The Small and Mid-Market Cloud Solutions Competency

What is small and mid-market cloud solutions competency?

Small and mid-market cloud solutions is a partnership program that entirely showcases dedication and commitment of businesses towards Microsoft`s Cloud offering and also enhances and facilitates the understanding of the products and services provided by Microsoft.

How Hire MCP can help you achieve cloud solutions competency for your small and mid-market.

To achieve small and mid-market cloud competency, the partners must duly demonstrate a lot of expertise in doing rigorous examinations. They can also achieve it by significantly being referenced by customers, and this takes into account both successful implementations and perfect customer satisfaction.
Hire MCP will, therefore, enable you to achieve cloud solution competency by allowing you to know various and better ways of meeting your clients` needs so as to satisfy them fully. This later also translates to high profits in your business.

Competency Benefits

The small and mid-market cloud solutions are divided into two membership plans, and they include The Gold and Silver plans, and hence the benefits have also been divided in the same way. The following are therefore the benefits.
Silver Gold
Accessibility to Microsoft 365(E3) internal-use Software Licenses. 25 seats 10 seats
Unlimited Signature Cloud Support Yes No
Guarantee of Concierge engagement that helps in maximizing MPN benefits Yes No
Placement of Premium Priority Microsoft Referrals Yes No
Microsoft Payment Solutions Yes Yes
Accessibility to Microsoft License Wise for Volume Licensing Yes Yes

Competency Requirements
The Cloud Competency Requirements have also been separated into two, and they include those that lead to silver membership achievement and those that lead to Gold membership achievement. The different demands of each plan are therefore stated in the table below.
Gold requirements
You must have a minimum of 25 new office 365 Customers in the last one year
You must pass the Exams
Two people have to pass the 70-347 Exam that enables the office 365 service
You must provide Customer evidence

  • Your business organization must have 5 Customer references
    Requests for references can be submitted through Partner Membership Center
    You must pay the competency fee
  • This fee is only paid once a year and it also varies depending on the location of your business. The fee is presented during the enrollment process.
  • When taxes are excluded the fee is $3940. It is paid through the Partnership Member Center. Partners who get the Gold Competency after attaining Silver Competency do not pay any additional costs unless the partner is in the last 90-day renewal period.

*Source* Microsoft Partner Network

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