If you had a chance to watch Gavriella Schuster’s Vision Keynote address at Worldwide Partner Conference 2015, you’ll know there were some great announcements made regarding how we’re investing in our partners when it comes to exam and certification testing. As you may have been heads down at WPC 2015 and missed the news, here’s a quick recap. You can also get more details on other investments we’re making in you on Gavriella’s recap blog.
Special savings on certification exams!
As Gavriella says in her blog, we want to help partners increase market value, and one of the best ways to do that is to help you keep your workforce up-to-date and agile. So, during the annual partner conference, we announced an offer to help you save money on certification exam vouchers. The offer includes two options:
  • Buy 5 exam vouchers at the regular price, get 8
  • Buy 10 exam vouchers at the regular price, get 20
These deals are open to all Microsoft partners, so even if you didn’t make it to Orlando, you can take advantage. But hurry! To get this deal, vouchers must be purchased by August 31 and used by December 31, 2015. Get the WPC exam offer.
Note that the offer is good for all Microsoft Partner Network competency exams. You can distribute the vouchers to anyone on your staff that will be taking a certification exam. And, it applies to in-person exams as well as Online Proctored exams. Which brings me to my next point…
Online Proctoring is expanding!
One of our continuing goals is to make it easier and more profitable for you to do business with us. We know exams can help you gain expertise and credibility, and we think one great way to streamline the exam process is to expand online proctoring. Online proctoring allows you and your employees to take certification exams from office or home, which can help you eliminate costly and time-consuming travel to and from a testing center.
We initially released online-proctored exams in a few select areas, and I’m happy to report that availability is expanding. See the updated list of countries where online-proctored exams will be available.
Many important updates and announcements came from WPC 2015, so if you weren’t able to attend, be sure to take a moment to watch the keynotes and discover how Microsoft is investing in you!
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