For the past 5 years, I’ve been part of the “MCT” (Microsoft Certified Trainer) community with pride. And now, to add this, I recently had the honor to be nominated as “MCT Regional Lead” for Canada! Consequently, I was invited to participate at the MCT Regional Lead Summit 2016 which took part in Seattle on November 11-12. The event was hosted right after the MVP Summit mostly due to the fact that the majority MCT Regional Leads are also Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professional).
This Summit was for me a great opportunity to meet Regional Leads and Microsoft Program Managers from all over world.
MCT Regional Lead Summit 2016: What’s new?
Here are the highlight and latest insights from the Summit:
- Microsoft announced the creation of the “Learning as a Service” program for CPLS (Certified Partner for Learning Solutions). Moreover, Microsoft has mentioned that there will be new and updated Microsoft Official Courses (MOCs) as well as exams for Windows Server 2016.
- Microsoft considers Office 365 and Azure as very strategic technologies and their Cloud-First vision. Because these technologies evolve quickly, updated exams will be created so that everyone is well informed and kept up to date.
- Concerning the Learning competencies, Microsoft proposes a new level called “MAPS” (Microsoft Action Pack-Learning Option) that introduces new requirements and benefits.
- Microsoft offers a Linux certification program on Azure. Microsoft plans to invest to offer new cross-industries certifications on security and Big-Data to be available next year. Moreover, in order to better adjust to customer demands, Azure will offer more virtual machines to provide more choices when it comes to moving workloads to the Cloud.
- Microsoft has announced the ‘MVP Reconnect Program”, a new program to allow former MVPs to reconnect with the MVP community.
MCP/MCT community at MCT Regional Lead Summit 2016
During the event, members of the MCP/MCT community were given the opportunity to provide feedback to Microsoft concerning potential changes and improvements believed beneficial.
Microsoft has confirmed their will to continue to invest in the MCT Community as they truly believe that the development of skills is a key factor to professional and individual growth.
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