Gold: The Color of Excellence

19 February, 2013 | Della Wyler | Microsoft

TechSherpas places a high value on the ability to provide quality business solutions, guiding and training individuals and corporations in various technologies so that they can effectively learn, retain, and apply this gained knowledge in the real world to achieve professional success. It is for that reason that we felt it necessary to become part of the Microsoft Partner Network. The Microsoft Partner Network is the single largest technology partner program in the world. This network was created in order to provide a customer solution engine of business and technology solutions for both corporate and individual development, worldwide. Receiving your training certifications through members of the Microsoft Partner Network, will not only ensure that you are get top notch training from qualified individuals, but because they are recognized worldwide, this can give you a competitive edge in the business world no matter where your job takes you!
TechSherpas , a Tampa, FL based IT training company, has earned their Microsoft Gold Partner Learning competency for the 13th consecutive year! The Microsoft Partner Network’s program is structured around competencies which are named based on how customers buy, which allows partners to demonstrate more specific skill sets and strengths. TechSherpas is listed as a Microsoft Partner with a Gold Competency in Learning, which signifies excellence in providing Microsoft solutions, and it was highest partnership level with Microsoft, demonstrating superior performance and expertise.

In order to become a Gold Learning Partner with Microsoft, TechSherpas had to go through a rigorous and auditable approval process including the following requirements:

  • Meet competency requirements by employing/contracting four Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) who have obtained the latest certifications
  • Fulfill a series of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in areas of Contribution, Consumption and Quality
  • Pass Licensing Overview, Sales and Marketing Assessments
  • Provide a minimum of 5 customer references

“We are very excited that we’ve achieved this partnership level with Microsoft for over a decade now,” says Randy Dempsey, TechSherpas’s President and CEO. “It says a lot about the standard of excellence we strive for with all of our classes and training options.”

As a Microsoft Gold Partner for Learning, TechSherpas can offer many benefits to their customers and students.

World-class Instructors—Microsoft Certified Trainers have completed rigorous training and met stringent technical certification requirements. Students can expect to be trained by some of the best in the industry- true experts in the field.

Direct-from-the-source Courseware—Microsoft Official Courses are job-relevant, technical training materials based on specific job roles or technologies.

Learn a new technology—In just a one- to five-day course, students develop practical skills that cover the technology adoption lifecycle from planning to support. Students gain real-world skills through access to hands-on labs and simulations.

Prepare for certificationMicrosoft Certifications are available for core Microsoft technologies and skill levels. Microsoft Official Courses are built with Microsoft Certification in mind and are taught by qualified industry instructors.

Boost your career—Microsoft Official Courses can help students gain IT skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace. According to the IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge in March 2011, professionals who took IT or business-related training during the past year earned an average of nearly $3,400 more than those in similar roles who did not.

So those who have received training and earned certifications are earning more income than those who do not. “Sixty percent of technology executive respondents say that one of the biggest challenges in planning large IT infrastructure projects is the availability of professionals with the necessary competencies when needed.” (TEKsystems/CIO Custom Solutions Group, IT Workforce Planning Trends, June 2011). It’s apparent that IT training can make a difference in the professional world. So next time you are considering taking a Microsoft training class, do your research, and find out if the training company is certified in the Microsoft Partner Network. Gold Partners must pass ongoing certification testing and have continuously received recognition from customers regarding their outstanding ability to build and deploy comprehensive business and IT training solutions.  Gold Learning Competency companies excel in training because it is a core service provided to their clients, and they always have the latest Microsoft Official Courses. These certifications are recognized worldwide so no matter where your career takes you, you will still have that edge and the Microsoft Partner Network to back you up!

TechSherpas is a technical training and service provider headquartered in Tampa, FL. The company was founded in 1996. TechSherpas is a Microsoft Gold Partner for IT training and learning solutions, providing expertise in Microsoft training for individuals as well as corporate clients. In addition, they offer quality training for ITIL, VMWare, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA and Project Management, and other technologies.