Data Platform competency
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Data Platform


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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 technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Services 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 on SQL Server 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 Databases
        • Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

        Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams, assessments, and readiness.

        Independent Software Vendors track
        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed the following application test:
        • Silver SQL Server 2014 Data Platform Test

        Visit Microsoft Platform Ready to find out more information on certifying your SQL Server application.
    2. 2. Pass business assessment
      • Services track
        One individual must pass the 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
      • Must submit three customer references that feature how, within the previous 12 months, partner has 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 technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Services track
        Two unique individuals must each hold the following certification:
        • MCSE: Data Platform

        AND

        Two other unique individuals each must pass one of the following exams or certifications:
        • Exam 70-457: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part1
        • 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 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases
        • Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
        • MCSE: Data Platform
        • Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams, assessments, and readiness.

        Independent Software Vendors track
        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed the following application test:
        • Gold SQL Server 2014 Data Platform Test

        Visit Microsoft Platform Ready to find out more information on certifying your SQL Server application.
    2. 2. Pass business assessment
      • Services track
        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 Microsoft Azure.
    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 SQL Server

Related competencies

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