October 2016 Edition – Hot Sheet Partner Training Schedule


Welcome to the Australia Hot Sheet Training Schedule, for October. This is a comprehensive schedule of Australia partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. We will update this post frequently, as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan. We hope this will help you and your team skill up on the latest technology, solutions and news.

If you have any questions/feedback about any of the training below or would like to suggest training for us to run, please email the Microsoft Australia Readiness Team at msaupr@microsoft.com.

To find the latest training courses all in one place visit the Australian Learning Path https://aka.ms/aulearningpath or click on the Training Tab of this Blog.

The Product training you will find in this post are:

  • Data Platform
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Enterprise Mobility Suite & Security (EMS
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Microsoft Office Products & Microsoft Office 365
  • Skype for Business
  • Windows 10
  • Training for SMB Partners
  • Partner Sellers
  • Microsoft Ignite Australia
  • Worldwide Partner Conference

 

Data Platform

Next Up: Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for individuals who focus on SQL Server with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing SQL Server certification.

Cost: $299

Product: SQL Server

Duration: 8 weeks Virtual Training, + time to sit the Exam

Location: Self-Paced Online Training

Next Up is an eight-week exam preparation camp to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of eight weeks of virtual training you will attend your closest Microsoft Office and sit the exam, if you are unable to attend the Microsoft Office, we will also offer an Online Proctored Exam Environment. Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

Next Up: Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for individuals who focus on SQL Server with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing SQL Server certification.

Cost: $299

Product: SQL Server

Duration: 8 weeks Virtual Training, + time to sit the Exam

Location: Self-Paced Online Training

Next Up is an eight-week exam preparation camp to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of eight weeks of virtual training you will attend your closest Microsoft Office and sit the exam, if you are unable to attend the Microsoft Office, we will also offer an Online Proctored Exam Environment. Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Database, data warehouse, and Business Intelligence Practice Leads and Architects

Cost: $299

Product: SQL Server

Duration: 2 Days

Location: In Person Sydney, Melbourne

In this two-day Bootcamp, you’ll learn about the latest SQL Server 2016 hero features for Mission Critical and Hybrid Scenarios. We will cover improvements in in-memory technologies, the new Real-Time Operational Analytics, Query Data Store and Live Query Statistics, new security technologies such as Always Encrypted, High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, and Row Level Security and Dynamic Data Masking. We will also cover Big Data integration through Polybase and Stretch Database for storing cold data in Microsoft Azure. 

Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

 

Cloud Infrastructure

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Enterprise Architects, Datacentre Architects, Pre-sales Engineers, IT Pros. IT Implementers, IT Decision Makers.

Cost: $250

Product: Datacentre

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Sydney (3 – 4 Nov), Melbourne (8 – 9 Nov)

Learn how Windows Server and System Center 2016 delivers new layers of security to help protect customers’ datacentres from new and emerging threats. Understand the software defined datacentre components found in Azure can help customers achieve cost reduction while still achieving high standards for performance. Check the new capabilities on Windows Server to support traditional and born in the cloud applications with Containers and Nano Server. Register here

Hybrid Cloud Management & Security

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Enterprise Architects, Datacentre Architects, Azure Architects, AWS Architects and Pre-sales Engineers with System Integrators who are interested in updating and expanding their skills to design Envisioning sessions and deliver Proof of Concepts on hybrid cloud management and security using Microsoft OMS.

Cost: $250

Product: Datacentre

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Melbourne (5 – 6 Dec), Sydney (7 – 8 Dec)

Learn how to help customers improve service levels and streamline IT operations in a hybrid cloud environment, using Microsoft Operations Management and Security (OMS). Understand how to deploy OMS and deliver a comprehensive management solution to manage and protect Windows and Linux workloads across datacentre, Azure, AWS, OpenStack, and VMware environments. Register here

 

Microsoft Azure

Azure for OSS Experts

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Open Source Professionals that wish to learn Microsoft Azure

Cost: $499

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: 3 days

Location: Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

In this 4-day course, the student will learn how to run open source workloads on Microsoft Azure using Infrastructure as a Service, Containers, and Platform as a Service (PaaS) components. This course focuses on best practices with practical hands-on experience with deploying and managing workloads. The student will learn how to deploy Linux on Azure Virtual Machines, understand Azure App Services and how to deploy OSS web based workloads and learn the basics of containers and how they can be used for OSS workloads in Azure. Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

Azure Infrastructure and Architecture Course

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals, Developers, Architects.

