CSP Question

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Hi All.  Hope this gets some answers as i am not sure its the right place to ask or not.  My organisation is looking to become a Microsoft CSP.  And i was asked what are the requirements to get Silver status.. So far from what I can see it is points based.  Can anyone please confirm what exactly is needed?

 

Thanks

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Hi !

 

There are 2 questions here:

 

1) To become a Microsoft CSP , I would suggest you first become an Indirect CSP by aligning with a local Distributor

 

2) To become Silver Certified, you first need to  choose the required Competency  and then check for requirements . 

Thanks for the response. If we are going down the communications competency path is it simply the tech competency that is required?  In the past they have been based on seats/sales. What is actually required to obtain silver status as an MSP..  

Comparing the Communications competency to the some of the others, it doesn't have the "meet the customer requirements" section that I see on the others. I would still reach out to the MPN team for you local subsidiary to make sure this correct, but I'm guessing that the skillset for this competency is one where traditionally the deployment partner hasn't necessarily been the one selling the licenses. The licensing partner would have been handling a traditional Enterprise Agreement for the customer, and then working with deployment partners preferred by them or the customer. 

 

The other thing worth considering with this competency is that the replacements for the 70-333 and 70-334 exams are in beta at the moment, so again it's worth checking with the MPN team if it's better to do the current exams, knowing that you will have to do an upgrade exam in the future, or perhaps wait for the new exams to be the basis of the competency.