Wingman2020 – The Return of Onsite Certification Testing

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Peeps will remember the good old days of onsite certification testing at SMB Nation events during the Microsoft Small Business Specialist (SBSC) era. Then it all went away for like a decade. But the newly accounced Wingman2020 event in

early June in Denver has changed that. There will be complimentary exam vouchers and on-site certification testing for attendees (the focus is on Microsoft certifications).

“Wingman2020 represents a new level for Pax8 in our mission to educate and enable partners to accelerate their cloud business,” said Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer at Pax8. “We’ve set our sights on delivering an immersive learning experience that elevates and amplifies the partner community and sets the stage for innovation to start the new decade.”

The inaugural national partner conference is expected to draw 1,500 partners from across the country for three days of learning. Wingman2020 builds on the foundation of the company’s successful, partner-focused events, such as regional Mission Briefings and popular Azure and Microsoft 365 Bootcamps.

“With Pax8, we have been able to grow our Microsoft cloud business more than 55% in less than a year,” said Dan Johnson, President at machineLOGIC and a Pax8 partner. “Pax8 has offered us more education and enablement than any other vendor partner. Now with Wingman2020, our team can complete key certifications, education, and training all in one place from the leaders in cloud. Attending Wingman2020 is an investment in my business that will enable us to be successful in 2020 and beyond.”

Wingman2020 Highlights include:

  • Keynote Speakers: Be inspired by thought leadership content from cloud industry leaders, including Microsoft executives
  • Celebrity Speaker: Major League Baseball general manager Billy Beane, the subject of Michael Lewis’ bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and who was portrayed by Brad Pitt in the film adaptation, will be sharing insights and lessons on how to use data to win when the competition is stacked against you
  • Deep Dive Education: Dynamic, engaging education strategically targeted along two paths:
    - Technical Leaders: Technical education designed to improve participants’ solutions acumen and increase their impact with customers and prospects across the Pax8 portfolio
    - Business and Sales Leaders: Strategic sessions designed to answer relevant questions about market opportunities, ways to uncover untapped revenue, elevate the customer experience, and improve close rates
  • Microsoft Certifications: Attendees will receive Microsoft exam vouchers to be used toward Azure, Microsoft 365, Office 365, or Dynamics 365 on-site and for no additional cost
  • Vendor Exhibitor Hall: Come see what the vendor community is showcasing in 2020, and meet face-to-face with the world’s leading cloud vendors
  • Networking & Recognition: Join the fun with interactive events that promote peer-to-peer networking and celebrate the first of Pax8’s partner award recipients