Cloud performance competencies

Performance-driven competencies

Customers want to move to the cloud, and they want an expert to help them do it. You can display your expertise by earning a Cloud performance competency. Your ability to successfully sell and deploy cloud solutions is the first step. Partners who earn these competencies receive enhanced benefits, including unlimited cloud-specific technical support, incentives, and software to run your business. The Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program offers five performance-based competencies that align to four key areas of business.


Help your customers meet their productivity needs with Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft’s fastest selling business software. The Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency is for partners who specialize in selling Office 365 to small and midsized businesses. The Cloud Productivity competency is for partners who specialize in enterprise deployments.

Review the Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency
Review the Cloud Productivity competency

Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

The Cloud Platform competency helps you capitalize on the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure.

Review the Cloud Platform competency


In an increasingly mobile world, companies want the freedom to conduct business from their preferred apps and devices and the safety of protected data. The Enterprise Mobility Management competency qualifies you as an expert on Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite.

Review the Enterprise Mobility Management competency

Additional resources

Looking for the fastest way to sell more cloud services?

Visit the Cloud SureStep page to learn more

Review all Microsoft cloud service offerings

Successfully sell industry-leading cloud solutions through the Microsoft Partner Network

Discover the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program

Learn how you can manage your entire Microsoft cloud customer lifecycle