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    Browse a full list of Microsoft Partner Competencies in the Table of Contents below. Select the competency of your choice to view the latest exam requirements and associated training options.

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    Please Note

    • In October 2010, the Microsoft Partner Program will become the Microsoft Partner Network (or MPN). All Partners must meet the new certification requirements to retain competency benefits.
    • The new Competency levels are Silver and Gold. Certification Exam Requirements for both levels are listed below.
    • Only recent course versions are listed below, however public and private training solutions for earlier course versions is available as well.
    • For more information about these changing requirements, download Microsoft's complete Competency Guide HERE.

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    Application Integration


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your company must employ two Microsoft Certified Professionals who have passed the following exam:

    • BizTalk Technical Competency Assessment for Application Integration (BizTalk Server 2013)

    The same two individuals must also pass one of the following:

    • Exam 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
    • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with four unique Microsoft Certified Professionals who must pass the following exams:
    • BizTalk Technical Competency Assessment for Application Integration (BizTalk Server 2013)

    Three of these individuals must pass the following exam:

    The same three individuals also must pass one of the following:

    • Exam 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
    • Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

    The fourth individual must pass the following:

    • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases


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    Application Development


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your company must employ two individuals, each must pass one of the following exams:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ four unique individuals each must hold one of the following certifications::


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    Application Lifecycle Management


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your company must employ two individuals, each must pass the following exams:

    • 70-496: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012, Administration
    • 70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

    One individual must pass one of the following:

    • 70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
    • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
    • Professional Scrum Master level 1 (PSM I)
    • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Four unique individuals each must pass the following:
    • 70-496: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012, Administration
    • 70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

    Two individuals each must pass one of the following:

    • 70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
    • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
    • Professional Scrum Master level 1 (PSM I)
    • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master


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    Business Intelligence


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your company must employ one individual who must pass one of the following exams:

    Another individual must pass one of the following:

    • 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
    • 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • 70-457: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
    • 70-458: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met the following exam or certification requirements.

    Two of the MCPs must each meet one of the following exam or certification requirements:

    The other two MCPs must each meet one of the following exam or certification requirements:


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    Collaboration and Content


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met one of the following exam or certification requirements:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met one of the following exam or certification requirements:

    Two unique individuals each must pass the following:

    • 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
    • 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

    OR have one of these certifications:

    Another two unique individuals each must pass two exams from the following:

    • 70-488: Core Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development OR 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
    • 70-489: Advanced Solutions of SharePoint 2013 Development OR 70-576: PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications

    OR have one of these certifications:


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    Communications


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each passed the following exams:

    OR have one of the following certifications:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    For the systems integrator track your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs), each of whom must pass the following exams:

    OR have one of the following certifications:

    For the application track, your organization must employ or contract with two MCPs, each of whom must pass the following exams:

    OR have one of the following certifications:


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    Customer Relationship Management


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    For the VAR (Value-Added Reseller) track, your organization must employ or contract with three Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who collectively must pass all of the following (all individuals must pass at least one exam):

    Additionally, your organization must employ or contract with two people who have each met one of the following exam requirements:

    For the Application track, your organization must employ or contract with three Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who collectively must pass all of the following (all individuals must pass at least one exam):

    Additionally, your organization must employ or contract with one MCP who have each met one of the following exam requirements:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    For the VAR track, your organization must employ or contract with six Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who collectively must pass all of the following (all individuals must pass at least one exam):

    Additionally, your organization must employ or contract with three MCPs, each of whom must pass one of the following exams:

    For the Application track, at least six unique individuals collectively must pass all of the following (all individuals must pass at least 1 exam):

    One individual must pass one of the following exams:


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    Data Platform


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each passed one of the following exams:

    • 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
    • 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
    • 70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • 70-457:Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
    • 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


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have met the following exam or certification requirements.

    Two unique individuals must each hold the following certification:

    Another two unique individuals each must pass one of the following:


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    Devices and Deployment


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met one of the following exam or certification requirements:

    Option 1: Two individuals each must pass the following:

    • 70-681: TS: Windows and Office 2010, Deploying

    Option 2: Two individuals each must pass one of the following:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met one of the following exam or certification requirements:

    Option 1: Each of the four MCPs must meet one of the following certification requirements:

    Option 2: Four unique individuals each must pass the following:

    Option 2 continued: In addition, the same four individuals must also pass one of the following:


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    Digital Advertising


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Two individuals each must pass the following exam:

    • Bing Ads Accredited Professional exam

    Two individuals each must pass one of the following:

    • Bing Ads API technical assessment
    • Bing SEO technical assessment


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Four unique individuals each must pass the following:
    • Bing Ads Accredited Professional exam

    Four unique individuals each must pass one of the following:

    • Bing Ads API technical assessment
    • Bing SEO technical assessment


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    Enterprise Resource Planning


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    For VARs and Application track, your organization must employ or contract with three Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have, collectively, passed all of the exams from any of the following six options. Note that each of the three MCPs must pass at least one exam listed for a particular option, even if, for example, one MCP has passed all of the exams.

    Option 1 (Microsoft Dynamics AX):

    Option 2 (Microsoft Dynamics GP):

    Option 3 (Microsoft Dynamics NAV):

    Option 4 (Microsoft Dynamics RMS):

    • Exam MB5-845: POS 2009

    And one of the following:

    • Exam MB5-537: Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 Store Operations
    • Exam MB5-538: Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 Headquarters

    Option 5 (Microsoft Dynamics SL):



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    For VARs and Application track, your organization must employ or contract with six Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have, collectively, passed all of the exams from any of the following six options. Note that each of the six MCPs must pass at least one exam listed for a particular option, even if, for example, one MCP has passed all of the exams.

