Ltd. has been a Microsoft Certified Partner, but is currently a Microsoft Registered Partner.  Under Microsoft's Empower program, we are developing Doc2Contact, a packaged software solution. Doc2Contact imports email address and other contact information into a contact record with a minimum of user intervention. More information is here.

Our experts work in a long list of products, and know them well. These include Visual Basic, Visual Studio .NET 2003, Visual FoxPro, FrontPage, Visual InterDev, Visual Basic for Applications, Microsoft Access, Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, SQL Server, and Windows NT. We're gaining expertise on the newer products, as are all consultants.

Computer U, Ltd. is a member company with the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners, and the local affiliate Polar Chapter. Craig served as President of the Polar Chapter for 2004, and is currently (1/2007) on the IAMCP/Minnesota Board as President. He hopes to go back to being a past president sometime soon.

Computer U is not affiliated with any university, nor with Open U.

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Computer U is not a private career school: Chapter 141.35 Exemption

Computer U, Ltd. is not a private career school.

Notice to all folks interested in training provided by Computer U (including the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office), training activities at Computer U, Ltd. qualifies Computer U, Ltd. to be exempted under Chapter 141.35 as it falls under one or several exemption categories, including "schools and educational programs, or training programs, contracted for by persons, firms, corporations, government agencies, or associations, for the training of their own employees, for which no fee is charged the employee". 

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How do I register for classes?

We're currently not offering public classes but could offer custom training sessions on any software topic in which we are expert.

Call us at 651-257-0786. We could have you fill out a form, etc., but we feel that we provide better customer service with a phone call.

But you may still want to ask questions about classes. Email us... craigr (at)

And for all who register for our classes, check out our statement of compliance to Minnesota Statute 141.35. Computer U, Ltd. is not a private career school.

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What does Microsoft Certified Partner mean?

In short, Computer U has a commitment to working intelligently with Microsoft applications by hiring individuals who are Microsoft Certified Professionals and telling Microsoft how it fits our business plan. Microsoft then helps us deliver the best quality service to you.

Computer U, Ltd. has been a Microsoft Partner since September 9, 1993.

For more answers, see Microsoft's Partnering page.

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Is Computer U Qualified?

We are pleased that our staff has recently demonstrated our competence in utilizing Microsoft technology:

  • Karl Hella, on achieving Microsoft Certified Professional status.
  • Craig Roberts, on achieving Microsoft Certified Solution Developer status.
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What about Awards and Honors
  • E-PACTster Emeritus Award presented by Professional Association for Computer Training (PACT) in recognition of service as PACT Webmaster 1997 - 2001 (as well as acting as un-official photographer. PACTWeb.ORG )
  • Fox Guru award, for Craig Roberts, by Stillwater Systems, for volunteer work and training with their staff.
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What is the Service Area for Computer U?

Chisago County, Washington County, Forest Lake, Lindstrom, Center City, Chisago City, Wyoming, Minnesota, MN, North Branch, Stacy, Scandia, Taylors Falls, St. Croix Falls, Osceola, Pine City, Cambridge, White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Hudson.

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