| Muhammad Hassan
What is a Fast Track Solution Architect program and how to apply for it
Fast Track Solution Architect (FTSA):
Fast Track Solution Architect (FTSA) is a program offered by Microsoft that helps business applications solution architects design and implement solutions and get guidance, documentations and support wherever required. This program assures that the individual is actually a working solution architect and using his/her skills to solve customers' problems. Microsoft does this by meeting the individuals and talking with them around their past experiences. This gives this program an edge over the other Microsoft solution architect certifications which you can get easily by just passing exams.
The FTSA program provides access to resources such as technical documentation, training materials, and support from Microsoft experts, as well as marketing and sales resources to help you promote your services to customers. It also includes opportunities to connect with other solution architects and industry experts through online events and communities.
Participating in FTSA program:
To participate in the FTSA program, you must have a deep understanding of the Power Platform and other Microsoft technologies, and be able to demonstrate your expertise through a combination of technical certifications, real-world experience, and customer references. Once you have the pre-requisites, you can then apply by following the below steps.
- Create a Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) account: If you do not already have an MPN account, you will need to create one. You can do this by visiting the Microsoft Partner Network website and following the instructions to create an account.
- Apply for the FTSA program: Once you have an MPN account, you can apply for the FTSA program by visiting the Microsoft Partner Network website and following the instructions to apply. You will need to provide information about your technical expertise, customer references, and other relevant information.
- Wait for a response: After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by Microsoft. If your application is accepted, you will receive a notification from Microsoft. If your application is not accepted, you will receive feedback on how to improve your application for a future submission.
Note: I’ve written this article based on my research and understanding.
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