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Cloud Platform

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

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)
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
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

Access Microsoft Azure bulk credits for internal-use. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to the competency benefits table
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
25 licenses
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

Introducing advanced specializations

Advanced specializations may be earned by partners with extensive experience and proven success in implementing Microsoft solutions and who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific area. Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization allows partners with an active Gold Cloud Platform Competency to further differentiate their organizations, demonstrate their expertise, and build stronger connections with customers.

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A broader path to competencies

Partner Admin Link (PAL) is now available for the Cloud Platform competency. Learn more about how PAL can help you meet this competency’s requirements.