Are you tasked with planning and implementing a Microsoft training program for Microsoft Azure cloud computing?
Engaging with a Learning Partner like Lumify offers more impactful results. And this is especially true when the partner can provide End-to-End Services. Those who have worked with a Microsoft Learning Partner share their feedback about the support they have received.
How are End-to-End Services defined?
When you engage a partner from assessment to program management, they can analyse the unique project requirements and objectives to design a customised training solution suitable for each customer.
End-to-end services help customers leverage assessments to identify knowledge gaps. The services may also include creating a career or role framework for job families and creating custom learning pathways that might include professional certifications that reflect the organisation's skill and development priorities. End-to-end services can also include creating, issuing and management of digital badges. As a Microsoft Learning Partner, Lumify supports digital badges through Cred.ly.
Students on training delivered by a Microsoft Learning Partner will also receive a course completion badge from Microsoft. This is a great way to showcase new skills and keep track of all Microsoft training taken over time, in one place.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) published a report called "Leveraging Microsoft Learning Partners for Innovation and Impact". The report, which surveyed IT leaders, found that customers want their learning partner to be able to address "short-term as well as long-term learning objectives" without having to go to lots of different providers.
In short, they want end-to-end learning partners.
They feel that these partners can help organisations:
Identify pain points.
Simplify the learning initiative.
Reach learning and business objectives.
What Are End-to-End Services?
With end-to-end services, the learning partner can analyse the unique project requirements and objectives to design a customised training solution suitable for each customer. Back-to-back services may leverage assessments to identify knowledge gaps and may also include creating a career or role framework for job families and creating custom learning pathways that might include professional certifications that reflect the organisation's skill and development priorities.
In some cases, these complete services include the creation or issuing and management of digital badges.
Helping Organisations Identify Pain Points
Its most important benefit is the ability to identify and focus the learning initiative on the specific requirements of the program.
Dromrac Wood, senior manager, Learning and Development, Unisys University shares:
"[Learning partners] listen for pain points, and then they do something about them, by proactively offering guidance and providing solutions."
Simplifying the Learning Initiative
Significant learning initiatives are complex. Shifting the training burden to the learning partner can be a successful strategy.
Tom O'Reilly, head of Group Strategy, QA shares insights:
"An end-to-end solution really reduces the burden on a client's internal team. By managing different suppliers, ensuring the curriculum is aligned, coordinating the activities, and even identifying the suppliers including monitoring and managing, it really adds value."
Reaching Learning and Business Objectives
Working assessment to consultation to follow through helps the learning partner align its services to create an experience that meets customer business objectives. Aligning the development experience to support the specific learning and business objective is critical to the success of the learning initiative. The learning partner can then bring to bear and coordinate the resources necessary to achieve the objective.
Jessica Knowles, L&D partner, Support Centre, The Co-op shares:
"Knowing that we can rely on one core provider to offer everything that our learners need technically end to end, to really see that journey through for a colleague and their specific needs, is incredibly reassuring. We can rely on that end-to-end piece to be delivered without having to go to lots of different providers, which is a really big deal for us."
Microsoft training with a partner is the best choice for IT managers and their teams in Australia, the Philippines, and New Zealand. IT managers can ensure that their teams have the skills they need to be successful in their roles and that their organisations can meet the demands of the fast-paced tech industry.
Featured Microsoft Courses on Cloud Computing and More
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Microsoft AZ-104T00 - Microsoft Azure Administrator
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Microsoft MS-500T00 - Microsoft 365 Security Administration
This course teaches how to secure user access to your organisation’s resources. The course covers user password protection, multi-factor authentication, how to enable Azure Identity Protection, how to set up and use Azure AD Connect, and introduces you to conditional access in Microsoft 365.
Microsoft MS-700T00 - Managing Microsoft Teams
Here, you can learn about various Teams management tools, security and compliance feature for Teams, network requirements for Teams deployment as well as different Teams settings and policies for managing collaboration and communication experience in Teams.
Microsoft PL-300T00 - Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst
In this course, you will discuss the methods and best practices in line with business and technical requirements for modelling, visualising and analysing data with Power BI.
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