Josh Condie – Reblogging from US Partner Learning TechNet blog – great opportunity. Especially as so many of the certifications have changed over the past year.
New Year, New Savings on Microsoft Certification Exams
Encourage your companyâ€™s technical professionals to get certified on current Microsoft products and technologies with the new Microsoft Competency Exam pack offer:
- Save 40% on 20 exams
- Save 35% on 5 exams
- Second Shot
Distribute the exam vouchers to IT pros and developers at your company to use on their next qualifying Microsoft Certification exam. The list of qualifying exams is on the Prometric web site. Purchase your pack by May 31. Exams must be scheduled and taken (including the second attempt) by December 31.
Microsoft Certifications Are Valuable to Your Company
Having Microsoft Certified Professionals on your staff adds credibility to your business and can help demonstrate your companyâ€™s expertise to customers. Certifications in specific Microsoft products and technologies are required to earn silver and gold MPN competencies. Even if you donâ€™t currently plan to earn a competency, it makes sense to understand and work toward the requirements for the competency or competencies that most closely align to your Microsoft practice.
Prepare for Changes to MPN Competency Exam Requirements
If your company is preparing to earn a new MPN competency or renew an existing MPN competency, there are changes to exam requirements for many of the competencies to update them to current Microsoft products and technologies that will take effect in February 2014. For an at-a-glance look at the new requirements by competency, see the MPN Competency â€“ Coming in February 2014 section of the Microsoft partner learning paths page at https://mspartnerlp.mspartner.microsoft.com/LearningPath.
For a comprehensive look at all of the changes to MPN competencies in February 2014 and coming later this year, download and review the December 2013 version of the MPN disclosure guide.
Connect 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.
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