Mobility competency
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Mobility


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Demonstrate that you can deliver Windows Phone solutions that extend your customers’ business productivity, on-premises and in the cloud.
Effective September 2014, the Mobility competency will be retired. Existing partners will be transitioned into either the Devices and Deployment or the Application Development competency. See below for more details.
  • Effective September 2014, the Mobility competency will be retired and existing partners will be transitioned into one of two existing competencies. Service-oriented partners will be transitioned into Devices and Deployment, while ISVs who have completed the App qualification requirements will be transitioned to Application Development. Partners will have a minimum of six months to meet the requirements for Devices and Deployment or Application Development, regardless of anniversary date in order to enroll in the specific competency.
    Review the following table for a list of benefits and requirements specific to this competency.
    Benefits Silver Gold
    Make your company or solution profile accessible to tens of thousands of potential customers through the Windows Phone Store
    Access internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency.
    Receive a discount on a business modeling session with Tellus International (Application track only) 20% discount 30% discount
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass a qualifying exam or certification, or test your application
      • Systems integration track
        Two unique individuals must pass one of the following:
        • Exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
        • Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
        • Exam 70-483: Programming in C#
        • Exam 70-599: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications

        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.

        Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams, assessments, and readiness.

        Application track
        Submit one application that has passed the qualifying application test:
        • Silver Competency Test for Windows Phone 8

        Qualifying applications must be currently available in the Windows Phone Store, be categorized in one of the approved business categories, and meet specified functionality requirements.

        Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.
      • 2. Complete your organization’s profile
        • Your Microsoft Partner Network account administrator must provide pertinent information about your organization.
      • 3. Provide customer evidence
        • Your organization must have three customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency. After a reference has been approved by your customer and by Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing a competency for up to two years. Review a sample customer reference email that can be used for customer references for this competency.
      • 4. Pay the silver competency fee
        • To complete your enrollment in the competency, you must pay the silver competency fee. The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be [%silverprice%] [%currency%], 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.
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass a qualifying exam or certification, or test your application
      • Systems integration track
        Four unique individuals each must hold at least one of the following certifications:
        • MCPD: Windows Phone Developer
        • MCSD: Web Applications
        • MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5
        • MCSD Windows Store Apps Using C#

        Your employees and contractors may take and pass multiple gold competency exams. However, if your organization employs or contracts with someone who holds multiple certifications, that person’s credentials will count toward only one gold competency.

        Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams, assessments, and readiness.

        Application track
        Submit one application that has passed the qualifying application test:

        Gold Competency Test for Windows Phone 8

        Qualifying applications must be currently available in the Windows Phone Store, be categorized in one of the approved business categories, and meet specified functionality requirements.

        Two unique individuals each must hold at least one of the following certifications:
        • MCPD: Windows Phone Developer
        • MCSD: Web Applications
        • MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5
        • MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#

        Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.
    2. 2. Complete your organization’s profile
      • Your Microsoft Partner Network account administrator must provide pertinent information about your organization.
    3. 3. Provide customer evidence
      • Your organization must have five customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, you have provided solutions based on the products and technologies associated with this competency. After a reference has been approved by your customer and by Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing a competency for up to two years. Review a sample customer reference email that can be used for customer references for this competency.
    4. 4. Gather customer feedback
    5. 5. Pay the gold competency fee
      • To complete your enrollment in the competency, you must pay the gold competency fee. The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your company earns. According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be [%goldprice%] [%currency%], 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. If you attain a gold competency after first attaining a silver competency, then you pay only the difference between the two membership fees, unless you are within the 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due.

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