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What Does it Mean to be Microsoft Gold Certified?

By February 22, 2021 No Comments

Learn how Network Technology Partners became a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and achieved Gold Partner status.

A Microsoft Gold-Certified partner is a company that has agreed to collaborate and establish a close working relationship with Microsoft. Having that title means the company who applied itself has earned the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely-recognized partnership program. Achieving such a status means Microsoft has declared that the company has committed itself to evolving Microsoft technologies for the interests of its own needs as well as those of its clients.

“Microsoft Certified Professional certification validates IT professional and developer technical expertise through rigorous, industry-proven, and industry-recognized exams. MCP exams cover a wide range of Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions.”  

Types of Microsoft Certified Professional Certifications:

As of now, Microsoft has nineteen different Competencies. The company’s overall competence and background will determine what type of Microsoft partner it turns out to be: Gold or Silver.

Gold Competency goes beyond the Silver level, representing the highest certification available for Microsoft Partners. A Partner with Gold Competency has a specialized skill set when it comes to implementing a particular tech solution or providing clients with service in a specific area. Only the top 1% of Microsoft Partners worldwide are Gold Certified. Microsoft Gold Certification indicates that a Partner meet rigorous standards. Microsoft requires at least 15 individuals within an organization pass various core value exams, plus five of those 15 have to pass addition specialty exams; This process is repeated annually.

Silver Competency indicates that a partner has made a special commitment to a particular business solution and that the partner undergoes a very thorough process for their certification. Those with Silver Competency are amongst the top 5% of Microsoft Partners worldwide.

What areas are we a certified MCP?

Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions—The Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency specializes NTP for the selling and deployment of Office 365 solutions to small and midsized businesses.

Silver Cloud Productivity—The Cloud Productivity competency is for partners who specialize in enterprise deployments of Office 365. With this competency, NTP is a proven cloud solution provider for customers searching for qualified cloud solution partners.

We are currently in the process of becoming certified in the following competencies: Cloud Platform, Collaboration and Content, Communications, Data Analytics, Enterprise Mobility Management, Project and Portfolio Management and Security.

What does this mean for your business?

At Network Technology Partners, we want to offer our customers the best. By investing in our employees trainings and certifications, and maintaining a close relationship with Microsoft, we are able to offer your organization the best when it comes to overall knowledge, experience, and support.