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Please review: exam requirement information in partner center dashboard may be incorrect and will be updated by August 2019. For updated exam requirement information, review this document.

Requirements

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

Competency options

Benefits

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

Cloud Platform Competency benefits Silver Gold

Receive Go-To-Market Services and technical enablement as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Access Microsoft Azure bulk credits for internal-use. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to the competency benefits table US$6,000 Azure credit per enrollment year

(in addition to US$100 monthly Azure credit from the competency core)
US$12,000 Azure credit per enrollment year

(in addition to US$100 monthly Azure credit from the competency core)
Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to the competency benefits table 5 licenses
25 licenses
Signature Support
Eligibility for Azure Consumption Incentives. Learn more about these incentives
Credit towards one of the required eligibility criteria for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive Learn more about these incentives
Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about these incentives
Eligibility for Azure Deployment Planning Services. Learn more about AZDPS
Priority Microsoft Referrals placement
Eligibility to deploy certain on-premises, internal-use software on Microsoft Azure. Learn more about IUR Mobility

Receive Go-To-Market Services and technical enablement as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Silver
Gold
Access Microsoft Azure bulk credits for internal-use. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to the competency benefits table
Silver US$6,000 Azure credit per enrollment year

(in addition to US$100 monthly Azure credit from the competency core)
Gold US$12,000 Azure credit per enrollment year

(in addition to US$100 monthly Azure credit from the competency core)
Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to the competency benefits table
Silver 5 licenses
Gold 25 licenses
Signature Support
Silver
Gold
Eligibility for Azure Consumption Incentives. Learn more about these incentives
Silver
Gold
Credit towards one of the required eligibility criteria for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive Learn more about these incentives
Silver
Gold
Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about these incentives
Silver
Gold
Eligibility for Azure Deployment Planning Services. Learn more about AZDPS
Silver
Gold
Priority Microsoft Referrals placement
Silver
Gold
Eligibility to deploy certain on-premises, internal-use software on Microsoft Azure. Learn more about IUR Mobility
Silver
Gold

Introducing advanced specializations

Advanced specializations may be earned by partners with extensive experience and who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific area. For partners with an active Gold Cloud Platform Competency who want to further differentiate their organizations, demonstrate their expertise, and build stronger connections with customers, we’ve recently launched multiple advanced specializations.