WindowsServer2012_portalpageA blog series providing the latest training, certification and assessment information to U.S. partners for Microsoft product releases.

Updated May 2

Windows Server 2012 arrived on September 4. Get trained and ready to sell, implement, and manage your solutions built on the new Windows Server technology with our recommendations below. You can also create and track your progress through a custom Windows Server 2012 learning plan.

Additional partner resources to help you prepare for Windows Server 2012 are on the U.S. partner portal.

Upcoming Events

For a schedule of webcasts, partner calls and classroom training, see the latest issue of the U.S. Training Hot Sheet. Our Learning Partners also offer local and online SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013 training through Microsoft Tech Showcase.


Get Certified in Windows Server 2012

Getting certified in Windows Server 2012 helps meet requirements of the Midmarket Solution Provider, OEM, Server Platform, and Small Business competencies.

MCSA Upgrade: Windows Server 2012

Combined MCSA Upgrade exam

MCSE: Server Infrastructure

MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure

Sales and Licensing Resources

Measure your understanding of Windows Server 2012 with these online assessments. These can help individuals earn Microsoft Sales and Pre-Sales Specialist accreditations and companies earn Microsoft competencies.

Not ready for a test yet? You can prepare for the assessments by taking courses in the associated Windows Server 2012 learning plans.

Windows Server 2012 Sales Advisor - Use the Gear Up Sales Advisor for practical guidance on how to have conversations with customers about Windows Server 2012. It will help you identify why a customer should care about this solution, how to respond to common objections and what licensing options are available.

Windows Server 2012 eToolkit - Save time preparing for meetings with customers with this one-sheet of baseline Windows Server 2012 information. The eToolkit addresses the value proposition, competition, how to sell, as well as frequently asked questions.