Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in deploying and managing production workloads in the cloud using containers and managing hosted Kubernetes environments in Azure may seek the Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure specialization.
The Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure specialization allows partners with an active Solutions Partner for Digital & App Innovation (Azure) or Data & AI (Azure) designation to further differentiate their organizations, demonstrate their capabilities, and build stronger connections with customers.
Partners who earn a specialization will have a customer-facing label displayed on their business profile, gain access to specific go-to-market programs and be prioritized in customer searches in the Microsoft Partner Directory. For these reasons, this opportunity is available only to partners who meet additional, stringent requirements.
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How do I apply?
Only an MPN Account Administrator or a Global Administrator of an organization's Microsoft partner account can submit an application for the Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure specialization on behalf of the organization. If you have the appropriate role and access, you can apply by signing into Partner Center and navigating to your Partner Center dashboard > Membership > Specializations.