Microsoft Partner Network Query

Posted on 2014-10-27
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    Our company has not got any MS competencies as such and I am wondering what is involved in getting the company Silver Certified.

We are 4 engineers and I currently hold some certifications including MSCA2012 but the rest of the engineers don't have anything.

I want to know what is involved in getting on MPN Ladder with regards to certifications / sales / anything?

thanks in advance
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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First enroll the company at the MPN website you will need a windows live id. (Microsoft Account) and you can go on from there

From there on it is pretty self explanatory
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It isn't self explanatory I am afraid. I have posted a query in partners forum to see if I can get anywhere.

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not got so far on here
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responded in kind vague question.. start of answer
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like I said before before I posted question here, I already trolled microsoft partner website but i couldn't find the info I was looking for. Same here so I have opened up another question in MS forums. You have responded but pointing to a website doesn't really help ??? Does it
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not real help here
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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There are several Competencies that you can become a silver member in i.e.
Small Business Competency $1600/year
To earn the Microsoft Partner Network Silver Small Business Competency, you will need to achieve the following:

Exam Credentials:
1 MCP must pass 2 exams:
Required: 70-323 - Administering Office 365
Office 365 “Jump Start” course for 70-323
And another exam from:
70-321 - Deploying Office 365
70-680 - TS: Windows 7, Configuring
70-169 - TS: Windows Small Business Server 2011, Configuring
Business Assessments:
Sign and complete: MOSPA (Microsoft Online Services Provider Agreement)+ Assessment
1 person must complete Licensing assessment
1 person must complete Business focused small business assessment
Must have 3 submitted customer references
$1,600 (based on country)
Cloud Platform Competency
Technical Assessments, Exams and Certifications:
Four unique individuals must hold a current version of one of the following certifications:
•MCSD: Web Apps
•MCPD: Windows Developer 4
•MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5
•MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#
•MCPD: Microsoft Azure Developer 4 (plan to retire in the next MPN update)
Customer Evidence:
Your organization must submit five customer references showcasing a custom application project developed on the Windows platform (Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, or Windows Embedded) and completed within the past 12 months.

Learning Competency

Learning Distinguish your company as a learning expert.
Microsoft Partner Network Sales and Marketing Competency Assessment for Microsoft Learning Partners [3h 30m]
Value of Certification Messaging
Learn how Microsoft Certification benefits IT Pros/Developers in the following ways: Get Hired; Get Recognized; Get Promoted  15m
MSL Classroom Setup and Hardware Level Updates - Chris Stark
Get an update on the host machine operating system and what is the Hardware level requirements.    15m
Product Update System Center 2012 and Private Cloud - Matthew Minton
Learn about the System Center 2012 and Private cloud Certification Requirements, courses and exams.     15m
SQL Server 2012 Portfolio Status - Colin Lyth
Get familiar with the SQL Server 2012 Evolved Certification Structure & more information on our SQL product portfolio (courses and exams)  30m
MPN Sales Asmt: Learning Solutions    1h
Exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
There are probably 20 more competencies
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thanks David. That is much clearer now. Awarding you the points

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