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Three Ways to Save on Microsoft Certification Exams
Take advantage of offers for saving on Microsoft Certifications exams. Your Microsoft Certification demonstrates your expert knowledge about Microsoft products and technologies, and can help you get hired, get recognized, and get ahead. Your company benefits from increased capabilities to serve customer...
24 Sep 2013
Prepare for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Windows Server, and Microsoft System Center Certification Exams
Over the next few months, our learning partners are offering training on Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Windows Server, and Microsoft System Center. Each course is designed to both upgrade your professional skills and prepare you for Microsoft certification exams. The training is delivered...
13 Jun 2013
U. S. Partner Training Hot Sheet – May 2013
Welcome to the May Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts and partner calls for Microsoft U.S. partners. The schedule is organized by topic and product so you can quickly find the events that are applicable to your business and role. You can view the April issue and product release...
16 Apr 2013
U.S. Partner Training News; Resources for Certifications and Accreditations
On Friday, December 7 we delivered the latest U.S. Partner News to your inbox, customized according to your company’s business model, Microsoft Partner Network membership, and your role. Below are the training-related articles and recommendations sent to all partners. The role-based training recommendations...
10 Dec 2012
Windows 8 and Windows Azure Hands-On Labs Online
Whether you’re gearing up for Microsoft certification exams, or want more hands-on experience with Windows 8 or Windows Azure , these three-hour, online events are great training opportunities for IT professionals and developers. And, they’re free. Attendees first listen to a live presentation and then...
29 Nov 2012
U.S. Partner Hot Sheet – December 2012
Welcome to the December Hot Sheet, a schedule of training opportunities for Microsoft U.S. partners, so you can plan ahead. In light of the holidays, no events are scheduled after December 20. This is a good opportunity to utilize the on-demand training in the Learning Plan Tool or one of the product...
16 Nov 2012
U.S. Partner Hot Sheet for October 2012
Welcome to this month’s Hot Sheet, a schedule of upcoming training opportunities for Microsoft U.S. partners, so you can plan ahead. For on-demand training, use one of our prescriptive learning plans , or create a custom learning plan containing individual trainings from one or more pre-built plans...
1 Oct 2012
U.S. Partner Hot Sheet Special Edition: Windows 8
A 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...
1 Oct 2012
How to Stay Informed about Microsoft Partner Training
Your Microsoft Partner Network membership includes access to many no-cost and low-cost options for training yourself and your organization about Microsoft products and technologies. Below is a directory of the communications and resources the Microsoft U.S. Partner Team offers to help you find the training...
10 Jul 2012
Free Online Exam Prep for Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Are you looking to get certified in Microsoft Lync Server 2010? We’re pleased to tell you about this new Jump Start, a three-day Web series designed to help you pass the following two Lync exams: To prepare for Exam 70-664: TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring : Jump Start Series...
26 Jun 2012
The U.S. Partner Hot Sheet for June 2012
Welcome to this month’s Hot Sheet, a schedule of upcoming live in-person and virtual training opportunities for Microsoft U.S. partners, so you can plan ahead. Looking for on-demand courses? On the Learning Plan Tool , search for relevant training by Microsoft product, competency, exam, and role. New...
1 Jun 2012
Microsoft Office 365 Accelerated Exam Prep Next Week
We’re excited to spread the word about the newly announced , accelerated certification prep for Microsoft Office 365 exams 70-323 (Administering Office 365) and 70-321 (Deploying Office 365). These live, free, virtual sessions are very engaging, fast-paced, demo-rich and students will be able to get...
25 May 2012
Upcoming Training for U.S. Partners; Windows Azure and MDOP Training for Your Role
Here are the training recommendations sent to you in the Friday, May 4 U.S. partner newsletter, including role-based training for Windows Azure and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) . You can use these links to find additional training opportunities: A six-week outlook of in-person and on-demand...
7 May 2012
Solution Architect Training Offer
Are you having trouble finding Architect level resources to drive your business? Microsoft has crafted a special offer with the International Association of Solution Architects (IASA) to develop your staff as Solution Architects. We have negotiated 20, 5-day classes for a price of $10,000 (normally ...
2 Dec 2011
How Will Your Competencies Be Affected?
Start Preparing Today for Significant Exam Changes Impacting Your Competencies You don’t have to wait to start preparing for the new competencies. Exam requirements are aligning more closely to current Microsoft technologies. For detailed guidance on how to prepare, visit the “Prepare for the Microsoft...
13 May 2010
Second Shot Bonus Training Offer
We hope many of you have taken advantage of the Second Shot offer as you seek to acquire Microsoft certification. If you aren’t familiar with it, Second Shot allows you to retake an IT Pro or Developer exam for free if you don’t pass on your first attempt. As an added bonus from now through 6/30, our...
29 Mar 2010
March Training News and Promotions
Just a quick refresher for everyone about some of the great training promotions and resources we have out there right now. Take some time to hone your skills and you could win something sweet. End of Support is Near – Migrate Your Customers to Windows 7 Now! Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista RTM, Windows...
23 Mar 2010
Free Friday: Exam Prep on the Learning Plan Tool
Are you preparing for an exam? Make sure you’re utilize the Learning Plan Tool as you study – if you’re a Microsoft Partner, this resource is free for you to use. Here are some of our more popular exam prep packages: Prepare for Exam 70-630: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring Prepare...
13 Mar 2010
Free Friday: Windows 7 – Are You Certifiable?
Who loves Windows 7 and trivia? Check out the new Windows 7 track on the Are You Certifiable game! Test your technical prowess against other IT Professionals and Developers from around the world. Let’s get a partner on top of the leader board! www.areyoucertifiable.com Bonus: this is a great primer...
5 Feb 2010
Ever Had to Retake a Certification Exam? Second Shot is Back!
Get Ready: Second Shot is Back to help your Career Effective on January 13th, all MCP candidates can get a free second chance to pass a Microsoft IT Professional, Developer, or Microsoft Dynamics certification exam. This offer will be open to worldwide MCP candidates who fail their first attempt at one...
19 Jan 2010
Microsoft Certification Exam Retake Policies
We’ve had a couple questions from partners lately around certification exam retake policies. You can read the full list of exam policies here , but if you’re interested in just retakes, here are the details: Retake policy General Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Exam Retake Policy If a candidate...
12 Jan 2010
Partner Managers & Owners: Exam Discounts for Your Team
We get multiple questions every day about how partners can more easily take exams and get certified. Here is another offer from our friends over at Microsoft Learning to help knock down some of those barriers – this one was specifically created for team leaders to help grow the skills of their entire...
15 Dec 2009
NEW Windows 7 Training Events & Resources
Here are some top learning opportunities we thought you should know about if you’re looking to prepare for the Windows 7 launch in October. Windows 7 Loadfest A plus about attending this event is that you’ll receive free copy of the full product before general availability. In addition to upgrading your...
3 Sep 2009
Last Chance for ‘Are You Certified for Success?’
If you haven’t heard, the ‘Are You Certified for Success?’ promo that’s running is yet another great opportunity to make getting certified easier (and cheaper!) for you. There are several offers associated with this promo - MCP Exam Voucher Offer: Save Fifty Percent Your organization can...
2 Sep 2009
Discounts on Microsoft Certifications
We get mail all the time asking about exam vouchers and other discounts on exams – well folks, here you go! Big thanks to the folks over at Microsoft Learning for offering this great program. These discounts will help you achieve your exam and certification goals and give some relief to your pocketbook...
1 Sep 2009
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