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Please read our blog post for the latest information about advanced specialization extensions in 2021.
Differentiate your organization, demonstrate expertise, and build stronger connections with customers.
Partners with an active gold competency who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific area may seek an advanced specialization. An advanced specialization will increase your visibility to customers through prioritized ranking in searches and assures potential customers that you meet the highest standards for service delivery and support.
Showcase your validated capabilities enabling customer adoption of AI and implementing Azure solutions for AI-powered apps and machine learning life cycles.
Validate your capability to plan and deliver tailored Microsoft analytics solutions using Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Databricks.
Validate your expertise in analyzing workloads, generating schema models, and performing ETL operations to migrate data to Azure.
Validate your organization's capabilities in helping customers take advantage of the benefits of a hyperconverged infrastructure on Azure.
Validate your technical capabilities enabling hybrid and multicloud scenarios with the Hybrid Operations and Management with Microsoft Azure Arc advanced specialization.
Validate your expertise in deploying production workloads to the cloud using containers and managing hosted Kubernetes environments in Azure.
Validate your expertise in migrating and optimizing production workloads running on Linux servers and/or MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, CassandraDB and MongoDB databases to Azure.
Validate your capabilities with Azure VMware Solution to migrate on-premises workloads to run natively on Azure with the Microsoft Azure VMware Solution advanced specialization.
Validate your technical capability in deploying, optimizing, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure with Windows Virtual Desktop.
Validate your expertise in migrating and deploying production web application workloads, applying DevOps practices, and managing application services in Azure.
Validate your expertise in deploying SAP solutions on Azure.
Validate your expertise in migrating and optimizing Windows Server and SQL Server-based production workloads to Azure.
Showcase your capabilities helping customers streamline their businesses with custom and flexible line-of-business low code solutions.
Showcase your experience and proven success in implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for small and midsize businesses.
Learn how to differentiate your organization with a Business Applications advanced specialization.
Certifications are a core requirement for many competencies. Find out about the new changes to certification renewal.
Showcase your extensive experience and proven success in providing adoption and change management services while driving Microsoft 365 usage and organizational change.
Prove your expertise in deploying and managing Microsoft 365 Phone System to drive customer business value.
Validate your Teams capabilities, open more opportunities, and close more deals. Earn the new Custom Solutions for Microsoft Teams advanced specialization.
Unlock a designation for your experience and proven success delivering Meetings and Meeting Rooms services and solutions for Microsoft Teams.
Earn recognition for your experience and proven success deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork workloads.
Monthly active usage (MAU) has replaced active entitlements (AE) as the way we measure performance requirements. While AE is measured at the SKU level, MAU measures at the customer tenant level. With MAU, we can more accurately measure your progress toward attaining a Cloud Productivity competency and applicable advanced specializations. Read the FAQ for more information about this change.
Validate your organization's capabilities implementing comprehensive security solutions across your customers' Microsoft Azure, hybrid, and multicloud environments.
Differentiate your technical capabilities in partnering with customers to evaluate and deliver Microsoft Identity workloads with Azure Active Directory by earning an advanced specialization.
Validate your organization’s capability to deploy Microsoft Information Protection workloads and provide proactive information protection for your customers.
Show customers you can help them protect against threats by validating your capabilities to deploy Microsoft Threat Protection, Microsoft Cloud App Security, or Azure Sentinel workloads.