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See which partner offer is right for you

Explore and compare the ways we can help you learn, build, compete, and grow.

First, join Microsoft Partner Network

The gateway to all benefits of Microsoft partnership is joining the Partner Network. All partners get access to a complete package of business guidance, training, and marketing tools at no cost; plus you’ll have the option of unlocking even richer benefits.

Make the most of your membership

Becoming a member of the partner network gives you a standard baseline of benefits. Then, depending on your business needs and goals, consider a Microsoft Action Pack, silver or gold competency, advanced specialization, or Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) program.

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Microsoft Action Pack

Get hands-on with Microsoft tech, support, and marketing tools.

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Competencies

Demonstrate your product capabilities and access comprehensive higher levels of delivery and support.

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Advanced specializations

Differentiate your business by demonstrating higher levels of delivery and support.

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Expert MSP programs

For our most capable MSP partners, these programs provide extra resources to help you drive digital transformation.

Compare the benefits that can help speed your time to market

Benefits
Network
Microsoft Action Pack
Silver competency
Gold competency
Standard Competency designation, prioritized listing, and the opportunity to connect with more customers through referrals. Competency designation, prioritized listing, and the opportunity to connect with more customers through referrals.
Standard
Competency designation, prioritized listing, and the opportunity to connect with more customers through referrals.
Competency designation, prioritized listing, and the opportunity to connect with more customers through referrals.
Benefits
Network
Microsoft Action Pack
Silver competency
Gold competency
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources. See marketing content and programs tailored for Silver Competency partners. See marketing content and programs tailored for Gold Competency partners.
  • Business profile optimization and referral management
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets
  • Market with Microsoft
  • Partner collaboration platform
  • Co-branded marketing assets
  • Partner success story
  • Press release and editorial review
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets and review
  • Co-branded social marketing assets
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources.
  • Business profile optimization and referral management
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets
  • Market with Microsoft
  • Partner collaboration platform
  • Co-branded marketing assets
  • Partner success story
  • Press release and editorial review
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets and review
  • Co-branded social marketing assets
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources.
  • Business profile optimization and referral management
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets
  • Market with Microsoft
  • Partner collaboration platform
  • Co-branded marketing assets
  • Partner success story
  • Press release and editorial review
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets and review
  • Co-branded social marketing assets
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources.
See marketing content and programs tailored for Silver Competency partners.
  • Business profile optimization and referral management
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets
  • Market with Microsoft
  • Partner collaboration platform
  • Co-branded marketing assets
  • Partner success story
  • Press release and editorial review
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets and review
  • Co-branded social marketing assets
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources.
See marketing content and programs tailored for Gold Competency partners.
  • Business profile optimization and referral management
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets
  • Market with Microsoft
  • Partner collaboration platform
  • Co-branded marketing assets
  • Partner success story
  • Press release and editorial review
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets and review
  • Co-branded social marketing assets

Technical enablement, licenses, and support

5 hours
20 hours
50 hours
Benefits
Network
Microsoft Action Pack
Silver competency
Gold competency
To review all product license benefits available, please refer to the Microsoft Action Pack license table and the competency benefits table. Sign in to Partner Center to review your currently available product licenses.
To review all product license benefits available, please refer to the Microsoft Action Pack license table and the competency benefits table. Sign in to Partner Center to review your currently available product licenses.
To review all product license benefits available, please refer to the Microsoft Action Pack license table and the competency benefits table. Sign in to Partner Center to review your currently available product licenses.
To review all product license benefits available, please refer to the Microsoft Action Pack license table and the competency benefits table. Sign in to Partner Center to review your currently available product licenses.
To review all product license benefits available, please refer to the Microsoft Action Pack license table and the competency benefits table. Sign in to Partner Center to review your currently available product licenses.
Benefits
Network
Microsoft Action Pack
Silver competency
Gold competency

As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have product support incidents included in your core benefits. To learn more, visit support.

10 product support incidents

15 product support incidents

20 product support incidents

As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have product support incidents included in your core benefits. To learn more, visit support.

As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have product support incidents included in your core benefits. To learn more, visit support.

10 product support incidents

As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have product support incidents included in your core benefits. To learn more, visit support.

15 product support incidents

As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have product support incidents included in your core benefits. To learn more, visit support.

20 product support incidents

Your investment

Requirements
Network
Microsoft Action Pack
Silver competency
Gold competency
Partner requirements Sign up for membership. Pay the annual subscription fee. To attain a competency, partner must:
  • Pass required exams and skill validation.
  • Meet performance requirements.
  • Pay the annual fee.
To attain a competency, partner must:
  • Pass required exams and skill validation.
  • Meet performance requirements.
  • Pay the annual fee.
Annual fee No cost $400* $2,200* $5,000*
Partner requirements
Sign up for membership.
Annual fee
No cost
Partner requirements
Pay the annual subscription fee.
Annual fee
$400*
Partner requirements
To attain a competency, partner must:
  • Pass required exams and skill validation.
  • Meet performance requirements.
  • Pay the annual fee.
Annual fee
$2,200*
Partner requirements
To attain a competency, partner must:
  • Pass required exams and skill validation.
  • Meet performance requirements.
  • Pay the annual fee.
Annual fee
$5,000*
*Additional taxes and fees may apply.