Chintan Patel

Chintan Patel

Microsoft 365 MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead: South Africa | ICT Trainer & Consultant | Mudita ISC Instructor | Technology Solutions Engineer

Benoni, South Africa


Chintan Patel is a highly skilled ICT professional specializing in Microsoft 365 productivity apps and services for end users and power users. With over a decade of experience, he offers bespoke training, consulting, and advisory services, catering to both novices and advanced users. He also has experience in a desktop technical support role and regularly provides support to individuals across multiple industries and communities.

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Regional Lead, Chintan has been developing and supporting MCTs across South Africa and 15 Southern African countries since 2020. He is a sought-after speaker at events focusing on workplace productivity and skills development. Chintan also moderates the MCT Network Facebook and LinkedIn groups, actively engaging in the global MCT community.

Chintan’s mission is to empower businesses and individuals to reach their full potential. He provides comprehensive training and consulting, unlocking success for his clients.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel VBA
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Forms
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Copilot
  • Microsoft Copilot Studio
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft 365 Copilot
  • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Adoption
  • Microsoft 365 Copilot Adoption
  • Microsoft MVP
  • Microsoft Power Virtual Agents

Using Microsoft Teams Live Events and Webinars for all your Event Management Needs

In this session, we will look at how you can jumpstart your own production company on budget using Microsoft Teams Live Events and Webinars.

We'll start off by comparing the two types of events (Live Events and Webinars) and when to use a specific type of event. We'll then explore all the steps involved when planning for both types of events - what needs to happen to set up a webinar and what needs to happen to set up a live event.

We will also see how some of the Microsoft 365 apps can assist, such as Microsoft Forms for registrations, Microsoft Power Automate for adding conditional logic in your registration forms, creating accessible and inclusive presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint, analyze post-event data with Microsoft Power BI and other tools in the Microsoft stack as well as other third-party tools to further enhance the events you hold.

MO-200 - Microsoft Excel Associate Exam Prep

Unlike the Microsoft technical certifications where the exams are presented in multiple choice format, the Microsoft Excel Associate (MO-200) exam tests candidates on performance-based scenarios using various basic to intermediate features of Microsoft Excel. Candidates have a time of 50 minutes to complete various practical tasks and achieve a minimum of 700 points out of a possible 1000 points are required to pass the exam, to earn the Microsoft Excel Associate certification. This session will explore techniques on how to tackle the questions that are presented as well as tips and tricks on how to manage your time in the exam. The exam objectives for the Microsoft Excel Associate exam can be found here:


The MCT as a Learning Partner

Official courses are delivered by MCTs through Learning Partners. But did you know that MCTs can register to be a learning partner too? Find out how you can become a learning partner and what the partner program changes mean for the you if you already are a learning partner.

We will also look at value add options, such as offering testing, support contracts and self study resources.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications Overview

The Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications Overview will discuss the importance of the Microsoft Office Specialist program for all job roles in the world today. Results from recent research explaining its benefits will be discussed. Information about the Microsoft Office Specialist Worldwide Championships will be discussed - Microsoft Office Specialist competition for those individuals between the ages of 13 and 22. An overview of each Microsoft Office 365 / 2019 exam will be provided. Lastly, the importance of digital badging and the next steps in Microsoft 365 certification will be discussed.

Data and AI Community Day August 2024 Sessionize Event Upcoming

August 2024 Johannesburg, South Africa

Data & AI Community Day Durban: Season of AI Sessionize Event Upcoming

July 2024 Durban, South Africa

European MCT Summit 2022 Sessionize Event

September 2022 Zürich, Switzerland

M365 Chicago - Virtual Event Sessionize Event

November 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chintan Patel

Microsoft 365 MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead: South Africa | ICT Trainer & Consultant | Mudita ISC Instructor | Technology Solutions Engineer

Benoni, South Africa


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