We have created a comprehensive, step-by-step, how-to roadmap for building, operating and growing a successful Managed Services and Cloud practice
Chico, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011
The MSPAlliance (MSPA), the world's largest Professional Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services Industry (http://www.mspalliance.com), today introduced the MSPAlliance Masters Class(TM). This unique educational program is tailored specifically to the Cloud and Managed Service Provider (MSP) community, whose members harness the full scope of processes and procedures from various business models, operating metrics, standards and educational components - all of which comprise the MSPAlliance’s:
Certified Managed Services Professional™ exam (CMSP)
Green IT Certification
Unified Certification Standard for Cloud and Managed Service Providers™ (UCS)
Managed Services Institute™ (MSI). The MSI is a comprehensive library of industry research, market data and educational materials.
“Through combining the major components of each of the MSPA’s certification and accreditation programs, we have created a comprehensive, step-by-step, how-to roadmap for building, operating and growing a successful Managed Services and Cloud practice,” commented MSPAlliance Co-Founder and CEO, Charles Weaver.
He continued, “The Masters Class curriculum is based on proven methodologies and time-tested practices, and will guide services and solutions provider through of the aforementioned processes as they seek to achieve the highest possible industry recognition – the MSPA UCS. The launch of this program not only marks a major milestone for the MSPAlliance, but also the industry-at-large as a new benchmark against which to measure reliability, viability and credibility.”
Jeff Kaplan, whose company Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG) is Green IT Certified by the MSPA, an AT&T Alliance Champion and AT&T’s top-revenue-generating solutions provider, concurred with Mr. Weaver’s assessment. “The inherent complexities of today’s evolving IT and telecommunications marketplace dictate that solutions providers of all flavors go through a rigorous, established certification program to ensure their ability to preform at the highest levels,” noted Mr. Kaplan, CEO of BTG. “With the skyrocketing demand for cloud computing, virtualization and managed services, the MSPAlliance is truly providing the global business community with an invaluable resource.”
Managed Service and Cloud Providers that successfully complete each phase of the program will have accomplished and/or have access to the following:
Individuals will be designated as a Certified Managed Services Professional (CMSP)
Receive a certificate of completion in the MSPAlliance Masters Class
- Receive a how-to-program for building, operating and growing a successful practice
- Achieve Green IT Certification
- Access to the MSI, a vast library of research and educational materials
- Member of the MSPAlliance Masters Class Peer group
- Certificate of Completion of the UCS Prep Course
Credentials to apply for the UCS audit and begin the process of becoming an MSPAlliance Certified and Audited Company
The MSPAlliance Masters Class™ is available directly to service provider companies or to technology enabling vendors that wish to help their MSP Partners become better MSPs.
For more information on this ground breaking and one of a kind program, please visit email or call us today at info(at)mspalliance(dot)com or 530-891-1340.
About the MSPAlliance
For over 10 years, the MSPAlliance has been the only unified voice for the Managed Services Industry, and the only organization that promotes the highest level of professionalism, reliability and integrity. As the world's largest Professional Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services Industry, the MSPAlliance was created to meet the needs of the Managed Services Professional and to educate the end-user community on the benefits of using a Managed Service Provider.
For additional information, please visit http://www.mspalliance.com.