Microsoft SAM partner requirements

To earn SAM incentives, partners must meet the following requirements:


  • One Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) competency OR one Microsoft Action Pack Subscription
  • Two full-time partner employees
  • Four SAM eligibility exams completed (SAM Solution Expertise)
  • Partner management status
 


One Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) competency OR one Microsoft Action Pack Subscription

The SAM competency will be officially retired and invalid on January 31, 2018. Partners who only have the SAM competency will need to either earn a new competency or Microsoft Action Pack Subscription in order to remain eligible as a SAM partner.

Partners who already have a silver or gold competency outside of the retiring SAM competency satisfy this requirement. Partners can inherit competency status from HQ location.
 

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Two full-time partner employees

  • Full-time employees must be employees of the company which is named in the opportunity and meet the above SAM partner requirements
  • Subcontractors do not fulfill this requirement



Partner management status

  • Partner actively managed by a Microsoft resource, at the global or local level
  • Partner active in the Managed Partner List (MPL)


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Become a SAM partner

Becoming a SAM partner is easy. Check out our page on the Microsoft Partner Network to learn more about the requirements.