Software Assurance Planning Services
Partner eligibility requirements
Have you met the eligibility requirements?

Enroll to become a Planning Services partner.

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 consultant requirement(s) listed below. 

​Planning Services offering ​Organization requirement(s) ​Consultant requirement(s)
AZDPS Azure Circle Partner

​Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following learning paths:


Learn more about Microsoft partner learning paths.

DDPS

​Silver or Gold Competency in:

 

Built with any track, including:

  • Standard Track
  • Cloud Track

Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams:


For Office 365 deliveries
Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams: 
​​DTDPS ​Gold Competency in: ​Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams:
  • Exam 70-512: TS - Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
  • Exam 70-496: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012, Administration
L&EDPS

​Silver or Gold Competency in one or more of the following:

 

Built with any track, including:

  • Standard Communications Track
  • Standard Messaging Track
  • Cloud Communications Track
  • Cloud Messaging Track
  • Hosting Communications Track
  • Hosting Messaging Track
For Lync 2013 deliveries
Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams: 
  • Exam 74-335: Lync Network Readiness Assessment
  • Exam 70-336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • Exam 70-337: Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 
  • Exam 74-338: Lync 2013 Depth Support Engineer

For Exchange 2013 deliveries
Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams: 
  • Exam 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Exam 70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 

For Office 365 deliveries
Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams: 
PVDPS ​Gold Competency in one or more of the following: ​Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams: 
  • Exam 70-246: PRO-Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012
  • Exam 70-693: PRO-Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
  • Exam 70-400: TS-Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring
  • Exam 70-401: TS-Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring
  • Exam 70-658: TS-Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuring
  • Exam 70-247: PRO-Configuring/Deploying a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012
  • Exam 70-658: TS-Data Protection Manager 2007, configuring OR
  • Exam 70-659: TS-Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
  • Exam 70-669: TS-Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
SDPS

​Silver or Gold Competency in:

 

Built with any track, including:

  • Standard Collaboration & Content Track
  • Cloud Collaboration and Content Track

​Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams: 

  • Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Exam 70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
  • Exam 70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

For Office 365 deliveries
Consultant has successfully completed one or more of the following exams: 
SSDPS

​Gold Competency in one of the following:

For Upgrading to SQL Server, Deploying Business Intelligence, or Migrating to SQL Server deliveries
Consultant must have successfully completed one or more of the following exams:  

 
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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