With hundreds of thousands of partners in Microsoft Corporation’s channel worldwide, fewer than 5 percent can distinguish themselves with a competency, and being able to attain this high degree of proficiency. Less than 1 percent of partners have received the “best-in-class”, gold designation in Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. Catapult Systems has accomplished 11 gold and 3 silver competencies.
The criteria to qualify for competencies is comprehensive, requiring partners to pass technical exams and business assessments based on the latest Microsoft product versions, acquire certifications, provide three to five customer references per competency, and in the case of a gold competency, an additional Customer Satisfaction Index.
To learn more about the certified partner and competency changes, read Eric Ligman’s
blog post, “The Microsoft Partner Network: Gold Competencies & Silver Competencies – Part 1: Branding.” To learn more about Microsoft’s partner program and achieving competencies click