imageA blog series on the latest U.S. Partner News training recommendations.

Here are the training opportunities published in the U.S. Partner News for Friday, July 20.

And, have you familiarized yourself with the training section of the new portal? Click on the “Training” header to view the main pages of this section: Training overview, Learning paths, Get certified, Pass assessments, Partner Learning Center and Training promotions.

Training Resources

July Training Incentive Includes Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012
Receive an automatic prize-drawing entry when you complete any of our featured courses this month. There's something for every role. Current topics include Windows Server 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Microsoft Office 2010. Official Rules.

Special 2-for-1 Exam Offer for WPC 2012 Attendees Ends July 27
If you or anyone from your company attended WPC 2012, you may purchase a 2-for-1 exam voucher through July 27. Vouchers must be used by December 31, and the person who uses the voucher needs to take both the initial exam and the second exam. Terms and Conditions.

Learn How to Send a Learning Plan to Yourself or Teammates
Use the U.S. Partner Learning Plan Tool to meet your sales and technical training goals for Microsoft products and technologies. The latest post in our Learning Plan Tool How-To blog series offers step-by-step instructions for using the "assign" and "distribute" features of the Learning Plan Tool website.

Microsoft Office 365 Certification Jump Start Videos
The demand for certified Microsoft Office 365 expertise is climbing sharply. Prepare for two Office 365 certification exams, 70-321: Deploying Office 365 and 70-323: Administering Office 365, by using Jump Start videos. These expert-led, demo-rich sessions are available on demand and teach you the concepts and technologies covered in the exams. For exam 70-323, you’ll find additional training in this eight-part e-learning collection.

Register for Live Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Courses
There are six live technical courses scheduled over the next several weeks to help you increase your Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 product knowledge. Take advantage of your Microsoft Partner Network training benefit and register to participate in one or all of these classes.

Exam 74-322 Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Advanced Design and Deployment
Increase your organization’s technical skills in Lync voice and video workloads. This exam will be required for the Gold Communications competency starting in May 2013. Prepare for the exam or hone your expertise in Lync voice scenarios with recommendations from Microsoft Learning.

Role-Based Training for Windows Intune and Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Training for Business Decision Makers
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Windows Intune

Training for IT Professionals
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Windows Intune

Training for Developers
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Windows Intune

Training for Sales and Marketing Roles
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Windows Intune

Training for Training Roles
Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Windows Intune