MDA Program Year 2020 Training Plan

Created Date: 2019-05-07 |  Last Modified: 2019-06-19

Applies To: Named, TVO, ODM 
2020 Programs Training for OEM/ODM Partners now available.

Opportunity Statement

Partners need to understand the requirements to participate in the Market Development Agreement (MDA) incentive program. Partners need to understand from the business side to manage the incentives and overall programs as well as the technical requirements to ensure that devices meet the requirements of the program.

Intended Audience and Targeted Consumption

  • MDA Program Year 2020 Participants
  • ODM Partners under NDA

Solution

The solution includes the following components:
  1. Technical Programs Onboarding Training: This training will contain the onboarding components – including what the program is and the program requirements.
  2. Technical Programs Training Continuing Education: We recognize the need for continuous education throughout the program year, the need to keep the main onboarding curriculum updated, and the benefit of having opportunities for deeper dives on particular subjects. This will be accomplished in several ways noted below.
    1. Technical Requirements Troubleshooting / Deep Dives: We will analyze in July and August topics that would be beneficial to review as refresher or deeper dives in Sept/Oct 2019.
    2. Technical Programs Training Curriculum Update: Onboarding training will be kept updated/refreshed throughout the program year with any changes.
    3. Technical Programs Training Updates: We will review any changes to testing or process (i.e. updates to tools, etc.) prior to 20H1 and create appropriate training plan based on the need.

Technical Programs Onboarding Training (MDA) at a Glance

This course information and the schedule that follows is related to above “Technical Programs Onboarding Training”.

Course Name
Objectives
Length
Introduction to the MDA Program Describe the MDA milestones
Explain the program periods, including the evaluation and discount semesters
Navigate the MDA Program Resource Center
Onboard to the Program
Use resources to get help
25 Minutes
MDA Technical Requirements Understand how to meet MDA Requirements
Use tools to test devices for MDA Compliance
90 Minutes
Introduction to the MDA Program
Describe the MDA milestones
Explain the program periods, including the evaluation and discount semesters
Navigate the MDA Program Resource Center
Onboard to the Program
Use resources to get help
MDA Technical Requirements
Understand how to meet MDA Requirements
Use tools to test devices for MDA Compliance
Introduction to the MDA Program
25 Minutes
MDA Technical Requirements
90 Minutes

MDA Onboarding Training Schedule

  • The training content will be delivered remotely (online) in a one-to-many format (delivering to multiple partners at once).
  • Training will be published in June.
  • Localized training in Korean, Japanese, Chinese-Simplified, and Chinese-Traditional will be available.
  • 2020 Programs Training for OEM/ODM Partners
Date
Day
Time
Course
Course Topics
July 25th, 2019 Thursday US West Coast: 8a-10a PDT
US East Coast: 11a-1p EDT
London: 4p-6p BST
Introduction to MDA Incentive Program
and
MDA Technical Requirements
Introduction to MDA Incentive Program
Describe the MDA milestones
Explain the program periods
Navigate the MDA Program Resource Center
Onboard to the Program
Use resources to get help

MDA Technical Requirements
Understand how to meet MDA Requirements
Use tools to test devices for MDA Compliance
July 25th, 2019 Thursday US West Coast: 7p-9p PDT
Taipei: 10a-12n BST
Introduction to MDA Incentive Program
&
MDA Technical Requirements
Introduction to MDA Incentive Program
Describe the MDA milestones
Explain the program periods
Navigate the MDA Program Resource Center
Onboard to the Program
Use resources to get help

MDA Technical Requirements
Understand how to meet MDA Requirements
Use tools to test devices for MDA Compliance

July 29, 2019 Monday US West Coast: 8a-9a PDT
US East Coast: 11a-12n EDT
London: 4p-5p BST
MDA Open Q&A Session Open Q&A Session
Open Q&A discussion (feel free to optionally submit questions to mdahelp@microsoft.com prior to session).
July 29, 2019 Monday US West Coast: 7p-8p PDT
Taipei: 10a-11a BST
MDA Open Q&A Session Open Q&A Session
Open Q&A discussion (feel free to optionally submit questions to mdahelp@microsoft.com prior to session).
July 25th, 2019
Thursday
July 25th, 2019
Thursday
July 29, 2019
Monday
July 29, 2019
Monday
July 25th, 2019
US West Coast: 8a-10a PDT
US East Coast: 11a-1p EDT
London: 4p-6p BST
July 25th, 2019
US West Coast: 7p-9p PDT
Taipei: 10a-12n BST
July 29, 2019
US West Coast: 8a-9a PDT
US East Coast: 11a-12n EDT
London: 4p-5p BST
July 29, 2019
US West Coast: 7p-8p PDT
Taipei: 10a-11a BST
July 25th, 2019
Introduction to MDA Incentive Program
and
MDA Technical Requirements
July 25th, 2019
Introduction to MDA Incentive Program
&
MDA Technical Requirements
July 29, 2019
MDA Open Q&A Session
July 29, 2019
MDA Open Q&A Session
July 25th, 2019
Introduction to MDA Incentive Program
Describe the MDA milestones
Explain the program periods
Navigate the MDA Program Resource Center
Onboard to the Program
Use resources to get help

MDA Technical Requirements
Understand how to meet MDA Requirements
Use tools to test devices for MDA Compliance
July 25th, 2019
Introduction to MDA Incentive Program
Describe the MDA milestones
Explain the program periods
Navigate the MDA Program Resource Center
Onboard to the Program
Use resources to get help

MDA Technical Requirements
Understand how to meet MDA Requirements
Use tools to test devices for MDA Compliance

July 29, 2019
Open Q&A Session
Open Q&A discussion (feel free to optionally submit questions to mdahelp@microsoft.com prior to session).
July 29, 2019
Open Q&A Session
Open Q&A discussion (feel free to optionally submit questions to mdahelp@microsoft.com prior to session).