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Debunking Training Company Bulldroppings

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

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Megabyte Poster

    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
  2. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    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

    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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