Identity and Access

Be recognized for helping businesses access and protect corporate information across datacenters and cloud. Receive internal-use software licenses, support, technical training, and incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses.

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

Microsoft products associated with this competency

Microsoft Forefront
Identity Manager

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

Signature Cloud Support gives you access to technical support engineers who will work directly with you and use extensive product-specific knowledge to support your cloud deployment

Signature Cloud Support


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 additional Microsoft Azure internal-use software licenses
Silver
Gold

Signature Cloud Support gives you access to technical support engineers who will work directly with you and use extensive product-specific knowledge to support your cloud deployment

Signature Cloud Support


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

Requirements

Silver

Gold


Two people must pass the following exam:

One of these people must pass the following exam:

The other person must pass the following exam:

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.

Option 1–Four people must pass one of the following:

  • Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)

  • Competitive Access Provider (CAP)

  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Two of the four people must pass the following exams:

The other two people must pass the following exams:

Option 2–Four individuals must obtain 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

Two people must pass the following exam:

One of these people must pass the following exam:

The other person must pass the following exam:

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

Option 1–Four people must pass one of the following:

  • Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)

  • Competitive Access Provider (CAP)

  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Two of the four people must pass the following exams:

The other two people must pass the following exams:

Option 2–Four individuals must obtain 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

Two people must pass the following exam:

One of these people must pass the following exam:

The other person must pass the following exam:

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

Option 1–Four people must pass one of the following:

  • Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)

  • Competitive Access Provider (CAP)

  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Two of the four people must pass the following exams:

The other two people must pass the following exams:

Option 2–Four individuals must obtain 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

Receive additional Microsoft Azure internal-use software licenses

Signature Cloud Support gives you access to technical support engineers who will work directly with you and use extensive product-specific knowledge to support your cloud deployment

Signature Cloud Support


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 additional Microsoft Azure internal-use software licenses
Silver
Gold

Signature Cloud Support gives you access to technical support engineers who will work directly with you and use extensive product-specific knowledge to support your cloud deployment

Signature Cloud Support


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

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