Volume Licensing Newsletter  | October 2013
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DID YOU KNOW? MICROSOFT VOLUME LICENSE CUSTOMERS RECEIVE DISCOUNTED CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL EXAMS

Does your team have the latest MCSE/MCSD/MCSA Certifications?

Microsoft Certifications are an effective tool to help validate the skill-sets of your IT staff and can drive efficiencies within the department to help you realize the full value of your software investments. Overall IT management and total cost of ownership can both be improved when your team holds up-to-date certifications.

As a benefit of your Microsoft Volume License Agreement, you are entitled to purchase Microsoft Certified Professional Exams at a discount.

Delivering Business Benefits Through Microsoft Certifications

Available certification paths span introductory level Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) to Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert to Microsoft Certified Solutions Master. Covered technology workloads include Server, Desktop, Applications (Office), Database (SQL Server) and Developer. Microsoft certified individuals become members of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Community with access to valuable resources and benefits, and opportunities to connect with a wide network of certified professionals. Visit the Microsoft Certification Program site for more information.

You may be interested to know that companies that utilize IT certifications see higher employee retention*, an increased IT brand internally, and more effective project delivery leading to successful ROI on IT investments.

Highlights of IT Management’s perspective on the value of certification:
Get Discounted Microsoft IT Certifications

Companies can purchase discounted exams by adding C4B-00060 to their Microsoft Volume License Agreement. They can also contact their Microsoft Account Manager and/or Reseller for a quote.

For more information, email vlcert@microsoft.com.

*IMR Research Group Inc.
**IDC MarketScape, Worldwide IT Education and Training 2012 Vendor Analysis, Feb 2012
***CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification

MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION EXAMS VIA VOLUME LICENSING
Help your team prepare for Microsoft Certification exams by using your Software Assurance Training (SA) Vouchers to take approved courses. Learn more about SA Training Vouchers and eligible courses.
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Combining the latest software with training, 24-hour phone support, affiliate services, and IT tools, Microsoft Software Assurance helps you get the most out of your software investment. For SA benefits help, please call (866) 230-0560 , or go to the SA benefits website.
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