Messaging

Gain an advantage, shorten sales cycles, and grow businesses by showcasing your skills as a qualified Microsoft Exchange solution provider. Differentiate your business and receive trainings to optimize implementation design, deployment, and solution delivery.

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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

Choose your path

Select the most relevant one from the three below based on your business focus.


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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Two people each must complete the following exams:

Or, 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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Four people each must complete the following exams:

Or, 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 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

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.

3. Update 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.

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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Two people each must complete the following exams:

Or, 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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Four people each must complete the following exams:

Or, 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 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

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.

3. Update 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.

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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Two people each must complete the following exams:

Or, 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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Four people each must complete the following exams:

Or, 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 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

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.

3. Update 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.

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

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 Silver Messaging 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 Messaging competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Two MCTs must each pass either the exams or the certification focus:

Hybrid Services Focus

MCSE Focus

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.

4. Provide customer evidence

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.

5. Update 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 Messaging 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 Messaging 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 required exams and assessments:

Four MCTs each must complete either the exams or the certification focus:

Hybrid Services Focus

MCSE Focus

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.

4. Provide customer evidence

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.

5. Update 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.

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 Messaging 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 Messaging competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Two MCTs must each pass either the exams or the certification focus:

Hybrid Services Focus

MCSE Focus

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.

4. Provide customer evidence

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.

5. Update 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 Messaging 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 Messaging 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 required exams and assessments:

Four MCTs each must complete either the exams or the certification focus:

Hybrid Services Focus

MCSE Focus

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.

4. Provide customer evidence

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.

5. Update 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.

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 Messaging 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 Messaging competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

3. Pass the required exams and assessments:

Two MCTs must each pass either the exams or the certification focus:

Hybrid Services Focus

MCSE Focus

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.

4. Provide customer evidence

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.

5. Update 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 Messaging 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 Messaging 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 required exams and assessments:

Four MCTs each must complete either the exams or the certification focus:

Hybrid Services Focus

MCSE Focus

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.

4. Provide customer evidence

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.

5. Update 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.

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

Gold


The Certified IP 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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 Certified IP 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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.

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 Certified IP 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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 Certified IP 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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.

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 Certified IP 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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 Certified IP 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 Messaging Competency:

1. Pass the required exams and assessments:

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.

2. Provide customer evidence

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.

3. Update 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.

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 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

Messaging 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