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Earn the Gold Mobility competency

When you achieve the Microsoft Gold Mobility competency, you demonstrate greater value to your customers by showcasing best-in-class capabilities that have undergone a rigorous and auditable approval process. 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 Gold 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 four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who each hold at least one of the following certifications:1

Or your organization must employ or contract with four unique MCPs who have, in aggregate, passed all of the following exams.1 Note that each of the four MCPs must pass at least one exam from the list, even if one MCP has passed both.

  • Exam 70-506: TS: Microsoft Silverlight 4, Development
  • Exam 70-599: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications


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

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.

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In addition, your organization must employ or contract with two unique MCPs who each hold at least one of the following certifications:


Or your organization can employ or contract with two MCPs who have, in aggregate, passed all of the following exams. Note that each of the two MCPs must pass at least one exam from the list, even if one MCP has passed both.

  • Exam 70-506: TS: Microsoft Silverlight 4, Development
  • Exam 70-599: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications


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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 five unique2 customer references3 for projects that focus on the implementation or deployment of business solutions and infrastructures 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.

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3. Gather customer feedback

Your company must use the Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Index survey to measure performance and help drive customer satisfaction.
 
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4. Pay the gold competency fee

To complete your enrollment in the Gold Mobility competency, you must pay the gold competency fee.4

Note:
This competency does not require a revenue commitment. However, you may still be required to click Agree during the enrollment process. Performing this action does not obligate you to meet a revenue commitment if the competency does not require it.

 

1Partner organizations can attain multiple gold competencies, and individual 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.

2You may 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 gold competency.

33After you have five references, your account administrator can assign them to your competency by clicking the Requirements and Assets menu and then clicking Create Customer References.

4 Gold competency fees vary by geography. You must pay the gold competency fee one time, per year—no matter how many competencies your organization has attained. 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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