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Set your business apart to seize the security opportunity

Security risks are higher than ever, yet the skills needed to mitigate them are in short supply. That’s why the new Security competency recognizes partners who demonstrate deep expertise in designing, implementing, and managing customer security programs. Partners who attain the competency get access to benefits to help them differentiate their businesses, drive new leads, and grow their cloud security solutions revenue.

Requirements

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

Competency options

Benefits

From go-to-market services to technical enablement and support, there’s a wide array of opportunities for you to unlock when you’re ready to take advantage of them.

Benefits Silver competency Gold competency

Receive prioritized listing in the Microsoft partner directory. Partners who have created a business profile and have an active competency will appear higher in customer search results with their competency badge visible on their business profile. Your business profile is the first step to connecting with more customers and receiving referrals.

Receive prioritized listing in the Microsoft partner directory. Partners who have created a business profile and have an active competency will appear higher in customer search results with their competency badge visible on their business profile. Your business profile is the first step to connecting with more customers and receiving referrals.

Silver competency
Gold competency
Benefits Silver competency Gold competency
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Silver competency
Gold competency
Benefits Silver competency Gold competency
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources. Once you attain a competency, you gain access to an expanded set of go-to-market tools and services. See marketing content and programs tailored for silver competency partners. See marketing content and programs tailored for gold competency partners.
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources. Once you attain a competency, you gain access to an expanded set of go-to-market tools and services.
Silver competency See marketing content and programs tailored for silver competency partners.
Gold competency See marketing content and programs tailored for gold competency partners.
Benefits Silver competency Gold competency
For more details about available technical enablement and practice-building benefits—including the Partner Readiness Assessment, Training Center, playbooks, and other support resources—visit the compare programs page.
For more details about available technical enablement and practice-building benefits—including the Partner Readiness Assessment, Training Center, playbooks, and other support resources—visit the compare programs page.
Silver competency
Gold competency
Benefits Silver competency Gold competency
To review all product license benefits available, please refer to 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 competency benefits table. Sign in to Partner Center to review your currently available product licenses.
Silver competency
Gold competency
Benefits Silver competency Gold competency
As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have the opportunity to purchase support incidents for your customers. To learn more and purchase, please visit technical support.
As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have the opportunity to purchase support incidents for your customers. To learn more and purchase, please visit technical support.
Silver competency
Gold competency
Benefits Silver competency Gold competency
Learn more about incentives.
Learn more about incentives.
Silver competency
Gold competency
Benefits Silver competency Gold competency
Silver competency
Gold competency

Unlock your benefits

Once certifications are validated, required exams are passed, and performance thresholds are met, paying the competency fee is the last step in accessing your benefits. The fee is based on where your organization is located and is due once per year no matter how many competencies your organization attains. If you’re a partner, sign in now to review and pay your fee. If not, join the Microsoft Partner Network to attain a competency and take advantage of all the benefits.