DevOps

Showcase your ability in helping manage software lifecycles by leveraging the DevOps features of Microsoft’s development platform. Access internal-use software, support, and the DevOps Partner Sales and Marketing Portal.

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Benefits

Silver

Gold

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

Receive additional Microsoft Azure internal-use software licenses
Subscribe to the monthly newsletter for DevOps competency partners to get information that can help you drive business and better leverage your relationships with Microsoft
Gain access to the ALM Partner Sales and Marketing Portal, which makes it easy to find and use the resources you need for successful sales and marketing of Visual Studio and related products
Leverage the DevOps catalyst, customer-partner connection site, to connect with Microsoft customers with ALM needs

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services

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

Silver
Gold
Receive additional Microsoft Azure internal-use software licenses
Silver
Gold
Subscribe to the monthly newsletter for DevOps competency partners to get information that can help you drive business and better leverage your relationships with Microsoft
Silver
Gold
Gain access to the ALM Partner Sales and Marketing Portal, which makes it easy to find and use the resources you need for successful sales and marketing of Visual Studio and related products
Silver
Gold
Leverage the DevOps catalyst, customer-partner connection site, to connect with Microsoft customers with ALM needs

Silver
Gold
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services
Silver
Gold

Choose your path

Select the most relevant one from the two 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 DevOps competency.

1. Pass the exams

Two people must pass one of the following exams:

And, one person must pass one of the following exams:

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 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.

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 DevOps competency.

1. Pass the exams

Four people must pass one of the following exams:

And, two people must pass one of the following exams:

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 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.

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

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 DevOps competency.

1. Pass the exams

Two people must pass one of the following exams:

And, one person must pass one of the following exams:

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 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.

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 DevOps competency.

1. Pass the exams

Four people must pass one of the following exams:

And, two people must pass one of the following exams:

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 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.

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

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 DevOps competency.

1. Pass the exams

Two people must pass one of the following exams:

And, one person must pass one of the following exams:

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 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.

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 DevOps competency.

1. Pass the exams

Four people must pass one of the following exams:

And, two people must pass one of the following exams:

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 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.

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

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 DevOps 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 DevOps competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams and certifications

Two MCTs must pass one of the following exams:

And, one MCT must pass one of the following certifications or the exam:

Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.

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 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.

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 DevOps 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 DevOps 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 and certifications

Four MCTs must pass one of the following exams:

And, two MCTs must pass one of the following certifications or the exam:

Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.

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 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.

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

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 DevOps 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 DevOps competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams and certifications

Two MCTs must pass one of the following exams:

And, one MCT must pass one of the following certifications or the exam:

Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.

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 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.

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 DevOps 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 DevOps 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 and certifications

Four MCTs must pass one of the following exams:

And, two MCTs must pass one of the following certifications or the exam:

Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.

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 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.

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

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 DevOps 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 DevOps competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the exams and certifications

Two MCTs must pass one of the following exams:

And, one MCT must pass one of the following certifications or the exam:

Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.

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 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.

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 DevOps 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 DevOps 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 and certifications

Four MCTs must pass one of the following exams:

And, two MCTs must pass one of the following certifications or the exam:

Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.

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 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.

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

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 additional Microsoft Azure internal-use software licenses
Subscribe to the monthly newsletter for DevOps competency partners to get information that can help you drive business and better leverage your relationships with Microsoft
Gain access to the ALM Partner Sales and Marketing Portal, which makes it easy to find and use the resources you need for successful sales and marketing of Visual Studio and related products
Leverage the DevOps catalyst, customer-partner connection site, to connect with Microsoft customers with ALM needs

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services

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

Silver
Gold
Receive additional Microsoft Azure internal-use software licenses
Silver
Gold
Subscribe to the monthly newsletter for DevOps competency partners to get information that can help you drive business and better leverage your relationships with Microsoft
Silver
Gold
Gain access to the ALM Partner Sales and Marketing Portal, which makes it easy to find and use the resources you need for successful sales and marketing of Visual Studio and related products
Silver
Gold
Leverage the DevOps catalyst, customer-partner connection site, to connect with Microsoft customers with ALM needs

Silver
Gold
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services
Silver
Gold

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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