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Announcing MCT Software & Services and MCT Program Fee Changes

MCT Program updates

On January 16, Microsoft made announcements regarding the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Program which include two new MCT Software & Services subscriptions and pricing updates. Please review so that you’re aware of the new resources available and pricing that will apply to MCTs you work with.

MCT Software & Services Subscriptions

Overview of Changes

Starting March 1st, 2014 MCTs who renew or enroll in the MCT Program will receive a subscription for MCT Software & Services. Two subscriptions are available based on the MCT's specific training focus and provide MCTs with enhanced resources including non-time bombed software and Windows Azure monthly credits.

New Subscription Details and Benefits

  • For MCT’s who deliver IT Pro and Office training, we've created the MCT Software & Services subscription. This subscription provides access to the latest Microsoft Services, including Office 365, Windows Azure, and the ability to download thousands of software titles to support training prep needs.
  • For MCTs focused on developer training, we've designed the MCT Developer Software & Services subscription. This subscription provides access to the latest tools and services to train developers on the Microsoft platform.

Both subscriptions provide the same great access to core Microsoft products for training use including Office, Windows, SharePoint, SQL Server, and other resources valued at up to US$15,000.

 
MCT Software & Services

 MCT Developer Software & Services

 

MCT Program Fee Change

We’ve listened to feedback from MCT’s who have expressed their need to have access to greater software and services. We believe these changes will empower your MCT’s with the necessary resources to deliver the best possible training for your organization.

Along with the introduction of the exclusive MCT Software & Services subscriptions and aligning to industry standards, the MCT Program fees will be adjusted to align pricing. Renewing MCTs are eligible to maintain current enrollment pricing for the 2014 enrollment period only (March 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014).  Applications will be available to newly enrolling MCTs July 1, 2014 and will be subject to new pricing.

Effective March 1, 2014, the following pricing will be in place for the MCT Program:

 

   

Existing MCTs

New MCTs

MCT Certification & Qualifications

Renewing MCT enrollment

(March 1 May 31, 2014)

Renewing MCT applications (effective

June 1, 2014)

New MCT applications (February 15June 30, 2014)

New MCT applications

(available July 1, 2014) 

Developer, Dynamics, IT Pro

US$400

US$800

Enrollment closed

 

US$1,000

Office

US$200

US$$400

US$500

 For more information on the MCT program, please click here.
 

*MCT Program fees vary by country and region, please see the MCT Program Fees.

Review the MCT Program requirements effective March 1, 2014 and encourage your MCTs to take appropriate action to renew membership in the MCT Program.


Published Date: 01/23/2014
Expiration Date: 02/07/2014
Geography: Worldwide