Identity and Access competency
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Identity and Access


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Demonstrate your expertise in building solutions that help companies access and protect corporate information across the data center and the cloud.
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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
    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 solution incentives for driving sales of specific Microsoft solutions identified for their growth potential
    Earn incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass a qualifying exam or certification
      Two individuals each must pass:
      • Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

      One of these individuals must pass:
      • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

      The other individual must pass:
      • Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

      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. Pass the business-focused assessment
      • One individual must pass one of the following:
        • Sales Specialist Assessment for Datacenter
        • Sales and Marketing Assessment for Identity and Security
    3. 3. Complete your organization’s profile
      • Your Microsoft Partner Network account administrator must provide pertinent information about your organization.
    4. 4. 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 by your customer and by Microsoft, 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.
    5. 5. 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 a qualifying exam or certification
      • Option 1
        Four unique individuals each must pass one of the following:
        • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
        • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
        • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
        • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
        • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
        • Competitive Access Provider (CAP)
        • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

        Two of the four individuals each must pass both of the following:
        • Exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012
        • Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012

        The other two individuals each must pass both of the following:
        • Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
        • Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

        Option 2
        Four unique individuals each must pass the following:
        • MCSE: Server Infrastructure

        Your 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.

        Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams, assessments, and readiness.
    2. 2. Pass the business-focused assessment
      • Two individuals each must pass one of the following:
        • Sales Specialist Assessment for Datacenter
        • Sales and Marketing Assessment for Identity and Security
    3. 3. Complete your organization’s profile
      • Your Microsoft Partner Network account administrator must provide pertinent information about your organization.
    4. 4. 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 by your customer and by Microsoft, 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.
    5. 5. Gather customer feedback
    6. 6. Meet a revenue goal
      • Microsoft Partner Network members with a gold competency must meet a minimum revenue goal based on your organization’s location and the requirements for this competency.
    7. 7. Pay the 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. 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.

Related products

  • Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Windows Server

Related competencies

  • Devices and Deployment
  • Management and Virtualization
  • Server Platform