Collaboration and Content

By earning the Collaboration and Content competency, you can stand out as a partner that is capable of delivering SharePoint solutions and capitalize on the collaboration market opportunity that building a SharePoint practice presents.

Check your competency status

View your competency status to stay on track of all your active and in-progress competencies.

 

Microsoft products associated with this competency

 

Choose the right option for you

Every partner has their own ways of achieving success. Find your way with the option that aligns to your capabilities and business focus. Then obtain this competency by showcasing those unique abilities, completing your organization’s profile, and paying the fee.

This competency has options available in these categories:

Skills Assessment

Put your product knowledge to the test by passing exams and assessments.

Performance

Prove your ability to meet performance goals, train individuals, and put your product knowledge to use.

Benefits

Silver

Gold

Receive a set of core benefits as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Signature Support

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

Access online training, including SharePoint Server 2016 for IT Professionals and SharePoint Server 2016 for Developers

Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives.

Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives.

Receive a set of core benefits as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Silver
Gold
Signature Support
Silver
Gold

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

Silver
Gold

Access online training, including SharePoint Server 2016 for IT Professionals and SharePoint Server 2016 for Developers

Silver
Gold

Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives.

Silver
Gold

Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives.

Silver
Gold


Silver

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Collaboration and Content Competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass all of the following exams:

Or two individuals must pass all of the following exams:

Or, two individuals must obtain one of the following certifications:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSE: Productivity

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSD: App Builder

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple silver competencies, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Collaboration and Content Competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass the following two exams:

Or, obtain the following certification:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSE: Productivity

And, two different people must take the following exams:

Or, may obtain this certification:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSD: App Builder

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple gold competencies, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

Complete the following four steps to earn the Silver Collaboration and Content Competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass all of the following exams:

Or two individuals must pass all of the following exams:

Or, two individuals must obtain one of the following certifications:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSE: Productivity

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSD: App Builder

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple silver competencies, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

Complete the following four steps to earn the Gold Collaboration and Content Competency.

1. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass the following two exams:

Or, obtain the following certification:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSE: Productivity

And, two different people must take the following exams:

Or, may obtain this certification:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSD: App Builder

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple gold competencies, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

2. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

3. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

4. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

Complete the following six steps to earn the Silver Collaboration and Content Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

You must have two Microsoft Certified Trainers who have met exam requirements for Silver Collaboration and Content competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

2. Pass the exams or a certification

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

Or must pass these two exams:

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Or, the same two individuals must obtain one of the following certifications:

* This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSE: Productivity

* This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSD: App Builder

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University learning paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

3. Pass the exams

Partners new to the Learning Partner Option must complete the business application template, and submit for approval by following the instructions in the document.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

Complete the following six steps to earn the Gold Collaboration and Content Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

You must have four Microsoft Certified Trainers who have met exam requirements for Gold Collaboration and Content competency.

You must have trained 5,000 individuals and have generated US$500,000 revenue of Microsoft Official Learning Product purchases made through Courseware Marketplace as defined in the KPI Guide. Convert this performance requirement into your local currency.

2. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass both of the following exams:

Or, obtain the following certification:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSE: Productivity

And, two other individuals must pass both of the following exams:

Or obtain the following certification:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSD: App Builder

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University learning paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

3. Submit your business plan

Partners must provide a Microsoft approved Annual Gold Partner Business Plan.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).


Silver

Complete the following six steps to earn the Silver Collaboration and Content Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

You must have two Microsoft Certified Trainers who have met exam requirements for Silver Collaboration and Content competency.

You must train 200 individuals annually.

2. Pass the exams or a certification

Two individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

Or must pass these two exams:

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Or, the same two individuals must obtain one of the following certifications:

* This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSE: Productivity

* This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSD: App Builder

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University learning paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

3. Pass the exams

Partners new to the Learning Partner Option must complete the business application template, and submit for approval by following the instructions in the document.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have three customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $1,660, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Gold

Complete the following six steps to earn the Gold Collaboration and Content Competency.

1. Meet the performance requirements

You must have four Microsoft Certified Trainers who have met exam requirements for Gold Collaboration and Content competency.

You must have trained 5,000 individuals and have generated US$500,000 revenue of Microsoft Official Learning Product purchases made through Courseware Marketplace as defined in the KPI Guide. Convert this performance requirement into your local currency.

2. Pass the exams or certifications

Two individuals each must pass both of the following exams:

Or, obtain the following certification:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSE: Productivity

And, two other individuals must pass both of the following exams:

Or obtain the following certification:

*This certification track will retire on March 31, 2017 and will be replaced with the new MCSD: App Builder

Exams passed prior to their retirement date continue to qualify for the competency.

Training content for the exams and certifications can be found on Partner University learning paths.

If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

Tip: Partners can work on obtaining their customer evidence and organization profile requirements before completing the technical requirements listed above.

3. Submit your business plan

Partners must provide a Microsoft approved Annual Gold Partner Business Plan.

4. Provide customer evidence

Your organization must have five customer references from within the previous 12 months from customers whom you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency.

After a reference has been approved by both your customer and Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing the competency for up to two years.

Requests for a reference can be submitted through the Partner Membership Center.

Click here to see a sample customer reference email. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.

5. Complete your organization’s profile

Your account administrator must provide specific information about your organization through the Partner Membership Center.

6. Pay the competency fee

The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. Pay the fee through the Partner Membership Center.

According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be $4,730, not including applicable local taxes and fees.

This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

Note: Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained a silver competency can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).

Benefits

Silver

Gold

Receive a set of core benefits as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Signature Support

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

Access online training, including SharePoint Server 2016 for IT Professionals and SharePoint Server 2016 for Developers

Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives.

Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives.

Receive a set of core benefits as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Silver
Gold
Signature Support
Silver
Gold

Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

Silver
Gold

Access online training, including SharePoint Server 2016 for IT Professionals and SharePoint Server 2016 for Developers

Silver
Gold

Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives.

Silver
Gold

Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives.

Silver
Gold

Collaboration and Content resources

Ready to go Silver or Gold?

As an admin for your organization, you can manage and track your company’s competency in the Partner Membership Center