eMazzanti Receives Microsoft Mid-Market Competency Certification

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eMazzanti Technologies secures new Gold Mid-Market Competency from Microsoft providing some of the best knowledge-based solutions to customers

It showcases our expertise and proven skill set. It provides market differentiation making us stand out in the crowd. And, eMazzanti gets priority listing on Microsoft’s partner site and a stream of high-quality referrals

eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken and New York City area IT support and computer consultant, recently received the new Microsoft Mid-Market Competency certification—one of only 400 computer consultants worldwide that have qualified for the designation so far. Mid-Market customers are typically defined as companies with 50 to 1000 employees.

“When you achieve the Microsoft Gold Mid-Market Solution Provider competency, you demonstrate greater value to your customers by showcasing best-in-class capabilities that have undergone a rigorous and auditable approval process.” said Jennifer Mazzanti, president of eMazzanti Technologies. “Competency certification validates our IT expertise so customers get the best, most timely solutions.”

Gold Mid-Market Competency Requirements
In order to qualify for the new Gold Mid-Market Competency, an IT consultant must meet the following criteria:

1. Meet credential requirements
An organization must employ or contract with three unique Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs), one of whom holds the MCITP: Server Administrator certification or the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

The other two MCPs must each pass two of the following exams:1
Exam 70-321: Deploying Office 365
Exam 70-323: Administering Office 365
Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 201
Exam 70-462: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database
Exam 70-463: Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Exam 70-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring
Exam 70-664: TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring
Exam 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Configuring
Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring
Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying
Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8
Exam MB2-866: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization and Configuration.

2. Meet the revenue commitment
Microsoft Partner Network members with a gold competency must meet a minimum revenue commitment based on geography and competency.
Resources and next steps:

  •     Review the gold competency revenue guidelines.
  •     Agree to the revenue commitment for your organization.

3. Pass the licensing overview assessment
The licensing overview assessment is the same for every competency that requires it. A company must employ or contract with one person who has passed the assessment (which then counts toward all gold competencies).
Resources and next steps:

  •     Find training to help you prepare.
  •     Take the assessment at the Partner Learning Center.

4. Pass the sales and marketing assessment
The sales and marketing assessment is tailored specifically to the Midmarket Solution Provider competency. A company must employ or contract with two people in a sales or marketing role who have passed this assessment. The person who passes the sales and marketing assessment is also qualified for the Sales Specialist accreditation.
Resources and next steps:

  •     Find training to help you prepare.
  •     Take the Midmarket Solution Provider sales and marketing assessment at the Partner Learning Center.

5. Provide customer evidence
Customer references demonstrate success at building and deploying solutions relevant to the Midmarket Solution Provider competency. Approved references are valid for up to two years.

A company must submit five unique customer references that feature the implementation, deployment, customization, or maintenance of any of the following products:
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft Lync Server
Microsoft Office
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Windows Server
Windows 8
Windows 7

Each reference must feature a project that an organization has completed within the past 12 months and that can be verified with your customer.
Resources and next steps:

  •     Send a reference request to your customer.
  •     Review a sample customer reference email.

6. Gather customer feedback
A company must use the Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Index survey to measure performance and help drive customer satisfaction.
Resources and next steps:

  •     Learn about CSAT Index requirements.

“Obtaining the Gold Mid-Market Competency yields three major benefits to our IT consulting firm,” said Mazzanti. “It showcases our expertise and proven skill set. It provides market differentiation making us stand out in the crowd. And, eMazzanti gets priority listing on Microsoft’s partner site and a stream of high-quality referrals.”

About eMazzanti Technologies
With a company name that sounds more like a purebred, high-performance sports car than a IT support and consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies is all about delivering powerful solutions in a variety of Outsourced IT services, such as cloud computing, managed printing services, PCI DSS compliance, computer network management, network troubleshooting, business continuity and disaster recovery, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, cloud computing services, and business information optimization in the most efficient manner possible. The Hoboken, N.J., firm is located in one of the most densely populated - and competitive - regions in the U.S. It provides business technology consulting services for companies ranging from home offices to multinational corporations in the New York metropolitan area, the United States and throughout the world. eMazzanti Technologies is Microsoft's 2012 Partner of the Year for the third year, WatchGuard's Partner of the Year for three years running and made the Inc. 5000 for the third year in a row. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti , Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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