From our partners, we’ve learned that many of you may not know about one of our coolest and most robust offerings: partner learning paths.

 
Here is a fun, informative infographic that shows you what learning paths are and how you can use them:
 
In addition, here are some of the more commonly asked questions about learning paths.
 
Q: How have learning paths changed?
 
A: Partner learning paths have existed for quite a few years. They’ve always provided collections of training, laid out in step-by-step order, to help you achieve a specific goal. For example, maybe you want to learn more about a specific product or solution area or prepare to pass a required certification exam or assessment. In the past, you would need to bookmark each individual learning path’s URL or know how to find it on our Microsoft Partner Network website.
 
The newest evolution of partner learning paths is much simpler. Now you can use one place – our partner learning path tool – to find all of the available learning paths. Paths are available by product, Microsoft competency, certification exam, and more.
 
Q: What are learning plans?
 
A: Learning paths show step-by-step training. A learning plan is a collection of these learning paths. With learning plans, you can set up customized training plans for yourself or your team and track progress.
 
For example, let’s say you want to learn about Microsoft cloud products. You can create an individual learning plan for yourself by adding learning paths about Microsoft cloud products such as Windows Azure and Windows Intune.
 
Another scenario: Let’s say you need members of your Microsoft partner organization team to meet varying sets of requirements to attain or renew a Microsoft competency. You can set up a plan for your team members and assign specific learning paths to specific people. For example, if you’re looking to attain the Communications competency, you could assign the Exam 70-336 learning path to Jane, and Exam 70-410 to Roger. This way you can manage who is taking which training and certification exams to help your company meet requirements. And you can send reminders to those individual team members to ensure they’re staying on track.
 
Q: Where can I learn more?
 
A: There’s a lot to unpack, so we created this short demo video to show you all of the features of the tool.
 
Q: Where do I get started?
 
A: Visit the learning path tool, and sign in with your Microsoft account. Then start using the interactive features to take control of your learning!