Devices and Deployment competency
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Devices and Deployment


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  • A set of core benefits is provided to all partners each time they enroll or renew their membership in the Microsoft Partner Network. Visit the core benefit and requirements page to see the complete list. Review the following table for a list of benefits and requirements specific to this competency.
    Benefits Silver Gold
    Use automated tools and Solution Accelerators to help your customers move to Windows 8
    Use Windows return-on-investment (ROI) tools to identify the potential benefits of deployment
    Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Desktop Deployment Planning Services
    Drive Windows and Office deployments and create Windows 8 apps through the Windows Accelerate program
    Access internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency
    Earn incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Option 1 (Note: Option 1 will be retired on January 31, 2016)

        Two individuals each must pass one of the following exams:
        • Exam 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1
        • Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
        • Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows 8

        Option 2

        Two individuals each must pass the following assessment:
        • Technical Assessment for Deploying Windows and Office

        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.
    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 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, 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. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.
    4. 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 technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Option 1 (Note: Option 1 will be retired on January 31, 2016)

        Four individuals each must pass the following:
        • Exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

        The same four individuals must also pass one of the following exams:
        • Exam 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1
        • Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
        • Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8

        Option 2

        Four individuals each must pass the following:
        • Technical Assessment for Deploying Windows and Office
        • AND
        • Technical Assessment for Deploying Desktop Virtualization Technologies

        Option 3

        Four individuals each must pass the following:
        • MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure

        Your organization can attain multiple competencies. If your employees or contractors pass the eligible competency exams for multiple gold competencies, you can count those exams toward attaining multiple gold competencies.

        Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams, assessments, and readiness.
    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, 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. Please note that Microsoft may not contact all of your submitted customer references, and some of these may be auto-approved by our system.
    4. 4. 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.

        Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained that silver competency, can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).

Related products

  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
  • Microsoft Intune
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone

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