Cost: $599

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Perth (17–21 Oct), Hobart (14–18 Nov), Sydney (14–18 Nov), Canberra (14–18 Nov) & (12–16 Dec), Brisbane (5–9 Dec), Adelaide (12-16 Dec)

This is our most popular course! This five-day training explores Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) and several PaaS technologies such as Azure Web Apps and Cloud Services from the perspective of an IT Professional. This training provides an in-depth examination of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS); covering Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks starting from introductory concepts through advanced capabilities of the platform. You will learn best practices for configuring virtual machines for performance, durability, and availability using features built into the platform. This course also introduces the students to several architecture scenarios to sharpen their design and architecture skills as well as help with preparation for the Architecting Azure Solutions 70-534. This course is designed using the new Azure Resource Manager architecture but also discusses key capabilities of the “Classic” architecture and how they correspond to the Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam 70-533. Students should understand virtualization technologies such as Hyper-V or VMWare is recommended as well as experience with a scripting environment such as PowerShell. This course can help you prepare for Microsoft Azure Certification Exams: 70-533 and 70-534. Register here

Next Up: Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for individuals who focus on Microsoft Azure partners with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing a Microsoft Azure certification.

Cost: $599

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: Starts: November 2016 Ends: January 2017

Location: Online and In Person Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Next Up is a five-week exam preparation camp created by Microsoft to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of five weeks of virtual training you will attend one day of in-person training, half of the day you will have access to skilled experts to help you answer those tough questions, and in the second half you will sit the exam it’s the smart way to make sure you get across the line, first time. Register here

Next Up: Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for individuals who focus on Microsoft Azure partners with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing a Microsoft Azure certification.

Cost: $599

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: Starts: November 2016 Ends: January 2017

Location: Online and In Person Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Next Up is a five-week exam preparation camp created by Microsoft to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of five weeks of virtual training you will attend one day of in-person training, half of the day you will have access to skilled experts to help you answer those tough questions, and in the second half YOU WILL SIT THE EXAM it’s the smart way to make sure you get across the line, first time. Register here

 

Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)

Enterprise Mobility and Security

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Partners with existing competencies around devices and deployment, access and identity, management and virtualization, Office 365 and Azure related competencies. Suite Solution architects, pre-sales technical, and deployment roles

Cost: $499

Product: EMS

Duration: 4 Days

Location: Perth (24 – 27 Oct), Sydney (5 – 8 Dec), Melbourne (12 – 15 Dec)

This training consists of instructor-led technical content and hands-on labs covering Hybrid Identity and Access Management (Azure Active Directory Premium), Microsoft Device and Application Management (Intune), Information Protection (Azure Rights Management Service), identifying security threats to the datacentre (Advance Threat Analytics), and data protection in the cloud (Cloud App Security). Register here

Next Up: Exam 70-398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for who focus on devices and deployment with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing Windows Devices certification.

Cost: $299

Product: Windows 10

Duration: Starts: 8 weeks Virtual Training, + time to sit the Exam

Location: Self-Paced Online Training

Next Up is an eight-week exam preparation camp to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of eight weeks of virtual training you will attend your closest Microsoft Office and sit the exam, if you are unable to attend the Microsoft Office, we will also offer an Online Proctored Exam Environment. Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

 

Microsoft Dynamics

Next Up: Exam MB2-710: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Deployment

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for CRM partners with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing the CRM Online Deployment certification.

Cost: $299 (includes 8 weeks of Self Paced Online Training (no instructor), exam voucher)

Product: Dynamics CRM

Duration: 8 weeks Virtual Training, + time to sit the Exam

Location: Self-Paced Online Training

Next Up is an eight-week exam preparation camp to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam MB2-710: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Deployment. Our Next Up  two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of eight weeks of virtual training you will attend your closest Microsoft Office and sit the exam, if you are unable to attend the Microsoft Office, we will also offer an Online Proctored Exam Environment. Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

Next Up: Exam MB2-712: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for CRM partners with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing the CRM Online Deployment certification.

Cost: $299 (includes 8 weeks of Self Pace Online Training (no instructor), exam voucher)

Product: Dynamics CRM

Duration: Starts: 8 weeks Virtual Training, + time to sit the Exam

Location: Self-Paced Online Training

Next Up is an eight-week exam preparation camp to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam MB2-712: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of eight weeks of virtual training you will attend your closest Microsoft Office and sit the exam, if you are unable to attend the Microsoft Office, we will also offer an Online Proctored Exam Environment. Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

Implementation Lifecycle Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Solution Architects, Senior Functional Consultants, Senior Technical Consultants and Project managers

Cost: $1600 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics AX

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Sydney (24 – 26 Oct)

