Microsoft Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) - Update

The changes will start in February 2020 and will gradually be implemented by January 1, 2022. Microsoft is investing in new ways to help organizations deploy, train, and get support for the products and services they buy. Because those new ways overlap with some dated and underused Software Assurance benefits, and the redemption process for some benefits are cumbersome and outdated, Microsoft is retiring those overlapping and outdated benefits. Read everything we know about these Microsoft SATV Updates

Key Dates and Milestones for SATV Retirement

Past date: February 1, 2020 February 1, 2021 January 1, 2022
  • Azure courses will be retired from SATV redemption.
  • Clients must reserve vouchers for Azure training prior to February 1, 2020. 
  • Clients will have 180 days from date of assignment to redeem. 
  • Training vouchers can no longer be converted to planning services days.
  • Retire accrual of new planning days
  • Retire accrual of new training vouchers
  • New contracts after won’t have any training vouchers assigned.
  • Existing contracts won’t receive any additional training vouchers.
  • Last day to redeem planning days vouchers for existing contracts.
  • Last day to redeem training vouchers for existing contracts.


COVID Updates for SATVs and Microsoft Certifications

COVDI19COVID has impacted our daily lives in many ways. As we adjust during this time our partners have also adjusted to better serve your organization and professional development needs during this time. Below outlines changes Microsoft has made pertaining to SATVs and Certifications: 

  • As of April 1,2020 active SATVs have been extended 90 days.
  • SATVs will now be redeemable 270 days (up from 180 days) from creation. 
  • Microsoft certification exam rescheduled and cancellations fees have been waived. 
  • MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certifications and exams previously announced to retire will be extended to January 31, 2021.
  • Role Based Certifications previously announced to expire are extended to March 31, 2021.

Redeem Your Software Assurance Training Vouchers

As a leading Microsoft technical training partner, New Horizons Learning Group 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. 

Benefits of Redeeming your Microsoft Training Vouchers

  • Extend your training budget
  • Stay competitive with the latest Microsoft technologies
  • Increase employee productivity & efficiency
  • Reduce operational and support costs

Steps to Implement Your Microsoft SATV Strategy

  • Identify client team key players
  • Review current projects and align Software Assurance benefits
  • Assess current staff needs & develop a prescriptive plan
  • Educate & empower your staff
  • Provide reports at quarterly EBR
  • Learn more about Volume Licensing & SATVs from Microsoft.

How to Redeem SATVs at New Horizons

  • View Eligible SATV course schedules
  • Get your manager's approval and fill out the form to register for class
  • Your Account Representative will contact you with class confirmation.

Contact an Account Executive today at New Horizons Learning Group for more information about Microsoft SATV benefits.

Helping You Manage Azure SATV Deadlines

New Horizons has the courses and programs designed to cultivate Azure skills and expertise. With certified and experienced instructors, our courses will ensure your Azure projects, implementation and maintenance stays on track, and under budget. Book department wide training plans by February 1, 2020 if you plan to use SATVs.

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How to Redeem Your Remaining SATVs

Enroll in Upcoming Azure Training

Follow these 4 simple steps to redeeming your training vouchers

Redeem Now

Act now before it’s too late! Browse our Azure catalog and use your SATVs before February 1, 2020.

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