Microsoft competency requirements for Gold and Silver membership

Demonstrate your proven expertise in delivering quality solutions in one or more specialized areas of business. Microsoft competencies are designed to prepare you to meet your customers’ needs, and to help you attract new customers who are looking for Microsoft-certified solution providers. Join the elite tier of Microsoft partners and stand out from your peers.

  • Earn a Silver membership to demonstrate your consistent capability, expertise, and commitment

  • Earn a Gold membership to demonstrate your best-in-class capability within a specific Microsoft solution area

Learn about what's required to earn Silver and Gold membership

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Advanced specializations

Go beyond your gold competency with an advanced specialization. These provide a means for you to showcase proven, verifiable expertise in a product, solution area, or service. Customers will be able to see both your Gold competency and your advanced specialization in your business profile on the partner directory. To receive an advanced specialization tag, your business must fully meet a set of published criteria and be validated by Microsoft. Learn more.