To help you prioritize your training activities this month,here is a summary of recommendations from the U.S. Partner Team.
You can always find up-to-date information on recommended on-demand, local in-person, and virtual training opportunities by visiting the Regional PartnerTraining Finders and the Learning Plan Tool, or subscribe to communications such as the U.S. Partner Newsletter and the U.S. PartnerLearning blog to have current training tools and opportunities delivered directly to your inbox.
Training and Certification Promotions, Tools, and Resources
New Courses and Prizes in the December Partner Training Sweepstakes
Be entered to win a Digital SLR Camera package, a Samsung Focus™ Windows Phone 7, or a $25 American Express gift card when you take oneof our December training courses. This month’s featured solutions include SQL Server 2012, Office 365, Windows Small Business Server 2011, and Azure Platform. You’ll earn a prize entryfor each course you attend.
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 yourshort-term and long-term sales goals. Next in the series: Wednesday, December 14 – Compete to Win: The All-Up Cloud Story - A Sales Opportunity thatUnfolds as Power-of-Choice with Ulises Aguilar.
The Ultimate Voice Career Promotion
This Lync promotion for voice professionals offers the chance to win some great prizes for learning about and sharing your experiences with Microsoft Lync.Participants earn points for a monthly sweepstakes and you could win prizes like an Xbox 360, a $150 Best Buy voucher, or a $5,000 Kinect entertainmentsystem.
MPN Competency Exam Packs
This exclusive offer makes it easy to meet competency requirements by allowing Microsoft Partners to save up to 40% on selectedexams. By purchasing these exam packs you can hand out exam vouchers to anyone in your organization that needs to take an exam.
Intensive Training Events
MicrosoftSQL Server 2012 Technical Ignite – Join us in your region for a two-day, instructor-led trainingfocusing on the new features of SQL Server 2012. This course combines presentations and hands-on labs to help you better understand how SQL Server2012 addresses the mission critical, business intelligence, enterprise information management, and database development needs of your customers.
New Windows Azure Sales and Technical Courses – Increase your sales and technical Azure knowledge with these recently released 100- and200-level online courses for Sales, Developer, and Architect roles. Many of these trainings are less than 30 minutes, so you can consume them quickly.
PartnerServices and Support Virtual Classroom Events
Live Online Web Seminars Online Web Seminars