JANUARY 2018 EDITION – HOT SHEET PARTNER 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

Australian New Partner Orientation Community Call

Type: Beginners

Audience: Anyone

Cost: No Cost

Date & Locations: Skype (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

Becoming a Microsoft Global Challenger

Type: Intermediate

Audience: Sales Professionals

Cost: No Cost

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

Challengers teach their customers something new, something that challenges the way they think about their business. They compel customer action by creating the business case for change and lead customers to their solution. By having a customer mindset and putting customers at the centre of every interaction, Challengers have more loyal customers that buy more frequently, with fewer discounts, and will refer you to others. The Massive Open Online Course is entirely online and available on your PC, tablet, and mobile phone. As you join other participants across the globe, expect to spend approximately two (2) hours each week for six (6) weeks learning through videos, activities, and assignments. Every week, new content will become available for you and you’ll have three (3) weeks to complete it to get full credit. Every task and assignment you complete will credit you with points. REGISTER HERE

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MICROSOFT AZURE

Azure Fundamentals

Type: Technical (L200)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $299

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Brisbane (February 8-9); Sydney (February 8-9); Perth (February 22-23); Melbourne (February 28-March 1); Canberra (March 12-13)

This course introduces key concepts for cloud computing and how Microsoft Azure aligns with those scenarios. Students are introduced to several key Azure services and solutions that align with the following technical disciplines, Infrastructure as a Service, Hybrid Cloud, Application Development, Big Data and Analytics and Cloud Security. REGISTER HERE

Architecting Azure IAAS and Hybrid Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $699

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Melbourne (February 5-7); Sydney (March 14-16)

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

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $899

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Melbourne (February 12-16)

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

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions with Azure .NET

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $799

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Perth (April 16 -19): Sydney (April 30 – May 03); Melbourne (June 4-7)

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

Introduction to Containers on Azure

Type: Technical (L200)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $599

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney (March 12-13)

This course covers demonstrates different approaches for building container-based applications and deploying them into Azure. Different modules cover Windows and Linux based Docker containers with popular container orchestrators like kubernetes and DCOS provisioned by the Azure Container Service. The course will also show integration of container registries, specifically Docker Hub and the Azure Container Registry into DevOps workflows. This course starts with the basics of building a Linux and a Windows container running a .NET Core application. The course concludes showing how to customize the ACS templates with the acs-engine to deploy advanced cluster configurations. REGISTER HERE

Next Up Exam Camp 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

Next Up Exam 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

Next Up Exam 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

WIN BIG with Azure Next-Up Training

Microsoft is offering you the chance to win one of nine Xbox One S – 1TB consoles when you advance your skills by attending any of the Next Up Azure training and certification program. All you have to do is complete one of the related Azure Next Up Courses during February and pass one of the Microsoft Certified Professional Exams to go into the draw and that’s it! TO FIND OUT MORE AND TO REGISTER

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!


DATA ANAYTICS

Architecture Big Data Analytics

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $699

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Canberra (February 12-14); Sydney (February 19-21); Brisbane (March 5-7); Melbourne (March 14-15)

The Azure Big Data and Analytics Bootcamp is designed to give students a clear architectural understanding of the application of big data patterns in Azure. Students will be taught basic Lambda architecture patterns in Azure, leveraging the scalability and elasticity of Azure in Big Data and IoT solutions. An introduction to data science techniques in Azure will also be covered.  Individual case studies will focus on specific real-world problems that represent common big data patterns and practices. REGISTER HERE

Next Up Exam Camp 70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Data Platform

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

Next Up: 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Data Platform

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

Big Compute: Uncovering and Landing Hyperscale Solutions in Azure

Delivery: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Audience: All Microsoft Partners

Dates: January 8 – February 19, 2018

Registration Link: Big Compute MOOC (registration closes December 22, 2018)

Big Compute and High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Azure are huge opportunities with your customers. Almost every customer is looking at AI, deep learning, simulations, risk analytics and others that take high compute bandwidth.


MICROSOFT 365

Microsoft 365 Security technical Series for Enterprise

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $99

Product: Office

Date & Locations: Perth (February 12-13): Melbourne (February 19-20); Brisbane (February 19-20); Sydney (March 19-20)

Ready to grow your Microsoft 365 Security Practice? Then join us for the Microsoft 365 Tech Series. These workshops are led by Microsoft-certified instructors and will help you get the latest insights to benefit your organization. Session Topic - Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance. We’ll help you with technical aspects of Microsoft 365 security mechanisms and compliance technology through discussion and hands-on labs. Specific topics will include Enterprise-Level Identity Protection, Windows Defender Exploit Guard, Windows Hello, Credential Guard, Azure Information Protection, Conditional Access using Health Attestation, and Ransom-Ware Protection. We’ll also address Security and Compliance Policy and discuss how it can be implemented. REGISTER HERE

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

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Office 365

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

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

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Office 365

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

Master Microsoft 365. Take training to build a practice that takes your business to the next level.

