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

 

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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 Microsoft Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Services (S&EDPS)

Earn incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses
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
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 Microsoft Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Services (S&EDPS)

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

Independent Software Vendor path

Silver

Gold


Submit one application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Competency Test for Exchange Server 2013
  • Competency Test for Exchange Online v.2

Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

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

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

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

Submit one application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Competency Test for Exchange Server 2013
  • Competency Test for Exchange Online v.2

Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

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

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.


You must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months related to the implementation of your organization’s application built with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, or Microsoft Exchange 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.

You must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months related to the implementation of your organization’s application built with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, or Microsoft Exchange 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.


Silver

Submit one application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Competency Test for Exchange Server 2013
  • Competency Test for Exchange Online v.2

Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

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

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

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

Gold

Submit one application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Competency Test for Exchange Server 2013
  • Competency Test for Exchange Online v.2

Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

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

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.


Silver

You must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months related to the implementation of your organization’s application built with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, or Microsoft Exchange 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.

Gold

You must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months related to the implementation of your organization’s application built with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, or Microsoft Exchange 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.


Silver

Submit one application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Competency Test for Exchange Server 2013
  • Competency Test for Exchange Online v.2

Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

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

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

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

Gold

Submit one application that has passed one of the following application tests:

  • Competency Test for Exchange Server 2013
  • Competency Test for Exchange Online v.2

Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

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

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.


Silver

You must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months related to the implementation of your organization’s application built with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, or Microsoft Exchange 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.

Gold

You must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months related to the implementation of your organization’s application built with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, or Microsoft Exchange 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.

Services path

Silver

Gold


Two people each must complete one of the following options:

Option 1 – Pass the following exams:

Option 2 – Pass the following exams:

Option 3 – Obtain 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.

Four people each must complete one of the following options:

Option 1 – Pass the following exams:

Option 2 – Pass the following exams:

Option 3 – Obtain 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.


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

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


Silver

Two people each must complete one of the following options:

Option 1 – Pass the following exams:

Option 2 – Pass the following exams:

Option 3 – Obtain 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.

Gold

Four people each must complete one of the following options:

Option 1 – Pass the following exams:

Option 2 – Pass the following exams:

Option 3 – Obtain 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.


Silver

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

Gold

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


Silver

Two people each must complete one of the following options:

Option 1 – Pass the following exams:

Option 2 – Pass the following exams:

Option 3 – Obtain 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.

Gold

Four people each must complete one of the following options:

Option 1 – Pass the following exams:

Option 2 – Pass the following exams:

Option 3 – Obtain 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.


Silver

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

Gold

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

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 Microsoft Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Services (S&EDPS)

Earn incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses
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
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 Microsoft Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Services (S&EDPS)

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

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