Devices and Deployment

Sell, deploy, and manage solutions based on the Windows platform. Differentiate your business and be the expert customers look to for the best Windows experience. Plan and roll-out customer Windows environments and optimize desktop experiences.

This competency is scheduled for retirement. Learn more about the competency that would be the best fit for your business.

Benefits

Silver

Gold

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

Use automated tools and Solution Accelerators to help your customers move to Windows 8
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Desktop Deployment Planning Services
Drive Windows and Office deployments and create Windows 8 apps through the Windows Accelerate program
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 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
Use automated tools and Solution Accelerators to help your customers move to Windows 8
Silver
Gold
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Desktop Deployment Planning Services
Silver
Gold
Drive Windows and Office deployments and create Windows 8 apps through the Windows Accelerate program
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 incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses
Silver
Gold

Silver

Gold

People from your organization must complete the following:

Two people must pass the following assessment:

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

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.

People from your organization must complete the following:

Four people must pass the following assessments:

Option 3—Four people must pass the following certification:

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

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.


Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months 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.

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months 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.


Silver

People from your organization must complete the following:

Two people must pass the following assessment:

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

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.

Gold

People from your organization must complete the following:

Four people must pass the following assessments:

Option 3—Four people must pass the following certification:

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

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.


Silver

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months 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.

Gold

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months 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.


Silver

People from your organization must complete the following:

Two people must pass the following assessment:

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

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.

Gold

People from your organization must complete the following:

Four people must pass the following assessments:

Option 3—Four people must pass the following certification:

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

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.


Silver

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months 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.

Gold

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months 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.


Benefits

Silver

Gold

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

Use automated tools and Solution Accelerators to help your customers move to Windows 8
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Desktop Deployment Planning Services
Drive Windows and Office deployments and create Windows 8 apps through the Windows Accelerate program
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 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
Use automated tools and Solution Accelerators to help your customers move to Windows 8
Silver
Gold
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Desktop Deployment Planning Services
Silver
Gold
Drive Windows and Office deployments and create Windows 8 apps through the Windows Accelerate program
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 incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses
Silver
Gold

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