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Partner Connect: Your Fiscal Year-End Prep

REMINDER—the Partner Connect Program Renewal Process is Live!
Reference the Program Guide and Top Trending Questions (in the Resources section of the Partner Connect Portal) for detailed process information.

BE PREPARED

  • Register here and join us at the December 17 vmLIVE to learn about the new Master Services Competencies, how OEM revenue is being incorporated into tier credits, and what you can look forward to in Q1 FY22 (beginning January 30, 2021).
  • In addition to mid-year health check communications sent to partners on October 5, we will perform 90-day and 60-day internal audits prior to the final annual audit and share the results with your Partner Business Managers to work with you on any immediate actions should you be at-risk. The final audit will be conducted in February with any regression or down-leveling implemented the first fiscal Monday of March.

LAUNCHING THIS QUARTER

  • VMware Cloud Foundation Master Services Competency (launching in December) demonstrates a deep expertise in server, storage, and network virtualization, as well as cloud management and automation, and an ability to architect, design, build, and operate an integrated solution.
  • Host Satellite Master Services Competency will launch in January – stay tuned.

Progressing with Partner Connect

WHAT’S NEW?

  • The Portal’s searchability enhancements are now live!
  • Check the recently updated Program Guide for more information on OEM Revenue being incorporated into Tier Credits.
  • Follow the recently created VMware Partners showcase page on LinkedIn for important program information and real-time updates about other partner programs, awards, and news.

STAY CURRENT

  • Your Mid-year Health Check communication was sent on October 5. Work with your Partner Business Manager to ensure you are well positioned for Program progression prior to the Final Audit in February 2021. Replay the September 22 vmLIVE for information on the audit and more (renewal process and program roadmap).
  • The Partner Connect Renewal process is live, visit the Top Trending Questions page for detailed process information.

COMING SOON

  • The VMware Cloud Foundation Master Services Competency is launching next fiscal quarter.
  • OEM Revenue will be incorporated into Tier Credits.

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

Enhanced Partner Enablement Offerings and Benefits Now Available

VMware is expanding the availability of online delivery, doubling down on our investment into partner enablement, and developing new innovative ways to enable your teams so they can adapt to the changing business environment to support your customers’ digital transformation. Take advantage of the following opportunities to build your skills and capabilities.

  • EMPOWER 2020, our flagship partner enablement event, is now virtual and will be free to all partners. Learn more and register here.
  • The advanced technical Livefire classes are now offered virtually through June globally. Contact your VMware PBM or PSE for more details on how to attend one of the upcoming courses.
  • The new Livefire 2020 two-hour virtual sessions will highlight many of the new and cutting-edge areas Livefire Solutions are focused on this year. Sessions are designed to give you a sample of our full Livefire classes and provide valuable enablement you can use to solve your customers’ business challenges today.
  • VMware now offers remote proctored exams allowing testing candidates to take their exams from ANY secure location.
  • Increase your effectiveness to position and sell services offerings through new online Outcome Focused Approach training and the Solution Builder toolset.  Please contact your VMware PBM or PSE for more details.

We are increasing our partner training investment to help you evolve your capabilities, attain Master Services Competencies, and deepen skills to support your customers around Business Continuity and beyond. If you have questions about the above offerings, please reach out to your VMware PBM or PSE for more details.

 

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: First Program Guide Now Available

The first Partner Connect Program Guide is now available on Partner Central. The final Program Guide will be published in February, prior to launch. If you are a Solution Provider, Cloud Provider, or Service Provider you will have new requirements and benefits when the new Partner Connect program goes live. Familiarize yourself with the Program Guide, as well as these other key resources:

Additionally, this week your company’s VMware primary contact received an email communication with the ‘Click to Accept’ VMware Partner Connect Agreement, offering the ability to accept the Partner Connect Terms and Conditions. Doing so allows your company to transact across all business models on Day 1 of Partner Connect launch, February 29, 2020. Finally, use the Partner Connect Transition Dashboard to see your tier prediction based on your company’s current competency achievements. Your company’s designated VMware primary contact is able to grant you access.