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Readiness/VLA Certification Jean Pong and Donal Barry
Channel Ops Readiness Mission & Pillars To create positive business impact and enable our Partners to realize their potential by empowering them with operations knowledge within a consistent readiness framework Engagement Management 1 Query & Communication Management Training & Certification “COMpentency” Internal Skills
Execution & Measurement Engagement Management Measurements Drivers Account Mgmt • • Subsidiaries Channel Partners Contract Mgmt Scorecard QBR Pulse Check Budgeted vs. Actual Engagements CP Survey PI: Account Management turnover Post-event Surveys PI: Channel Partner NSAT Query & Communication Quality Speed Relevance Follow-through Training & Certification Quality Relevance Timely Availability Access PI: Email/Online Support: Avg. Cycle time of IT inquiries PI: Reactivated ITs Inquiries PI: Queries to transactions PI: IT Inquiries w/ greater than 4 inbound communications PI: Pricing errors to ACDs PI: Channel Partner NSAT CP Survey Hits on online training materials Trend-down of queries on Trained topics Post-training Surveys Returns Process Pulse Check Focus Groups PI: Channel Partner NSAT WW Scorecard MSE Replacement Express Lane Agreement Tracking e. Battlecards & Quick Ref Packs Knowledge Center System VL Admin Cert Tool Triple Play ü SMART Tool APOC CP Training Framework ü Partner Handbook ü VL / FPP Manuals • Robo Demos COMpetency Passion People Skills Knowledge Experience CPE (Service) DNA Performance Reviews Certification Sessions COMpetency Roadmap Status PI: Channel Partner NSAT Post-training Surveys Projects (Note: PI = Predictive Indicator) 4 SWAT Team / Biz Desk Ch. Ops Scorecard CAS Support RCOM Partner Visits Contract Process Improvement Governance • • • Effective Controls Uniformity Biz Insights COMpetency Syllabus COM Certification Mentoring Mandatory one week OM training
OUR Joint Readiness Engagement Map Microsoft COM Annual Partner Survey & Pulse Checks Partner MS Readiness Team LAR Conferences, Focus Groups & Pilots
Channel Partner Readiness Launches January 2006 LAR Quick Reference Kit April 2006 Channel Ops Readiness Sales & Marketing Executive Update September 2006 (Internal MS) August 2006 8 Softcopy published in Q 2 FY 06; Hardcopy August 2006 Note: Indicates English launch date. Published softcopies are available on Explore. ms and are updated on a quarterly basis.
Channel Partner Readiness Launches New Partner Kit September 2006 Distributor Quick Reference Kit September 2006 Online VLA Certification in New Zealand November 2006 9 Note: Indicates English launch date. Published softcopies are available on Explore. ms and are updated on a quarterly basis.
What’s Next? EA 6. 5 Handbook Jan/Feb 2007 Select 6. 5 Handbook Jan/Feb 2007 CASA Handbook May 2007 ESA Handbook June 2007 Online VLA Certification – Australia and Beyond 2007 Knowledge Base Internal Pilot June 2007
Volume Licensing Administration (VLA) e. Certification Course
What’s it all about Microsoft’s VLA e. Certification is a skill-based program that utilizes a series of online learning courses, assessments and exams by which individuals can build skills and gain certification in Microsoft Volume Licensing Administration. The program provides a structured learning approach to Operations processes and requirements and in doing so further improves the individual and the partners’ operational skill set. Additionally the improvement in your processing knowledge assists you to manage processing costs through the reduction of invalid agreements/orders/ adjustments and associated rework.
Overview Online learning courses (3 Modules) Includes one overview course and two skills areas: Ø Volume Licensing Essentials (Overview) Ø Volume Licensing Agreement processing (Skill Building) Ø Microsoft Operational Tools (Skill Building) There are ten (10) courses to be completed to become a certified VL Administrator Online exams and assessments These are included at the end of each course to test or confirm the individual’s knowledge on the subject matter presented. Passing each exam or satisfying the assessment criteria takes the individual one step closer to VLA e. Certification It’s free! There are no course or exam fees and because the course is web based, you can access them from work or home (provided you have internet access). Upon completion Once you have completed the required courses, your Channel Operations Manager will present each individual with an e. Certificate via email and notify the Partner organization of the success!
