Benefits for IT professionals and developers
Research indicates that 78 percent of workers prefer to receive training on Microsoft technologies from an authorized training provider.1 Our Learning Solutions partners can help you:
Master the latest Microsoft technologies: Whether you want to build your on-the-job skills or prepare for a Microsoft production deployment or upgrade, our Learning Solutions partners can help you achieve your goals by offering First-Look Clinics, Official Microsoft Learning Products, and interactive learning methods that provide real-world scenarios and in-depth content.
Plan your dream career: Our Learning Solutions partners offer consultation to help you plan your ideal career. With access to more than 1,000 learning products published by Microsoft, our partners can help you choose the right learning path and create customized solutions that fit your schedule and lifestyle.
Prepare for Microsoft Certification exams: Our Learning Solutions partners offer the right training portfolio to help you prepare for certification. Microsoft Certification recognizes and validates real-world IT skills, provides access to unique resources, and offers a life-long career path of IT skills development. Forty-six percent of hiring managers consider employee certification as a criterion for promotion. Forty-three percent of workers reported receiving salary increases as a direct result of Microsoft Certification.2
Benefits for IT managers
Microsoft Learning Solutions partners can help you:
Improve team productivity: Studies reveal that for each new individual who is trained and certified, team performance increases—every time.2 The customers of our Learning Solutions partners report a nine percent increase in productivity after training.3 In other words, your team gets an extra month of productivity per year.
Reduce downtime: Forty percent of operational downtime is due to a significant lack of training on core systems.4 After training with Microsoft Learning Solutions partners, 55 percent of workers report a significant increase in the quality of their work.3
Increase employee satisfaction and loyalty: Forty-three percent of hiring managers say that investing in employee development reduces turnover, probably because employees have increased job satisfaction and feelings of increased engagement.5 Our Learning Solutions partners offer your employees an exceptional learning experience.
Customize learning solutions: Our Learning Solutions partners design customized Learning Plans that meet your team's specific training needs and schedule—your Learning Plan may even be delivered right at your office.
Take advantage of Software Assurance training vouchers: If your company has Software Assurance benefits with Microsoft, you can use the training benefits for your team members through a Learning Solutions partner.
1 Microsoft Learning Branding Study, 2007
2 IDC white paper sponsored by Microsoft, Value of Certification: Team Certification and Organizational Performance, Doc. 204360, November 2006.
3 Metrics That Matter Microsoft Instructor-Led Training Post Event Survey results. KnowledgeAdvisors, 2008.
4 Scott, D. Gartner Security Conference presentation: Operation Zero Downtime, May 2002.
5 Anderson, Cushing. Preventing Bad Hires: The Value of Objective Prehire Assessment, IDC white paper, January 2007.