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Finishing the Year Strong with Partner Connect

REMINDERS

  • Register here and join us for the vmLIVE on December 17 (@ 8AM PST) to learn more about Third-Party Crediting, new Master Service Competencies (MSCs), the upcoming Partner Connect Program annual audit, and what you can look forward to in Q1 FY22 (beginning January 30)!
  • The Partner Connect Renewal process is live – reference the Program Guide and Top Trending Questions for detailed renewal process and upcoming Partner Connect Program annual audit information.

WHAT’S NEW?

  • Check out the updated (Q421) Partner Connect Program Guide for information on Third-Party Crediting, VMware Cloud Foundation MSCs, the Partner Connect Program annual audit process, updated territory restrictions, and the Amplify 2020 incentive program.
  • Effective November 25, 2020, VMware started applying credit toward Partner Connect tier credits for VMware Platform sales with the following entities: Cisco, Dell Technologies, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HPE, and Lenovo – more to come!

MSCs LAUNCHING THIS QUARTER

  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) MSC will launch on December 9 – this achievement demonstrates a deep expertise in server, storage, and network virtualization services capabilities, as well as cloud management and automation, and an ability to architect, design, build, and operate an integrated solution.
  • Host Satellite MSC will launch on January 8 – stay tuned for more details.

Are You Outcome-Focused?

Our Outcome-Focused Approach provides a prescriptive set of customer-centric tools and guidance that facilitates conversations focused on customer outcomes. Visit the Outcomes webpage for news and updates around upcoming courses in your region. Additional courses for the remainder of our fiscal year will be posted soon.

New Cloud Native Master Services Competency & Carbon Black Endpoint Protection Solution Competency

Cloud Native Master Services Competency
Accelerate your Kubernetes deep technical skills through achievement of our new Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC).Get started now so that you are prepared to take advantage of the vSphere 7 with Kubernetes upgrade opportunity. Review this overview presentation and FAQ document and…learn more!

Carbon Black Technical Courses & Endpoint Protection Solution Competency
VMware now offers 5 new Carbon Black technical courses with live online classes. While each course is 1-day in length, we recommend taking 3 – 5 courses together in the same week (look for our course-bundle Bootcamp coming soon).

The Endpoint Protection Solution Competency, including the Solution Competency guide, is now available on Partner University. This Solution Competency is comprised of the Endpoint Protection VSP, VTSP, and Post-Sales training. Individuals can earn the badge by completing the course and passing the assessment, and partners who achieve the Solution Competency will be eligible for Solution Rewards on Carbon Black Cloud products.  Learn more!

 

Partner Connect Program Updates

SAVE THE DATE – register now for our next Partner Connect vmLIVE on July 22 @ 8 AM PST to hear about upcoming competency launches, renewal reinstatement, and annual audit information.

STAY TUNED

  • Cloud Native Master Services Competency – target launch is July 17 (more details below).
  • Partner Connect Program Renewal process will be reinstated on September 25, 2020 – read the Legal Notification – communications with additional information are being sent to the Primary and Alternate contacts of impacted partners in July and August.
  • Partner Connect Business Continuity page showcases how you and your customers can maintain business continuity, stay connected, and find support.

UPDATED Resources & Partner Showcases

Announcing Cloud Native Master Specialist Badge

Last month we unveiled the new VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC) that will enable current and future partners to architect a Kubernetes-based platform. This month, we launched the Cloud Native Master Specialist Badge – a partner’s first step towards obtaining the Cloud Native MSC – targeted to launch in Q1 FY21 (February 1 through May 1, 2020) – that will require a partner organization to have three individuals with this badge and a customer reference.

Discounted Workspace ONE SaaS IULs Available to Digital Workspace MSC Partners

Announcing new Internal Use License (IUL) program for select Workspace ONE subscription (SaaS) products. Partners who achieve the Digital Workspace MSC are eligible to purchase IULs at a 75% discount. View these FAQs to learn more.

Unveiling the VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency

VMware has unveiled a new VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC) that will enable current and future partners to architect a Kubernetes-based platform supported by complementary technologies from the cloud native ecosystem for continuous delivery of applications. The Cloud Native MSC is intended for those individuals who focus on Cloud Native Operations, Development, Site Reliability Engineering, and DevOps. This Master Services Competency builds upon the VMware PKS Solution Competency introduced in February 2019 to provide partners with the capabilities to offer and deliver VMware PKS and Kubernetes services to their customers.

VMware Partner Connect Transition Dashboard: Check Your Tier

Use the Transition Dashboard to see your tier prediction based on your competency achievements. Your company’s designated VMware primary contact is able to assign you access. Reminder, achieving a Master Services Competency in the path most relevant to your business is key to becoming a Principal Partner, the top tier in Partner Connect, offering the most value and rewards for your investment.

Read this post to catch up…VMware Partner Connect will be changing the programs tier structure when it goes live February 29, 2020.

Jenni Flinders Confirms VMware Partner Connect Launch for Feb. 29, 2020

Check out CRN’s recent interview on the Partner Connect program with our Global Channel Chief, Jenni Flinders. The slideshow, in a Q&A format, covers everything from launch date, momentum for MSCs, and how our next-gen partners can extend their business models and revamp VMware’s entire channel.

“If any partner comes to me saying, ‘Hey, I want more rebates,’ that’s the wrong conversation to have. It’s more around, ‘How do we extend your business models? And how do we help you build more practice areas?” said Jenni Flinders, vice president and global channel chief for VMware, in an interview with CRN.

Preview: VMware Digital Workspace Master Services Competency Targeting Availability August 9

VMware has evolved the existing Desktop and Mobility Master Services Competency (MSC) to the new Digital Workspace MSC. This updated competency expands recognition of a partners’ expertise to design, deliver, and manage customer apps, data, and virtual desktop solutions based on the VMware Horizon and Workspace ONE products Review this overview deck and FAQ document to help you prepare to grow your end-user computing services practice and take advantage of a $14B total addressable market through achievement of this competency.