The Implementation Lifecycle Workshop for the new Dynamics AX is designed for Solution Architects, Senior Functional Consultants, Senior Technical Consultants and Project managers to understand the technology and tools available through Dynamics Lifecycle services and Visual Studio online to support the implementation of Dynamics AX. The workshop is primarily hands on, taking attendees through the best practices of managing the implementation and deployment of Dynamics AX and the use of tools commonly used through an implementation to support the management of business processes, data, code and environments. The workshop will follow through an example case study to design, deploy, configure and test a solution on Dynamics AX. This workshop requires an existing knowledge of Dynamics AX and will only focus on implementation of Dynamics AX, not the use of Dynamics AX itself. Register here

AX Accelerate for Developers

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is intended for developers with experience in enterprise level application. The professionals must have experience with enterprise software development, large databases and advanced reporting architecture.

Cost: $1600 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics AX

Duration: Starts: November, 21 2016 Ends: December, 15 2016

Location: Online and In Person Training

AX Accelerate for Developers is a technical training program for individuals who have experience with enterprise software development and want to start working with extension and customization of Dynamics AX. This intensive hybrid training utilizes a mix of training activities, starting with a workshop and followed by virtual classes and self-paced time. It merges product and business process based on the core fundamentals of the Microsoft Dynamics AX development, including other Microsoft technologies like Power BI and multiple reporting workloads. Register here

AX Accelerate for Consultants in Retail for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is intended for functional and technical consultants starting to work with Retail solutions. The professionals must have previous knowledge with ERP implementations or have participated in designing business processes in a ERP implementation project.

Cost: $1600 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics AX

Duration: Starts: January, 11 2017 Ends: February, 24 2017

Location: Online and In Person Training

AX Accelerate in Retail is a training program for professionals who are starting to work in the Retail industry using solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics for Retail and AX as a platform. This intensive hybrid training utilizes a mix of training activities, including virtual classes and self-paced time. It merges product configuration and business process based on the core fundamentals of the Microsoft Dynamics AX solution for Retail. Attendees will gain hands-on experience through case studies, labs, discussions and certification content that will help build a successful start in AX consulting practices. Register here

AX Accelerate for Consultants

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is intended for senior professionals with experience in ERP products or core industry processes associated with ERPs. The professionals must have experience with ERP implementations or have participated in designing business processes in a ERP implementation project

Cost: $1600 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics AX

Duration: Starts: March, 14 2017 Ends: May, 04 2017

Location: Online and In Person Training

AX Accelerate is a functional training program for individuals who have experience with Enterprise Resource Planning systems, but are new to Dynamics AX. This intensive hybrid training utilizes a mix of training activities, including virtual classes and self-paced time. It merges product and business process based on the core fundamentals of the Microsoft Dynamics AX solution for both Financials and Supply Chain. Attendees will gain hands-on experience through case studies, labs, discussions and certification content that will help build a successful start in AX consulting practices. The course kicks-off with a 1-hour prep session and is followed by 9 days of 3-hour virtual sessions and then finishes with a 3-day in-person workshop where individuals will form teams and implement the case study in a real AX environment. Register here

 

Microsoft Office Products & Microsoft Office 365

Drumbeat – Start

Type: Sales (L100)

Audience: Sales Professionals

Cost: Free

Product: Office 365

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: Sydney (13 Oct)

Making the sale comes down to a few key factors: Recognising the opportunity (and acting on it). Knowing the products (and how to articulate their value). Understanding your customers’ challenges (so you can establish trusted relationships). The spectrum of Office 365 Drumbeat partner sales training can help you prepare to help small businesses with the basics and address complex enterprise customer scenarios with value-added solutions. Register here

Drumbeat Start for Enterprise

Type: Sales (L100)

Audience: Sales Professionals focused on selling Office 365

Cost: Free

Product: Office 365

Duration: 3.5 hours

Location: On demand

Making the sale comes down to a few key factors: Recognising the opportunity (and acting on it). Knowing the products (and how to articulate their value). Understanding your customers’ challenges (so you can establish trusted relationships). The spectrum of Office 365 Drumbeat partner sales training can help you prepare to help your customers with the basics and address complex customer scenarios with value-added solutions. Register here

Drumbeat New value with Office 365 Enterprise E5

Type: Sales (L100)

Audience: Sales Professionals focused on selling Office 365

Cost: Free

Product: Office 365

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: On demand

The Office 365 Enterprise E5 suite online training course combines great new value to deliver the most comprehensive set of productivity capabilities of any Office 365 offering yet. Learn about the E5 product features, the opportunity for Office 365 partners and how to engage customers with new Office 365 E5 value. Register here

Next Up Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for individuals who focus on Office, with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing an Office 365 certification.

