Presales Technical Specialist
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    • Presales Technical Specialist

      The Presales Technical Specialist program is designed for technical professionals at Microsoft partner companies. These specialists support their company’s sales teams with value demonstrations and proof-of-concept developments to help close deals. Relevant roles include presales engineers, product specialists, and technical specialists.

      The program is available for many Microsoft competencies. To become a Presales Specialist, you must pass a required assessment. We have training to help you study—see the blue box to get started.

  • Get started
    Go to the learning path tool and review available assessments for each accreditation area. You must pass the required assessment in order to earn accreditation.

Featured events

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    • Worldwide Partner Conference 
      July 12-16, 2015 
      Orlando, FL 
      The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is an annual, global convergence of Microsoft partners. 
    • CEO Webcast 
      Watch the on-demand webcast of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussing the intersection of cloud and mobile. 
    • Drumbeat 
      Get best practice sales training for Office 365. Learn about programs, tools, and insights on the cloud services market. 

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Training highlights

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    • Microsoft Office 365 on iPad 
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    • Microsoft Azure 
      Watch a demo of Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines functionality and features. 
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 
      Learn what's new for sales in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, the buying landscape, and making business personal. 

Partner evidence

"When we mention (Presales Technical Specialist accreditation) in our meetings with customers, it gives us credential with that group…Anybody can say they’re an expert – but it really helps to back it up with some of the certifications."
    • “Anybody can say they’re an expert.” 
      Mark AuCoin