Looks like the folks at the Partner Academy have come up with a winning format for some technical training: an in-depth multi-week asynchronous delivery, as described below:
Register now! This Partner Academy class is specifically designed for technical audiences and covers the technical and business aspects of optimizing the desktop with Windows Vista and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack including its architecture, configuration, deployment, and ongoing management. You will get valuable hands-on experience as well as a business value perspective.
The registration link in the Partner Learning Center is: