MICROSOFT resellers will get a good boost towards achieving certification if they attend events such as the vendor’s global partner conference in Toronto, Canada in July, as well as the regional version in Australia.
From July, resellers can earn Partner Points, for attendance at partner conferences. This is one of the new concepts in Microsoft’s revamped partner programme that was launched globally last month.
The points count toward Microsoft certification, with at least 50 needed for certified and 120 for Gold status, which now also requires specialisation in one of a number of competencies including networking infrastructure, business intelligence and ISV/software solutions.
Points can already be collected by obtaining a competency and from customer references, and later in the year from independent customer surveys and licence revenue. · Reseller News delves deeper into the significance of the new programme for resellers in the 14 May edition this Friday.