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.

East: https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40044226

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

  • Power Start Workshops - Get access to essential knowledge for Microsoft products and solutions. Learn about new product features and presales opportunities, and get an overview of a solution with these workshops. Cost: 1 advisory hour
  • Momentum Workshops - Access the latest technical training for deployment, development, and migration to deepen your skills and knowledge base around current Microsoft products and solutions. Cost: 1 advisory hour
  • Practice Accelerators - This comprehensive set of reusable tools and best practices can help you identify customer requirements & project scope, analyze customer needs, & deploy solutions. Offerings include Server Virtualization, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, BPOS and MDOP. Cost: 10 advisory hours

 

Microsoft Dynamics In-Person Learning EventsVisit PartnerSource for in-person training on Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

 

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