Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative

What is Microsoft’s Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI)?

As the demand for Azure and cloud solutions continue to grow, Microsoft’s Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI) provides technical training to gain proficiency and certifications in Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365. This allows professionals to get up to speed on the essential tools their organizations value today and establish themselves as experts in their technical skills. Based on your organizations Azure and Dynamics365 consumptions and commitments to Microsoft products and services, your eligibility or benefits may vary. Pricing and award benefits are pre-negotiated by Microsoft to provide these benefits to eligible clients. To find out if your organization has been awarded ESI skilling offers, contact your Microsoft Program Manager.

New Horizons Partnership

Microsoft has partnered with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers to enable customers to accelerate your training goals since 1982. New Horizons has provided more than 30 million students with industry-leading technical training that delivers the most relevant and intuitive computer courses and certifications. Every Microsoft Technical course from New Horizons follows Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) and is taught by our Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) giving you access to the highest caliber instruction available.

Microsoft ESI Program Benefits

While many clients are familiar with SATVs, Microsoft’s ESI program go beyond the classroom to prepare organizations and their team members for technical skills and certifications via access to:

  • Discounted Seats (DCS) for Instructor Led Training via OnlineLive®, Onsite or Private Group Training
  • Microsoft Official Digital Courseware for Each Training Session
  • Exam Vouchers to Drive Certifications Validating Your Skills after completion of class
Ready to Train for Certifications

Once you’ve been awarded and accepted your Microsoft Skilling benefit, you can work with your local New Horizons Account Manager to enroll in the courses listed below. After training is completed, you will received your exam voucher directly from Microsoft. Contact us for any questions, or to enroll using your ESI benefit today.

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Azure Role-Based Courses

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Microsoft Azure Advanced Program

This course provides the knowledge and skills to design and implement DevOps processes and practices. Students will learn how to plan for DevOps, use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, consolidate artifacts, design a dependency management strategy, manage secrets, implement continuous integration, implement a container build strategy, design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, implement a deployment pattern, and optimize feedback mechanisms

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/25/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/22/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/29/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

04/26/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/24/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/21/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

A three-day course designed to teach AWS (Amazon Web Services) developers how to prepare end-to-end solutions in Microsoft Azure. In this course you will construct Azure App Service Web App solutions and Azure Functions, use blob or Cosmos DB storage in solutions, implement secure cloud solutions that include user authentication and authorization, implement API management, and develop event- and message-based solutions, and monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your Azure solutions. You will learn how developers use Azure services, with additional focus on features and tasks that differ from AWS, and what that means for you as you develop applications that will be hosted by using Azure services

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor your solution.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/18/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

01/25/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/2/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/8/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

02/15/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/23/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

03/1/2021

04:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

03/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/16/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/29/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/6/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/12/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

04/27/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/3/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/11/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

05/24/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/7/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

06/22/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

07/6/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

As an IT Professionals experienced in SAP solutions, you will discover how to leverage Azure resources that include deployment and configuration of virtual machines, virtual networks, storage accounts, and Azure AD that includes implementing and managing hybrid identities. You will also be introduced to concepts, scenarios, procedures, and hands-on labs that will empower you to best plan and implement migration and operation of an SAP solution on Azure. You will also receive guidance on subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identities, and monitor your solution.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

03/29/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

This course teaches developers how to create end-to-end solutions in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement Azure compute solutions, create Azure Functions, implement and manage web apps, develop solutions utilizing Azure storage, implement authentication and authorization, and secure their solutions by using KeyVault and Managed Identities. Students will also learn how to connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services, and include event- and message-based models in their solutions. The course also covers monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing Azure solutions.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/18/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

01/25/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/8/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

02/8/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/8/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

04/12/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/17/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/14/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

This course empowers you with the knowledge and skills required to successfully create and maintain the cloud and edge portions of an Azure IoT solution. You will learn the core Azure IoT services, such as IoT Hub, Device Provisioning Services, Azure Stream Analytics, Time Series Insights, and much more. With a focus on Azure PaaS services, this course expands into IoT Edge, device management, monitoring and troubleshooting, security concerns, and Azure IoT Central.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

03/22/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

06/28/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Lessons include virtualization, automation, networking, storage, identity, security, data platform, and application infrastructure. This course outlines how decisions in each theses area affects an overall solution.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/18/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/1/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

02/15/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/8/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

03/15/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

03/29/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/12/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/26/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

05/10/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/24/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/7/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

