Greetings East Region Partners,
To help you prioritize your training activities this month, here is a summary of recommendations from the U.S. Partner Team. For additional training opportunities, you can build your learning plan or view upcoming local activities at any time.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROMOTIONS, TOOLS & RESOURCES
New chance to win with October’s on-demand courses and prizes
Check out our October training picks for a chance to win Flip Video Camera or Samsung 32-inch TV. This month’s featured solutions include Forefront Security, SharePoint Server 2010, Lync 2010 and Windows Intune. You’ll earn an entry for each course you attend.
Free Practice Test for Partners with the Silver Web Development Competency
Request a no-cost, practice test code valid for several of the exams that are required to attain the Gold Web Development competency (exams 70-513, 70-515, or 70-516). This offer is valid for the first 288 partners who request a code, and the codes must be activated by January 31, 2012. To request a code, email GoldWebDev@microsoft.com or contact the MPN Experts at 1-877-254-6825.
Time to Thrive Webcast Series for Sales Specialists
This monthly series is dedicated to helping both old and new Microsoft Sales Specialists thrive within the current landscape and hit your short-term and long-term sales goals. Next in the series: Wednesday, October 5 – Transforming the Sales Conversation-Winning Sales in the New Economy with the Private Cloud with Mark Hassall.
Now in Exam Academy: Portals and Collaboration Exams
Partner Exam Academy has added Exams 70-667 and 70-668, to meet the requirements for attaining or renewing the Portals and Collaboration competency.
INTENSIVE TRAINING EVENTS
SMB VAR Summits – Take a technical dive Office 365, System Center, Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync – coming to a city near you and delivered by TS2.
SMB Channel Development + Meet & Greet Event Series – Join us in a city near you for an evening that starts with a presentation by the York Group, “Building Successful Partnerships in the Cloud,” and is followed by an informal meet and greet with drinks and appetizers.
Partner Services and Support Virtual Classroom Events
Microsoft Dynamics In-Person Learning Events – Visit PartnerSource for in-person training on Microsoft Dynamics solutions.
LIVE ONLINE WEB SEMINARS