Web Ascender Becomes Microsoft Certified Gold Partner

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With only 6 employees, Web Ascender has become one of the smallest Microsoft Certified Gold Partners in the country. The Microsoft Gold Certification is the highest level of corporate certification offered by Microsoft. The Microsoft certification process is a point-based system based on individual employee skills as well as customer references for real-world projects. Web Ascender has achieved this by developing and creating highly customized DotNetNuke modules and custom Microsoft .NET development.

I'm proud that our team was able to accomplish this goal in such a short time, it's a fantastic milestone for us. It's exciting to get such a positive response from our customers as well as Microsoft on our projects. This really fuels my enthusiasm for the future of Web Ascender.

Web Ascender becomes Microsoft Certified Gold Partner. With only 6 employees, Web Ascender has become one of the smallest Microsoft Certified Gold Partners in the country. The Microsoft Gold Certification is the highest level of corporate certification offered by Microsoft. The Microsoft certification process is a point-based system based on individual employee skills as well as customer references for real-world projects. Individually, the Web Ascender team has worked hard to obtain personal Microsoft certifications, which are critical to becoming eligible for competencies and obtaining the corporate Microsoft Gold Partnership. As a team, the Web Ascender staff has completed over 23 exams and received 6 premier Microsoft certifications. The Web Ascender team has achieved the following certifications:

  •     3 Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP)
  •     3 Microsoft Certified Application Developers (MCAD)
  •     1 Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  •     1 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  •     1 Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

After meeting the individual requirements, Web Ascender proved their real world experience in delivering solutions using these technologies. Over the course of the last six months, nine project case studies were created with over 20 customer references. These case studies were then reviewed and approved by Microsoft. Web Ascender focused on three Microsoft Gold Certified Partner competencies:

  •     Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process
  •     Data Management Solutions
  •     Web Development Specialization

When asked what this means to his clients, Ryan Doom, President of Web Ascender said: "It shows that we have both formal education to create websites and web applications as well as an excellent track record of delivering them. Our projects were reviewed by Microsoft, who assessed the technologies used, the business problems they solved, and how we approach them. The individual achievements of our team and the positive feedback Microsoft received from our customers is what allowed us to achieve this level of certification"

Kevin Sourthwouth, Vice-President, also commented on his company's recent achievement: "I'm proud that our team was able to accomplish this goal in such a short time, it's a fantastic milestone for us. It's exciting to get such a positive response from our customers as well as Microsoft on our projects. This really fuels my enthusiasm for the future of Web Ascender."

About the Microsoft Gold Certification Program
Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and have the closest working relationship with Microsoft. At this level, Microsoft provides access to a technical services coordinator, access to the Partner Knowledge Base, priority listing in Microsoft directories, and other top-level benefits that non certified companies do not have access to.
https://partner.microsoft.com/US/program/programoverview/goldcertpartner

About Web Ascender
Web Ascender is a website design, development and Internet marketing firm based in Lansing, Michigan. Ryan Doom and Kevin Southworth, both Computer Science graduates, formed the company in 2005. Ryan and Kevin have been involved in website development since the early days of the Internet itself. The company grew out of the founder's passion for technology and is designed to work side-by-side with our clients to enable them to leverage our talents and skills as their own. For more information please visit:
http://www.webascender.com
http://www.webascender.com/Services/DotNetNuke-Development.aspx

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