Software Assurance training benefits helps boost productivity by providing technical classroom training for IT professionals and developers, and opportunities to enhance end-user readiness all designed to ensure effective and efficient deployment, management, support and adoption of new Microsoft Software without impacting your training budget.
Software Assurance training vouchers provide in-depth technical classroom training for IT professionals and developers. Developed by Microsoft experts and taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) with a Microsoft Learning Partner, training vouchers help your IT staff deploy, manage, support new software and stay current with technology, and help enable productivity gains and adoption for end users—without impacting your budget.
Eligible courses are as follows:
Ineligible courses include courses created for information workers such as:
Your company receives a number of training days based on the amount of qualifying Microsoft Office and/or Windows software licenses covered with Software Assurance. Training voucher eligibility depends on having a minimum number of licenses covered by Software Assurance. This number varies by licensing program. For more details on Software Assurance Training Voucher entitlement, refer to the Microsoft Product List for Volume Licensing.
The ability to access your training vouchers expires with your Software Assurance coverage. If you create a training voucher before your Software Assurance coverage expires, the voucher remains valid for 180 days after the date it was created.
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The Software Assurance Training Voucher program is currently being retired. On February 1, 2021, customers will no longer continue to accrue new training vouchers. After June 30, 2021, customers will no longer be able to create new training vouchers to be used with Learning Partners. All training vouchers will need to be redeemed by January 1, 2022, in order to receive payment.
If you have customers who have unused training vouchers, help them make a training plan to utilize this benefit before it expires.