Connect with Microsoft Learning Partners to advance your skills and your business


Everyone has his or own preferences and style when it comes to learning. Whether you learn best sitting in a classroom, completing self-paced online courses, reviewing textbooks, or participating in interactive discussions and study groups (or some combination of all of these), Microsoft has something for you that will help you build your skills.

As the Director of US Partner Enablement, I have responsibility for helping you understand how to build your business and your team’s sales and technical expertise with the latest Microsoft products and technologies. My previous blog post discussed the value of having a thoughtful, ongoing training plan. In my post today, I’ll provide you with information about our different training offerings so you can find the business, sales, and technical training your business needs.

One incredibly valuable training option is through our Microsoft Learning Partners, companies that are members of the Microsoft Partner Network and that have earned the Learning competency. These partners extend our curriculum to you through in-person and online training. They are a critical piece of the Microsoft partner community, and can help you build skills and knowledge, prepare for exams and assessments that demonstrate your team’s expertise, and meet MPN competency requirements.

Take a look at our guide to finding training below, and at local and national offers from our Microsoft Learning Partners, and start advancing your skills and your business today. We have also posted a downloadable guide on Yammer (request your invitation to join here).

How to find training

 

Description

Delivery

Microsoft partner learning paths

100–200 Level

  • Recommendations by exam and assessment, product, and competency
  • Customizable by role
  • IT Pro, Developer, Sales & Licensing Professionals

  • Online / On demand
  • Self-paced

Partner Sales Readiness webcast series

100–300 Level

  • Sales topics
  • Licensing topics
  • Sales and Licensing Professionals

  • Webcast
  • Online / On demand
  • Virtual
  • Just in time

Microsoft in-person & virtual training

US Partner Hot Sheet training schedule

100-300 Level

  • Just in time training for MPN members
  • Low-cost and no-cost training
  • Current and upcoming training for the channel
  • IT Pro, Developer, Sales and Licensing Professionals

  • Lync calls
  • Webcast
  • In person

Microsoft Virtual Academy

100-400 Level

  • Free Microsoft training for IT Pros and Developers, delivered by experts

  • Online / On demand
  • Anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced

Microsoft Learning Partners

300-400 Level 

  • IT Pro and Developer training, utilizing Microsoft Official Curriculum
  • Fee-based, with discounts for partners
  • 1–5 days in length
  • Mapped to workloads
  • Aligned to Microsoft Certifications
  • Classroom (Learning Partner facilities)
  • Onsite at partner or customer locations
  • Virtual / Remote

Training offers from Microsoft Learning Partners

Local training promotions

More than 120 Microsoft Learning Partners offer local promotions in local markets in the United States. You can find these in the Learning Partner locator.

National offers from featured US Managed Learning Partners

Terms and conditions of these offers are available on each partner’s website.

Global Knowledge

New Horizons

Directions Training

50% off all virtual seats for open enrollment classes, plus a free exam voucher

Training discounted to $335 per day, plus a free exam

Save 50% on popular Microsoft courses

  • Review when you need to, with 6 months’ access to indexed class recordings
  • Practice what you learned, with access to labs up to 6 months after the class
  • 24×7 mentoring services for 6 months
  • Retake for whatever reason up to six months after your first class
  • Largest schedule of Guaranteed Dates in the industry
  • Extended Virtual Training for eligible courses (delivered over 6 weeks)
  • Offer ends December 31, 2014

Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) training courses are offered at a special discount for Microsoft partners. Take advantage of this offer to build your competencies and maintain your certifications.

Offer ends June 30, 2015 

Two ways to save 50% on eligible courses

  1. Purchase any 5-day public Microsoft class for $1,675. Take the course from one of our nationwide classrooms or virtually.
  2. Purchase any 5-day private Microsoft on-site class for up to 12 people for $8,500. Let us bring expert instruction to your facility. Travel and customized curriculum to fit your needs is included. 
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Comments (5)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to this issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information

  2. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to this issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information

  3. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to this issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information

  4. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to this issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jeff Stoffel I have had requests from many partners on where to go for additional training…. of all types

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