A certification for Microsoft channel partners who have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Microsoft platforms, applications, solutions, and technologies.
The Microsoft Sales Specialist program helps the certified individual to identify business opportunities and gain the skills to take advantage of them.
Individuals who pass a skills assessment exam to earn the Sales Specialist designation gain access to a secure, dedicated Web site that provides tools, information, and strategies for maximizing their sales potential.
The program is targeted at managers, sales representatives, and marketing representatives, including Microsoft Certified Solution Providers (MCSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), and resellers and distributors of Microsoft products and services. The program includes training courses on 32-bit Microsoft Windows platforms, Microsoft BackOffice products, and Microsoft licensing programs.