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Take Advantage of Free Training offered through your Microsoft Licensing Agreement Software Assurance Vouchers
What are Software Assurance Training Vouchers?
Training Vouchers give your organization access to in-depth technical classroom training that can help IT professionals and developers deploy, manage, and support your organization's infrastructure. Training is delivered by Microsoft Certified Learning Solutions Partners, who use Official Microsoft Learning courseware developed by Microsoft experts.
Training Vouchers help you do the following:
Support your software investment by preparing your IT staff to efficiently deploy, maintain, and support new technologies.
Provide your developers with the technical expertise to build line-of-business applications for your organization.
Reduce your overall training budget
Who is eligible?
The following Volume Licensing programs are eligible for this benefit:
Open Value Company-Wide/Subscription
Select License with Software Assurance Membership
Select Plus with Software Assurance Membership
The number of days varies by product and by the number of qualifying licenses for which you acquire Software Assurance.
How do I determine which classes are eligible?
- Find a list of eligible classes
- Search our website
- All eligible classes are denoted with this symbol:
The vouchers may only be applied toward Microsoft training courses that use Microsoft Official Curriculum.
- Enroll online and we will apply your Training Vouchers to eligible classes
- Vouchers can be used for eligible IT administration and development courses that take place at Learn iT!’s San Francisco or Santa Clara location or classes attended via Learn IT! Anywhere
Why should I redeem my vouchers with Learn IT!?
Get consistent, quality instruction from world-class, certified, real-world practitioners with proven communication skills and excellence in the classroom as evaluated rigorously through pre-hire, mid and post-class continuous evaluation process.
Engage with Learn iT! on creating a Technical Training Solutions Training & Development Plan. We will begin by identifying your business goals & IT initiatives. Next, we move on to individual and/or departmental skill set determination. The ultimate output from this process is a comprehensive, individualized training plan for targeted public and/or customized private Technical Learning solutions.
Be incentived! Learn iT! provides additional free training – for every 30 vouchers allocated to Learn iT!, we offer $2,495 in Learn iT! Bucks to be used on any of our classes, Microsoft or otherwise.
Apply your Learn iT! Bucks to Microsoft technical training or take advantage of our robust menu of Professional Development or Computer Application Training
How do I get started?
|Steps for the Benefits Administrator:
Ensure that you have administrative rights to activate this benefit, or contact your Notices Contact.
Go to the VLSC Web site (www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/).
Click the Sign In button. On the next screen, enter your Windows Live ID credentials. If you do not have a Windows Live ID, click Sign Up Now and follow the instructions on your screen to obtain an ID.
Click on the Software Assurance link. This will take you to the Software Assurance Benefits Summary page.
Click on Training Vouchers.
Click on the LicenseID for which you want to manage Training Voucher benefits.
To begin using the Training Vouchers benefit, you must first create a voucher. To create a voucher, you will need to select the number of days associated with the vouchers and also designate the attendee who will be receiving the voucher and taking the course. The attendee will receive an e-mail with the voucher information. The attendee should forward this email to the training partner of choice in order to use the voucher as payment.
Promote the Training Vouchers benefit to your IT staff, Human Resources department, and those responsible for staff development within your organization.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I determine the number of Training Vouchers my organization is entitled to?
The number of days awarded varies by licensing program and the number of qualifying licenses covered by Software Assurance. The minimum number of licenses needed for voucher eligibility varies by program and Software Assurance coverage.
What happens when the training days for a particular course exceed what our vouchers will cover?
Any course days not covered by the voucher will need to be paid by the person who receives the training.
Can the Training Vouchers be applied to any instructor-led training on Microsoft products?
No. The vouchers are only redeemable for days of instructor-led training through Microsoft CPLS, and only for courses available through the Software Assurance Training Vouchers benefit.
If the person registered for the course cannot make it, can he/she send someone in their place?
No. Training Vouchers may only be redeemed by the individual they have been assigned to.
How long do we have to use the Training Vouchers?
The vouchers will expire upon the earlier of expiration of Software Assurance coverage, or 6 months (180 days) from issue date. If the voucher is reserved by a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions prior to the Software Assurance expiration date, it is valid for the remaining time allotted.
If we have already scheduled training, and the course date is after our Software Assurance coverage expires, may we still go to the training?
Yes. If you choose not to renew your license agreement and continue your Software Assurance coverage, you may proceed with taking the training course as long as the course date begins within 180 days following the expiration of your Software Assurance coverage.
Please click here for more information on Microsoft’s Software Assurance Program. For further details contact your Learn iT! Account Manager (415.693.0250) or email Matt Murawski at Matt@learnit.com.