How to Achieve Microsoft Gold Partner Status
In order to attain Microsoft Gold Certified partnership, the highest level given to Microsoft partners, a company has to first join in the Microsoft Partner Network community, qualify for membership, become eligible and meet the requirements set forth by Microsoft.
To enroll, one has to simply sign in to a Microsoft account – using, for example, a Windows Live ID and entering its related password – which will link to the network membership that matches the company’s qualifications and business goals.
As a Microsoft partner and certified member, the company receives a partner ID which gives it an opportunity to contribute to conversations in the Microsoft Partner Network community. Or, companies can purchase a subscription to either become a Microsoft Action Pack Solution Provider or be a Microsoft Small Business Specialist. Companies can also sign up for the Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design subscription and will be allowed to enroll in one of the Microsoft cloud programs.
Once a company has gone through the steps to obtain a Microsoft Gold-Certification, it may be ideal to hold on to its membership to retain the competency benefits. To do so, the company must renew their membership within the 90-day window each year.
Microsoft Gold-Certified partners are said to have a high level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies as well as have best-in-class capabilities for deploying a particular Microsoft business solution.
For those companies that are not already a certified partner and want in – to reach their full business potential in sales and marketing or to serve their customers better – certification is Microsoft’s business solution to strengthen the company, drive profitability and improve customer service.
Scalable, Who Has Been A Gold Partner Since 2005, Is Proud To Announce We Are Now A Microsoft Dynamics 365 Certified. This Is The Highest Certification Provided By Microsoft.
A Microsoft Gold-Certified partner is a company that has agreed to collaborate and establish a close working relationship with Microsoft. Having that title means the company who applied itself has earned the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely-recognized partnership program.
- Certification and sales requirements
- Have four qualified Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) that have passed one or more of certification exams issued by Microsoft
- Have at least one of MCTs pass the licensing overview assessment and two that have passed the sales and marketing assessment
- Submit five customer references
- Earn the necessary 120 partner points
- Pay the gold competency fee