Now that you’ve decided to earn the Microsoft Silver Project and Portfolio Management competency, you need to know exactly how to go about it. Here you’ll find the steps and requirements that can put you on your way to earning valuable competency benefits.
Note: Stay up to date on upcoming changes to competency requirements and benefits. Review the changes, so you can ensure you will be in compliance by your next renewal date.
Learn how to earn the Gold Project and Portfolio Management competency.
Competency requirements are designed to closely align with customer needs. The following information is a comprehensive listing of the requirements your company must fulfill to attain the Silver Project and Portfolio Management competency. If you need assistance, contact your Regional Service Center.
Your company must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each passed both of the following exams:1
- Exam 70-177: TS: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring or Exam 74-344: Managing Programs and Projects with Project Server 2013
- Exam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects or Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013
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The licensing overview assessment is the same for every competency that requires it.
Your company must employ or contract with one person who has passed the assessment (which then counts toward all silver competencies). If someone in your company is knowledgeable about Microsoft licensing, we suggest you have that person take the assessment.
Resources and next steps:
The sales and marketing assessment is tailored specifically to the Project and Portfolio Management competency.
Your company must employ or contract with one person in a sales or marketing role who has passed this assessment as of October 2013.
Customer references demonstrate your success at building and deploying solutions relevant to the Project and Portfolio Management competency. Approved references are valid for up to two years.
Your company must submit three unique2 customer references3 that feature products, technology, and services you have integrated or developed to align resources and business activities related to your enterprise project management (EPM) solution. Your solution must use Microsoft Project Standard 2013, Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2013, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Microsoft Project Server 2013, Microsoft Project Server 2010, Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365, Microsoft Project Online, or any combination of the listed technologies.
Each reference must feature a project that your organization has completed within the past 12 months and that can be verified with your customer. Review a sample customer reference email.
To complete your enrollment in the Silver Project and Portfolio Management competency, you must pay the silver competency fee. The fee varies by geography and will be presented to you during the enrollment process.4