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Messaging competency requirements overview

Compare silver competency and gold competency requirements

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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Requirements overview
Category Silver competency Gold competency
Credentials
One of the following:
 
Two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) at your company must pass qualifying exams.
 
One product or application must pass the qualifying application test.
One of the following:
 
Four unique MCPs with credentials not assigned to any other gold competency must pass qualifying exams or hold the required certifications, and complete technical assessment requirements.
 
One product or application must pass the qualifying application tests.
Revenue Not applicable Agree to the revenue commitment.
Assessments
One person must pass the licensing assessment.
 
One person must pass the sales and marketing assessment.
One person must pass the licensing assessment.
 
Two people must pass the sales and marketing assessment.
Customer evidence Provide three verifiable customer references.
Provide five verifiable customer references.
Participate in the Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Index.
Commitment
Pay the silver competency fee.
Pay the gold competency fee.