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					                                                                         Sage MIP Fund Accounting
                                                                                Certified Trainer Program
                                                                               Frequently Asked Questions



Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the Sage Certified Trainer Program. We hope this document answers your questions about
the program. If you have additional questions, after reading the frequently asked questions (FAQs), send us an email at
training.nonprofit@sage.com or call 800-647-3863 and ask for Learning Services.

To help you get the answers you need, the FAQs are divided into four categories. Click the category below or scroll down
to review all questions and answers.


Becoming a Certified Trainer:

Answers questions about eligibility and the application process

Certification Programs:

Answers questions about the available programs and related modules

Training Requirements

Answers questions about the classes candidates must attend

Assessments:

Answers questions about the assessments candidates must pass
                                                                           Sage MIP Fund Accounting
                                                                                 Certified Trainer Program
                                                                                Frequently Asked Questions




Becoming a Certified Trainer


Who can apply to the Sage Certified Trainer Program?

A full time employee of a business partner or software consultant can apply to become a certified trainer provided the
following criteria have been met:

   Their company has been authorized by Sage Software for a minimum of six (6) months for Sage MIP Fund
    Accounting.

   Their Company has completed the standard partner certification requirements for Sage MIP Fund Accounting.



What steps must I take to become a Certified Trainer?

Step 1: Submit a completed Sage MIP Fund Accounting Certified Trainer Application to Sage Software.
        Send the completed application to training.nonprofit@sage.com or fax it to 512-452-3819

Step 2: Attend Sage MIP Fund Accounting Core/Payroll customer training and submit a certificate of class completion to
        Sage Software. The class may be led by a Sage Software trainer or a Sage MIP Fund Accounting Certified
        Trainer in good standing.

        This requirement may be waived for candidates that have successfully completed the Sage MIP Fund Accounting
        Certified Consultant education requirements.

Step 3: Pass the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Core/Payroll assessment(s) (80% or higher).

        This requirement may be waived for candidates that have achieved scores of 80% or higher on the Sage MIP
        Fund Accounting Certified Consultant assessment requirements.

Step 4: Attend Sage Software’s Presentation Skills Training Class.

Step 5: Attend the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Core/Payroll Trainer Certification Class.
        (Class fee includes trainer curriculum and assessment)

Note: Steps 2 through 5 must be completed on the most current version of the software or within the last 6 months.
                                                                          Sage MIP Fund Accounting
                                                                                Certified Trainer Program
                                                                               Frequently Asked Questions


I am already Fund Accounting Core certified, what steps must I take to obtain Advanced Financial
Management or Technical certification?

Step 1: Successfully complete the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Core/Payroll Certified Trainer requirements.

Step 2: Submit a Sage MIP Fund Accounting Certified Trainer Application to Sage Software.
        Send the completed application to training.nonprofit@sage.com or fax it to 512-452-3819

Step 3: Attend Sage MIP Fund Accounting Advanced Financial Management customer training and submit a certificate of
        class completion to Sage Software. The class may be led by a Sage Software trainer or a Sage MIP Fund
        Accounting Certified Trainer in good standing.

        This requirement may be waived for candidates that have successfully completed the Sage MIP Fund Accounting
        Certified Consultant education requirements.

Step 4: Pass the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Core/Payroll assessment(s) (80% or higher).

        This requirement may be waived for candidates that have achieved scores of 80% or higher on the Sage MIP
        Fund Accounting Certified Consultant assessment requirements.

Step 5: Attend the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Advanced Financial Management Trainer Certification Class.
        (Class fee includes trainer curriculum and assessment)

Note: Steps 3 through 5 must be completed on the most current version of the software or within the last 6 months.

Where do I get a copy of the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Certified Trainer Program Guide?

Click HERE to download a copy of the guide.


Where do I get a copy of the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Certified Trainer Application?

Click HERE to download a copy of the application.



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                                                                         Sage MIP Fund Accounting
                                                                               Certified Trainer Program
                                                                              Frequently Asked Questions




Certification Programs


What certification programs are available?

The following two certification programs are currently available. All trainers must be certified in Sage MIP Fund
Accounting Core/Payroll, the Advanced Financial Management certification is optional depending on the classes you will
offer to your customers.

Fund Accounting Core/Payroll
Advanced Financial Management

Which Chapters or modules are included in each certification program?

