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Debunking Training Company Bulldroppings

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Clyde, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Megabyte Poster

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    First up Microsoft Partner...


    Microsoft Certified Partner /Gold Partner - nothing to do with training excellence....

    From the MS website http://www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/programme/gold/default.aspx?page=requirements - to become a gold certified partner you:
    1 - Create a Microsoft Passport account if you do not already have one, then sign in to the Partner Membership Center.
    2 - Agree to the Microsoft Partner programme terms and conditions.
    3 - Complete your individual profile.
    4 - Complete your organisation’s profile.
    5 - Assign key contact roles.
    6 - Obtain at least two exclusive Microsoft Certified Professionals or at least one tested solution.
    7 - Obtain at least one Microsoft Competency.
    8 - Earn 120 Qualifying Partner Points.
    9 - Pay the annual Microsoft Partner programme fee.

    So, a fat lot of good that does eh ? Its a marketing thing...
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE
    WIP: MCITP
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Absolutely Clyde, it means zilch. Also, in their terms and conditions you have to agree to allow Microsoft personal to audit your books if they chose to do so. I doubt many read the small print before they sign up :eek:
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  3. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Have you looked to see what is involved in getting a competency though?

    I think anyone who understands Microsoft legal mumblings jolly well deserves to be a partner!
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD

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