imageHere are the training recommendations sent to you in last Friday’s partner newsletter, including role-based training for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and multiple Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

As stated in the newsletter, you can find training opportunities and recommendations anytime 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.

Training Recommendations

February Picks for Training Giveaway
Be entered to win a Lenovo Netbook, Xbox 360 with Kinect, or a $100 American Express gift card when you take any of our featured Microsoft Lync, SQL Server 2012, Forefront Security, or Windows 7 courses. There's something for every role, and you'll receive an entry for each course you attend. Sweepstakes ends June 30. Official rules.

Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Boot Camps Help You Build a Cloud Sales Pipeline
Attend one of these in-person events—being held in cities across the U.S. starting March 1—and learn how to integrate Microsoft Online Services products like Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune into your current offerings, as well as how to build a sales pipeline and start closing deals.

MPN 101: Guided Training to Help You Make the Most of Your Membership
Make the most of your membership benefits by participating in MPN 101. Learn how to take advantage of all the MPN resources available, and get tips on navigating the partner portal and activating important benefits.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Readiness
The private cloud, based on Microsoft System Center 2012, offers many opportunities for your business. We have prepared role-based learning paths that cover business, licensing, sales, and technical training, which will help you prepare for everything from expanding your service opportunities to data center and private cloud management.

Desktop Competency Sweepstakes Ends February 29
When you pass Exam 70-681, Deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010, by February 29, you will automatically be entered to win a Samsung 7 Slate. Exam 70-681 is a new requirement for attaining the Desktop competency. Official rules.

New Practice Accelerator: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice
Practice Accelerator provides best practices and reusable tools to help partners advance their solutions-based practice. These Microsoft Lync sessions help partners learn to integrate this unified communications solution to their offerings.

Conquer the Cloud with a Microsoft Cloud Services Certification
Over 20 million businesses have adopted Microsoft cloud services, and the pace is accelerating. Develop your expertise with training and certification to become an Office 365 Administrator, Cloud Developer, Data Center Operations Manager, or Data Steward.

Exam 74-322: Microsoft Lync Server 2010—Advanced Design and Deployment Beta Exam is Live
Increase your Lync expertise and offer greater differentiation in the marketplace, with the new Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Advanced Design and Deployment Exam. Passing the exam will be a requirement for the Microsoft Partner Network Gold Communications competency, Systems Integrator Track, starting in October 2012. Through February 27, you can take the beta exam at no charge using promo code "lync322." If you pass the beta version of the exam you will receive credit toward attainment of the competency.

Role-Based Training for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics

Training for Business Decision Makers
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Dynamics

Training for IT Professionals
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Dynamics

Training for Developers
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Dynamics

Training for Sales and Marketing Roles
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Dynamics

Training for Training Roles
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Dynamics