Microsoft Competencies and Certifications for Resellers

Aligned to the needs of customers, Microsoft competencies let you demonstrate your areas of technical capability. Microsoft Partner Network competencies are one way you can differentiate with customers and build customer attention and engagement. There are different competencies you can reach for in each Microsoft Solution area of App and Insfrastructure, Business Applications, Data and AI or Modern Workplace and Security - you can find the total outline at Microsoft's Partner Network Competency webpage

Tech Data as an official Microsoft Learning Partner and Microsoft GOLD Partner can help you to stay current and reach your next competency level, as we offer all necessary training courses that can help you prepare for your needed certifications.

If you are not sure which certifications you need, check out our Microsoft Certification & Competency guide which shows you exactly which training you need for SILVER or GOLD level and links you to our scheduled trainings.

Retiring Microsoft Certifications and implications for your competency level

Microsoft announced in early 2020 that they will retire all remaining exams associated with Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) on January 31, 2021. Those exams and certifications which retired on January 31st will remain eligible for competency attainment in the Microsoft Partner Program until January 31st 2022 if they were taken before they retired.

However we are here to help and have prepared some guidance for you:

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