Cost: $599

Product: Office 365

Duration: Starts: November 2016 Ends: January 2017

Location: Online and In Person Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Next Up is a five-week exam preparation camp created by Microsoft to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of five weeks of virtual training you will attend one day of in-person training, half of the day you will have access to skilled experts to help you answer those tough questions, and in the second half you will sit the exam it’s the smart way to make sure you get across the line, first time. Register here

Next Up: Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for individuals who focus on Office, with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing an Office 365 certification

Cost: $599

Product: Office 365

Duration: Starts: November 2016 Ends: January 2017

Location: Online and In Person Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Next Up is a five-week exam preparation camp created by Microsoft to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of five weeks of virtual training you will attend one day of in-person training, half of the day you will have access to skilled experts to help you answer those tough questions, and in the second half you will sit the exam it’s the smart way to make sure you get across the line, first time. Register here

 

Skype for Business

Skype for Business Technical Airlift

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals focused on Skype for Business

Cost: $499

Product: Skype for Business

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Melbourne (24 – 26 Oct), Sydney (14 – 16 Nov)

Skype for Business Partner Technical Airlift events are targeted to enterprise-focused Communications and Cloud Productivity partners—solution architects, technical sellers, support engineers, and others. The training available at these no-charge, three-day events—delivered by industry experts—has been created in conjunction with Skype for Business product teams. So, you can be assured that you’re getting reliable, relevant content that will be useful in both presales and post-sales activities. Register here

Next Up: Exam 70-333: Enterprise Voice Skype for Business 2015

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for individuals who focus on Skype for Business, with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing a Skype for Business certification.

Cost: $599

Product: Skype for Business

Duration: Starts: November 2016 Ends: January 2017

Location: Online and In Person Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Next Up is a five-week exam preparation camp created by Microsoft to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-333: Enterprise Voice Skype for Business 2015. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of five weeks of virtual training you will attend one day of in-person training, half of the day you will have access to skilled experts to help you answer those tough questions, and in the second half you will sit the exam it’s the smart way to make sure you get across the line, first time. Register here

Next Up: Exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Skype for Business

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for individuals who focus on Skype for Business, with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing a Skype for Business certification.

Cost: $599

Product: Skype for Business

Duration: Starts: November 2016 Ends: January 2017

Location: Online and In Person Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Next Up is a five-week exam preparation camp created by Microsoft to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Skype for Business. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of five weeks of virtual training you will attend one day of in-person training, half of the day you will have access to skilled experts to help you answer those tough questions, and in the second half you will sit the exam it’s the smart way to make sure you get across the line, first time. Register here

Drumbeat Start for Skype for Business

Type: Sales (L100)

Audience: Sales Professionals focused on selling Skype for Business

Cost: Free

Product: Skype for Business

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: On demand

Making the sale comes down to a few key factors: Recognising the opportunity (and acting on it). Knowing the products (and how to articulate their value). Understanding your customers’ challenges (so you can establish trusted relationships). The spectrum of Skype for Business Drumbeat partner sales training can help you prepare to help your customers with the basics and address complex customer scenarios with value-added solutions. Register here

 

Windows 10

Next Up: Exam 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for who focus on devices and deployment with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing Windows Devices certification.

Cost: $299

Product: Windows 10

Duration: Starts: 8 weeks Virtual Training, + time to sit the Exam

Location: Self-Paced Online Training

Next Up is an eight-week exam preparation camp to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of eight weeks of virtual training you will attend your closest Microsoft Office and sit the exam, if you are unable to attend the Microsoft Office, we will also offer an Online Proctored Exam Environment. Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

Next Up: Exam 70-398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: This course is for who focus on devices and deployment with a role in the Application or Technical Consulting, Developer, or Solution Architect space pursuing Windows Devices certification.

Cost: $299

Product: Windows 10

Duration: Starts: 8 weeks Virtual Training, + time to sit the Exam

Location: Self-Paced Online Training

Next Up is an eight-week exam preparation camp to help you stay at the top of your game. With technology changing so rapidly and more customers turning to you to help them to get the best from their IT investment, show them that you know your stuff by earning your Microsoft Certified Professional badge for Exam 70-398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise. Our Next Up two-stage Exam Preparation Day is designed to get you in shape to sit the exam and earn your certification. At the completion of eight weeks of virtual training you will attend your closest Microsoft Office and sit the exam, if you are unable to attend the Microsoft Office, we will also offer an Online Proctored Exam Environment. Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