06/21/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Lessons include virtualization, automation, networking, storage, identity, security, data platform, and application infrastructure. This course outlines how decisions in each theses area affects an overall solution.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

02/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/8/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/5/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

04/19/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

05/3/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/17/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

06/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/28/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

In this course students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to implement security controls, maintain the security posture, and identify and remediate vulnerabilities by using a variety of security tools. The course covers scripting and automation, virtualization, and cloud N-tier architecture.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/18/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

01/18/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

01/25/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

02/8/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/8/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/22/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

04/12/2021

04:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

04/12/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/3/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/7/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/14/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

06/28/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

This course will discuss the various methods and best practices that are in line with business and technical requirements for modeling, visualizing, and analyzing data with Power BI. The course will also show how to access and process data from a range of data sources including both relational and non-relational data. This course will also explore how to implement proper security standards and policies across the Power BI spectrum including datasets and groups. The course will also discuss how to manage and deploy reports and dashboards for sharing and content distribution. Finally, this course will show how to build paginated reports within the Power BI service and publish them to a workspace for inclusion within Power BI.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/18/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/1/2021

04:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

02/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/8/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

02/15/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

03/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/15/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/5/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

04/19/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/3/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/17/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

05/25/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

06/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/21/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

Gain the necessary knowledge about how to use Azure services to develop, train, and deploy, machine learning solutions. The course starts with an overview of Azure services that support data science. From there, it focuses on using Azure's premier data science service, Azure Machine Learning service, to automate the data science pipeline. This course is focused on Azure and does not teach the student how to do data science. It is assumed students already know that.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/20/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

02/17/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/15/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

05/12/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/30/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

In this course, students will implement various data platform technologies into solutions that are in line with business and technical requirements including on-premises, cloud, and hybrid data scenarios incorporating both relational and No-SQL data. They will also learn how to process data using a range of technologies and languages for both streaming and batch data. Students will also explore how to implement data security including authentication, authorization, data policies and standards. They will also define and implement data solution monitoring for both the data storage and data processing activities. Finally, they will manage and troubleshoot Azure data solutions which includes the optimization and disaster recovery of big data, batch processing and streaming data solutions.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/18/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

02/8/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/19/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/7/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

In this course, students will design various data platform technologies into solutions that are in line with business and technical requirements. This can include on-premises, cloud, and hybrid data scenarios which incorporate relational, No-SQL or Data Warehouse data. Students will also learn how to design process architectures using a range of technologies for both streaming and batch data. Students will also explore how to design data security including data access, data policies and standards. They will also design Azure data solutions which includes the optimization, availability and disaster recovery of big data, batch processing and streaming data solutions.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

01/21/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

03/4/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/22/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/10/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL Server database infrastructure for cloud, on-premises and hybrid relational databases and who work with the Microsoft PaaS relational database offerings. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL-based relational databases.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

02/15/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

02/15/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/5/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

This course teaches the concepts of Azure AI engineering by presenting, and developing, a scenario that creates a customer support Bot that utilizes various tools and services in the Azure AI landscape like language understanding, QnA Maker, and various Azure Cognitive Services to implement language detection, text analytics, and computer vision.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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This three-day course is intended primarily for IT Professionals who have experience with managing an on-premises Windows Server environment. Its purpose is to prepare professionals for planning, implementing, and managing environments that include Azure IaaS-hosted Windows Server-based workloads. The course covers how to leverage the hybrid capabilities of Azure, how to migrate virtual and physical server workloads to Azure IaaS, and how to manage and secure Azure VMs running Windows Server 2019.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

02/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/8/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

03/29/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/3/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

05/25/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

06/21/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

08/2/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

This three-day course is intended primarily for IT Professionals who already have significant experience with managing an on-premises Windows Server environment. Its purpose is to cover advanced topics related to Windows Server software-defined datacenter, Azure Stack HCI, and other Azure Stack products. The course also describes the use of existing Microsoft System Center products to implement and manage software-defined datacenters with Windows Server 2019. This course is advanced and is designed for people that want to run their virtual workloads on Windows Server 2019 at medium-to-large scale using software-defined datacenter and hyper-converged principles.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

02/15/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/22/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

05/10/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

06/7/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

08/16/2021

03:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Microsoft Migration/2-day courses

This workshop reveals how to migrate existing on-premises workloads and assets to the cloud, specifically to the Microsoft Azure platform. Discover how to assess and evaluate an existing on-premises environment in preparation for a cloud migration. You will also learn how to monitor and optimize your Azure-based workloads to maximize return on investment (ROI), and use Azure services to protect and manage your virtual machines, applications, and data.

