Is your organisation leaving training $$$ on the table?
Software Assurance Training Vouchers (benefits) help 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.
Check your SATV Status
To check your SATV Status, you need to visit the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre.
Please note, you may need your company’s IT or HR Manager’s assistance with login details.
There are five easy steps required to activate and use your Microsoft® Software Assurance training vouchers. You only need to complete the first two steps of activating a voucher and creating & assigning the voucher; New Horizons will take care of the rest.
To watch a brief video from Microsoft explaining how to go about redeeming your SATVs click on the image to the right. Alternatively, please read below for the steps you need to take to redeem your SATVs.
To activate your training voucher benefit, go to the Volume Licensing Service Center Web site and sign in by using your Windows Live™ ID benefits manager credentials. If you do not have the administrative permissions necessary to activate the benefit, get in touch with your Notices contact. After you have obtained the permissions and sign in, click Software Assurance on the left side of the page. On the Benefit Summary page, click Training Voucher. On the next page, click Activate Benefit.
Before creating a training voucher, ensure the course attendee has selected a training course from New Horizons list of available Microsoft IT training courses which may be redeemed using SATVs. Click here to visit our SATV course list.
Once you have confirmed the course, within the Volume Licensing Service Center Web site, create a training voucher by entering the total number of training days for which the voucher will be redeemed. It is important that you know the duration of the course your employee wants to take.
Then designate the name of the attendee who will be taking the course. Once the voucher has been assigned to course attendee, visit the New Horizons’ SATV course list page and register for the course by entering in the relevant details.
Once submitted, a New Horizons’Account Manager will be incontact to finalise the registration
Customers who have Software Assurance membership in the application or system pool are eligible for Microsoft training vouchers (IT classroom training).
Training vouchers entitle customers to receive courses from Microsoft Learning partner locations for a specific number of training days. The number of days granted varies by program and the number of qualifying Software Assurance licenses acquired. The training vouchers are electronic and can be used at any participating Learning Partner location worldwide.
Software Assurance training vouchers provide IT professionals and developers with the opportunity to receive in-depth technical classroom training, taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) at Learning partner locations. Courses are developed by Microsoft experts and can help your IT staff deploy, manage, and support the latest software.
Those created for IT professional or developer audiences- for example, courses on Windows Server 2008 and advanced development with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Courses created for information workers- for example, courses on Microsoft Office Excel, Office Word, and Office PowerPoint are not eligible to be attended using SATVs.
– Cost savings: Technical training is included in Software Assurance coverage so there are no additional costs.
– Increased employee skill levels: Employees can take eligible technical courses to increase their skill level and help keep up-to-date on how to deploy, manage, and support technology.
– Guaranteed pricing: Microsoft has already set the pricing for the training with the Learning partners. Customers only need to know that one training voucher day equates to one IT classroom training day.
Training vouchers remain valid for 180 days from their creation date. If a voucher is not used by the designated employee within 180 days, it is revoked automatically, and the days go back into the company pool to be used by someone else. If the customer agreement has expired, vouchers and training days will be forfeited.
You receive a number of training days depending on the amount of qualifying Microsoft Office and/or Windows software licenses covered by your Software Assurance agreement. To be eligible for training vouchers, you must have a minimum number of licenses covered by Software Assurance; this number varies by licensing program.
First, ensure that you have a list of employees for whom you wish to create training vouchers, along with corporate email addresses. Second, know the length of the courses for which you want to create training vouchers. Finally, go to the Microsoft Volume Licensing site to create the vouchers.
The training voucher must be created for the length of the IT classroom training. If the voucher was created for fewer days than the length of the course because your organization has no additional days to add, the difference in days must be paid directly to the Learning partner. Note If you mistakenly created the voucher for fewer days than you need, please revoke the voucher. Revoking the voucher will automatically return the training days to the company’s pool of days, and a new voucher for the correct duration can be created. To revoke a voucher, visit the Volume Licensing Service Center site.
If a designated employee uses their voucher with a value greater than the course duration, the Learning partner will only be reimbursed for the actual length of the course. Unused training voucher days will be automatically credited to your organization after the voucher is paid to the Learning partner.
The trainee must provide the training voucher number and the email address that he or she used when creating the voucher. If one of these items is incorrect, the Learning Partner will not be able to validate the voucher.
No, the value is the same for all eligible courses, and there is no difference in value between a developer course and an IT professional course. Both require the same number of voucher days if the course length is the same.
The trainee contacts New Horizons to indicate that he or she is no longer interested in taking the class. New Horizons standard course cancellation policy will apply. Courses cancelled outside of New Horizons standard course cancellation policy will not be refunded.
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