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Using Your ESI Award with New Horizons

What is Microsoft’s Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI)?

As the demand for Azure and cloud solutions continue to grow, Microsoft’s Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI) provides technical training to gain proficiency and certifications in Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365. This allows professionals to get up to speed on the essential tools their organizations value today and establish themselves as experts in their technical skills. 

Based on your organizations Azure and Dynamics365 consumptions and commitments to Microsoft products and services, your eligibility or benefits may vary. Pricing and award benefits are pre-negotiated by Microsoft to provide these benefits to eligible clients. To find out if your organization has been awarded ESI skilling offers, contact your Microsoft Program Manager.

New Horizons Partnership

Microsoft has partnered with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers to enable customers to accelerate your training goals since 1982. New Horizons has provided more than 30 million students with industry-leading technical training that delivers the most relevant and intuitive computer courses and certifications. 

Every Microsoft Technical course from New Horizons follows Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) and is taught by our Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) giving you access to the highest caliber instruction available.

Microsoft ESI Program Benefits

While many clients are familiar with SATVs, Microsoft’s ESI program go beyond the classroom to prepare organizations and their team members for technical skills and certifications via access to:

  • Discounted Seats (DCS) for Instructor Led Training via OnlineLive®, Onsite or Private Group Training
  • Microsoft Official Digital Courseware for Each Training Session
  • Exam Vouchers to Drive Certifications Validating Your Skills after completion of class
  • Exam Prep Sessions to provide practical details to prepare for Exams
  • Microsoft's Customer Portal Dedicated to Your ESI Benefits and Voucherless Exam Distribution

Can I Still Use My SATVs?

Yes. As a leading Microsoft technical training partner, New Horizons is an ideal place to redeem your Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs). Our team is ready to find the right solution for you and provide your employees with world-class training on the latest Microsoft technologies. 

Microsoft is updating Software Assurance Training Vouchers eligibility through January 2022. Click here to view all eligible SATV courses.

Key Changes in FY22 ESI Program

As Microsoft continues to evolve the ESI program to our clients skilling needs, we are committed to providing the best training and program management. Here's what we know about next years FY22 ESI Program, that will begin in July 2021.

  • Increased Offerings in Solution Areas Will be Expanded to Include:
    • Security
    • Teams & Voice Collaboration
    • Dynamics 365 & Power Platform
    • Even More Azure Curriculum
  • Area Empowerment to Allow Clients More Control and Flexibility to Optimize ESI Program Resources
    • Data Insights to Nominate Eligible Clients into ESI Programs at Varying Times Supporting Natural Business Cycles
    • Customized Program Benefits allocating Discounted Class Seats at the Right Time, in the Right Quantity to Clients

Ready to Train for Certifications

Once you’ve been awarded and accepted your Microsoft Skilling benefit, you have 150 days (5 Months) to complete live training with New Horizons as part of your Discounted Seats. After training is completed, you will received your exam voucher directly from Microsoft. Contact us for any questions, or to enroll using your ESI benefit today.

Enroll Today

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What Our Students Say

  • 79% of IT Professionals improved productivity from their training at New Horizons
  • 89% returned to New Horizons to further their skills
  • 90% of IT Professionals recommend New Horizons
  • 91% felt New Horizons content prepared them for certification
  • 92% took additional courses with New Horizons because of Instructor Quality
  • 98% would recommend New Horizons to others
  • 100% have increased their job security by taking a course

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Upcoming Popular ESI Eligible Courses


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AZ-204T00: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure 9/20/2021 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
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AZ-204T00: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure 10/18/2021 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
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AZ-204T00: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure 11/15/2021 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
AZ-303T00 - Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies 9/20/2021 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
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AZ-400T00 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions 10/11/2021 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
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AZ-400T00 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions 1/24/2022 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
AZ-500T00 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies 9/27/2021 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
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AZ-500T00 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies 11/01/2021 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
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What Our Students Say About Microsoft Technical Training and Certifications

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"The New Horizons courses have been great so far and I am looking forward to my next one in March, they provide us with good examples and great instructors that have a deep understanding of what they are teaching as well as some serious firsthand experience with the course subject matter. I believe this works great when translated into these courses as they are able to provide us with real world scenarios that make perfect sense and really allow anyone taking the course to develop a “Plan of attack” when getting back to their own environments."

Michael Dueñas
Helpdesk Manager

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"Our organization was working on introducing Microsoft System Center into our environment but we had limited knowledge, time, and resources to get this done. New Horizons worked with our staff and our busy schedules to get us enrolled in a learning center that was close by as well as online offerings. The scheduling flexibility and the availability to re-take the class offerings really helped cement what we learned. Thanks to that we were able to implement the Microsoft solution within our organization and we have made significant progress!"

Ruben Ortiz
Systems Administrator
University of Redlands

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“What a privilege it is to be taking the Microsoft SQL Database with Business Intelligence course at New Horizons. Now I am confident that when I graduate and earn my certificate with Microsoft, that I will be able to compete in the marketplace for suitable gainful employment. This makes a tremendous difference to me and my family."

Tim Bartel