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

Updated May 16

Use the training recommendations below to help you prepare for Windows 8, which became generally available October 26, 2012. Courses cover the business value of Windows 8, as well as still-relevant release preview technical training. This post will be updated as more courses are made available. See our U.S. Partner Hot Sheet for available live online or in-person training. You can also create and track your progress through a custom Windows 8 learning plan.

Additional partner resources to help you prepare for Windows 8 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.

Windows 8 Certifications

Learn how to earn your MCSA: Windows 8 certification, including the single-exam upgrade path.

Sales and Licensing Resources

Windows 8 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 8 eToolkit - Save time preparing for meetings with customers with this one-sheet of baseline Windows 8 information. The eToolkit addresses the value proposition, competition, how to sell, as well as frequently asked questions.