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We’re here to support you. Please read our blog post that includes the adjustments we’re making to programs and competencies to provide you more flexibility with your upcoming renewal.

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Communication

Requirements

See the requirements for the competency options you’re interested in below. Partners will need to meet the competency performance requirements, validate required exams and skills each year, and pay the annual fee within their renewal window to retain their competency status and access to associated benefits.

Competency options

We’re updating exams for the Communications competency to help ensure you have the latest technical skills to serve your customers. Make sure you meet all current requirements so you can attain or renew this competency and access its benefits.

Benefits

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

Communications Competency benefits
Silver
Gold
Receive Go-To-Market Services and technical enablement as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership
Use the Microsoft Partner Economic Model to help you estimate profit and loss for new business opportunities related to:
  • The Systems Integrator Partner Business Case for Microsoft Lync
  • Partner Business Case Tool for Lync
  • Microsoft Cloud Solutions
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Planning Services
Signature Support
Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives
Eligibility for the Microsoft Online Services Usage Incentive. Learn more about incentives
Receive Go-To-Market Services and technical enablement as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership
Use the Microsoft Partner Economic Model to help you estimate profit and loss for new business opportunities related to:
  • The Systems Integrator Partner Business Case for Microsoft Lync
  • Partner Business Case Tool for Lync
  • Microsoft Cloud Solutions
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Planning Services
Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives
Eligibility for the Microsoft Online Services Usage Incentive. Learn more about incentives
Receive Go-To-Market Services and technical enablement as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership
Use the Microsoft Partner Economic Model to help you estimate profit and loss for new business opportunities related to:
  • The Systems Integrator Partner Business Case for Microsoft Lync
  • Partner Business Case Tool for Lync
  • Microsoft Cloud Solutions
Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Planning Services
Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives
Eligibility for the Microsoft Online Services Usage Incentive. Learn more about incentives