Thank you for helping us exceed our original goal of driving the Microsoft Cloud Skills message to 300 thousand IT professionals in the 2012 fiscal year; with your help and support, we reached an amazing 949 thousand IT professionals. This achievement would not have been possible without you and the tools made available to help you spread this message to your customers, such as Jump Starts, Learning Snacks, e-learning, Community Courses, Microsoft Official Courses (MOC), Digital MOC, and e-books. We would also like to acknowledge the new Microsoft certification “Reinvented for the Cloud” campaign, which also played a big role in helping the cloud skills strategy succeed.
Virtualization certification is also an important part of the cloud skills strategy and we surpassed that goal, too. The goal was to deliver 14,000 exams and the actual volume of exams delivered in the 2012 fiscal year was 17,540. Thank you for taking advantage of our virtualization campaigns to drive the importance of this technology to your training customers.
If you haven’t yet read the cloud computing white paper, Cloud Computing: What IT Professionals Need to Know, download it today. This white paper offers insightful details regarding each of the job roles that are expected to be impacted by cloud technologies.
In this new fiscal year, we will be completing another cloud skills study, focused on private cloud. Watch for an announcement when this study becomes available!