DATA PLATFORM – February 2014 Readiness Update

Prepare partners for Hosting Track: new training

The Microsoft Partner Network will transition the Hosting competency into a hosting track for four competencies, effective in Q3 of calendar year 2014. The hosting track will be added to the following competencies: Messaging, Communications, datacentre, and Data Platform.

In preparation for this change, Microsoft has just released an array of no-cost, on-demand trainings and assessments that were developed specifically for Hosting Service Providers audiences. Most of those trainings and assessments are available in 11 languages.
The training will prepare individuals to receive Sales Specialist or Presales Technical Specialist accreditation. These accreditations will be required beginning in Q3 of calendar year 2014 under the Hosting track.

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