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Cloud Platform

Show your capability to deliver cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure

With a Cloud Platform competency, you can highlight your organization’s technical capabilities in deploying, migrating, and maintaining cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure, helping your customers make use of secure, scalable, and reliable cloud solutions.

Requirements

See the requirements for the competency options you’re interested in below.

Competency options

Your company will need to meet the competency requirements, validate required exams and skills each year, and pay the annual fee within your renewal window to retain your competency status and access associated benefits.

Benefits

Once you meet all the requirements and pay the fee, you can access these benefits:

Silver Competency
Gold Competency

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Promote your expertise and technical capabilities with competency badges.

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Priority listing in the partner directory

Receive prioritized listing in the Microsoft partner directory, connect with more customers, and get the right referrals.

Competency badge

Promote your expertise and technical capabilities with competency badges.

Microsoft co-branded materials

Demonstrate your Microsoft partnership and increase your credibility with a partner logo and certified letter. Start creating in Partner Center.

Priority listing in the partner directory

Receive prioritized listing in the Microsoft partner directory, connect with more customers, and get the right referrals.

Competency badge

Promote your expertise and technical capabilities with competency badges.

Microsoft co-branded materials

Demonstrate your Microsoft partnership and increase your credibility with a partner logo and certified letter. Start creating in Partner Center.

Priority listing in the partner directory

Receive prioritized listing in the Microsoft partner directory, connect with more customers, and get the right referrals.

Silver Competency
Gold Competency

Go-to-market resources

Speed up time to market, generate demand, and expand your business with a self-service portfolio of best-in-class marketing content and programs.

Marketing content and programs tailored for partners with a silver competency.

Marketing content and programs tailored for partners with a gold competency.

Technical enablement and practice building

Build skills to build your business, from readiness assessment to growing your team and digital transformation. Explore enablement resources.

Product support

Access product support with incidents included in your benefits. Learn more about your product support options.

15 support incidents

20 support incidents

Product licenses

Review the product licenses included with your competency by downloading the competency benefits table, or sign in to Partner Center to review the programs and licenses currently available.

Go-to-market resources

Speed up time to market, generate demand, and expand your business with a self-service portfolio of best-in-class marketing content and programs.

Marketing content and programs tailored for partners with a silver competency.

Technical enablement and practice building

Build skills to build your business, from readiness assessment to growing your team and digital transformation. Explore enablement resources.

Product support

Access product support with incidents included in your benefits. Learn more about your product support options.

15 support incidents

Product licenses

Review the product licenses included with your competency by downloading the competency benefits table, or sign in to Partner Center to review the programs and licenses currently available.

Go-to-market resources

Speed up time to market, generate demand, and expand your business with a self-service portfolio of best-in-class marketing content and programs.

Marketing content and programs tailored for partners with a gold competency.

Technical enablement and practice building

Build skills to build your business, from readiness assessment to growing your team and digital transformation. Explore enablement resources.

Product support

Access product support with incidents included in your benefits. Learn more about your product support options.

20 support incidents

Product licenses

Review the product licenses included with your competency by downloading the competency benefits table, or sign in to Partner Center to review the programs and licenses currently available.

Silver Competency
Gold Competency

Investment and incentive programs

Find out if your competency qualifies you for an investment and incentive program that supports your strategic business and technical goals and rewards your efforts and success.

Advanced Specializations

By attaining and maintaining a Gold Cloud Platform competency and meeting additional requirements, you may be eligible to earn advanced specializations to demonstrate your business’s extensive experience and deep knowledge in specific solution areas with high customer demand.

Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) program

If you have a Gold Cloud Platform competency and meet other business requirements, you may be eligible for the Azure Expert MSP program to help your business stand out and excel. By qualifying as one of our most capable Azure MSPs, you’ll have many advantages and benefits available to you to help drive revenue for your business and your customers.

Investment and incentive programs

Find out if your competency qualifies you for an investment and incentive program that supports your strategic business and technical goals and rewards your efforts and success.

Advanced Specializations

By attaining and maintaining a Gold Cloud Platform competency and meeting additional requirements, you may be eligible to earn advanced specializations to demonstrate your business’s extensive experience and deep knowledge in specific solution areas with high customer demand.

Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) program

If you have a Gold Cloud Platform competency and meet other business requirements, you may be eligible for the Azure Expert MSP program to help your business stand out and excel. By qualifying as one of our most capable Azure MSPs, you’ll have many advantages and benefits available to you to help drive revenue for your business and your customers.

Investment and incentive programs

Find out if your competency qualifies you for an investment and incentive program that supports your strategic business and technical goals and rewards your efforts and success.

Advanced Specializations

By attaining and maintaining a Gold Cloud Platform competency and meeting additional requirements, you may be eligible to earn advanced specializations to demonstrate your business’s extensive experience and deep knowledge in specific solution areas with high customer demand.

Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) program

If you have a Gold Cloud Platform competency and meet other business requirements, you may be eligible for the Azure Expert MSP program to help your business stand out and excel. By qualifying as one of our most capable Azure MSPs, you’ll have many advantages and benefits available to you to help drive revenue for your business and your customers.

Introducing advanced specializations

Advanced specializations may be earned by partners with extensive experience and proven success in implementing Microsoft solutions and who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific area. Microsoft Azure advanced specialization allows partners with an active Gold Cloud Platform competency to further differentiate their organization, demonstrate their expertise, and build stronger connections with customers.

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A broader path to competencies

Partner Admin Link (PAL) is now available for the Cloud Platform competency. Learn more about how PAL can help you meet this competency’s requirements.