As you all know, from October the new Partner Network competency requirements come in for our Dynamics Partners. Apart from being differentiated by having a Competency or Advanced Competency, there are plenty of other benefits including internal-use software, support services, access to training materials, etc.
For the Competency, apart from the product certifications, you will need two people to have taken the Sales accreditation, one who has taken the Pre-Sales accreditation, and at least two individuals who have completed the Methodology Exam (or three for the Advanced Competency). This is apart from the other requirements. The Methodology certification is needed by October this year.
The Sales and Pre-Sales certifications are expected to be released next month (July - we'll let you know when they are available) but the Methodology certification is available to be taken right now. Your consultants should be knowledgeable in Sure Step. The exam preparation guide is here. Register for the exam - MB5-858 - at Prometric.
As you should know, we are running two Sure Step courses next week at Microsoft. There are STILL SPACES available. Feel free to use the discount code we sent you earlier. Any questions, contact Dirk or myself.