May 2017 Edition – Hot Sheet Partner Training Schedule


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Welcome to the Australia Hot Sheet Training Schedule, for May. 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. 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

Before we tell you about all the exciting training we have on offer this month, I would like to share with you a little information about our Xbox competition. Microsoft Australia is offering you the chance to win one of three Xbox One S consoles per state and territory (Australian residents only) when you advance your skills with Azure training and certification. All you have to do is complete one of the training courses with Azure Skills online training and pass one of the Microsoft Certified Professional Exams to go into the draw to win in your state, and that’s it! To find out more visit http://azureskills.com.au/2017

The Product training you will find in this post are:

  • Data Platform & IoT
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Enterprise Mobility Suite & Security (EMS)
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Microsoft Office Products & Microsoft Office 365
  • Partner Sellers
  • Microsoft Global Flagship Events
  • New Courses on MPN Partner University

DATA PLATFORM & IOT

NEXT UP Exam 70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW179

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $199

Product: Data Platform

Date & Locations: Online Self Study May 15 – June 9 / In Person Exam Dates; Perth (June 13), Adelaide (June 15), Melbourne (June 16), Brisbane (June 19), Sydney (June 20)

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Data Platform is a must-have certification for anyone looking to prove their skills. This course will get you well on your way to earning your MCSE: Data Management and Analytics. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft’s 70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions exam. Register here


MICROSOFT AZURE

Azure Infrastructure & Architecture Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW184

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $799

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: 5 days

Location: Sydney (May 8-12), Melbourne (May 8-12), Brisbane (May 15-19), Canberra (June 5-9), Perth (June 12-16)

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. The student will learn best practices for configuring virtual machines for performance, durability, and availability using features built into the platform. Throughout the course the student will be introduced to tasks that can be accomplished through the Microsoft Azure Management Portal and with PowerShell automation to help build a core competency around critical automation skills. This course is designed using the new Azure Resource Manager architecture but also discusses key capabilities of the “Classic”. Register here

NEXT UP Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW180

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $199

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study May 15 – June 9 / In Person Exam Dates; Perth (June 13), Adelaide (June 15), Melbourne (June 16), Brisbane (June 19), Sydney (June 20)

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Azure is a must-have certification for anyone looking to prove their skills. Next Up has been designed so you can choose the time, place and pace of how you study to fit your schedule. This course is entirely online and available on your PC or tablet. As you join other students, you will be expected to commit to 10 – 15 hours per week watching video lectures, working through self-guided labs and participating in discussions on yammer. To ensure you are on the right track we have included a virtually delivered instructor led 4-hour exam cram with one of our expert trainers, this will give you the opportunity to ask any of those tough questions. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft’s Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions. Register here

NEXT UP Exam 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW181

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $199

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study May 15 – June 9 / In Person Exam Dates; Perth (June 13), Adelaide (June 15), Melbourne (June 16), Brisbane (June 19), Sydney (June 20)

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Azure is a must-have certification for anyone looking to prove their skills. Throughout the course the student will be introduced to tasks that can be accomplished through the Microsoft Azure Management Portal and with PowerShell automation to help build a core competency around critical automation skills. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft’s 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam. Register here

NEXT UP Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW182

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $199

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study May 15 – June 9 / In Person Exam Dates; Perth (June 13), Adelaide (June 15), Melbourne (June 16), Brisbane (June 19), Sydney (June 20)

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Azure is a must-have certification for anyone looking to prove their skills. Next Up has been designed so you can choose the time, place and pace of how you study to fit your schedule. This course is entirely online and available on your PC or tablet. As you join other students, you will be expected to commit to 10 – 15 hours per week watching video lectures, working through self-guided labs and participating in discussions on yammer. To ensure you are on the right track we have included a virtually delivered instructor led 4-hour exam cram with one of our expert trainers, this will give you the opportunity to ask any of those tough questions. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft’s Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Register here

Cloud Architect Boot Camp

Type: Technical (L400)

Audience: Oriented to architectural roles on Infrastructure, Development and Data and Analytics workloads at partner organizations who have advanced knowledge on Azure workloads. The training is not appropriate for those with only basic or intermediate knowledge of Azure.

Cost: $1,800 USD

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Bellevue, WA, USA (May 15-19)

Join us for a unique opportunity! The Cloud Architect Boot Camp is the onboarding event for Microsoft employees in a Cloud Solution Architect role. As a Microsoft Partner, you’re invited to join this event where you’ll be training alongside Microsoft Cloud Solution Architects in an immersive learning experience that includes keynotes, lecture sessions, Q&A panels, whiteboard architectural design sessions, hands-on hackathons, and direct access to Microsoft engineering experts. The agenda includes foundational and keynote sessions in addition to specialized tracks for Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Application Development and Data & Analytics workloads. Attendees will spend much of the week working on designing solutions in whiteboard design workshops and building solutions in the practical hands-on hackathon. The workshops and hackathon are all designed with our Engineering teams, based on real-world solutions, which highlight best practices. Register here

Azure Skills Initiative

Increase your Azure skills – free training and discounted certification offers now available for Microsoft customers and partners. Since December 2016, there have been over 84,000 enrolments in the first 15 Azure courses that we have released on Open edX on Azure. These courses are technical, in-depth (typically 10-20 hours of content each, depending on the learner’s level of engagement), and hands-on, with a mix of content types and interactivities. Learners who do well enough on assessments, and in practical exercises like labs, achieve a passing score that validates targeted knowledge and skills, and they receive a digital certificate that can be shared in social profiles and elsewhere online. Get Started Today!


