Through December 31, you can purchase an exam voucher pack at savings of up to 35%. Whether you are working toward meeting Microsoft Partner Network silver and gold competency requirements or want to demonstrate your company’s expertise on the latest Microsoft products and technologies, this offer will help you meet your goals. You can distribute the exam vouchers to IT pros and developers at your company to use on their next qualifying Microsoft Certification exam.
Vouchers expire on May 31, 2015, and cannot be extended, returned, or refunded.
Why training and certification matter
Two recent blog posts provide perspective about the value of continued learning to Microsoft partners, and the resources Microsoft provides to help you:
- Training Spotlight: Back to School 2014 – by Burke Fewel, Worldwide Director, Partner Capability Development Management
- The benefits of advancing your Microsoft skills and credentials – by Scott Akin, Director, US Partner Enablement
How to order your exam voucher pack
Details about this offer, including a how to order step-by-step list, a downloadable ordering guide, and terms and conditions, are available here.
Microsoft is now partnering with Pearson VUE as our test provider. You can read more about this change on the Born to Learn blog here.
MPN competency exam requirements
Requirements for several competencies will be updated starting in September 2014. You will need to meet the new requirements at your next membership anniversary date to renew an existing competency. There are two ways to get the details of these changes:
- On the Microsoft partner learning paths portal page, go to the MPN Competency – Coming in September 2014 section
- Download the Microsoft Partner Network Disclosure Guide for September 2014
Connect your Microsoft Certifications to your company's MPN membership
Microsoft Certified Professionals should connect their Microsoft accounts (formerly Windows Live ID) to your company's Microsoft Partner Network profile to ensure their Microsoft Certification is applied to competency requirements, and to take advantage of membership benefits like no-cost and low-cost training and technical resources like product support and advisory services.