Intelligent Systems competency
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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 to internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency
    Intelligent Systems brand
    Eligible for a discount on a business modelling session with Tellus International (Application track only) 20% discount 30% discount
    WE product tiles and Windows Embedded Partner visual identity to differentiate your device solution(s)
    Invitations to join the Intelligent Systems Yammer community forum to facilitate P2P connections
    Online training and readiness materials to help partners move to the cloud and hybrid environments, and deliver intelligent systems solutions, such as the Intelligent System Design & Deployment Training Course
    WE Developer Tools and Componentized Runtime Software
    Partner Practice Enablement Kit for Intelligent Systems
    Corporate and Regional Partner incentives, as available
    Eligible for invitations to Intelligent Systems summits where Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunity insights are shared and industry conferences
    Consideration for MPN and WPC awards and recognition
    Industry specific and Internet of Things (IoT) campaign assets
    Eligible for facilitated or supported demand generation activities and referrals from the BG field
    Participation in Industry specific case studies and success stories
    Partner Marketing communications and PR support
    Eligible for early adopter program(s), as available
    Preferred status for showcase opportunities
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass required technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Services track
        One individual must pass the Intelligent Systems Development and Deployment Technical assessment

        One individual must pass one of the following:
        • Exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
        • 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
        • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
        • Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
        • Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
        • Exam 70-417: Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-460: Transition your MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 to MCSE: Business Intelligence
        • Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
        • Exam 70-467: Designing BI Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
        • Exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

        Another individual must pass one of the following:
        • Exam 70-331: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, Core Solutions
        • Exam 70-332: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, Advanced Solutions
        • 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
        • Exam 70-459: Transition Your MCITP on SQL Server 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform
        • Exam 70-460: Transition your MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 to MCSE: Business Intelligence
        • 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 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases
        • Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
        • Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
        • Exam 70-467: Designing BI Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
        • Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
        • Exam 70-481: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using HTML5 and JavaScript
        • Exam 70-482: Advanced Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript
        • Exam 70-483: Programming In C#
        • Exam 70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps in C#
        • Exam 70-485: Advanced Store App Development using C#
        • Exam 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
        • Exam 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
        • Exam 70-488: Core Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development
        • Exam 70-489: Advanced Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development
        • Exam 70-511: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
        • Exam 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
        • Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
        • Exam 70-518: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
        • Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
        • Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows 8

        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.

        Independent Software Vendor (ISV) track
        One individual must pass the Intelligent Systems Development and Deployment Technical assessment
        AND
        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:
        • Silver competency test for SharePoint
        • Silver SQL Server 2012 Data Platform Test Server BI 2012 Platform Ready Test
        • Silver SQL Server BI 2012 Platform Ready
        • Competency test for Windows 8
        • Silver competency test for Microsoft Azure
        • Silver competency test for Windows Phone 8

        Qualifying gold application tests are also valid toward earning the Silver Intelligent Systems 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. Optional business assessments
      • Systems Presales Technical Assessment
    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
      • Services track
        Three Intelligent Systems customer references with the related deployment of industry devices with any of the following Microsoft Windows Embedded product versions:
        • Windows Embedded Standard, Industry, Compact, POSReady or Handheld Family
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2008 for Embedded Systems
        • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems

        ISV track
        Three customer references from at least two separate customers related to the implementation of an intelligent systems solution with the related deployment of industry devices running a Windows Embedded OS.
    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 required technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Services track
        Two individuals must pass the Intelligent Systems Development and Deployment Technical assessment

        Two unique individuals each must pass one of the following:
        • MCSE: Data Platform
        • MCSE: Business Intelligence
        • MCSD: Web Apps
        • MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5
        • MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#
        • MCSE: SharePoint
        • MCSE: Server Infrastructure
        • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
        • MCSD for SharePoint Applications
        • MCPD: Windows Developer 4
        • MCSA: Windows Server 2012

        Two other unique individuals each must pass two 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
        • Exam 70-331: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, Core Solutions
        • Exam 70-332: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, Advanced Solutions
        • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
        • Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
        • Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
        • Exam 70-460: Transition your MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 to MCSE: Business Intelligence
        • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
        • Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases
        • Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
        • Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with MS SQL Server
        • Exam 70-467: Designing BI Solutions with MS SQL Server
        • Exam 70-483: Programming in C#
        • Exam 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
        • Exam 70-488: Core Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development
        • Exam 70-489: Advanced Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development
        • 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
        • Exam 70-459: Transition Your MCITP on SQL Server 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform
        • Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
        • Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows 8

        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.

        Independent Software Vendor (ISV) track
        Two individuals must pass the Intelligent Systems Development and Deployment Technical assessment
        AND
        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:
        • Gold competency test for SharePoint
        • Gold SQL Server 2012 Data Platform Test
        • Gold SQL Server BI 2012 Platform Ready
        • Competency test for Windows 8
        • Gold competency test for Microsoft Azure
        • Gold competency test for Windows Phone 8

        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. Optional business assessment
      • Intelligent Systems Presales Technical Assessment
    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
      • Services track
        Five customer references from at least two separate customers with the related deployment of industry devices with any of the following Microsoft Windows Embedded product versions:
        • Windows Embedded Standard, Industry, Compact, POSReady or Handheld Family
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2008 for Embedded Systems
        • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems

        Your company must use the Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Index survey to measure performance and help drive customer satisfaction.

        ISV track
        Five unique customer references related to the implementation of an intelligent systems solution with the related deployment of industry devices running a Windows Embedded OS.

        Your company must use the Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Index survey to measure performance and help drive customer satisfaction.
    5. 5. Gather customer feedback
    6. 6. 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 Azure
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft System Center
    • Windows Server

    Related competencies

    • Application Development
    • Application Integration
    • Business Intelligence
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Collaboration and Content
    • Devices and Deployment
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Identity and Access
    • Intelligent Systems
    • Management and Virtualization
    • OEM