    Option 1 (Microsoft Dynamics AX):

    Option 2 (Microsoft Dynamics GP):

    Option 3 (Microsoft Dynamics NAV):

    Option 4 (Microsoft Dynamics RMS):

    • Exam MB5-845: POS 2009

    And one of the following:

    • Exam MB5-537: Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 Store Operations
    • Exam MB5-538: Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 Headquarters

    Option 5 (Microsoft Dynamics SL):


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    Hosting


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who must each pass one of the following exams:

    • 70-246: PRO: Private Cloud Monitoring and Operations with System Center 2012
    • 70-247: PRO: Private Cloud Configuration and Deployment with System Center 2012
    • 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
    • 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    • 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
    • 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
    • 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have met the following exam or certification requirements.

    Two unique individuals each must each meet one of the following certification requirements:

    Two other unique individuals each must meet one of the following exam or certification requirements::

    • 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
    • 70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
    • 70-336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
    • 70-337: Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013


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    Identity and Access


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each one of the following exam or certification requirements.

    Two individuals each must pass:

    One of these individuals must pass:

    The other individual must pass:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have met the following exam or certification requirements.

    Option 1: Four unique individuals each must meet one of the following exam or certification requirements:

    Two of the four individuals each must pass both of the following:

    • 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012
    • 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012

    The other two individuals each must pass both of the following:

    • 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
    • 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

    Option 2: Four unique individuals each must pass one of the following:


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    Intelligent Systems


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Intelligent Systems is a brand new competency designed to help partners capture the large and growing devices-and-services opportunity related to the expansion of the industrial internet, also known as "the Internet of Things."

    One individual must pass one of the following:

    • 70-417: Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
    • 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
    • 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    • 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012
    • 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012
    • 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
    • 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

    Another individual must pass one of the following:

    • 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
    • 70-481: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using HTML5 and JavaScript
    • 70-482: Advanced Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript
    • 70-483: Programming in C#
    • 70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps in C#
    • 70-485: Advanced Store App Development using C#
    • 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
    • 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Two unique individuals each must meet one of the following certification requirements:

    Two other unique individuals each must pass two of the following:


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    Management and Virtualization


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with one Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) who has met one of the following exam or certification requirements.

    One individual must pass one of the following:

    • 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012
    • 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012

    Another individual must pass one of the following:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met the following exam or certification requirements.

    Two unique individuals each must meet the following certification requirement:

    Two additional unique individuals must each pass the following exams:

    • 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012
    • 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012

    OR

    • 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
    • 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure


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    Messaging


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met the following exam or certification requirements:

    Two individuals each must pass the following exams:

    • 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
    • 70-342: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements

    Your organization must employ or contract with four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each must have earned the following certifications:

    • 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
    • 70-342: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure


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    Midmarket Solution Provider


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met one of the following exam or certification requirements:

    Two individuals each must pass one of the following:

    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements

    One unique individual must meet the folowing certification requirement:

    Two unique individuals each must pass two of the following exams:

    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses


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    Mobility


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Two individuals each must pass one of the following exams:

    • Exam 70-599: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements

    For System Integration (consulting services oriented partners), four unique individuals each must hold at least one of the following certifications:


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    OEM


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your company must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met one of the following exam or certification requirements.

    One individual must pass one of the following:

    • Exam 70-684: OEM Reseller
    • Exam 74-697: OEM Pre-Installation

    Another individual must pass one of the following:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements

    Two unique individuals must pass one of the following:

    • Exam 70-684: OEM Reseller
    • Exam 74-697: OEM Pre-Installation

    Another two unique individuals each must pass one of the following exams:


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    Project and Portfolio


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met the following exam or certification requirements.

    Two individuals each must pass the following exams:

    • Exam 74-344: Managing Programs and Projects with Project Server 2013
    • Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements

    Four unique individuals each must pass the following exams:

    • 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


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    Server Platform


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements
    Your organization must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met one of the following exam or certification requirements.

    One individual must pass one of the following exams:

    Another individual must pass one of the following:

    • 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
    • 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements

    Your organization must employ or contract with four MCPs who have met one of the following ertification requirements:


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    Small Business


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements

    Option 1: One individual must pass one of the following:

    • Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business

    And the same individual also must pass one of the following exams:

    Option 2: One individual must pass one of the following exams:

    • Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business

    Another individual must pass one of the following exams:

    • Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business

    Option 3: (Markets where Microsoft Office 365 is not available) One individual must pass two of the following exams:



    Gold Competency Exam Requirements

    Option 1: Two individuals must pass one of the following:

    • Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business

    And the same two individuals also must pass one of the following exams:

    • Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business

    Option 2: Two individuals must pass one of the following exams:

    • Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business

    Another two individuals must pass one of the following exams:

    • Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
    • Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business

    Option 3: (Markets where Microsoft Office 365 is not available) Two individuals must pass two of the following exams:


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    Software Asset Management


    Silver | Gold

    Silver Competency Exam Requirements

    Your company must employ or contract with two Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) who have each met one of the following exam requirements:

    • Exam 70-673: TS: Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM)


    Gold Competency Exam Requirements

    Option 1: Four unique individuals each must pass the following exam:

    • Exam 70-673: TS: Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM)

    Two of those individuals each must pass the following exams:

    • Exam 70-671: Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Small and Medium Organizations
    • Exam 70-672: Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations

    The other two individuals each must pass one of the following exam:

    Option 2: Two unique individuals each must pass the following exams:

    • Exam 70-671: Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Small and Medium Organizations
    • Exam 70-672: Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
    • Exam 70-673: TS: Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM)

    The same two individuals each must pass the following exam:


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