Collaboration and Content

Be recognized for helping customers share, collaborate, and improve productivity with SharePoint solutions. Differentiate your business and receive access to SharePoint technical trainings, support, internal-use software licenses, and incentives.

Check your competency status

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

 

Microsoft products associated with this competency

 

Benefits

Silver

Gold

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

Receive a discount on a business-modeling session with Tellus International (Independent Software Vendor track only)
20% discount
30% discount

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

Access online training, including SharePoint Server 2013 for IT Professionals and SharePoint Server 2013 for Developers

Better explain the value of your solutions by using SharePoint demo images

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 solution incentives for driving sales of specific Microsoft solutions identified for their growth potential

Earn incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses

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

Silver
Gold
Receive a discount on a business-modeling session with Tellus International (Independent Software Vendor track only)
Silver
20% discount
Gold
30% discount

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

Silver
Gold

Access online training, including SharePoint Server 2013 for IT Professionals and SharePoint Server 2013 for Developers

Silver
Gold

Better explain the value of your solutions by using SharePoint demo images

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 solution incentives for driving sales of specific Microsoft solutions identified for their growth potential

Silver
Gold

Earn incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses

Silver
Gold

Choose your path

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

Skills Assessment Path


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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two individuals must obtain one of the following certification:

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple silver competencies, 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 have three SharePoint customer references within the previous 12 months.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass the following two exams:

Or, two people may obtain the following certification:

And, two people must also pass the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Retired Exams

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people may obtain these certifications:

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple gold competencies, 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 have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two individuals must obtain one of the following certification:

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple silver competencies, 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 have three SharePoint customer references within the previous 12 months.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass the following two exams:

Or, two people may obtain the following certification:

And, two people must also pass the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Retired Exams

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people may obtain these certifications:

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple gold competencies, 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 have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two individuals must obtain one of the following certification:

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple silver competencies, 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 have three SharePoint customer references within the previous 12 months.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass the following two exams:

Or, two people may obtain the following certification:

And, two people must also pass the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Retired Exams

Retired July 31, 2016:

Or, two people may obtain these certifications:

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple gold competencies, 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 have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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).

Performance Path


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 Collaboration and Content 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 who have met exam requirements for Silver Collaboration and Content competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Or, two individuals must obtain one of the following certification:

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 have three SharePoint customer references within the previous 12 months.

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 Collaboration and Content 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 who have met exam requirements for Gold Collaboration and Content 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 the exams

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Or, must obtain one of the following certification:

And two people must pass the following exams:

Or, obtain these certifications:

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 have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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 Collaboration and Content 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 who have met exam requirements for Silver Collaboration and Content competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Or, two individuals must obtain one of the following certification:

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 have three SharePoint customer references within the previous 12 months.

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 Collaboration and Content 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 who have met exam requirements for Gold Collaboration and Content 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 the exams

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Or, must obtain one of the following certification:

And two people must pass the following exams:

Or, obtain these certifications:

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 have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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 Collaboration and Content 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 who have met exam requirements for Silver Collaboration and Content competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Or, two individuals must obtain one of the following certification:

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 have three SharePoint customer references within the previous 12 months.

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 Collaboration and Content 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 who have met exam requirements for Gold Collaboration and Content 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 the exams

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

*Retiring January 31, 2017

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Or, must obtain one of the following certification:

And two people must pass the following exams:

Or, obtain these certifications:

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 have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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).

Certified IP Path


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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Meet the application requirements

Your organization must submit one application that has passed the SharePoint test on Microsoft Platform Ready.

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

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Meet the application requirements

Your organization must submit one application that has passed the SharePoint test on Microsoft Platform Ready.

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

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Meet the application requirements

Your organization must submit one application that has passed the SharePoint test on Microsoft Platform Ready.

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

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Meet the application requirements

Your organization must submit one application that has passed the SharePoint test on Microsoft Platform Ready.

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

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Meet the application requirements

Your organization must submit one application that has passed the SharePoint test on Microsoft Platform Ready.

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

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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 Collaboration and Content competency.

1. Meet the application requirements

Your organization must submit one application that has passed the SharePoint test on Microsoft Platform Ready.

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

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, or Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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. Update 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

Receive a discount on a business-modeling session with Tellus International (Independent Software Vendor track only)
20% discount
30% discount

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

Access online training, including SharePoint Server 2013 for IT Professionals and SharePoint Server 2013 for Developers

Better explain the value of your solutions by using SharePoint demo images

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 solution incentives for driving sales of specific Microsoft solutions identified for their growth potential

Earn incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses

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

Silver
Gold
Receive a discount on a business-modeling session with Tellus International (Independent Software Vendor track only)
Silver
20% discount
Gold
30% discount

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

Silver
Gold

Access online training, including SharePoint Server 2013 for IT Professionals and SharePoint Server 2013 for Developers

Silver
Gold

Better explain the value of your solutions by using SharePoint demo images

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 solution incentives for driving sales of specific Microsoft solutions identified for their growth potential

Silver
Gold

Earn incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses

Silver
Gold

Collaboration and Content 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