Software Assurance Planning Services
Partner eligibility requirements
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The minimum criteria a partner organization must meet to be eligible to deliver Planning Services enga​gements is listed below. Review the Microsoft Partner Network Competency Roadmap to learn more about Partner Network requirements and benefits.

In addition to organization requirements, consultants that deliver Planning Services engagements on behalf of an approved partner organization must meet the following consultant requirement(s). 

​Planning Services offering ​Organization requirement(s) ​Consultant requirement(s)
AZDPS

​Silver or gold competency in Cloud Platform

After obtaining the competency, send email to the AZDPS Help alias with your MPN Partner Org ID to enroll into the program.

 

​Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the technical assessments for the Cloud Platform competency.

DDPS

Desktop Deployment planning engagements

​Silver or gold competency in Devices and Deployment

Desktop Deployment planning deliveries

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams and/or technical assessments required for a silver or gold competency in Devices and Deployment.

 

Office 365 engagements

Silver or gold competency in Devices and Deployment with either a silver or gold level Cloud Productivity competency or membership in the Microsoft Cloud Deployment program

 

Office 365 planning deliveries

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a silver or gold competency in Cloud Productivity.

​​DTDPS ​Gold competency in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)​

​Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams and/or technical assessments required for a gold competency in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).

 

DYDPS

​Gold competency in one of the following:

​For Implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics CRM planning deliveries

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a gold competency in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

 

For Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX planning deliveries

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a gold competency in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

 

L&EDPS ​ ​

Lync planning engagements

Silver or Gold competency in Communications

Lync 2013 planning deliveries 
Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a silver or gold competency in Communications.
 

Exchange planning engagements

Silver or gold competency in Messaging

Exchange 2013, Exchange Online Protection, or Exchange Data Loss Prevention planning deliveries

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a silver or gold competency in Messaging.

 

Office 365 engagements

Silver or gold competency in Messaging with a silver or gold Cloud Productivity competency or membership in the Microsoft Cloud Deployment program

 

Office 365 planning deliveries

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a silver or gold competency in Cloud Productivity.

PVDPS ​Gold competency in Datacenter

​Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a gold competency in Datacenter.

 

SDPS

​SharePoint planning engagements

Silver or gold competency in Collaboration and Content

SharePoint planning deliveries

​Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a silver or gold competency in Collaboration and Content.

 

Office 365 engagements

Silver or gold competency in Collaboration and Content with a silver or gold Cloud Productivity competency or membership in the Microsoft Cloud Deployment program

 

Office 365 planning deliveries

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a silver or gold competency in Cloud Productivity.

Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Solution Planning engagements

Silver or gold competency in Project & Portfolio Management

​PPM Solution Planning deliveries

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a silver or gold competency in Project & Portfolio Management.

 

SSDPS

​Gold competency in one of the following:

For Upgrading to SQL Server, Deploying Business Intelligence, or Migrating to SQL Server planning deliveries
Consultant must have successfully completed one or more of the exams required for a gold competency in Data Analytics or Data Platform.
 

 
Important note: There is no separate Planning Services offering for engagements related to Office 365. The available engagement types are defined by individual Planning Services program offerings (DDPS, L&EDPS, and SDPS). Please note there is variation among individual program offerings as to the scope of Office 365 activity supported within an engagement. Partners are required to be familiar with what Office 365 activities their particular program will support within an engagement.


Keep in mind

Each certified delivery consultant must have associated their Live ID and linked their Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) credentials to the partner organization's MPN Location ID that is registered for each service type.

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