Microsoft says this:
A Microsoft gold or silver competency can help set a company apart from the competition by demonstrating a specific, proven skill set to its customers. Because Microsoft competencies are aligned with how customers actually buy, customers can easily identify a company’s capabilities and expertise.
Microsoft awards two different levels of competencies to help companies demonstrate proficiency and specialization in particular areas.
Silver Competency is offered to companies demonstrating the highest and most specialized ability and commitment in a specific business solution area. Microsoft recognizes companies awarded the Silver Competency for offering the best solutions to customers and for undertaking a rigorous and auditable approval process. A business which has earned a Silver Competency is among the top 5% of Microsoft partners worldwide.
Gold Competency is awarded to companies that have demonstrated a very high level of expertise and a proven and specialized skill set in a particular technology or service area. Gold Competency is the highest Microsoft certification. Microsoft Partners with a Gold Competency are recognized for their commitment to solidifying customer relationships by offering innovative and effective business solutions to their customers. A business which has earned a Gold Competency is among the top 1% of Microsoft Partners worldwide.
Microsoft’s certification process for partner companies is rigorous and requires regular auditing to ensure that partner companies are maintaining and delivering a high degree of skill, proficiency, and experience to their customers.
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