Learn It, Prove It: Requiring Certification for Technical Staff

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DevLearn 2015 Conference & Expo - October 1, 2015

Matt Crosby

Sr. Business Program Manager
Microsoft Corporation

Technical training solutions often lack the rigor that leaders want to see when they are trying to answer the question, “Is our technical field ready?” Even when training activities and resources do require learners to go deep technically and to be challenged, the measure of learners’ readiness is too often based on attendance at an event or consumption of training assets.

In this session you will get an in-depth view of the important role that technical certifications can play as part of the learning roadmap for technical sellers and other technical professionals. You will get an end-to-end view of the planning, development, and implementation of a large-scale technical certification requirement for over 4,000 technical sellers and other technical professionals. While the specific certifications and exams addressed in this session might not be directly relevant to your circumstances, the lessons learned from the profiled initiative will help anyone contemplating a similar type of effort be better set up for success from the outset.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The value of including a formal certification requirement in the learning roadmaps of technical staff
  • The keys to success for planning a formal certification requirement in learning roadmaps
  • The keys to success for implementing a formal certification requirement in learning roadmaps
  • The keys to success for sustaining and building upon a formal certification requirement in learning roadmaps

Audience:
Novice to advanced designers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Microsoft Azure.

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