Vitualisation Certification - Offer Runs Out 31st December

Why become Certified in Virtualisation?

The Virtualisation Competency is the first to launch in UK and I would encourage you to attain this competency to match how the Partner Network is evolving; how our customers are making decisions; and to future-proof your business through demonstrating expertise and referenceability within this field.

Security and peace of mind is a key concern for customers currently. Aligning to this competency demonstrates to customers that you are a Microsoft Partner they should be investing in within this field. Attaining the Virtualisation Solutions competency assures customers that Partners have the skills to build their Virtualisation practice based on solutions like Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft application virtualisation, Microsoft enterprise desktop virtualisation, or Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure.

Discount Promotion for Virtualisation Partners: Valid 31 Dec 2009

We’d like to offer our Virtualisation Partners a significant reduction in the cost of the Virtualisation Exam Prep and Exam. Offer runs out on 31 Dec 2009.

Training Support & Guidance:

Virtualisation Solutions Competency:

Requirements and information

Server Virtualisation Exams & Preparation Guide:

Exam 70-652: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring

Exam 70-403: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring

Desktop Virtualisation Exams & Preparation Guide:

Exam 70-656: TS: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Configuring

Exam 70-401 TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring

Virtualisation Key Resources:

Virtualisation Partner Academy Live Session

Virtualisation TechNet Page

Matt McSpirit - Virtual Boy TV

Virtualisation Learning Manager (TechNet)

Virtualisation Learning Path

Microsoft Solution Accelerators

Microsoft Learning

Further Guidance on up and coming training schedule:

Server Virtualisation Competency Fast Track

Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V & SCVMM (4 Day)New Dates released!

This course combines the syllabus of Microsoft courses 6422 and 6331 providing delegates with the knowledge to take Exams 70-652 and 70-403 which can lead to the new Server Virtualisation Competency. £200 per delegate Register Here

London 26th January, Edinburgh 9th February, Stockport 23rd March, London 20th April

An Overview of Microsoft Server Virtualization

This online tutorial introduces and explains the four types of virtualization and why virtualization is important to our customers, partners, and Microsoft. This includes server virtualization, application virtualization, presentation virtualization and desktop virtualization. Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, are discussed in more detail, along with their customer benefits. Click Here

Licensing Server-Based Products in Virtual Environments

This online tutorial explains how different server-based products are licensed in virtual environments and will help you understand how products from the Server OS, Server/CAL and Per Processor Product Category Licensing Models, or PCLMs, can be cost-effectively licensed in different deployment scenarios. Click Here

Architecting Microsoft Server Virtualization Solutions with Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager

This labcast series provides an introduction for Microsoft and VMware partners to consolidate the physical or virtual Infrastructure into a flexible, dynamic, and low cost Microsoft Dynamic Datacenter, which consists of Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008. With TCO/ROI calculation and design concepts, you will be able to prove the real savings with Microsoft Dynamic Datacenter solutions to Microsoft customers and partners. You will also learn how to transfer, migrate, and convert the existing physical or VMware environment. Click Here

Microsoft Virtualisation and Management – Selling School Click Here