Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)

8/26/2013

Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)

Could your company be eligible for FREE IT Training?

If your organization has purchased a Microsoft software volume licensing agreement, then 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.

With Software Assurance Technical Training, you get instructor-led courses from a Microsoft Learning Partner at no cost to you!  Developed by Microsoft experts, these in-depth courses are designed to help your IT staff deploy, manage and support new software. All Microsoft Official Courses are eligible.

There are 4 steps to process your SATV benefits.

1. Verify eligibility: Customers (other than Academic Select License, Select Plus for Academic, Campus Agreement, and School Agreement customers) who have Software Assurance (SA) membership in the Microsoft application or systems product pools may be eligible for SA training days. You receive a number of Training Days based on the number of qualifying Office and/or Windows licenses covered with Software Assurance.

2. Activate: Your company’s benefits manager must go to Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Service Center (“VLSC”) web site at https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx to activate your organization’s SA training voucher benefit. The benefit only has to be activated one time, and the entire number of training days allotted to the organization will be activated for use.

3. Create & Assign: After activating the benefit, the benefits manager can create and assign SA training vouchers to employees by entering the employee name, corporate e-mail address, and number of days the voucher is worth. After creation and assignment of a SA training voucher, the employee has 180 days to use the voucher before it expires.

4. Schedule: Employees can choose a participating Microsoft Learning Partner who offers the courses they want to take.* To reserve training, employees must provide the Learning Partner with the SA training voucher details found in their voucher confirmation email.

For more information about Software Assurance training vouchers, go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/sa/default.mspx#SATV

Please contact LRS Education Services today at getsmart@lrs.com to find out how we can assist you with your Microsoft Software Assurance training benefits!

Thanks

Karen