Earn a trip to WPC2011 with our Current Training and Certification Promotions for Partners!

Rob Waggoner We have some great training and certification promotions going on right now.  I’ve highlighted a few of them below, check out this link for all of the offers, but here are a few (OK, more than a few) of the offers that got my attention.  I’ve highlighted the promotion end dates and the…


Microsoft Sales Specialist – Virtualization

Rob Waggoner     I talked about the Sales Specialist Program here, but I want to go a little deeper in helping you prepare for one of these accreditations.  Let’s talk about the Virtualization accreditation because it’s received a lot of attention lately.  Each accreditation provides training you can take to prepare for the actual…


Have you checked out the Microsoft Sales Specialist program lately?

Rob Waggoner Why should you?  Good question, but think about this.  Your customers are looking for trusted advisors, right?  These accreditations help raise your customers confidence in you.  Existing customer relationships may not realize much benefit from these accreditations, but what about your potential customers?  How do you differentiate yourself from your competition?  We have…


News Flash: Practice Accelerator Training is Free if you Register before December 31st!!

Woody Walton   Hey all! I wanted to convey some good info that relates to a post I made a few weeks back concerning Practice Accelerators.  I just got word from an internal source that if you register for upcoming Practice Accelerators in January, February, or March 2011 by December 31st, 2010; that is to…


New Certification Pack offering will help you get or upgrade your certifications for less

by Ron Grattopp…….Most of you, being Microsoft partners, should already be familiar with the fact that the former Microsoft Partner Program, now Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), has undergone some significant changes.  One of the major changes is the requirement for partners looking to qualify for “competencies” to be certified on our “current” technology/products.  For many…


Partner Education: Where to Start?

Q: (from Bob and Aaron) I would like to know more about Exchange, Data Protection and System Center tools.  We have very little to no knowledge in these products and would very much appreciate any help you could give us with what on-line courses to take. I find it somewhat overwhelming when I surf around…


WPC 5-1 Exam Testing

  Attend WPC to Receive an Exclusive 5-for-1 Exam Offer Microsoft’s WPC 5-for-1 Exam Pass let’s an individual take up to five exams for the price of one until October 10, 2010. This offer is exclusively available to WPC10 conference attendees and each partner can purchase up to four of these passes, which could mean…


Second shot at Second shot

For those of you who are Microsoft technology certified already, or for those who are thinking about the value of adding technology certifications to your portfolio of industry acumen, there WILL be exams (to use a variation on the movie title phrase that’s really popular these days).  [Those already certified may well be refreshing or…


Take a Second Shot at Certification and Advance Your Career!

  Microsoft Learning is bringing back Second Shot as part of its new Career Initiative, which is designed to help customers and students to get trained and certified on Microsoft technologies. Certification can help boost your career and Microsoft wants you to be successful when you take an exam. By adding Second Shot to the…