Showing posts with label small business competency. Show all posts
Showing posts with label small business competency. Show all posts

Monday, 2 July 2012

Microsoft releases Small Business Competency


A recent Microsoft survey, undertaken by Edge Strategies, reveals that 50% of small and medium businesses (SMBs) believe cloud computing will gain importance in their operations. More than half (58%) predict that cloud implementation will make them more competitive.


Microsoft has helped SMBs seize this, with the launch of the Small Business competency. Only 5% of Microsoft partners have competencies – with only 1% with Gold competency. 


To gain the Silver Small Business Competency, your company must employ (or contract) a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) who has passed Exam 70-323: Administering Office 365. The MCP must also pass one of the following:

  • Exam 70-169: TS: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring  
  • Exam 70-321: Deploying Office 365 
  • Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring 

To gain a Gold Small Business Competency, you must employ or contract with two MCPs who have passed two of these exams:

  • Exam 70-321: Deploying Office 365 
  • Exam 70-323: Administering Office 365 
  • Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring 

Another MCP must also have passed two of these:

  • Exam 70-169: TS: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring
  • Exam 70-321: Deploying Office 365 
  • Exam 70-323: Administering Office 365 
  • Exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring  
  • Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring 



To find out all you need to know about Microsoft competencies – and get ahead -  visit: