DataArt announces the updated list of owned Microsoft Certificates, having added the new one Silver Data Platform Competence. Owning Microsoft Gold & Silver Competency categories demonstrates the ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. Silver competencies represent consistent capability, expertise, and commitment. Gold competencies demonstrate best-in-class capability within a specific Microsoft solution area.
The list of DataArt’s Microsoft Competencies is as follows:
- Gold: Business Intelligence
Recognizes DataArt’s ability to identify and deliver powerful business intelligence (BI) solutions that can accommodate the full spectrum of reporting and analysis requirements.
- Gold: Collaboration & Content
Demonstrates DataArt’s ability to provide solutions that connects teams, improves access to information, and increases customer productivity.
- Gold: Application Development
Recognizes DataArt’s ability to leverage Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, and emerging cloud-based and web business models for clients.
- Gold: Application Integration
Proves DataArt’s skills and expertise in building solutions around Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services, and Microsoft .NET
- Silver: Mobility Competency
Demonstrates DataArt’s ability to deliver solutions that seamlessly integrate with customers’ current IT infrastructures and such areas as their Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SharePoint.
- Silver: Midmarket Solution Provider competency
Demonstrates DataArt’s expertise in providing critical infrastructure solutions, based on the most current Microsoft desktop, business-management, and server technologies, which are tailored to help midmarket businesses with their unique challenges.
- Silver: Data Platform
Showcases DataArt’s ability to efficiently and effectively deploy, manage and protect database information solutions adjusting to rapid market requirements changes.
In order to earn a Microsoft Gold or Silver Competency, partners must go through a series of strict examinations proving their level of technology expertise corresponding to existing standards, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. It is also necessary to submit customer references that represent successful projects and experience (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.