Target Audience Primary Partner: Ø Operations Specialists Ø Licensing Specialists Partner: Secondary Ø Licensing new hires Ø Programs new hires Ø Processing new hires
Scope In Scope Out of scope Ø Ø Scaled roll out APAC & GCR Ø Ø 10 Courses Ø Ø (Piloted & rolled out in NZ (NOV) next Stop Australia) (8 currently available, 2 in development due by end Dec ’ 06) Licensing/Operations Processes and Tools E-Open MVLS Licensing programs and tools Ø (e. g. MOPET, CPS creation etc)
VLA at a Glance Program Structure: The course will consist of 3 Modules and up to 10 Courses The recommended order of progression through the e. Learning course is as follows
How To Access To find out more visit the following URL via the partner portal. https: //training. partner. microsoft. com/plc/ Then follow the instructions to access and take the VLA e. Certification program at: Key word: VLAe. Cert This will be backed up with a User Guide (Readiness format) which explains the detail of the program. This will also be avail on Explore. MS and will be sent to you via VLCOMM
Training Site Key word: VLAe. Cert
DEMO https: //training. partner. microsoft. com/plc/search_adv. as px? ssid=57 A 88 D 276 E 794 ED 5 AAEACD 120 DEB 1 BE 2
Tracking For Partners Progress is tracked individually - (PI privacy issue) Individuals can view their status online through PLC website https: //training. partner. microsoft. com/plc Individuals are able see an overview of their program status in three categories: Ø Ø Ø Scheduled courses In Progress courses Completed courses
My Training Prior to Course
Updated My Training
Proposed Use of VLA Program The structure and requirements of the VLA course will be communicated in detail through the program guide AUS – VLA & Certification tied to Channel Agreements via Project Refresh Ø Ø 1 appointed VLA/partner (min) +70% Pass Rate 60 days to complete from availability New Hires: Ø Complete within 60 days of joining the LAR Ops team Staff turnover: If VLA leaves, Ø LAR to appoint & complete VLA within 90 days Course Updates/Refresh: Ø Complete updates within 90 days of availability e-Certificate presented only upon completion of all required modules Ø VLA certification can be carried with individual QBR component tied to LAR program criteria Ø VLA certification to be agenda item on business reviews
Tracking For APOC Participation in the program can be tracked by the Channel Management team @ APOC Ø Channel Manager will present each individual with a e- certificate on completion of the required exams. Ø Channel Manager will notify the Partner organization of the VLA completion.
VLA Deliverables • Course Guide • Processes Ø Partner PLC Ø E-Cert Process • Metrics Reporting Ø Internal Scorecard • Maintenance Ø Commitment from corporate is for all new refreshes to be updated each Quarter
What Next? Ø Launch in AUS Q 4 > kicks off 1 March 2007 Ø Identify participants Ø 1 or more Partner VL Operations staff to participate. Ø COM to gain commitment from each LAR re timelines/# of employees to complete Ø Review/Update the handbooks Ø Partner ready Ø Escalation Path, Log on info, etc Ø Internal COMs Ø Complete the prescribed courses within 60 days of availability Ø e. Cert will be given on completion of all relevant courses.
Feedback From Pilot “. . . . filling out the agreements/enrolments from an Adobe attachment is a good idea, pretty realistic to how it happens normally. . ” “I’ve been in Licensing for 8 yrs (didn’t think I needed the course), 4 new employees who took the course were asking me lots of curly questions so I had to take them & found them very relevant indeed ” “. . . …All very valid information in these exams, at the end it gives you a very good understanding of what Microsoft are looking for and what you should and should not do before sending the agreement to MS for approval. ” Great for new hire induction…. ” “…. . Very very excited about this. . . much needed (for me); o) ” “……. Ive completed all the courses already” excellent mode for training, why didn’t you think of this sooner MS…. ”