Application Development

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Receive a set of core benefits as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Get improved access to tools, software, communities, and resources, with additional Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions
5 licenses
25 licenses
Receive a discount on a business-modeling session with Tellus International (application track only)
20% discount

30% discount


Use one of the 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers to help accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies
Generate visibility and make more money by publishing apps to the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Access the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to buy and sell finished software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and premium data sets

Find resources to help you increase exposure for your Microsoft Azure applications with Microsoft Go-To-Market Services

Access internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency

Earn Bing Ads credits to help you run your customers’ search advertising campaigns for no cost

Receive a set of core benefits as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Silver
Gold
Get improved access to tools, software, communities, and resources, with additional Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions
Silver
5 licenses
Gold
25 licenses
Receive a discount on a business-modeling session with Tellus International (application track only)
Silver
20% discount
Gold

30% discount


Use one of the 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers to help accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies
Silver
Gold
Generate visibility and make more money by publishing apps to the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Silver
Gold
Access the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to buy and sell finished software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and premium data sets

Silver
Gold
Find resources to help you increase exposure for your Microsoft Azure applications with Microsoft Go-To-Market Services

Silver
Gold
Access internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency

Silver
Gold
Earn Bing Ads credits to help you run your customers’ search advertising campaigns for no cost
Silver
Gold

Choose your path

Select the most relevant one from the three below based on your business focus.


The Skills Assessment Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Pass the exams or assessments

Two people must each pass one exam. They can choose any exam from any of the options below:

Windows and Web App Dev Focus:

Azure App Dev Focus:

.NET App Dev Focus:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following exams have been retired. Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Retired 2014:

Retired July 31, 2015:

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people each must pass the following assessment:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

The Skills Assessment Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Pass a certification

Four people must hold a current version of one of the following certifications:

Please note certification retirement dates below.

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following certifications have been retired. Certifications achieved prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

The Skills Assessment Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Pass the exams or assessments

Two people must each pass one exam. They can choose any exam from any of the options below:

Windows and Web App Dev Focus:

Azure App Dev Focus:

.NET App Dev Focus:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following exams have been retired. Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Retired 2014:

Retired July 31, 2015:

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people each must pass the following assessment:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

The Skills Assessment Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Pass a certification

Four people must hold a current version of one of the following certifications:

Please note certification retirement dates below.

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following certifications have been retired. Certifications achieved prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

The Skills Assessment Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Pass the exams or assessments

Two people must each pass one exam. They can choose any exam from any of the options below:

Windows and Web App Dev Focus:

Azure App Dev Focus:

.NET App Dev Focus:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following exams have been retired. Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Retired 2014:

Retired July 31, 2015:

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people each must pass the following assessment:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

The Skills Assessment Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Pass a certification

Four people must hold a current version of one of the following certifications:

Please note certification retirement dates below.

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following certifications have been retired. Certifications achieved prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


The Performance Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following six steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Submit your application

Partners new to the Learning Option must complete the business application template, and submit for approval by following the instructions in the document.

2. Meet the performance requirements

You must have two Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) who have met exam requirements for Silver Application Development competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams or assessment

Two people must each pass one exam. They can choose any exam from any of the options below:

Windows and Web App Dev Focus:

Azure App Dev Focus:

.NET App Dev Focus:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following exams have been retired. Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Retired 2014:

Retired July 31, 2015:

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people each must pass the following assessment:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

The Performance Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following six steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Submit your business plan

Partners must provide a Microsoft approved Annual Gold Partner Business Plan.

2. Meet the performance requirements

You must have four Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) who have met exam requirements for Gold Application Development competency.

You must have trained 5,000 individuals and have generated US$500,000 revenue of Microsoft Official Learning Product purchases made through Courseware Marketplace as defined in the KPI Guide.

3. Pass a certification

Four people must hold a current version of one of the following certifications:

MCSD: Web Apps Focus:

**Retiring September 30, 2016

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

The Performance Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following six steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Submit your application

Partners new to the Learning Option must complete the business application template, and submit for approval by following the instructions in the document.

