A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the New 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323, which has been designed for Small Business focused partners and aligns better to the Small Business Competency within the Microsoft Partner Network. In that post, I mentioned that we would be announcing a Jump Start training course coming soon to help you prepare yourselves for the new 74-324 exam. Well, I am happy to be able to share with you the details of the new Jump Start course and I think you will find the instructors to be a great fit for this offering.
First, let’s start with the basic logistics for the Administering Office 365 for Small Business Jump Start:
Day 1: Office 365 Platform, Lync Online & SharePoint Online (9am – 4pm PST)
Day 2: Exchange Online (9am – Noon PST)
Now remember those instructors I mentioned? Well, who better to help get you prepared for a Small Business Competency exam for Microsoft partners than a couple of your Small Business Microsoft partner peers who live and breathe this every day? Please meet your instructors for this demo-rich learning experience taking place on August 29th and 30th:
Steve’s passion is providing affordable technology solutions to small businesses that would enable those businesses to compete with the giants of their industries. His organization has been doing just that for over 12 years with great success leveraging Microsoft public cloud solutions. services.
Steve is a Worldwide Microsoft SMB Partner Area Lead, sits on the Microsoft US Small Business Specialist Community Partner Advisory Council (SBSC PAC), is on the United States Board of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), is the president of the IAMCP DC Chapter, and is part of the Microsoft Infrastructure Partner Advisory Board (iPAB). As one of the “partner faces” of Microsoft, Steve has been featured in the Windows Intune World Wide Launch Videos, as guest presenter at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Conference, as a featured speaker, evangelist and active partner at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 (WPC), and as a keynote speaker at Microsoft Global Exchange 2010 (MGX) speaking about small businesses and cloud.
Chris Oakman - Chief Infrastructure Officer of Eastridge Technology –@ceoakmanii
Chris has focused on the technology needs of small businesses for more than 18 years and has guided over 300 clients to success with Microsoft products and infrastructure. In 1998, Chris started Simple Network Solutions (SNS), a Microsoft partner focused on enabling small businesses via Microsoft Small Business Server and related Microsoft solutions.
As Microsoft’s public cloud solutions emerged and Office 365 matured, Chris decided early to shift his business and guide his customers to the cloud. Recognizing the importance of application development and SharePoint expertise in Office 365, Chris forged a partnership with Eastridge Technology and the two companies merged in late 2011. Eastridge Technology is a Cloud Champions Club member with one Gold Competency, six Silver Competencies, and over 100 active customers leveraging Microsoft public cloud solutions.
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When does Microsoft plan on updating the SBS requirements website? It still shows 70-323.
Does anyone know when the recording of this will be available?
I couldn't make the live broadcast.
I'm also waiting for the recordings, could someone at MS kindly make this available asap?
@Hjalmar - The replay is already posted online and I have posted up all of the details on it here: http://ligman.me/V45B4R in my "Office 365 for Small Business Jump Start replays now available online, plus much more" post.