APRIL 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.


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SPOTLIGHT

Australian New Partner Orientation Community Call

Type: Beginners

Audience: Anyone

Cost: No Cost

Date & Locations: Skype (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


MICROSOFT AZURE

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $761

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne (April 9-13); Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth (April 16-20)

This course teaches IT professionals how to provision and manage services in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement infrastructure components such as virtual networks, virtual machines, containers, web and mobile apps, and storage in Azure. Students also will learn how to plan for and manage Azure AD and configure Azure AD integration with on-premises Active Directory domains. REGISTER HERE

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Type: Technical (L100)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $367

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne (May 21-22)

This course will introduce students to the principles of cloud computing. Students will become familiar with how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will explain how to implement the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will learn how to create the most common Azure services, including Azure Virtual Machines, Web Apps, and Azure SQL Database. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure AD and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory. REGISTER HERE

Integrating On-Premises Identity Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Development Operations

Cost: $761

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide (April 30 – May 4)

This 5-day instructor-led course covers a range of components, including Azure Compute, Azure Storage, and network services that customers can benefit from when deploying hybrid solutions. In this context, the term hybrid means integrating infrastructure technologies that customers host in on-premises datacentre's with Azure IaaS and PaaS services. This course offers an overview of these services, providing the knowledge necessary to design hybrid solutions properly. It also includes several demonstrations and labs that enable students to develop hands-on skills that are necessary when implementing such solutions. REGISTER HERE

Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $761

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne (May 7-11); Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth (May 14-18)

This course is intended for architects who have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform. Students should have a thorough understanding of most services offered on the Azure platform. The students typically work for organizations that have an active solution on Azure and are planning to enhance existing solutions or deploy more solutions to the Azure platform. This course also is intended for architects who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam, 70-535, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. REGISTER HERE

Operationalize Cloud Analytics Solutions with Microsoft Azure

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $367

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth (April 26-27)

This course is a two-day instructor-led course intended for data professionals who want to expand their knowledge about creating big data analytic solutions on Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to operationalize end-to-end cloud analytics solutions using the Azure Portal and Azure PowerShell. REGISTER HERE

Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $761

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (May 28 – June 1)

This five-day course will provide students with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. REGISTER HERE

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Type: Technical (L400)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $630

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide (June 4-7); Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne (June 12-15)

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

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

Azure Big Data Analytics Solutions

Type: Technical (L200)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $367

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne (April 23-24)

This is a two-day instructor-led course is intended for data professionals who want to expand their knowledge about creating big data analytic solutions on Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to design solutions for batch and real-time data processing. Different methods of using Azure will be discussed and practiced in lab exercises, such Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell and Azure Portal. REGISTER HERE

Architecture Big Data Analytics

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $699

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney (May 7-9): Melbourne (May 21-23); Perth (June 11-13)

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. REGISTER HERE

Cognitive Services – Learning Paths

AI: Optical Character Recognition using Cognitive Services

This intermediate-level Artificial Intelligence learning path provides an overview of the Cognitive Services - OCR API and shows how to build an application using it. START IT NOW

AI: Image Classification using Cognitive Services

This intermediate-level Artificial Intelligence learning path provides an overview of the Cognitive Services - Custom Vision API and shows how to build an application using it. START IT NOW

Machine Learning – Learning Paths

AI: Custom Deep Neural Network models for OCR

This advanced-level Artificial Intelligence learning path provides instruction on how to build a deep neural network for recognizing characters/digits in an image. START IT NOW

AI: Custom Deep Neural Network Models for Object Recognition

This advanced level Artificial Intelligence learning path provides instruction on how to build a custom Deep Neural network for object detection and classification. START IT NOW


MICROSOFT 365

Microsoft Security & Compliance Practice Enablement

Type: Technical (L200)

Audience: IT Professional

Cost: $699

Product: Office 365 / Windows / Security / EMS

Date & Locations: Brisbane (April 30 – May 2); Sydney (May 7-9); Melbourne (May 14-16)

This 3-day, instructor-led course offers technical training covering Security and Compliance topics including: Identity & Access Management, Enterprise Level Identity Protection, Proactive Attack Detection & Prevention, Controlling & Protecting Information, and GDPR and Regulatory Compliance. This content is delivered through lectures, case studies, videos, demos, and hands on labs. This unique event compliments those by offering technical training intended to help Microsoft partners understand, deploy and manage the inter-related mix of technologies enabling today’s modern workplace to secure data and comply with regulation while function efficiently in a cloud and mobile dominated world. 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 (L200)

