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 Partner
Training Finders
and the Learning Plan Tool, or subscribe to communications such as the U.S. Partner Newsletter and the U.S. Partner
Learning 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 one
of 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 entry
for 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 your
short-term and long-term sales goals. Next in the series: Wednesday, December 14 – Compete to Win: The All-Up Cloud Story - A Sales Opportunity that
Unfolds 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 entertainment
system.

MPN Competency Exam Packs

This exclusive offer makes it easy to meet competency requirements by allowing Microsoft Partners to save up to 40% on selected
exams. 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 training
focusing on the new features of SQL Server 2012. This course combines presentations and hands-on labs to help you better understand how SQL Server
2012 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- and
200-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

  • 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 and project scope,
         analyze customer needs, and deploy solutions. Offerings include Server
         Virtualization, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, BPOS, and
         MDOP. Cost: 10 advisory hours

 

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