Microsoft announced a new "United Training" offering that provides technical training to help partners achieve certifications.
"October 2010 transition of Microsoft Partner Program (MSPP) to Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) includes new requirements — and new opportunities — to grow your Dynamics business. To help you achieve competitive differentiation and market your areas(s) of expertise within MPN, we're offering in-depth sales and product training through Dynamics Partner Academy. Replacing MBS Competency in new program, are Dynamics ERP Competency and Dynamics CRM Competency," revealed Microsoft.
Microsoft is working closely with United Training to offer high quality, partner-only technical certification classes trained by strategic Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Community. United Training's Learning Consultants are available to help partners explore their options in preparing for new MPN technical certifications as well as non-technical accreditations (i.e., Sales, Pre-sales, and Implementation Methodology) for Microsoft Dynamics.