In today’s competitive market, the ability to provide pre-sales technical solution expertise to help your sales team deliver value demonstrations and close sales faster can be a key differentiator. The Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Pre-Sales Technical Specialist Accreditation is a new program designed to help individual pre-sales technical professionals, like you, strengthen your solution knowledge and gain recognition for solution expertise for
a specific set of Microsoft solutions. Earning this accreditation shows that you have a level of technical knowledge greater than a sales specialist, without the need to pay for training or pass the longer and more formal Microsoft technical certification programs. It can also help you advance your career now and in the future.
How Accreditation Helps
A Pre-sales Technical Professional who earns a MPN Pre-sales Technical Specialist Accreditation will gain deeper technical knowledge to help support your sales team in closing more sales faster. Resources previously located on several Microsoft sites are available to you from a single learning path. For example, you can use one or more study guides to locate authoritative content to answer business and technical expert questions about topics such as migration, upgrade paths, and best practices for solution deployment. You can also find a comprehensive list of demo resources to quickly locate the resources you need to customize and deliver business value demonstrations. The Pre-sales Technical Specialist Accreditation logo can also be used on your CV or resume to indicate that your level of technical knowledge is recognized by Microsoft.
Pre-sales Technical Specialist Benefits
Build and maintain updated solution knowledge
Refer to one or more study guides to locate videos and authoritative content to answer business and technical expert questions about topics such as migration, upgrade paths, and best practices for solution deployment.
Provide customized demos that show customers the value of Microsoft solutions
Find a comprehensive list of demo resources, such as click-through demos and demo scripts, to quickly locate the resources you need to customize and deliver business value demonstrations.
Promote your expertise
Feature a Microsoft Partner Network Pre-sales Technical Specialist logo in your business communications to inform customers and peers of your expertise. Be recognized by peers and employers for your solution knowledge and expertise.
Pre-sales Technical Specialist Accreditations are designed for a special group of professionals—individuals in roles that provide technical sales support expertise—who are associated with partner organizations enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network. Pre-sales technical professionals can earn accreditations in one or multiple solution areas. To earn an accreditation, an individual must pass the pre-sales technical assessment, which is unique to an individual solution area.