Cloud Productivity

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View your competency status to stay on track of all your active and in-progress competencies.

 

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Benefits

Silver

Gold

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

Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to competency benefits table. 5 licenses
25 licenses
Signature Support
Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Credit towards one of the required eligibility criteria for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Eligibility for the Microsoft Online Services Usage Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Premium priority Microsoft Referrals placement
Guaranteed concierge engagement to help maximize MPN benefits

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

Silver
Gold
Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to competency benefits table.
Silver 5 licenses
Gold 25 licenses
Signature Support
Silver
Gold
Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Silver
Gold
Credit towards one of the required eligibility criteria for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Silver
Gold
Eligibility for the Microsoft Online Services Usage Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Silver
Gold
Premium priority Microsoft Referrals placement
Silver
Gold
Guaranteed concierge engagement to help maximize MPN benefits
Silver
Gold


Silver

Complete the following five steps to earn the Silver Cloud Productivity Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

Developed markets:

  • Partners must have deployed 2,000 Active Entitlements (active users)

Developing markets:

  • Partners must have deployed 1,000 Active Entitlements (active users)

The deployments can be any Microsoft Office 365 workload (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, or Yammer) or ProPlus. Trial SKUs are not included.

Note: Active Entitlements measures the count of active users on a specific workload including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online and Yammer.

To qualify, you will need to be associated as the Office 365 Delegated Administrator, Transacting Partner, Fast Track Partner, or Digital Partner of Record. Get more information.

Review the country list of developed and developing markets.

2. Pass the exams or certifications

One person must pass the following exams:

Or one person must obtain the following certification:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on the 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.

3. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

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.

4. Complete your organization’s profile

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

5. 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 $1,530, 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

Complete the following five steps to earn the Gold Cloud Productivity Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

Developed markets:

  • Partners must have deployed 4,000 Active Entitlements (active users)

The deployments can be any Microsoft Office 365 workload (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, or Yammer) or ProPlus. Trial SKUs are not included.

To qualify, you will need to be associated as the Office 365 Delegated Administrator, Transacting Partner, Fast Track Partner, or Digital Partner of Record. Get more information.

Review the country list of developed and developing markets.

2. Pass the exams or certifications

Two people must pass the following exams:

Or two people must obtain the following certification

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on the 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.

3. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

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.

4. Complete your organization’s profile

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

5. 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 $3,940, 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

Complete the following six steps to earn the Silver Cloud Productivity Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

You must have trained 200 individuals annually.

2. Pass the exams or certifications

You must have two Microsoft Certified Trainers who complete the following.

One person must pass the following exams:

Or one person must obtain the following certification:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on the 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.

3. Submit your application

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

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

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 $1,530, 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

Complete the following six steps to earn the Gold Cloud Productivity Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

You must have trained 5,000 individuals annually and have generated US$500,000 in revenue. Convert this performance requirement into your local currency

2. Pass the exams or certifications

You must have four Microsoft Certified Trainers who complete the following.

Two people must pass the following exams:

Or two people must obtain the following certification:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on the 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.

3. Submit your business plan

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

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

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 $3,940, 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

Complete the following five steps to earn the Silver Cloud Productivity Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

Developed markets:

  • Partners must have deployed 2,000 Active Entitlements (active users)

Developing markets:

  • Partners must have deployed 1,000 Active Entitlements (active users)

The deployments can be any Microsoft Office 365 workload (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, or Yammer) or ProPlus. Trial SKUs are not included.

Note: Active Entitlements measures the count of active users on a specific workload including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online and Yammer.

To qualify, you will need to be associated as the Office 365 Delegated Administrator, Transacting Partner, Fast Track Partner, or Digital Partner of Record. Get more information.

Review the country list of developed and developing markets.

2. Pass the exams or certifications

One person must pass the following exams:

Or one person must obtain the following certification:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on the 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.

3. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

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.

4. Complete your organization’s profile

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

5. 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 $1,530, 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

Complete the following five steps to earn the Gold Cloud Productivity Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

Developed markets:

  • Partners must have deployed 4,000 Active Entitlements (active users)

The deployments can be any Microsoft Office 365 workload (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, or Yammer) or ProPlus. Trial SKUs are not included.

To qualify, you will need to be associated as the Office 365 Delegated Administrator, Transacting Partner, Fast Track Partner, or Digital Partner of Record. Get more information.

Review the country list of developed and developing markets.

2. Pass the exams or certifications

Two people must pass the following exams:

Or two people must obtain the following certification

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on the 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.

3. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

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.

4. Complete your organization’s profile

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

5. 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 $3,940, 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

Complete the following six steps to earn the Silver Cloud Productivity Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

You must have trained 200 individuals annually.

2. Pass the exams or certifications

You must have two Microsoft Certified Trainers who complete the following.

One person must pass the following exams:

Or one person must obtain the following certification:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on the 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.

3. Submit your application

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

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

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 $1,530, 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

Complete the following six steps to earn the Gold Cloud Productivity Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

You must have trained 5,000 individuals annually and have generated US$500,000 in revenue. Convert this performance requirement into your local currency

2. Pass the exams or certifications

You must have four Microsoft Certified Trainers who complete the following.

Two people must pass the following exams:

Or two people must obtain the following certification:

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on the 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.

3. Submit your business plan

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

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

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 $3,940, 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

Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to competency benefits table. 5 licenses
25 licenses
Signature Support
Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Credit towards one of the required eligibility criteria for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Eligibility for the Microsoft Online Services Usage Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Premium priority Microsoft Referrals placement
Guaranteed concierge engagement to help maximize MPN benefits

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

Silver
Gold
Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to competency benefits table.
Silver 5 licenses
Gold 25 licenses
Signature Support
Silver
Gold
Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Silver
Gold
Credit towards one of the required eligibility criteria for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Silver
Gold
Eligibility for the Microsoft Online Services Usage Incentive. Learn more about incentives.
Silver
Gold
Premium priority Microsoft Referrals placement
Silver
Gold
Guaranteed concierge engagement to help maximize MPN benefits
Silver
Gold

Cloud Productivity resources

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