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How well do you know Microsoft?

by | Sep 6, 2018 | Archived Articles


This is something we often get asked, and something we love to get asked. Everyone has heard of Microsoft, the global leader in the development of software and revolutionary technologies, empowering their users with tools such as the Office Suite and Microsoft 365 for business. Hence the question, how well do you know Microsoft?

Well, the answer is that we know them very well. With 4 Microsoft Gold competencies and 2 Microsoft Silver competencies, you can rest assured that we have the skills and attitude to be recognised as one of the top tier Microsoft partners. We achieved our third MS Gold Competency in summer 2016, previously gained our second in 2015 having won the Datto EMEA partner of year achieving our 10,000th Office 365 seat.

Through achieving a set of Gold competencies, we have “demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology. 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”, as put by Microsoft’s Vice President for the Worldwide Partner Group. With four Gold competencies, we have demonstrated our expertise in the following areas:


On top of our Gold competencies, we also hold two Silver competencies in the following areas:

Why you should work with a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner

We know that entrusting your IT infrastructure with a third-party provider can seem like a daunting task. With so much choice available, how do you know the one you have chosen is the best equipped to be looking after your IT? Well a good place to start is to look at their list of accreditations. As a four times Microsoft Gold Competency and two times Silver Competency partner, we can affirm that we have the expertise and business focus to ensure that we can truly help your organisation reach its full potential.

Why you should care whether your supplier is a Microsoft Competency Partner

It goes without saying that you will be looking for the very best IT support providers to look after your businesses IT systems, but holding as many competencies as we do really does help us to ensure your organisation is working smarter and safer and meeting your business goals.

Each Microsoft Certified Partner needs to employ a minimum number of Microsoft Certified Professionals. Microsoft Certified Professionals gain their accreditations through the passing of tough certification exams developed and provided by Microsoft. At Complete I.T. we employ 19 Microsoft Certified Professionals. You can see the full breakdown of their certifications below:

4 X MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)

18 X MCPS (Microsoft Certified Product Specialist)

1 X MCPSI (Microsoft Certified Professional in Systems Integration)

29 X MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate)

19 X MCNPS (Microsoft Certified Network Protocol Specialist)

6 X MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional)

13 X MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)

8 X MCTEM (Microsoft Certified Trainer Enrolled Member)

2 X MCSAM (Microsoft Certified System Administrator Messaging)

3 X MCDST (Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician)

1 X MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)

On top of all of this, we have a close relationship with Microsoft, meaning we have direct access to the Microsoft support team, helping our teams to deliver and maintain the solutions that your organisation relies on.

If you’re interested in reading a bit more about the Microsoft add-ons and applications that can help to boost your organisations productivity, have a look at our past blog post.

If you would like some more information on any of the Microsoft solutions that will help your organisation improve productivity and encourage collaboration, get in touch today!