Business Intelligence competency
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Business Intelligence


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Companies want to use the tremendous amount of data that they have accumulated. Be ready with the business intelligence (BI) expertise they need.
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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
    Generate more viable leads through priority visibility on the Microsoft BI site
    Deepen relationships with your customers by becoming a provider of SQL Server Deployment Planning Services or SharePoint Deployment Planning Services
    Receive a discount on a business modeling session with Tellus International (Application track only) 20% discount 30% discount
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass a qualifying exam or certification, or test your application
      • System Integration track

        One individual must pass one of the following:
        • Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
        • Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports
        • Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions

        Another individual must pass one of the following:
        • Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
        • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
        • Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
        • Exam 70-457: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
        • Exam 70-458: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2

        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.

        Application track
        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed the designated application test:
        • Silver SQL Server BI 2012 Platform Ready

        Qualifying gold application tests are also valid toward earning the silver Business Intelligence competency.

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

        Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.
    2. 2. Pass the business focused assessment
      • One individual must pass the following: Sales and Marketing Competency Assessment for Business Intelligence.
      • One individual must pass the following:
        Presales Technical Competency Assessment for Business Intelligence
        Note: this requirement does not apply to the Application track.
    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
      • System Integration track

        Two unique individuals each must pass the following:
        • MCSE: Business Intelligence

        Two other unique individuals each must pass the following:
        • Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with MS SQL Server 2012
        • Exam 70-467: Designing BI Solutions with MS SQL Server 2012

        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.

        Application track
        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed the designated application test: Gold SQL Server 2012 BI Platform Ready

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

        Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.
    2. 2. Pass the sales assessment
      • Two individuals must pass the following:

        Sales and Marketing Competency Assessment for Business Intelligence

        One unique individual must pass the following:

        Presales Technical Competency Assessment for Business Intelligence

        Note: this requirement does not apply to the Application track.
    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

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  • Microsoft SQL Server

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