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Earn the Silver Mobility competency

Now that you’ve decided to earn the Microsoft Silver Mobility competency, you need to know exactly how to go about it. Here you’ll find the steps and requirements that can put you on your way to earning valuable competency benefits.

Note: Stay up to date on upcoming changes to competency requirements and benefits. Review the changes, so you can ensure you will be in compliance by your next renewal date.

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Competency requirements are designed to closely align with customer needs. The following information is a comprehensive listing of the requirements your company must fulfill to attain the Silver Mobility competency. If you need assistance, contact your Regional Service Center.

1. Pass the qualifying exams or application test

Your organization must demonstrate the appropriate credentials by meeting one of the following requirement options.

Option 1: Exam requirements

Your company must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each passed one of the following exams:1

  • Exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • Exam 70-506: TS: Microsoft Silverlight 4, Development
  • Exam 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
  • Exam 70-599: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications
  • Exam 70-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring
  • Exam 70-663: PRO: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Resources and next steps:

  • Click the exam links in the preceding list to learn what skills are measured.
  • Find training to help you prepare.
  • Register for an exam at Prometric.
  • Chat with an exam expert in real time and get answers to your questions.

Option 2: Application test requirement—application track

Submit one application that has passed the qualifying application test:


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

Resources and next steps:

2. Provide customer evidence

Customer references demonstrate your success at building and deploying solutions relevant to the Mobility competency. Approved references can be used toward earning or renewing a competency for up to two years.

Your company must submit three unique2 customer references3 that focus either on the implementation or deployment of business solutions and infrastructure built on the Windows Phone operating system, or on the development of a mobile business application that passes the Windows Phone Platform Ready test. If the project includes a server solution, the reference must feature one of the following core Microsoft server technologies:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft System Center 2012
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway
  • Microsoft Exchange Online
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft Lync Online

Each reference must feature a project that you have completed within the past 12 months and that can be verified with your customer.

Resources and next steps:

3. Pay the silver competency fee

To complete your enrollment in the Silver Mobility competency, you must pay the silver competency fee.  The fee varies by geography and will be presented to you during the enrollment process.4 

1Partner organizations can attain multiple silver competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the competency exams for multiple silver competencies, then your organization is eligible to count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies. artner organizations can attain multiple silver competencies.

2You can use customer references from your silver competency toward the corresponding gold competency. However, you cannot use the same reference to fulfill the requirements for more than one silver competency.

3After you have three references, your account administrator can assign them to your competency by clicking the Requirements and Assets menu and then clicking Create Customer References.

4 The silver competency fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your company earns.

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