View Outline| Price: $300.00

Start Date Time

02/25/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/27/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

In this course, the students will explore the objectives of data platform modernization and how it is suitable for given business requirements. They will also explore each stage of the data platform modernization process and define what tasks are involved at each stage, such as the assessment and planning phase. Students will also learn the available migration tools and how they are suitable for each stage of the data migration process. The student will learn how to migrate to the three target platforms for SQL based workloads; Azure Virtual Machines, Azure SQL Databases and Azure SQL Database Managed Instances. The student will learn the benefits and limitations of each target platform and how they can be used to fulfil both business and technical requirements for modern SQL workloads. The student will explore the changes that may need to be made to existing SQL based applications, so that they can make best use of modern data platforms in Azure.

View Outline| Price: $300.00

Start Date Time

02/2/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

05/4/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

This course will teach the students what is Cosmos DB and how you can migrate MongoDB and Cassandra workloads to Cosmos DB.

View Outline| Price: $300.00

Start Date Time

05/6/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

This course will enable the students to understand Azure SQL Database, and educate the students on what is required to migrate MySQL and PostgreSQL workloads to Azure SQL Database.

View Outline| Price: $300.00

Start Date Time

05/7/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

This two-day course is designed for AWS Sysops administrators interested in learning how Azure is administered. In this workshop which combines lecture with hands-on practical exercises and discussion/review, you will be introduced to Azure Administration, Azure Networking, Azure Compute, Azure Storage, and Azure Governance. During the workshop, you will apply this knowledge - building end-to-end architecture that demonstrates the main features discussed.

View Outline| Price: $300.00

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This course will provide foundational level knowledge on cloud concepts; core Azure services; security, privacy, compliance, and trust; and Azure pricing and support.
Note: This course provides an Azure pass and time for you to participate in hands-on labs. If you do not need hands-on experience, consider the AZ-900T01: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (1 day) course. The content for both courses align to the AZ-900 exam objective domain.

View Outline| Price: $300.00

Start Date Time

02/8/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

02/8/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

03/8/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

04/5/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

05/10/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

06/7/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

Microsoft Dynamics Program

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service offers any organization an opportunity for customer success. Using tools such as automatic case creation and queue management frees up your time to dedicate it where you can have a greater impact, directly with your customers.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

03/8/2021

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM EST

06/1/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

Organizations use Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to reduce operational costs and rapidly respond to changing business needs. This solution lets organizations achieve these goals. This course discusses core components of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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This course covers the financial aspects of Dynamics 365: configure and use essential financial components, accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, budgeting, fixed assets, and additional functionality.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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This course discusses manufacturing in the Dynamics 365 suite of apps: discrete manufacturing, lean manufacturing, and production

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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Organizations use Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to automate and streamline your supply chain, by modernizing business logistics, delivering timely customer response, getting ahead with predictive insights, streamlining procurement, and unifying processes from sales to fulfillment. This course discusses how to configure and use supply chain management in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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This course covers five central elements of Microsoft 365 platform – implementing Microsoft Identity, working with Microsoft Graph, extending and customizing SharePoint, extending Teams, and extending Office. In this course, students will learn how to implement Microsoft Identity and work with Microsoft Graph. Students will also gain the knowledge on UI elements (including Adaptive Cards and UI Fabric), Integration Points (including Microsoft Teams, Office Add-ins, SharePoint Framework, Actionable Messages), and determining workload platform targets.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

Start Date Time

03/29/2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Apps Developers implement and extend applications to meet the requirements of the business. Candidates provide fully realized solutions by using standardized application coding patterns, extensible features, and external integrations.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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Power Platform solutions course will help you learn how to simplify, automate, and empower business processes for organizations in the role of a Functional Consultant. A Power Platform Functional Consultant is responsible for performing discovery, capturing requirements, engaging subject matter experts and stakeholders, translating requirements, and configuring Power Platform solutions and apps. This course covers Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI concepts to teach students how to build an integrated solution for an organization based on business requirements.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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The Microsoft Power Platform helps organizations optimize their operations by simplifying, automating and transforming business tasks and processes. In this course, students will learn how to build Power Apps, Automate Flows and extend the platform to complete business requirements and solve complex business problems.

View Outline| Price: $600.00

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