Why get Certifications?
Customer satisfaction - Sixty-six percent of managers believe that certifications improve the level of service and support offered to customers.
Revenue results - “Financially successful companies typically invest more in certifying their internal technical team.” Cushing Anderson, Vice President, IDC’s IT Education and Certification research.
Project outcomes - High-level performance is achieved when 40% to 55% of a team are Microsoft Certified Professionals.
Things that make getting a certification easier
You can take advantage of partner-exclusive, training and certification offers available through Partner Skills Plus. These offers can benefit you by enabling you to become certified more quickly and do so at a savings. Here are some of the things I saw:
- Second Shot - pay for one exam at full price and get two chances to pass. Offer ends 30th June 2008.
- IW Skills Accelerator – helping partners get skilled on the Office 2007 technologies. Offer ends 31st July 2008.
Start saving now by visiting www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/partnerskillsplus
The launch of Partner Skills Plus, with special offers, can help you prepare, practice and achieve certification success:
PREPARE - Training Offer:
Exam COACH from Global Mentoring Solutions - Over 60% savings on 60 days of real-time mentoring + 30 free additional days if an exam re-take is required. In order to take advantage of Exam COACH services you will need to request a voucher - you can also view an exam COACH demo.
PRACTICE - Practice Test Offer:
Practice Test from MeasureUp - Free practice tests on selected exams. Learn more.
ACHIEVE - Testing Offer:
Certification Exam Savings redeemable at Prometric - 32% savings on all Partner Skills Plus (PS+) exams for Microsoft new generation and Microsoft Dynamics exams.
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