Microsoft Learning Partners

Whether you want to learn a new Microsoft technology, prepare for your Microsoft Certification, start a new career in IT, or improve your marketability, Microsoft Learning Partners can help you achieve your training goals. Microsoft Learning Partners are the only ones in the market with the latest Microsoft Official Courses. They offer a breadth of solutions to suit your training needs, from classroom training to distance learning.

World-class instructors—Microsoft Certified Trainers have completed rigorous training and have met stringent technical certification requirements. They provide the only authorised training using Microsoft Official Courses. Look for the official Microsoft Learning Partner logo identifying their courses.

Direct-from-the-source courseware—Microsoft Official Courses are job-relevant, technical training materials based on specific job roles or technologies. And, when you sign up for training on select Microsoft Official Courses, Microsoft offers additional online companion content for you to access virtually anytime, anywhere, from almost any device.

Learn a new technology—In just one course (from one to five days), you can develop practical skills that cover the technology adoption life cycle from planning to support. You’ll gain a level of proficiency that can only be taught through hands-on labs, simulations and the real-world application of skills.

Prepare for certificationMicrosoft Certifications are available for core Microsoft technologies and skill levels. Microsoft Official Courses are built with Microsoft Certification in mind and are taught by qualified industry instructors.

Start a new career—The industry instructors who teach Microsoft Official Courses can help you gain IT skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace. Courses offer access to valuable digital resources, which remain available to you long after you complete a course.

    • Professionals who took IT or business-related training during the past year earned an average of nearly $3400 more than those who did not. (Global Knowledge, IT Skills and Salary Survey, March 2011)

Improve efficiency and productivity—Microsoft Learning Partners can help you get the most out of your organisation’s technology investment. Your employees can gain a level of proficiency with Microsoft technologies in just one to five days.

Prepare for deployment—Skilled training available through Microsoft Learning Partners helps companies accelerate new Microsoft technology deployments and reduce downtime. Research shows that 40 per cent of operational downtime is due to operator error, attributable to a significant lack of training on core systems. (Anderson, Cushing. "Impact of Training on Network Administration: Certification Leads to Operational Productivity". IDC study. As reported by Linda Musthaler in Network World, 25 November 2009)

Employee development, recruiting and retention—Training and certification are effective methods for measuring how well team members can work with specific technologies, hardware and software.

    • Sixty per cent of technology executive respondents say that one of the biggest challenges in planning large IT infrastructure projects is the availability of professionals with the necessary competencies when needed. (TEKsystems/CIO Custom Solutions Group, IT Workforce Planning Trends, June 2011)

Whether you deliver training to your customers as one of your core services or as your entire business practice, attaining the certification competency can open new opportunities for your business. The Microsoft Partner Network benefits can help you save time and money while you strengthen your capabilities, serve customers better, and build connections to reach your full business potential.