Partner Skills Development Update
Her finner du en oversikt over alt som finnes av partneropplæring på SQL 2012, om du jobber som utvikler, selger, konsulent, hos en ISV, LAR, SI, Disti eller Hoster!
The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event happened March 7th but don’t worry if you were unable to join the 66K attendees – the event lives on. The latest news, announcements, presentations and demos will stay online for 90 days post-event. Use the link provided to attend at your convenience.
General availability is fast approaching so it’s time to get ready to talk to customers, brush up on everything that’s new in SQL Server 2012, and be ready to leverage opportunities with our enhanced database platform, BI and developer tools. This update is to ensure everyone is aware of training available now.
Training titles below have been organized by Sales & Licensing and Technical, with partner-type and role-specific titles noted. Note that the learning paths are updated as new titles become available, so bookmark the links and check back often!
In February, we provided links to the new certification exams and training from Microsoft Learning (MSL). This month we have licensing assessments, a new sales title and additional technical courses hosted on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), an excellent new resource for IT Pros. See the “What’s New” section below.
Get ready to sell. Sales and licensing specialists – now available: Assessments to test your knowledge of the SQL Server 2012 SKUs and licensing. Think you know it? Be sure you are giving customers the right information by review the training materials and then testing yourself. You will find the training courses and corresponding assessments below:
For sales professionals selling to enterprise, we now have an Oracle compete course,
There are five new SQL Server 2012 courses now available on Microsoft Virtual Academy. This is depth technical training, with courses having multiple modules.
Updated Learning Paths – role-based to help partners find training suitable for them. The SI path has been updated with MSL’s instructor-led courses and exams.
Scroll down for a list of on-demand training available now in the Partner Learning Center
Sales & Licensing (On Demand)
1. LAR General Overview suitable for LAR sales specialists and licensing specialists:
LAR Licensing series (saved search) for 4 modules below
Learning and Readiness Resources for LARs (portal page)
2. Distributors: SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview for Distributors
3. ISVs: SQL Server 2012 ISVR Licensing
4. SPLA partners: SQL Server 2012 Overview for Service Providers and SPLA
5. All other partners: SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview for Partners
There are Partner Academy Live sessions for BDMs and Sales professionals now available on-demand in the Partner Learning Center, with two sessions that focus on opportunity:
And four in the APU (Application Platform University) series:
For partners selling into SMB, we have the first in a 3-part series of sales training for SMB:
Sales (Partner Academy Live Sessions now On Demand)
Tech 100-200 (On Demand)
We have three mini-course (saved searches):
that include the following titles:
For BI Consultants:
For Database Administrators & Developers:
For Application Developers:
Technical On Demand, Hands-on-labs Online
The following Virtual Hands-on-Labs in the PLC have been upgraded to Release Candidate:
SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit contains labs, demos, and presentations to help developers learn to develop database and BI solutions using SQL Server 2012.
SQL Server 2012 (Product)
SQL Server Migration Assistants:
Learning Snacks (MSL)
– Required 9s and data protection
– Rapid data exploration with stunning visualizations
-Scale on Demand and Greater Interoperability
Questions? Contact Brigitte Hayes