ENTERPRISE MOBILITY SUITE (EMS)

Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security Exam Prep Session: 70-398 Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise

Training Event Code: AUWW167

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: No Charge

Product: EMS

Duration: 1 Day

Location: Melbourne (June 13)

We are planning on running a limited exam preparation session for 70-398 Planning for and Managing Devices in the first quarter of 2017. If you are a Microsoft Partner you can register your interest in registering for attendance to this event. Priority will be given to applicants who have already successfully completed a Windows 8 and/or Windows 10 MCP exam and either or both Office 365 70-346 and 70-347 exams. If you have participated in the Next Up exam preparation sessions, or have attended the Enterprise Mobility + Security Partner Practice Enablement events you will also have registration priority. Register here

Microsoft Exam 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices Exam Prep Workshop

Training Event Code: AUWW186

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: No Charge

Product: EMS

Duration: 1 Day

Location: Sydney (May 30 - 31)

This two day Certification Exam Preparation course is designed to help candidate’s fundamental knowledge and skills for building solid identities, protection of content (data loss protection), mobile device management policy, virtualization with Hyper-V, application management using the Company Portal and the Windows Store. Candidates will be evaluated on Windows 10 security and integrated Azure features. The course will be delivered by Mark O’Shea a Microsoft Certified Trainer, he has created an intense 1 ½ day session with demonstrations of key exam concepts, and the second half of day two is spent sitting the actual exam. Candidates can take this exam and meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows device support technician or a Windows device system administrator. Register here


MICROSOFT DYNAMICS

NEXT UP Exam MB2-712 Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration

Training Event Code: AUWW183

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Microsoft Dynamics

Date & Locations: Online Self Study May 15 – June 9 / In Person Exam Dates; Perth (June 13), Adelaide (June 15), Melbourne (June 16), Brisbane (June 19), Sydney (June 20)

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Dynamics is a must-have certification for anyone looking to prove their skills. Upon completion of this course students will have hands on experience customizing and automating Dynamics CRM as well as applying proper security and packaging their customizations for transfer to other CRM environments and organisations. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft’s MB2-712 Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration exam. Register here


MICROSOFT OFFICE PRODUCTS & MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

NEXT UP Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

Training Event Code: AUWW177

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Office 365

Date & Locations: Online Self Study May 15 – June 9 / In Person Exam Dates; Perth (June 13), Adelaide (June 15), Melbourne (June 16), Brisbane (June 19), Sydney (June 20)

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Office 365 is a must-have certification for anyone looking to prove their skills. This course will get you well on your way to earning your MCSE: Productivity. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft’s 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements exam. Register here

 

NEXT UP Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

Training Event Code: AUWW178

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Office 365

Date & Locations: Online Self Study May 15 – June 9 / In Person Exam Dates; Perth (June 13), Adelaide (June 15), Melbourne (June 16), Brisbane (June 19), Sydney (June 20)

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Office 365 is a must-have certification for anyone looking to prove their skills.

This course will get you well on your way to earning your MCSE: Productivity. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft’s 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Service exam. Register here


AUSTRALIA P-SELLER TRAINING

Partner Seller Australia - Monthly Program Update

Training Event Code: AUWS032

Type: Sale (L100)

Audience: Only open to registered Partner Sellers

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

Training Event Code: AUWW153

Type: Sales & Pre-Sales (L200)

Audience: Only open to registered Partner 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: Brisbane (May 8), Melbourne (May 9), Sydney (May 10), Perth (May 11)

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 GLOBAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS IN 2017

Microsoft Inspire

Audience: Business Professionals, CEO, General Managers, Sales Directors

Cost: US$2,295

Product: NA

Duration: 5 days

Location: Washington DC (July 9-13)

Join us at the 2017 Microsoft Inspire (previously known as Worldwide Partner Conference) as we redefine productivity in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Microsoft Inspire 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. Microsoft Inspire 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. Microsoft Inspire allows you to discover new opportunities and leverage industry connections to get business done. Register for Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Build 2017

Audience: Developers

Cost: SOLD OUT

Duration: 2 days

Location: Seattle (May 10-12)

SOLD OUT EVENT! Software continues to transform the world in remarkable ways and developers are at the centre of it. At Microsoft Build 2017 we invite you to join us in downtown Seattle to learn about latest new technologies and exciting plans on the horizon. As always, Microsoft Build is filled with strong technical sessions as well as opportunities to meet and learn from others in the industry. We’ll make sure the schedule is filled with solid content and will strive to deliver some fun surprises along the way. Join the Wait List

Microsoft Ignite

Audience: IT Professionals

Cost: $2,200 USD

Product: All Microsoft Product

Duration: 5 days

Location: Orlando Florida (September 25-29)

Microsoft Ignite is the place to get your questions answered by the experts, get inspired, and come home with new ideas. It’s your chance to meet innovators and explore tomorrow’s tech. Last year’s event sold out, and we’re expecting a full house this year as well.

Get inspired and come home with a game plan

  • Hear from Satya Nadella on technology trends shaping the future
  • Learn about what’s coming next in AI with Microsoft’s Harry Shum
  • Choose from more than 700 sessions on a wide range of tech topics
  • Explore new tech in hands-on digital labs
  • Check out live demos of the products you use every day—and will use next year

Register for Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Envision

Audience: IT Professionals

Cost: $2,490 USD

Product: All Microsoft Product

Duration: 3 days

Location: Orlando Florida (September 27-29)

In today’s rapidly changing global economic landscape, every business is a digital business, with a race to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations, and transform products. Get ready to drive vital conversations for your business with fellow leaders, industry experts from within and outside of Microsoft, and with successful disruptors and innovators across lines of business and functions. Join us at Microsoft Envision in Orlando September 25-27 for:

  • Three days of thought leadership and industry expertise
  • Insights from Fortune 500 organizations that are driving impact through digital transformation
  • Knowledge, strategies and an action plan to drive your business forward

Register for Microsoft Envision

 

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