Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) partner competency refresh


The Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) partner competency and assets have been refreshed so you can sell the newest version of our Online or on-premises products!


The following assets have been refreshed – you may have seen separate posts on those, but I’d like to summarize everything into the following list, please review the changes - 

  • New PPM Requirements for Silver and Gold
  • New Exams for Project
    • 74-344: Managing Programs and Projects with Project Server 2013
    • 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013
  • New Online Sales training on Partner Learning Center
  • New Project Sales Assessment available on the Partner Learning Center



Q: Why did you change the server exam direction into less technical?

A: There is a significant effort to build every new exam and we wanted broaden the audience to the entire PMO. We are still requiring passing technical 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 exam for Gold PPM Competency.

Q: Do the new Project exams cover online aspects as well?

A: Thanks to the parity of product functionality we do call out Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online in our exams, we used “on-premises” names for exam titles to be consistent with other exams released by Microsoft.