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by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead
Starting mid-November, the U.S. gold competency membership fee will increase to $5,260. This increase will be reflected when you attain or renew your gold competency. Microsoft partners that have attained a gold competency represent best-in-class capabilities as market leaders, and the depth and breadth of today’s partner benefits are significant:
Earlier this year, IDC released a white paper about the Business Value of the Microsoft Partner Network Core Benefits (Mira Perry and Steve White, June 2012). IDC estimates that in aggregate, there is $320,000 in value directly attributable to a partner's utilization of Microsoft Partner Network benefits, based on a 50-person company with $5-10 million in revenue and two to five competencies.
Resources for U.S. partners who have or are working to attain a Microsoft competency
Read previous competency-related blog posts.