mpn_logo_rgb_h Earlier this summer, a lot of great announcements were made at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 regarding the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN). These announcements prompted some partner questions asking for more clarity.  As a result, we thought it might be helpful to follow up by sharing one of our top FAQs as you successfully manage your transition to the network.

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The MPN Experts

Q:  What do I need to know about the MPN Business Requirements, sales and marketing assessments and licensing assessment?

A:  October 2010 is rapidly approaching which means you need to meet new requirements to maintain or gain a competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. To determine what assessments to take you should start here.

Each competency with this requirement offers specific trainings to help you pass these assessments. You can find learning paths to help your employees pass these assessments on the first try. Once on this page, select the tab “By Competency” and then download the appropriate competency guide to find out which online training needs to be taken to pass the assessments. Please note: Some of the sales and marketing assessments have tracks for EPG and Small Business partners so make sure you choose the right track for your partner organization.

You can find more information here or by contacting the MPN Experts at 1-877-254-6825 or