Windows 10 Technical Series

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: Free

Product: Windows 10

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Sydney (Nov 30 – Dec 2), Melbourne (Dec 5-7)

With the release of Windows 10, more customers are asking about it and looking to start their proof of concepts so they can evaluate how it can best fit in their organisation. In this two-day workshop, you will learn about topics like how to deploy and manage Windows 10, and the security features you can use to help protect your customer’s data, identity, and devices. You will come away with a better understanding of how Windows is becoming more like a service and how new features will be added over time. After this training, you should be able to walk into your customer’s organisation and help them deploy Windows 10). Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

Training for SMB Partners

Drumbeat for SMB – Start

Type: Sales (L100)

Audience: Sales Professionals

Cost: Free

Product: Office 365

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: On demand

Cloud: It’s not if… but when… There is a customer driven revolution that has increased the quality bar in solutions being offered. Customers demand better solutions that enable them to worry less, work easier, and work better together. The NEW Drumbeat Start for SMB delivers all the tools and information you need to take advantage of these tremendous SMB opportunities. On Demand

Australia P-Seller Training

Partner Seller Australia – Monthly Program Update

Type: Sale (L100)

Audience: Business

Cost: No Charge

Product: P-Seller

Duration: Starts: 25 August 2016 Ends: 15 June 2017

Location: Online

This monthly community call is for Australian P-Seller individuals. This call has been established to give you an update on the latest news from Microsoft Subject Matter Experts. It will also equip you with tools that will help you sell, drive deployment and consumption of Microsoft Products. Register here

Partner Seller Australia – CIE TRAINING

Type: Sales & Pre-Sales (L200)

Audience: Only open to registered P-Sellers

Cost: Free

Product: Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, Visio, Windows, Windows Phone, Yammer, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics AX, and System Center

Duration: 1 Day

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra (Dates Coming Soon)

Please note this training is only open to individuals who are active in the Partner Seller (P-Seller) Program!

The Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) provides a facilitated, hands-on environment where business and IT decision makers test drive powerful, integrated productivity solutions. The Microsoft technologies experienced during a CIE are delivered through Office 365 or on-premises software, with solutions utilizing: Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, Visio, Windows, Windows Phone, Yammer, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics AX, and System Center. As part of enabling our P-Seller channel to perform pre-sales functions independently, plus allow our internal teams awareness of which partners can execute on one of our most successful customer initiatives, we are holding CIE training for P-Sellers. The next steps after training is an invitation for Microsoft to facilitate a CIE for a customer on your behalf with you present. Future CIEs are to be run with us present.  Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

 

Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)

Audience: Anyone submitting an awards submission into WPC Partner of the Year and MAPA

Cost: US$1,695, only available for a limited time.

Product: NA

Duration: 5 days

Location: Washington DC (9-13 July)

Join us at the 2017 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) as we redefine productivity in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. WPC is the largest partner event of the year—a place to connect with fellow partners and with Microsoft, hear about the future direction of Microsoft and the broader IT industry, discover new business opportunities, learn, teach, and share with peers. With past attendance reaching 16,000 attendees from over 140 countries, no other event brings together so many of the most successful, top-tier partners in the Microsoft Partner Network. WPC is where leaders and visionaries of the IT industry gather to spur innovation and growth to new heights. Harness the potential of these great minds and build partnerships to expand the reach of your own solutions. WPC allows you to discover new opportunities and leverage industry connections to get business done. Register here

 

Microsoft Australia Ignite

Type: Technical (L300 – L400)

Audience: System Integrators, IT Professionals, Developers, Architects

Cost: $1,500 AUD (Enter your Partner ID in the promo code box to receive a discount on the standard ticket price, this code is limited to the first 300 registrations, so be quick so not to miss out)

Product: All Microsoft Products

Duration: 4 Days

Location: Gold Coast (14-17 Feb)

This is the biggest event of the year for the Microsoft Tech community in Australia, and a great opportunity to advance skills, get answers from Microsoft experts, learn about new products and trends, and help us get the most out of your Microsoft investment. The event presents technical staff aligned to Microsoft products and services with the chance to get inspired about where Microsoft is heading, get up to speed on product roadmap and technical advances & It offers deep technical training.

Back by populate demand Certification Central, it’s an opportunity to get the whole team certified onsite at the events with direct support from the local training and readiness team plus support from Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Ambassadors and Microsoft Valued Professional (MVP) Ambassadors from around Australia. You will be able to sit any exam during Microsoft Australia Ignite once registered for the conference, send us an email to receive your 50% exam discount voucher to use only during Microsoft Australia Ignite. Register Here

 

 

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