2. Meet the performance requirements

You must have two Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) who have met exam requirements for Silver Application Development competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams or assessment

Two people must each pass one exam. They can choose any exam from any of the options below:

Windows and Web App Dev Focus:

Azure App Dev Focus:

.NET App Dev Focus:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following exams have been retired. Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Retired 2014:

Retired July 31, 2015:

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people each must pass the following assessment:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

The Performance Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following six steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Submit your business plan

Partners must provide a Microsoft approved Annual Gold Partner Business Plan.

2. Meet the performance requirements

You must have four Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) who have met exam requirements for Gold Application Development competency.

You must have trained 5,000 individuals and have generated US$500,000 revenue of Microsoft Official Learning Product purchases made through Courseware Marketplace as defined in the KPI Guide.

3. Pass a certification

Four people must hold a current version of one of the following certifications:

MCSD: Web Apps Focus:

**Retiring September 30, 2016

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

The Performance Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following six steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Submit your application

Partners new to the Learning Option must complete the business application template, and submit for approval by following the instructions in the document.

2. Meet the performance requirements

You must have two Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) who have met exam requirements for Silver Application Development competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams or assessment

Two people must each pass one exam. They can choose any exam from any of the options below:

Windows and Web App Dev Focus:

Azure App Dev Focus:

.NET App Dev Focus:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

**Retiring September 30, 2016

The following exams have been retired. Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Retired 2014:

Retired July 31, 2015:

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people each must pass the following assessment:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

The Performance Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following six steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Submit your business plan

Partners must provide a Microsoft approved Annual Gold Partner Business Plan.

2. Meet the performance requirements

You must have four Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) who have met exam requirements for Gold Application Development competency.

You must have trained 5,000 individuals and have generated US$500,000 revenue of Microsoft Official Learning Product purchases made through Courseware Marketplace as defined in the KPI Guide.

3. Pass a certification

Four people must hold a current version of one of the following certifications:

MCSD: Web Apps Focus:

**Retiring September 30, 2016

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University Learning Paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Silver Competency Test for Windows 8

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Gold Competency Test for Windows 8

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Silver Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 R2

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Gold Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 R2

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Silver Competency Test for Windows 8

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Gold Competency Test for Windows 8

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Silver Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 R2

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Gold Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 R2

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Silver Competency Test for Windows 8

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Gold Competency Test for Windows 8

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Silver Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 R2

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

The Certified IP Path is ideal if you prefer to prove your skills by passing tests, exams, and/or assessments. Pass a specific number to achieve your requirement.

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Application Development competency.

1. Certify your application or solution

Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Gold Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 R2

Details about application tests and submission process can be found on Microsoft Platform Ready.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730.00, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).

Benefits

Silver

Gold

Receive a set of core benefits as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Get improved access to tools, software, communities, and resources, with additional Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions
5 licenses
25 licenses
Receive a discount on a business-modeling session with Tellus International (application track only)
20% discount

30% discount


Use one of the 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers to help accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies
Generate visibility and make more money by publishing apps to the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Access the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to buy and sell finished software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and premium data sets

Find resources to help you increase exposure for your Microsoft Azure applications with Microsoft Go-To-Market Services

Access internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency

Earn Bing Ads credits to help you run your customers’ search advertising campaigns for no cost

Receive a set of core benefits as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Silver
Gold
Get improved access to tools, software, communities, and resources, with additional Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions
Silver
5 licenses
Gold
25 licenses
Receive a discount on a business-modeling session with Tellus International (application track only)
Silver
20% discount
Gold

30% discount


Use one of the 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers to help accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies
Silver
Gold
Generate visibility and make more money by publishing apps to the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Silver
Gold
Access the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to buy and sell finished software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and premium data sets

Silver
Gold
Find resources to help you increase exposure for your Microsoft Azure applications with Microsoft Go-To-Market Services

Silver
Gold
Access internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency

Silver
Gold
Earn Bing Ads credits to help you run your customers’ search advertising campaigns for no cost
Silver
Gold

Application Development resources

Ready to go Silver or Gold?

As an admin for your organization, you can manage and track your company’s competency in the Partner Membership Center