Microsoft Certified Partners Offer Customers Vital Learning Solutions
The main role of Microsoft Certified Partners is to provide software, education, technical support, and systems on Microsoft’s behalf. To achieve this, certified partners must pass a series of tests and have the skills Microsoft desires.
In return, Microsoft Certified Partners can gain three business advantages:
Priority access to Microsoft news, events, and training
The benefit of Microsoft's promotion of their status as certified partners
Greater credibility when offering training and IT solutions to customers
The financial benefit for partners comes in the form of cost savings.
Microsoft Certified Partners gain discounts for Microsoft products and licenses.
Partners may also see their businesses grow because of the close association with the Microsoft brand.
Certification is available within the following categories:
Home and office
Each of the categories has various certifications according to a partner's particular skills, experience, and interests. For example, within the IT professional category, a partner may have certification for designing, applying, and operating Microsoft SQL Server databases.
Microsoft certification also has three tracks:
Microsoft Certified Partners are registered across the world. IT service providers may find that gaining certification helps develop their business prospects.
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