Before you head off to the weekend, we wanted to remind you that you received your bi-weekly Partner Newsletter this morning, so check out the latest highlights that apply to you and your organization. Below are all of the training-related items,  including our course recommendations for Forefront Security and SQL Server 2012.

As stated in the newsletter, you can find training opportunities and recommendations any time on the U.S. Partner Learning blog,Learning Plan Tool website, and the Local Activities Section of the Training and Events page on the U.S. partner portal.

Have a great weekend!

Your Partner Training Team

 

Training Recommendations

New to the Microsoft Partner Network? How to Find U.S. Partner Training Resources
Your Microsoft Partner Network membership includes access to no-cost and low-cost training opportunities to help you build technical, sales, and business skills. Our blog post identifies the resources available to find the training you need, and how to stay training-savvy in the future.

November Partner Training Sweepstakes
The Partner Training Sweepstakes offers a chance to grow your skills and be entered to win great prizes. Take any of our featured Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft System Center training sessions this month and you will be entered to win a Dell Netbook or a $150 American Express gift card.

On Demand Webcast: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Subscription Attach Promotion
With this new promotion, existing Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 users are eligible for a 35% discount on the price of Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN or 15% off of the price of Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN. Through their MSDN subscription, your customers will have access to valuable, comprehensive resources.

Get Certified in Microsoft Virtualization
As today's businesses go virtual, they expect their IT departments to lead the way. Set the pace in your organization by expanding your Microsoft Virtualization expertise, and get certified through a Microsoft Learning Partner.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Training Resources
Microsoft Dynamics partners are invited to visit PartnerSource to see the latest training resources for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, including sales industry courses, sales assessments, certifications, E-Learning collection, training materials, and the Getting Ready Guide.

Purchase Competency Exam Packs by December 31 to Get Savings
Prepare your team to pass competency exams with exclusive training offers up to 40%. Exam vouchers may be used by any individual in your organization and exams must be taken no later than May 31, 2012.

For a Limited Time, Save on Practice Tests
Assess your knowledge of the exam material and highlight areas where you need more preparation. Two key practice test vendors are offering up to a 40% discount on qualifying Microsoft practice exams. Choose the offer that best fits your needs.

Training Designed Specifically for Microsoft OEM Partners
The OEM Training Zone is the central destination for Microsoft OEM partners to find product and program training. You'll find training that covers Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, and Windows Server 2008 R2, as well as Windows Embedded and our Channel Incentives Program.

Webcast Series: Marketing Excellence for Small Business
Each quarter, we tackle a different small business challenge. Watch the November 15 webcast on demand, and register for the January 24 webcast, "Making Social Media Work."

Role-Based Training

Training for Business Decision Makers

Microsoft Forefront Security

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Training for IT Professionals

Microsoft Forefront Security

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Training for Developers

Microsoft Forefront Security

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Training for Sales and Marketing Roles

Microsoft Forefront Security

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Training for Training Roles

Microsoft Forefront Security

Microsoft SQL Server 2012