What is a Sales Specialist—and should you become one? Our newest infographic, below, explains. In addition, here are a few common questions and answers.

Q: Is Sales Specialist accreditation right for me?

A: If you’re in a sales function at your company, you’ll want to explore this accreditation. Example roles include:

  • Territory sales
  • Licensing specialist
  • Sales executive
  • Consultant
  • Account manager
  • Field sales representative
  • Telesales representative
  • Solution sales representative
For those of you who work in a more technical function, we also offer Presales Technical Specialist accreditation.
Q: How do I become a Sales Specialist?
A: You’ll need to pass one of the required assessments in the area of your choice. Sales Specialist accreditation is available for the following Microsoft competencies:
  • Application Integration
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Collaboration and Content
  • Communications
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Data Platform
  • Devices and Deployment
  • Digital Advertising
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Identity and Access
  • Learning
  • Management and Virtualization
  • Messaging
  • Midmarket Solution Provider
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Server Platform
  • Small Business

Find complete program details here.

Q: What benefits do I get?
A: The Sales Specialist program offers training and clout. You also may see real impacts to your business including:
  • Accelerated sales
  • Faster solutions delivery
  • Differentiation
  • Additional credentials to showcase
  • Your partner organization is able to meet Microsoft Partner Network competency requirements
  • Accreditation badge

If you already have Sales Specialist accreditation, we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a comment to share how this accreditation area is helping you and your business.

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