Midmarket Solution Provider competency
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Midmarket Solution Provider


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Midmarket businesses want partners who recognize their infrastructure processes, needs, and costs. Demonstrate your expertise to this untapped market.
To help you invest in your future, this competency fee has been reduced to [%promosilverprice%] [%currency%] for silver and [%promogoldprice%] [%currency%] for gold.
  • 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
    Eligible for limited Signature Cloud Support
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Services track

        Option 1:

        Two individuals each must pass one of the following exams:
        • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses
        • Exam 70-331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
        • Exam 70-336 Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
        • Exam 70-341 Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
        • Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8
        • Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
        • Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
        • Exam 70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core 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 70-462: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database
        • Exam MB2-703: Microsoft Dynamics 2013 Customization and Configuration
        • Exam MB2-866: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization and Configuration
        • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring
        • Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

        Option 2:

        One individual must pass the following exam:
        • Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services
        • AND

        One individual must pass one of the following exams:
        • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

        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 and readiness.
    2. 2. Pass business assessment
      • One individual must pass the following assessment:
        • Sales Specialist Assessment for SMB Infrastructure
    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 technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Services track

        Option 1:

        One unique individual must pass the following certification:
        • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification
        Two unique individuals each must pass two of the following exams:
        • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses
        • Exam 70-331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
        • Exam 70-336 Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
        • Exam 70-341 Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
        • Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8
        • Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
        • Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
        • Exam 70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core 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 70-462: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database
        • Exam MB2-703: Microsoft Dynamics 2013 Customization and Configuration
        • Exam MB2-866: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization and Configuration
        • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring
        • Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying
        • Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

        Option 2:

        Two unique individuals each must pass three of the following exams:
        • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
        • Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
        • Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services
        • Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

        Option 3:

        Two unique individuals must each pass all of the following certifications:
        • MCSA: Windows Server
        • MCSA: Office 365

        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 and readiness.
    2. 2. Pass business assessment
      • Two individuals must pass the following assessment:
        • Sales Specialist Assessment for SMB Infrastructure
    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. 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 Office 365
      • Windows Server

      Related competencies

      • Small Business