                           Fund               Advanced
 Chapter/Module            Accounting         Financial
                           Core/Payroll       Management
 System Administration            
 Accounting Admin &
 Setup (Including                 
 Grants Administration)
 General Ledger
 Transaction Entry                
 General Ledger
 Activities                       
 Bank Reconciliation              
 Budgets                          
 Accounts Payable
 w/EFT                            
 Accounts Receivable
 Reporting & Billing              
 Forms Designer                   
 Reporting                        
 Financial Statements             
 Payroll                          
 Advanced Financial
 Statements                                           
 Allocations                                          
 Data Consolidation                                   
 Electronic Requisitions                              
 Encumbrances &
 Purchase Orders                                      
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                                                      Certified Trainer Program
                                                     Frequently Asked Questions


                      Fund           Advanced
Chapter/Module        Accounting     Financial
                      Core/Payroll   Management
Fixed Assets                              
Nightshift                                
User Defined Fields                       
Basic Import/Export                       
Advanced Import                           


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                                                                           Sage MIP Fund Accounting
                                                                                  Certified Trainer Program
                                                                                 Frequently Asked Questions




Training Requirements


I have completed the Business Partner authorization process, what classes must I take to become a
Certified Trainer?

Authorized Business Partners must attend the Sage Software Presentation Skills Training Class and Sage MIP Fund
Accounting Core/Payroll Trainer Certification Class to meet Fund Accounting Core requirements.

If you are seeking Advanced Financial Management certification you must also attend the Sage MIP Fund Accounting
Advanced Financial Management Trainer Certification Class.


I have not completed the Business Partner authorization process, what classes must I take to become
a Certified Trainer?

If you have not completed the Business Partner authorization process you must attend the Application classes for the
certifications you seek. All applicants must attend Fund Accounting Core/Payroll customer training. If you are seeking
Advanced Financial Management certification you must attend Sage MIP Fund Accounting Advanced Financial
Management customer training.

You must also attend the Sage Software Presentation Skills Training Class and the Sage MIP Fund Accounting
Core/Payroll Trainer Certification Class. If you are seeking Advanced Financial Management certification you must also
attend the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Advanced Financial Management Trainer Certification Class.


How are product-line-specific Trainer Certification Classes delivered?

The Sage MIP Fund Accounting Core/Payroll Trainer Certification Class is a one (1) day live classroom training session
conducted by a Sage Software trainer. The combined class is offered in Austin, Texas and other locations, based on
demand.

The Advanced Financial Management Trainer Certification Class is presented via Realtime Learning. The class is
approximately two hours and is scheduled by request.


How is the Sage Software Presentation Skills Training Class delivered?

The Software Presentation Skills Training Class is a one (1) day live classroom training session. The class is offered in
various locations across the country. You may take the class from any Sage Software business unit.


When are application training and certification classes offered?

The current class schedule is on our web site at www.sagesoftwareuniversity.com/nonprofit. Note: Advanced Financial
Management classes are offered by request.
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                                                                                    Certified Trainer Program
                                                                                   Frequently Asked Questions


What are the costs associated with the certifications and classes?

The Presentation skills class is $350, the combined Fund Accounting Core and Payroll certification is $500, each
additional certification is $400. Each certification class includes the Certified Trainer Kit, assessment and certificate.

If you have not attended the Business Partner training classes you would also need to attend the product classes. The
discounted Fund Accounting Core customer training and Payroll customer training classes are $1,280 and $320
respectively. Advanced Financial Management customer training class prices vary based on format.




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                                                                         Sage MIP Fund Accounting
                                                                               Certified Trainer Program
                                                                              Frequently Asked Questions




Assessments


I have passed the Business Partner authorization assessments; do I still need to take the Certified
Trainer Assessments?

If you achieved scores of 80% or higher on the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Certified Consultant assessments your scores
may be applied to the Certified Trainer assessments at the sole discretion of Sage Software. Please note that Certified
Trainer requirements must be completed on the most current version of the software or within the last 6 months.


How are the Certified Trainer Assessments Administered?

The Certified Trainer assessments are computer based. You may register for and access the assessments via Sage
Software University. You may then take the assessments from any location with internet access.


How long does it take to complete the Certified Trainer Assessments?

Individual times vary, however, the Sage MIP Fund Accounting Core/Payroll assessment takes between two and three
hours. The Advanced Financial Management assessment takes approximately two hours. These times are approximate,
you should make sure you allow enough time in your schedule. When you receive the assessments you will receive
additional information about the number of questions in each assessment and approximately how long it will take to
complete each one.



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