NCC Group achieves 11 Microsoft gold competencies
NCC Group demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.
Global cyber security and risk mitigation expert, NCC Group, today announced it has achieved 11 Microsoft gold competencies, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
NCC Group achieved this certification by demonstrating expertise across the following 11 competencies: Security, Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, DevOps, Datacenter, Windows and Devices, Enterprise Mobility Management, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Collaboration and Content, Application Development, and Application Integration.
As part of its commitment as a Microsoft Partner, NCC Group has also signed the Microsoft Partner Pledge. As part of this, more than 150 employees will be completing over 300 training courses as part of Microsoft’s Digital Skills Programme, helping to boost skills and diversity in the tech sector, and NCC Group is supporting Microsoft’s efforts in creating more apprenticeships in the UK by supporting 22 apprentices this year.
By deepening their alliance with Microsoft, NCC Group is better equipped to help organisations assess, deploy and manage effective risk protection for their Azure cloud environment, Microsoft infrastructure and applications.
Max Baldwin, Group Sales & Marketing Director at NCC Group, said: “This is a great example of the breadth and depth of cyber security expertise we can provide for our global customers. Security and innovation go hand-in-hand. In achieving this major milestone we are providing our customers with peace of mind as they scale their IT cloud environment, seek compliance with changing global standards, and adapt their business operations.”
“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”
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