SEPTEMBER 2017 EDITION – HOT SHEET TRAINING SCHEDULE


Welcome to the Australian Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead of time.

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.


SPOTLIGHT

Microsoft One Commercial Partner Briefing

In the coming weeks, the OCP leadership team will be hosting a series of briefing sessions that will be available for you to join in-person in various capital cities across the country or via Skype. We will also make an on-demand session available. These sessions are designed to give you a deeper overview of the role each team plays in supporting you, as well as connect you to the tools, people and programs that will support your business and strengthen our partnership.

Dates Locations Registration
5th September 2017 Melbourne Register Now
6th September 2017 Adelaide Register Now
8th September 2017 Sydney Register Now
15th September 2017 Brisbane Register Now
18th September 2017 Perth Register Now

 

Australian New Partner Orientation Community Call

Training Event Code: AUWS035

Type: Beginners

Audience: Anyone

Cost: No Cost

Date & Locations: Skype (September 28), (October 26), (November 23), (January 25), (February 22), (March 22), (April 26), (May 24), (June 28)

On this call, which will last about 45 minutes, we take you through a demo of the Microsoft Partner Network to help you navigate where to find information to support your business. We will also answer questions from attendees. Join the call to learn about your options for membership in the Microsoft Partner Network, the associated benefits you receive, and where to find the right support and assets. Our MPN 101 resource explains program basics and provides you with links to get further details about your areas of interest. REGISTER HERE

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MICROSOFT AZURE

NEXT UP EXAM CAMP: 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW192

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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 CAMP: 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW191

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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 CAMP: 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW190

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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

Architecting Azure IAAS and Hybrid Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW208

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $699

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney (November 27-29); Brisbane (November 6-8); Melbourne (November 20-22)

The Azure IaaS and Hybrid Architect workshop is designed to prepare the architect to design solutions with Microsoft Azure. This workshop is focused on designing solutions using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and other technologies to enable hybrid solutions such as data centre connectivity, hybrid applications, and other hybrid use cases such as business continuity with backup and high availability. Individual case studies will focus on specific real-world problems that represent common IaaS and Hybrid scenarios and practices. Students will also experience several hands-on labs to introduce them to some of the key services available. REGISTER HERE

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW209

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $799

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney (September 18-21); Melbourne (October 16-19); Perth (September 12-15); Brisbane (October 30 - November 02)

This course is intended for students who have experience building ASP.NET and C# applications. Students will also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered. This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure. This course focuses on the considerations necessary when building a highly available solution in the cloud. REGISTER HERE

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure

Training Event Code: AUWW207

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $899

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: 5 days

Location: Canberra (August 28 - September 1); Brisbane (September 4-8); Sydney (September 4-8); Perth (September 11-15); Melbourne (September 18-22)

This 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. 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. REGISTER HERE

Infrastructure and Architecture Boot camp for OSS Experts

Training Event Code: AUWW210

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $899

Product: Microsoft Azure

Duration: 5 days

Location: Adelaide (October 9-13); Brisbane (October 16-20); Melbourne (October 23-27); Sydney (October 23-27); Perth (October 30 - November 3);

This 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 that specializes in open source technologies. 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. 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 and uses tools designed for cross platform and open source experts such as the Azure CLI, Visual Studio Code, Storage Explorer. REGISTER HERE

 Azure Skills Initiative

Increase your Azure skills with free training 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!


MICROSOFT DYNAMICS

NEXT UP EXAM CAMP: MB2-712 Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration

Training Event Code: AUWW189

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Microsoft Dynamics

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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 organisation. 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 ENTERPRISE MOBILITY SUITE

NEXT UP EXAM CAMP: 70-398 Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise

Training Event Code: AUWW197

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility Suite

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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, having a Mobility certification is a must. The Mobility Competency is designed for those looking to stand out as the expert in powerful, secure mobility management solutions for large businesses. The course outline is heavily geared towards preparing you for the topics covered in Microsoft's 70-398 Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise exam. REGISTER HERE

