Mobility isn’t about devices – it’s about users. Your customers want to give their employees access to company data – easily, from virtually anywhere, and on the devices of their choosing – without compromising security.
Patches are no longer enough; customers are looking for a complete and secure mobility solution. Enter Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS).
EMS represents a great opportunity for partners who can deliver the Suite and its management of users, their devices, and the protection of corporate data. In order to help you demonstrate your EMS expertise to your customers, the Microsoft Partner Network launched the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) competency, a learning program with tailored training, benefits, and incentives, in September.
If your customers are “hung up” on security concerns, this video from Gavriella Schuster and Brad Anderson can help you explain how EMS, plus your expertise, make mobility an asset – not a jungle.
Training, assessment, and support
The EMM competency is a powerful differentiator, so to help you prepare, we’ve made Enterprise Mobility technical training resources available in the partner learning paths. Refer to the “Business Productivity” category in the MPN competency section for EMM training designed to help you pass the Technical Assessment requirement for the competency.
Then, once you’re ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to earn the competency:
- For Silver level partners, one individual must pass the Enterprise Mobility Suite Overview assessment, and either the Identity and Access Management, Mobile Device, Information Protection or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure assessment.
- For Gold level partners, two individuals must pass the Overview assessment plus one of the workload-specific assessments.
Not only will you be an expert in your customers’ eyes, but, in addition to the core support benefits available to all competency partners, those who attain the EMM competency are eligible for unlimited incidents of Signature Cloud Support, an elevated level of technical support.
Learn by using: IURs
The benefits of earning an EMM competency don’t stop there: being able to use a solution is the best way learn it quickly and comprehensively, and with the EMM competency, you get even more opportunities for hands-on experience.
While all competency partners have access to 25 seats of EMS at the silver level and 100 seats at gold, partners who attain the Enterprise Mobility Management competency get an additional seats: 50 at the silver level and 100 for gold.
Be sure to take advantage of the Internal Use Rights (IUR) to use Enterprise Mobility Suite internally, as well as to develop customer demonstrations.
Limited-time webcast offer
The more you know about EMS, the better you’ll be able to serve your customers. To help with that, now through December 31, 2015, partners can attend the Partner Practice Enablement (PPE) webcast for Enabling Enterprise Mobility at no cost. Learn how EMS provides…
- Mobile device and application management with Microsoft Intune
- Identity and access management with Microsoft Azure Active Directory
- Information protection with Microsoft Azure Rights Management Services.
Ready to get started? With the EMM competency, you can help your customers get up and running quickly through the Microsoft FastTrack EMS Adoption offer. Find out if your customers qualify for partner funds toward driving active seat usage. Eligible workloads for the offer include Enterprise Mobility Suite for Intune and Azure Active Directory Premium.
Implementing mobility requires having confidence in your solution. Having the Enterprise Mobility Management competency will help you ensure that when customers are looking for secure mobility solutions, they look to you.
For more information on the Enterprise Mobility Suite opportunity, check out these three short videos on why EMS is the best solution for your customers, and how you can increase your revenue by selling it.