Project and Portfolio Management competency
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Project and Portfolio Management


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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
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass a qualifying exam or certification
      • Two individuals each must pass the following:
        • Exam 74-344: Managing Programs and Projects with Project Server 2013
        • Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013

        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 the following:
        • Sales Specialist Competency Assessment for Project and Portfolio Management
    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. Your solution must use Microsoft Project Standard 2013, Microsoft Project Professional 2013, Microsoft Project Server 2013, Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365, Microsoft Project Online, or any combination of these products. 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. 1. Pass the qualifying exam or certification
      • Four unique individuals each must pass the following:
        • Exam 74-344: Managing Programs and Projects with Project Server 2013
        • Exam 74-343: managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013

        Two of the four unique individuals must also pass the following:
        • Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

        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 must pass the following:
        • Sales Specialist Competency Assessment for Project and Portfolio Management
    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. Your solution must use Microsoft Project Standard 2013, Microsoft Project Professional 2013, Microsoft Project Server 2013, Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365, Microsoft Project Online, or any combination of these products. 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 SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server

Related competencies

  • Collaboration and Content
  • Communications
  • Messaging