Data Platform 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
    Deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Microsoft
    SQL Server Deployment Planning Services

    Access internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part
    of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency
    Receive a discount on a business modeling session with Tellus International(Application track only) 20% discount 30% discount
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass the qualifying exam or test your application
      • Option 1: System Integration track
        Two individuals each must pass one of the following:
        • 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: Database Administrator 2008 or MCITP: Database Developer 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform
        • 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 2012 Databases
        • Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

        Option 2: Application track
        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed the following application test:
        • Platform Ready Test for Silver SQL Server 2012

        Qualifying gold application tests are also valid toward earning the Silver Data Platform 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.

        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
      • System Integration track only
        One individual must pass the following:
        • Sales and Marketing Assessment for Data Platform
    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 related to the implementation of SQL Server.

        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 the qualifying exam and certification, or test your application
      • Option 1: System Integration track
        Two unique individuals must each hold the following certification:
        • MCSE: Data Platform

        Another two unique individuals must each pass one of the following exams or certifications:
        • Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
        • Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 MCSE Data Platform

        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.

        Option 2: Application track
        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed the following application test:
        • Platform Ready Test for Gold SQL Server 2012

        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.

        Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams, assessments, and readiness.
    2. 2. Pass the business-focused assessment
      • System Integration track only
        Two individuals must pass the following:
        • Sales and Marketing Assessment for Data Platform
    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 related to the implementation of SQL Server or Windows Azure.
        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 revenue goal.
    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 SQL Server

Related competencies

  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Business Intelligence