Happy Friday, everyone! Before we leave you this week, just a reminder that you received your bi-weekly Partner Newsletter today. Be sure to check out the highlights that apply to you and your organization. All the training-related items are posted below, including our course recommendations for System Center 2012 + System Management and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

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

Partner Training Sweepstakes Brings More Chances to Win in December
Take any of our featured Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Windows Small Business Server 2011, Microsoft Office 365, or Windows Azure courses and be entered to win in the Partner Training Sweepstakes. You will earn a prize entry for each sales or technical course you attend, and there are courses for every job role.

New Windows Azure Sales and Technical Courses
Deepen your knowledge of the Windows Azure Platform by taking one of these recently released online courses for Sales, Developer, and Architect roles.

December 14 Webcast: Compete to Win – The All-Up Cloud Story
Strengthen your cloud knowledge with more strategic clarity. Join moderator Ulises Aguilar for an interview with representatives from Microsoft Office 365, Windows Azure, Microsoft Hyper-V, and more.

Stay Relevant in Today's Job Market
Stay competitive in today's tech industry with skills that transfer from the classroom to the workplace. Microsoft Official Courses from Microsoft Learning partners are the authorized source to teach the technical skills essential for success.

January 11: New Jump Start for Microsoft Server Virtualization Exam 70-659
Hosted by Microsoft Learning, this accelerated Jump Start is tailored for experienced IT professionals who are familiar with Microsoft server technologies, Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager, and Remote Desktop Role Services. Your $99 registration fee includes an exam voucher.

Expand Your Microsoft Office 365 Skills with Power Start Workshops
Offered by Partner Services, these workshops provide a technical overview and can help you prepare to perform migrations and deployments. Each workshop can be taken individually for the cost of one Advisory Hour, a benefit of your company's membership in the Microsoft Partner Network.

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

Role-Based Training for System Center 2012 + System Management and Microsoft Visual Studio

Training for Business Decision Makers

Microsoft System Center 2012 and Systems Management

Microsoft Visual Studio

Training for IT Professionals

Microsoft System Center 2012 and Systems Management

Microsoft Visual Studio

Training for Developers

Microsoft System Center 2012 and Systems Management

Microsoft Visual Studio

Training for Sales and Marketing Roles

Microsoft System Center 2012 and Systems Management

Microsoft Visual Studio

Training for Training Roles

Microsoft System Center 2012 and Systems Management

Microsoft Visual Studio