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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 no-cost Hosting marketing materials to help you run campaigns

Access to no-cost Hosting marketing materials in the Partner Marketing Center

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

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

Silver
Gold

Use no-cost Hosting marketing materials to help you run campaigns

Silver
Gold

Access to no-cost Hosting marketing materials in the Partner Marketing Center

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

Silver

Gold


People in your organization must complete one of the following options:

Option 1—two people each must pass one of the following exams:

Option 2—two people each must pass the following assessment:

And, both people must pass one of the following assessments:

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 in your organization must complete one of the following options:

Option 1—two people each must pass one of the following certifications:

Two people each must pass one of the following certifications or exams:

Option 2—four people must pass the following assessment:

And, all four people must pass one of the following assessments:

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 in your organization must complete one of the following options:

Option 1—two people each must pass one of the following exams:

Option 2—two people each must pass the following assessment:

And, both people must pass one of the following assessments:

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 in your organization must complete one of the following options:

Option 1—two people each must pass one of the following certifications:

Two people each must pass one of the following certifications or exams:

Option 2—four people must pass the following assessment:

And, all four people must pass one of the following assessments:

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 in your organization must complete one of the following options:

Option 1—two people each must pass one of the following exams:

Option 2—two people each must pass the following assessment:

And, both people must pass one of the following assessments:

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 in your organization must complete one of the following options:

Option 1—two people each must pass one of the following certifications:

Two people each must pass one of the following certifications or exams:

Option 2—four people must pass the following assessment:

And, all four people must pass one of the following assessments:

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 no-cost Hosting marketing materials to help you run campaigns

Access to no-cost Hosting marketing materials in the Partner Marketing Center

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

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

Silver
Gold

Use no-cost Hosting marketing materials to help you run campaigns

Silver
Gold

Access to no-cost Hosting marketing materials in the Partner Marketing Center

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

Hosting 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