Audience: Sales Professionals

Cost: $1,600 USD (Use code UsP299008  to receive a discounted rate)

Product: Dynamics 365

Date & Locations: Sydney (April 30 – May 2); Melbourne (May 7-9)

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

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

Type: Sales (L200)

Audience: Sales Professionals

Cost: $1600 USD (Use code UsP299008  to receive a discounted rate)

Product: Dynamics 365

Dates & Locations: Sydney (May 2-4); Melbourne (May 9-11)

This course is designed to describe the best practices for selling the Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution into a variety of industries. It will cover the key industries that the solution is designed for and how to position the product suite in each of the industries. Additionally, attendees of this course will learn how to deliver the Microsoft cloud story and explain the value proposition and key messaging for Dynamics 365 and the related Microsoft solutions such as Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Office 365.

SYDNEY REGISTER HERE, MELBOURNE REGISTER HERE

Advanced Dynamics 365 Business Central Trade for Consultants

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Application Consultants

Cost: $700 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Date & Locations: Skype for Business May 15-18 12:00am – 03:00am

This course provides knowledge and insight into the trade and inventory management application area in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. The focus is on the most important trade related settings and functions, such as selling and purchasing items and services, controlling inventory, item price and discount management, and requisition management. It also covers important inventory functions such as item tracking, assembly management and location transfers. Please note you must have basic experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. REGISTER HERE

Building Apps with Dynamics 365 Business Central

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: developers, solution architects and technical consultants

Cost: $700 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Date & Locations: Skype for Business May 29 – June 9 12:00am – 03:00am

The Building Apps with Dynamics 365 Business Central course is designed for helping solution architects and developers on designing and developing extensions for Dynamics 365 Business Central. Participants will get an overview and in-depth information about the technical aspects involved in designing a great app or extension. Please note students must have Dynamics 365 Business Central or Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation and architecture experience and be familiar with Dynamics 365 Business Central or Microsoft Dynamics NAV development topics. REGISTER HERE

Advanced Dynamics 365 Business Central Finance for Consultants

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: application consultants

Cost: $700 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Date & Locations: Skype for Business June 5-12 12:00am – 03:00am

This course provides knowledge and insight into the financial management application area in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. The focus is on both basic and more advanced financial functions within the organization such as the chart of accounts, cash management, processing invoices, OCR, cash flow forecasting, cost accounting, financial reporting, and the year-end closing process. Students must have basic experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. 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


MICROSOFT GLOBAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS

MICROSOFT BUILD 2018

Audience: Developers

Cost: US$2,495

Duration: 3 days

Location: Seattle, Washington State (May 7-9, 2018)

Get an inside look at the tools and platforms that matter to you most, including: Azure, Windows, Visual Studio, Microsoft 365, and more. Build across any app, language, and platform, Microsoft Build is the event for all developers. REGISTER HERE

MICROSOFT INSPIRE 2018

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

Cost: US$2,295

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

MICROSOFT ENVISION 2018

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

Duration: 3 days

Location: Orlando Florida (September 24-26, 2018)

Microsoft Envision is the event that gathers entrepreneurial business leaders from across industries eager to gain the latest insights and transformative strategies to drive digital transformation. Exchange innovative ideas with fellow leaders on how to engage customers and employees, and leave inspired to elevate your model and expand your enterprise with cutting-edge technology. STAY UPDATED

 MICROSOFT IGNITE 2018

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

Cost: US$2,395

Duration: 5 days

Location: Orlando Florida (September 24-28, 2018)

Join us at Microsoft Ignite for the latest insights from technology leaders and practitioners shaping the future of cloud, data, business intelligence, productivity, and teamwork. Register now to get exclusive access to cutting-edge technologies, expert-led sessions, and valuable networking at Microsoft’s largest and most comprehensive event. REGISTER HERE


2017 MICROSOFT GLOBAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS (ON DEMAND)

MICROSOFT BUILD 2017

Audience: Developers

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT BUILD 2017.

MICROSOFT DATA INSIGHTS SUMMIT 2017

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

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT DATA INSIGHTS SUMMIT.

MICROSOFT INSPIRE 2017

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

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT INSPIRE 2017.

MICROSOFT IGNITE 2017

Audience: IT Professionals

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT IGNITE 2017.


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