  • Microsoft 365 Business Overview: Discover how Microsoft 365 Business can help your customers improve their productivity and protect their data from security threats. Learn More Today
  • Cloud Voice: See how this solution provides services, security, and support that traditional phone lines can’t match. Explore Cloud Voice
  • Security & Compliance: Learn how Microsoft 365 helps organisations with content security and data usage compliance. Explore Security & Compliance
  • Collaboration: Discover how Microsoft 365 solutions help your customers collaborate across their organisation. Explore Collaboration
  • Microsoft 365 powered device: Find out how you make device security top priority, while easing IT transition to cloud-based management. Explore Microsoft 365 powered device

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS

Next Up Exam Camp MB2-714 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customer Service

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Dynamics CRM

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

Next Up Exam Camp MB2-715 Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Dynamics 365

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

Next Up Exam Camp MB2-716 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Dynamics 365

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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. REGISTER HERE

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Retail and Talent University for Sales Professionals

Audience: This course is intended for professionals new to Dynamics AX or Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations that will perform the role of application consultant, Pre-Sales. Professionals with experience from other ERP systems will require less time per day on self-paced training and professionals without any previous ERP experience will require more time per day.

Cost: $700 USD

Product: Dynamics 365

Locations: Virtual Instructor Led over Skype for Business

Training Date: Monday February 5 - Thursday February 8, 2018

Training Time: Monday Thursday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Retail and Talent University workshop is designed for consultants, pre-sales, project managers, solution architects and service leads that need the combined knowledge on functionality and technical concepts for successful implementations of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. All attendees will get an overview on the new Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, understand functionality changes and the challenges associated with planning architecture and deploying in the cloud. An update on pre-sales topics and new process and procedures recommend by Microsoft for implementing successfully will be part of the track. REGISTER HERE

Dynamics 365 customer engagement Enterprise Edition University for Sales Professionals

Audience: This course is designed for experienced Sales Professionals who want to learn more about best practices for selling Microsoft Dynamics 365, how to competently deliver the Microsoft cloud story, and explain the value proposition and key messaging for Dynamics 365 and related Microsoft solutions.

Cost: $700 USD

Product: Dynamics 365

Locations: Virtual Instructor Led over Skype for Business

Training Date: Monday February 19 - Wednesday February 21, 2018

Training Time: Monday Thursday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

This course is about learning how to improve the way you sell Microsoft Dynamics 365 and related Microsoft solutions. REGISTER HERE


MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE MOBILITY SUITE

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

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professionals looking to earning formal qualifications

Cost: $399

Product: Enterprise Mobility

Date & Locations: Online Self Study February 12 – March 12 / In Person Exam Dates; Melbourne (March 20); Adelaide (Adelaide 20); Perth (March 21); Brisbane (March 23): Sydney (March 26)

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, Enterprise Mobility Suite is a must-have certification for anyone looking to prove their skills. REGISTER HERE


AUSTRALIAN PARTNER SELLER MEMBERS TRAINING

Partner Seller Australia – Hour of Power

Type: Sale (L100)

Audience: Only open to registered Partner Sellers

Cost: No Charge

Duration: Starts: February 2018 - 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

Advanced Technical Training for Cloud and Data Platform Architects

Type: Technical (L400)

Audience: Only open to registered Partner Sellers

Cost: $1,800 USD

Duration: Starts: April 16-20, 2018

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel | Bellevue, WA, USA

In an increasingly digital world, people, not technology will disrupt the status quo. As an IT pro working amid the opportunity of digital transformation, you’re going to be asked to do things differently. You’ll need deep skills, expertise, and confidence to implement meaningful technical solutions that meet advanced customer needs. We’re investing big in helping you develop that skill set with the Intelligent Cloud Architect Boot Camp. REGISTER HERE


MICROSOFT GLOBAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS

MICROSOFT INSPIRE 2018

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

Cost: US$1,995

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


2017 MICROSOFT GLOBAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS (ON DEMAND)

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

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT IGNITE 2017.


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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