SQL Server 2012 is coming soon and will bring exciting opportunities. It’s Important to be aware of available training so you can be successful with our enhanced database platform, BI and developer tools. This update is to ensure everyone is aware of what’s available now and what’s coming next.
Training titles below have been organized by Sales & Licensing and Technical, with partner-type and role-specific titles noted. Please promote within your organizations as appropriate. The learning paths are updated continuously as new titles become available, so the links should be distributed and bookmarked for easy reference.
In December, a series of six on-demand sessions describing partner opportunities, as well as drill-downs into specific new capabilities of SQL Server 2012 became available. See “New” section below.
In addition, some of the Hands-on-Labs were updated to the release candidate; others are being replaced. See Technical section near the end.
Scroll down for a list of on-demand training available now in the Partner Learning Center (PLC):
|New||New Partner Academy Live sessions for BDMs and Sales professionalsare now available on-demand in the Partner Learning Center
Two sessions focused on opportunity:
And four in the APU (Application Platform University) series:
In addition, we have the first in a 3-part series of sales training for SMB:
The Hands on Labs have been upgraded to Release Candidate. See the Technical section below for the replacement links.
|Learning paths||Learning Paths – role-based to help partners find training suitable for them
SQL Server 2012(Product)
|Sales and Licensing
|A. LAR General Overview suitable for LAR sales specialists and licensing specialists: SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview for LARs
LAR Licensing series (saved search) for 4 modules below
Learning and Readiness Resources for LARs(portal page)
B. Distributors: SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview for Distributors
C. ISVs: SQL Server 2012 ISVR Licensing
D. SPLA partners: SQL Server 2012 Overview for Service Providers and SPLA
E. All other partners: SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview for Partners
(Partner Academy Lives)
|1. Exploring the Private Cloud Partner Opportunity with SQL Server (SQL205PAL)|
|We have three courses (saved searches):
that include the following titles:
Hands-on Labs Online
|These Virtual Hands-on-Labs have been upgraded to the Release candidate.
Updates or replacements will be available by mid-January:
1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Distributed Replay Utility– Current release has been cancelled. Lab will be updated
2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Multi-Server Management– Current release has been cancelled and will be replaced by “SQL Server 2012 – What’s New in Manageability”
3. Introduction to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Information Management – Current release has been cancelled and will be replaced by “SQL Server 2012 – What’s New in Data Warehousing and EIM”
|Developers||SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit contains labs, demos, and presentations to help developers learn to develop database and BI solutions using SQL Server 2012.
There will be a 2-day course specifically designed for ISVs available in Q4.