Sarah Arnold, over on the Australian Partner blog, has just announced that there’s extra help available for partners who are aiming to get the Business Intelligence competency for Microsoft Partners at Silver level. If you’re a partner that’s deeply engaged with education customers, you’ll know how much data education institutions collect, and how much useful insight it would deliver to them if they were able to analyse it easily and comprehensively - whether that’s for learning, assessment, finance or many other uses. Over 2,000 people a month in Australia search for either ‘BI in education’ or ‘learning analysis’, so there’s definitely an untapped potential.
So investing in Business Intelligence in Education makes sense! Here’s Sarah’s offer, which includes five days of training for two of your staff in December, to help you work towards Business Intelligence certification:
Are you working towards your Business Intelligence Competency and can you commit to achieving it by December 31, 2011? We have an offer for you on a first come, first in basis…
This ‘Competency Development Offer’ provides Microsoft partners with resources to support you in achieving your Silver Business Intelligence competency on the basis that it is completed by December 31, 2011. The resources include;
Complimentary access for 2 individuals (for Silver competency) on the Business Intelligence Bootcamp training course valued at $7,500 per person, in Sydney.
Duration: 5-day accelerated boot camp
Location: Macquarie University,
Date: Tuesday December 13 to Saturday December 17, 2011
Training hours: 8am to 8pm each day
Content: Exam Prep Training content (Instructor led courses covering Theory, Hands-on labs, Revision and Exam preparation) targeting: Exam 70-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance and Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development.
Note: Accommodation can be arranged at Macquarie University if needed but this will be at your own expense.
If you are interested in participating in this offer and can achieve the Silver Business Intelligence Competency by December 31, 2011 please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you an application form. As spots are limited this is a first come.
Of course, this is open to all Microsoft Partners in Australia that are aiming to get the Silver level competency in Business Intelligence, but I wanted to highlight it to the education partners that read this blog, to give you a chance to jump in quickly!