Enterprise Mobility + Security Practice Enablement

Training Event Code: AUWW211

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $799

Product: Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite

Date & Locations: Perth (October 9-12), Brisbane (October 16-19), Melbourne (October 23-26), Sydney (October 30 - November 2)

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


MICROSOFT OFFICE

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

Training Event Code: AUWW196

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Office 365

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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 CAMP: 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

Training Event Code: AUWW195

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Office 365

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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

Customer Immersion Training (CIE)

Training Event Code: Coming Soon

Type: Sales & Pre-Sales (L200)

Audience: Sellers within Partner Organisations

Cost: Free

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

Duration: 1 Day

Location: 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. COMING SOON


MICROSOFT SKYPE FOR BUSINESS

Skype for Business Technical Airlift

Training Event Code: AUWW212

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $599

Product: Skype for Business

Date & Locations: Melbourne (October 10-12), Sydney (October 16-18)

Skype for Business 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 three-day events delivered by industry experts has been created in conjunction with Skype for Business product teams. Students will learn how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging, conferencing, Persistent Chat, archiving, and monitoring. Students will also learn how to manage and maintain the infrastructure and how to troubleshoot issues that might arise. REGISTER HERE


MICROSOFT 365

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Technical Series (PARTNER ONLY)

Training Event Code: Coming Soon

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: TBC

Product: Windows 10, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security

Date & Locations: Brisbane (October 16-19), Sydney (October 23-26), Melbourne (October 23-26), Perth (October 23-26)

Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. The Enterprise Tech Series will help empower your team, safeguard your business, and simplify IT management with a single solution, purpose-built for your business. COMING SOON


MICROSOFT SQL SERVER & BUSINESS ANALYTICS

SQL Server 2017 Practice Enablement

Training Event Code: AUWW213

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $399

Product: SQL Server

Date & Locations: Sydney (September 28-29), Melbourne (October 2-3), Brisbane (October 11-12)

SQL Server 2017 represents a major step towards making SQL Server a platform that gives you choices of development languages, data types, on-premises or cloud, and operating systems by bringing the power of SQL Server to Linux, Linux-based Docker containers, and Windows. During this two-day boot camp, you'll learn about these changes, along with T-SQL and tooling enhancements, Reporting Services and Power BI enhancements, the introduction of Machine Learning Services, and a number of Analysis Services and Integration Services enhancements. Day 1 is focused on DBA and developer topics. Day 2 is focused on Business Intelligence. REGISTER HERE

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

Training Event Code: AUWW194

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Data Platform

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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

NEXT UP EXAM CAMP: 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

Training Event Code: AUWW193

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Data Platform

Date & Locations: Online Self Study - September 4 to October 6 In Person Exam Dates - Perth (October 10), Adelaide (October 12), Melbourne (October 13), Sydney (October 16), Brisbane (October 18)

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 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions exam. REGISTER HERE


AUSTRALIAN PARTNER SELLER MEMBERS TRAINING

Partner Seller Australia Hour of Power

Training Event Code: AUWS034

Type: Sale (L100)

Audience: Only open to registered Partner Sellers

Cost: No Charge

Duration: Starts: October 2017 Ends: June 2018

Location: Online via Skype for Business

This monthly community call is for Australian Partner 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


MICROSOFT GLOBAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS

MICROSOFT BUILD

Location: Seattle, USA (May 10-12, 2017)

Audience: Developers

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT BUILD 2017.

MICROSOFT DATA INSIGHTS SUMMIT

Location: Seattle, USA (June 12-13, 2017)

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

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT DATA INSIGHTS SUMMIT.

MICROSOFT INSPIRE

Location: Washington DC, USA (July 9-13, 2017)

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

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT INSPIRE 2017.

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 are expecting a full house this year as well. REGISTER HERE

MICROSOFT ENVISION

Audience: IT Professionals

Cost: $2,490 USD

Product: All Microsoft Product

Duration: 3 days

Location: Orlando Florida (September 25-27)

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. REGISTER HERE

MICROSOFT INSPIRE 2018

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

Cost: US$1,995 (for a short time only)

Product: NA

Duration: 5 days

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada (July 15-19, 2018)

Join us at the 2018 Microsoft Inspire 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 HERE


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