New Microsoft certifications are made available shortly after Microsoft releases a new version of a product. To ensure ongoing relevance to your customers, the Microsoft Partner Network updates the requirements for gold and silver competencies on a semi-annual cadence (usually in October and May).
Understand the Requirements. Review the competency page(s) relevant to your Microsoft Partner Network membership on the U.S. partner portal. The full list of competencies is published at http://aka.ms/uscompetency (you can also navigate to it from anywhere on the U.S. partner portal by clicking Membership > Microsoft competencies).
Select your competency, then select either the silver or gold requirements link from the “Start Earning this Competency” section.