Silver competencies offer a clear path to help you showcase your skill set in today’s competitive environment.
Gold competencies demonstrate your best-in-class capability within a specific solution area and can provide the greatest differentiation for your company.
A portfolio of competencies—including silver and gold, and across solution areas—can result in greater cross-sell opportunities as you attain expertise on a wider range of products and emerging technologies.
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||Two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) at your company must pass qualifying exams, or your company must deliver one application that has passed one qualifying application test.
||Meet certification or exam requirements: Four unique MCPs with credentials not assigned to any other gold competency must pass qualifying exams or hold the required certifications.|
Or meet the Windows Phone development qualification (ISV track):
Deliver one application that has passed one qualifying application test, and have two unique MCPs (with credentials not assigned to any other gold competency) who pass qualifying exams or hold the required certifications.
||Provide three verifiable customer references.
||Provide five verifiable customer references.|
Participate in the Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Index.
||Pay the silver competency fee.
||Pay the gold competency fee.|