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Earn the Silver Enterprise Resource Planning competency

Now that you’ve decided to earn the Microsoft Silver Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 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 Enterprise Resource Planning competency. If you need assistance, contact your Regional Service Center.

​To attain the Silver Enterprise Resource Planning competency, you must meet the requirements for either the value-added reseller (VAR) track or the application track.

1. Pass qualifying exams and tests

Exam requirements (both tracks)

Your organization must employ or contract with three Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs)1 who have, in aggregate, passed all of the exams from any of the following six options. Note that each of the three MCPs must pass at least one exam listed for a particular option, even if, for example, one MCP has passed all of them.
 

Option 1:
Pass the following exams:2

  • Exam MB6-869: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Introduction
  • Exam MB6-870: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Trade and Logistics
  • Exam MB6-871: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Financials
  • Exam MB6-872: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Installation and Configuration
  • Exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance or Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (This exam will be required effective October 2013.)
  • Exam 70-573: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development or Exam 70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions (This exam will be available July 2013.)

Option 2:
Pass the following exams:

  • Exam MB3-859: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Financials or Exam MB3-701: Microsoft GP 2013 Financials (This exam will be available June 2013.)
  • Exam MB3-861: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Installation or Configuration or Exam MB3-700: Microsoft GP 2013 Installation and Configuration
  • Exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance or  Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (This exam will be required effective October 2013.)

Option 3:
Pass the following exams:

  • Exam MB7-838: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Installation and Configuration or Exam MB7-700: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Installation and Configuration
  • Exam MB7-839: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Core Setup and Finance or Exam MB7-701: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Core Setup and Finance
  • Exam MB7-841: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 C/SIDE Solution Development or Exam MB7-702: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 C/Side Solution Development (This exam will be available January 2013.)
  • Exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance or Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (This exam will be required effective October 2013.)

Option 4:
Pass Exam MB5-845: POS 2009 and one of the following Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) exams:

  • Exam MB5-537: Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 Store Operations
  • Exam MB5-538: Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 Headquarters

Option 5:
Pass the following exams:

  • Exam MB4-873: Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Financials
  • Exam MB4-874: Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Installation and Configuration
  • Exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance or Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (This exam will be required effective October 2013.)

Option 6:
Pass the following exam (Denmark and Iceland only):

  • Exam MB5-856: Microsoft Dynamics C5 2010 Application Consultant or Exam MB5-700: Microsoft Dynamics C5 2012 Application Consultant

 

Additional exam requirement

VAR track

Your company must employ or contract with two people who have each passed the following exam:

  • MB5-858: Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations

Application track

Your company must employ or contract with one person who has passed the following exam:

  • MB5-858: Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations

 

Resources and next steps:
  • Click the exam links in the preceding lists 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.

 

Application test requirements (application track only)

Your organization must submit one product that has passed one of the following Software Solution tests:

Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom-written applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

Resources and next steps:

2. Meet the revenue commitment

VAR track revenue commitment
Market Minimum direct license revenue Business Ready Enhancement Plan (BREP) revenue recapture
Market A US$50,000 65%
Markets B and C US$25,000 40%
Application track revenue commitment
Market Minimum influenced and direct license revenue
Market A US$250,000
Markets B and C US$125,000

To learn more about the revenue requirements, including market A, B, and C designations, download the Microsoft gold competency revenue guidelines. (Country groupings are the same for silver or gold competencies.)

3. Pass the required assessments (VAR track only)

Your company must employ or contract with one person who has passed a presales assessment.3

In addition, your company must employ or contract with one person who has passed one of the following sales assessments:3

Resources and next steps:

 

4. Provide customer evidence

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

Your company must submit three unique4 customer references.5 Be sure that each reference:

  • Features the implementation, deployment, customization, or maintenance of a Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution.
  • Details a project that you have completed within the past 12 months.
  • Can be verified with your customer.

Resources and next steps:

5. Pay the silver competency fee

To complete your enrollment in the Silver Enterprise Resource Planning competency, you must pay the silver competency fee. The fee varies by geography and will be presented to you during the enrollment process.6

 
1Partner organizations can attain multiple silver competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple silver competencies, then your organization is eligible to count those exams toward attaining multiple silver competencies.
 
2Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 exams are still valid through May 2013 in the following countries: Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia.
 
3You can find version requirements and deadlines for assessments on the Partner Academy site, exclusive to Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Microsoft Dynamics ERP partners who have signed the Microsoft Solution Provider Agreement (SPA). Microsoft PartnerSource credentials are required.
 
4You 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 silver competency.
 
5After 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.
 
6The silver competency fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your company earns.
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