Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in providing cloud-based business applications to the small and midsize business market may seek the Small and Midsize Business Management Advanced Specialization.
With this advanced specialization, partners can demonstrate their unique ability to provide this business segment with appropriate, effective cloud-based solutions.
The Small and Midsize Business Management Advanced Specialization allows partners with an active Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Competency or Gold Cloud Business Applications Competency to further differentiate their organizations, validate their capabilities, and build stronger connections with customers.
Partners who meet the comprehensive requirements to earn an advanced specialization receive a customer-facing label that they can display on their business profile in the Microsoft solution provider finder, are prioritized in customer searches to drive new business, and can generate a certified letter from Microsoft that verifies the advanced specialization that they have earned.
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How long will my advanced specialization stay active?
Your organization’s Small and Midsize Business Management Advanced Specialization will remain active for one year. After that, you can renew it, providing you meet the requirements at that time.
How do I earn this advanced specialization?
There is no application process for the Small and Midsize Business Management Advanced Specialization. If you have a relevant competency, you will be notified in Partner Center that you’ve been awarded the advanced specialization after meeting all requirements.