BacktoSchool_Green_150x161Enter to win a $120 Amazon gift card when you take featured Microsoft Lync, Windows 8 or Windows Azure training. You will automatically receive an entry into the drawing for each course you complete from our list of eligible courses below.* 

Back to School training comes directly from learning paths designed to help you prepare for certification exams and sales assessments. The credentials you earn from passing these demonstrate your knowledge to employers and customers, and can help your company meet competency requirements.

*Sweepstakes ends October 4, 2013. Open only to authorized representatives of companies enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network with a valid MPN ID who are legal residents of the US, age 18 and over.  Limit 10 entries per person. See Official Rules for full details.

Build a learning plan

Track your certification and accreditation training progress by building a learning plan that contains the featured Back to School training:

  1. Go to http://aka.ms/partnerlearningpaths.
  2. Sign in to the MPN portal with a Microsoft account that is associated to your MPN membership.
  3. Follow the link and instructions to create a plan. The learning path associated to each exam or assessment is listed in the eligible course table below, so you can quickly add them to your plan.

Eligible training

Microsoft Lync

 

Become a Sales Specialist

Become a Pre-Sales Technical Specialist

Get Certified

Learning path

Microsoft Partner Network Sales and Marketing Competency Assessment for Communications

Partner Network Pre-Sales Technical Specialist Assessment for Communications

Exam 70-664: TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring

Eligible courses

Targeting Customers and Orchestrating Deals for Microsoft
  Lync

Microsoft Lync 2010 Technical Overview Resources

Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Jump Start

 

Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice Solution Sales Process

Focusing on Customer Benefits for Microsoft Lync 2010 Resources

Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Lync Server 2013 Jump Start

 

Winning in Competitive Scenarios with Microsoft Lync

Discovering How Microsoft Lync 2010 Addresses Customer
  Technology Needs

 

 

Microsoft Lync Online: Overview

Microsoft Lync 2010 Competition and Objection Handling

 

 

Adding More Value to Your Lync Sale: Devices

Winning Against the Competition with Lync 2013

 

 

 

Engaging the Lync 2013 Partner Ecosystem

 

 

 

Understanding the Microsoft Lync 2013 Opportunity

 

 

 

Accelerating Your Sales Cycle with an Effective Lync 2013
  Demo

 

 

 

Lync 2013 Technology Workloads

 

Windows 8

 

Become a Sales Specialist

Become a Pre-Sales Technical Specialist

Get Certified

Learning path

Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Competency Assessment for Devices and Deployment

Microsoft Partner Network Pre-Sales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Devices and Deployment

Exam 70-689: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8

Eligible courses

Windows 8 Opportunity for Enterprise Partners

Windows 8 Opportunity for Enterprise Partners

 

Windows 8 for IT Pros Jump Start

 

Windows 8 Licensing

Windows 8 Deployment and Migration

Operating and Managing a Secure Windows 8 Environment

 

Winning with Windows 8 Devices

Winning with Windows 8 Devices

Deploying Windows 8

 

Windows Intune: Building On Top of Your System Center
  Configuration Manager Practice

 

Windows 8 Enterprise Flexible Workstyle

Planning and Preparing for Windows 8

 

Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Competency
  Assessment for Devices and Deployment

 

 

Windows Azure

 

Sales Training

Pre-Sales Technical Training

Get Certified

Learning path

Windows Azure Sales

Windows Azure Pre-Sales Technical

Exam 70-583: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications

Eligible courses

How to have the initial conversation about Windows Azure with your customer

Driving Business Opportunities with Windows Azure, Deployment Planning Services and Discovery Pack Programs

Working with Data within Windows Azure

 

Handling Customer's Objections in Windows Azure Sales

Answers to Common Questions for Azure Pre-Sales

Windows Azure: Connecting Cloud with On-premise Solutions

 

How to Qualify and Disqualify Opportunities with Windows Azure

 

Windows Azure: Assessing the Feasibility of a Potential Deal

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and the Cloud

 

Overview of Windows Azure Licensing and Transacting Opportunities

 

Windows Azure: Designing Applications for the Cloud

 

Windows Azure Pricing and Offer Updates