November / December 2016 Edition – Hot Sheet Partner Training Schedule


Welcome to the Australia Hot Sheet Training Schedule, for November / December. 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 & IoT
  • 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
  • Microsoft Global Flagship Events

 

Data Platform & IoT

Microsoft R for Analysts and Analysing data with SQL R-Services

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 (Dec 15-16), Melbourne (Dec 12-14)

Microsoft R Server (MRS) for Analysts is designed to help analyst’s familiar with other environments migrate their knowledge of data preparation and analysis to Microsoft R Server. This course takes a use-case-based approach to walk through the knowledge discovery and data mining process using MRS in a local compute context (on a single server). This course assumes sufficient knowledge of fundamental concepts in R (as laid out by the course prerequisites), and it allows an experienced analyst (and intermediate R user) to transition to using MRS’s set of tools and capabilities for scalable big data-processing and analytics. Register Here for Sydney / Register Here for Melbourne

 

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. For Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com

 

Azure Data Services

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Data Practice Lead, Data Professional, Developer Practice Lead, and BI Practice Lead

Cost: $299

Product: SQL Server

Duration: 2 Days

Location: In Person Sydney, Melbourne

In this interactive two-day training course, users will learn about the various data services offered in Azure like Azure SQL Database, Azure DocumentDB and Azure Search. Participants will understand how Azure Data Services will empower their business applications through Azure databases. Beginning with an overview of Azure SQL Database, students will also have an opportunity to view a live demo of the service in action and scale their SQL database. The second day’s module will focus on the integration of Azure DocumentDB and Azure Search to Azure SQL Database with the utilization of an Azure Search indexer and designing an app. For Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com

 

Hadoop on HDInsights

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Data Practice Lead, Data Professional, Developer Practice Lead, and BI Practice Lead

Cost: $299

Product: SQL Server

Duration: 2 Days

Location: In Person Sydney, Melbourne

In this interactive two-day training course, students will learn about Hadoop as an open source solution framework that supports data-intensive distributed applications on large clusters of commodity hardware. Participants will perform SQL-like queries through Hive on Tez, run the Pig application and utilize HBase and Phoenix to provide a SQL layer various analytics and business intelligence applications. Beginning with an overview of the open source framework that powers the applications, attendees will also see how Hadoop integrates with BI tools, open source applications, and integrate with NoSQL databases. The second module focuses more administrative tasks such as creating and customizing HDInsight clusters and utilizing the Ambari web UI. For Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com

 

Azure Machine Learning

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Data Practice Lead, Data Professional, Developer Practice Lead, and BI Practice Lead

Cost: $199

Product: SQL Server

Duration: 1 Days

Location: In Person Sydney, Melbourne Perth

In this interactive one-day training course, students will learn about how Azure Machine Learning is a fully managed cloud service that enables you to easily build, deploy, and share predictive analytics solutions. In this one day event, Azure Machine Learning will teach users how to build their own experiments in Azure Machine Learning Studio and use the trained models available in the Azure Machine Learning Gallery, where APIs are already developed and ready for use for multiple scenarios such as Text Analytics. For Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com

 

Azure IoT Suite

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Database, data warehouse, and Business Intelligence practice leads and architects

Cost: $199

Product: SQL Server

Duration: 1 Days

Location: In Person Sydney, Melbourne Perth

In this interactive one-day training course, students will be given the ability to customize Azure IoT Suite solutions and their integrated components. Users should be able to create a solution, add devices and manipulate rules and outputs. Finally, users will be shown how to integrate device data and outputs to see their use in line of business applications and workflows. For Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com

 

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 (Feb 23-24), Melbourne (Feb 21-22)

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 (Mar 21-22), Sydney (Mar 23-24)

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 Infrastructure and Architecture Course

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals, Developers, Architects.

Cost: $599

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Brisbane (Dec 5-9), Adelaide (Dec 12-16), Sydney (Dec 21-16)

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

 

Developing Enterprise Cloud Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Open Source Professionals that wish to learn Microsoft Azure

Cost: $599

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: 5 days

Location: Sydney (Nov 28 – Dec 2); Melbourne (Dec 5-9)

This course is designed to introduce students to developing cloud based applications using Microsoft Azure. This course covers key compute technologies such as virtual machines, cloud services, service fabric, containers, and App Services. This class also teaches how to build a developer environment and compose new applications using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) components. Register Here

 

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. For Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com

 

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: Sydney (Mar 6-9), Melbourne (Mar 13-16)

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). For Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com

 

Microsoft Dynamics

 

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

 

Implementation Life Cycle Services Workshop for 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: Person Training

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. Attendees should have advanced experience with Financials module and hands-on experience in previous Dynamics AX 2012 implementations.. 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

 

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, Sydney, Perth

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. Expression of Interest

 

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

 

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). Register here

 

Training for SMB Partners

 

What is NEXT for Office 365 in SMB – Start

Type: Technical (L200)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: Free

Product: Windows 10

Duration: 1 Days

Location: Brisbane (Nov 30); Melbourne (Dec 8); Perth (Dec12)

The day has been divided into two distinct sessions. The first half will be dedicated to upskilling you on the technology behind Office 365 and showing you features that you may have never knew existed. The second half of the day is more focused on showing you how to build services around Office 365 services in a hands-on manner. Thus, the first part of the day is great if you want more technical information on Office 365 while the second half is for those looking for enhanced business development with Office 365 inside their organisation Register here

 

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: Melbourne (Nov 28); Adelaide (Nov 29); Brisbane (Dec 1); Perth (Dec 7)

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. 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

 

Microsoft Global Flagship Events in 2017

 

Microsoft Envision: February 28–March 2 in Los Angeles, CA

Register for Microsoft Envision

Watch 2016 sessions

 

Microsoft Build 2017: TBD

Sign up for event notifications

Watch 2016 sessions

 

2017 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference: July 9–13 in Washington, DC

Register for WPC 2017

Watch 2016 Vision Keynotes

Watch 2016 sessions

 

Microsoft Ignite: September 25–29 in Orlando, FL

Pre-register for Ignite

Watch 2016 sessions

 

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.

 

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