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Networking Services in Microsoft Azure specialization

Program Overview and Requirements

Program Overview

Showcase your validated capabilities designing, implementing, operating, and optimizing customers' network architecture, cost, and security with the Networking Services in Microsoft Azure specialization.

With more than 165,000 miles of private fiber spanning more than 60 regions and more than 170 network points of presence (POPs) across the world, Azure Networking provides the scale, performance, high availability, and enterprise-grade security that your customers need to meet the most extreme workload requirements.

Partners who earn a specialization will get a customer-facing label displayed on their business profile page and be prioritized in customer searches in Microsoft AppSource.

Learn more about specializations.

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 Networking Services in 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.

What are the requirements?

Eligible partners must meet the highest standards for service delivery and support. All requirements will be verified by Microsoft and/or a third-party vendor, either automatically or by manual review, and are subject to change.


Your organization must have an active Solutions Partner for Infrastructure (Azure) designation.


USD10,000 monthly Networking Azure consumed revenue (ACR), from Partner Admin Link (PAL), Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), or Digital Partner of Record (DPOR).
One published Networking Managed Service Provider or Consulting Service offer on Azure Marketplace.


Your organization must have at least three individuals pass at least one of the following certifications:


Your company must pass a third-party audit. View audit checklist.