MARCH 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.

MICROSOFT PARTNER NETWORK NEWS

SPOTLIGHT

Australian New Partner Orientation Community Call

Type: Beginners

Audience: Anyone

Cost: No Cost

Date & Locations: Skype (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 (April 9 – May 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

MICROSOFT AZURE

Azure Fundamentals

Type: Technical (L200)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $299

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Melbourne (February 28-March 1); Canberra (March 15-16)

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: Sydney (March 12-14)

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

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: 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

MICROSOFT 365

Microsoft 365 Security technical Series for Enterprise

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $99

Product: Office 365 / Windows / Security / EMS

Date & Locations: 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

Microsoft 365 Distributor Technical Series Events (Ingram)

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $99

Product: Office 365 / Windows / Security / EMS

Date & Locations: Surface Paradise (March 5-6); Bendigo (March 15-16)

Ingram Micro is pleased to extend an invitation for you to attend the Microsoft 365 Business Tech Series. Microsoft 365 is complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. The Business Tech Series will help empower your team, safeguard your business, and simplify IT management with a single solution, purpose-built for your business. REGISTER HERE

Microsoft 365 Distributor Technical Series Events (Synnex)

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $99

Product: Office 365 / Windows / Security / EMS

Date & Locations: Melbourne (March 15-16); Perth (March 12-13)

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

Dynamics 365 customer engagement Enterprise Edition University for Sales Professionals

Type: Sales (L100)

Audience: Sales Professionals

Cost: $1,600 USD (Use code AuSa799 to receive $200)

Product: Dynamics 365

Date & Locations: Sydney (April 30 – May 2)

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

Dynamics Cloud Solution Strategy workshop with Neural Impact

Type: Sales (L100)

Audience: Business Decision Makers

Cost: $1,600 USD (Use code AuSa799 to receive $200)

Product: Microsoft Dynamics

Date & Locations: Melbourne (March 26-27)

Developing and launching cloud solutions falls outside most partner organizations’ comfort zone, especially if their existing business model is predicated primarily on project services revenue. But they are increasingly becoming critical to driving high win rates, low sales costs and minimal churn. The Cloud Solution Strategy Workshop is the ideal place to learn how to scope, price, package, and position your cloud solution to ensure it aligns with the business priorities of your target market and appeals to its business decision makers. REGISTER HERE

Implementation Lifecycle for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $1,600 USD (Use code AuSa799 to receive $200)

Product: Dynamics 365 - Finance and Operations

Date & Locations: Sydney (March 14-16)

This course 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 365 for Finance and Operations. The workshop is primarily hands on, taking attendees through the best practices of managing the implementation and deployment of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, 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 365 for Finance and Operations. This workshop requires an existing knowledge of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and will only focus on implementation of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, not the use of Dynamics 365 itself, and hands-on experience in previous AX 2012 implementations. REGISTER HERE

Advanced Dynamics 365 for Retail for Presales

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $1,600 USD (Use code AuSa799 to receive $200)

Product: Dynamics 365 - Finance and Operations

Date & Locations: Sydney (March 19-23)

This course covers the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail. It also reviews benefits and new features of Dynamics 365 for Retail, focusing on the pain points for many retailers. Important features for retailers will be discussed, including retail channels and organizational modelling, gift cards, loyalty programs, discounts and pricing, product management, point of sale, call centre, and integrations. Each of these discussions will include demonstrations that touch on the most aspects of each topic. This course will also include a hands-on component in addition to the theoretical concepts presentation, where real-life scenarios will be used to illustrate the functionality of the solution. The participants will learn all the available features of the Dynamics 365 for Retail feature areas and the benefits resulting from using the Dynamics 365 for Retail solution. 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 (Use code AuSa799 to receive $200)

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

AUSTRALIAN PARTNER SELLER MEMBERS TRAINING

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

Becoming a Microsoft Global Challenger

Type: Intermediate

Audience: Sales Professionals

Cost: No Cost

Date & Locations: Skype (April 9 – May 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

 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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