Daily development of Microsoft skills keeps Protacon at Gold Level

17.6.2019 News
Cloud computing

Protacon has gold level competency in computing services and software development.

Protacon achieved its fifth annual award for Gold Level in the Microsoft Partner Network program as application developer and high-quality Microsoft Solution Provider. Protacon has gold level competency in software development and cloud computing services.  

– The Gold Level partnership is important for Protacon. Microsoft certification is also a guarantee of our competence. We follow the development of technologies and services and increase our specialist skills on a continuous basis. This ensures that our customers are provided with the best solutions, says ICT Business Manager Tuomas Lassila.

Gold Level Partnership is a guarantee of quality

The Gold Level Partner status is an annual award requiring strong competence and evidence of customer projects implemented with Microsoft products and technologies. To achieve the Gold Level Partner status, the company has to present five verified customer references and assessments of at least ten customers from a customer satisfaction survey of the partnership program.     

In addition, the company must employ Microsoft certified experts. The Gold Level for software development requires four certified experts while two certified experts are necessary for Gold cloud platform competency.  The certificates are awarded personally and must be annually renewed by passing demanding exams that measure the width and depth of proficiency in Microsoft technologies.

– Microsoft certificates are highly valued among the applicants. Exams are challenging and even high-skilled applicants do not always pass them at the first attempt. The certificate reflects the skills and proficiency of its owner, explains Jaakko Kaski, HR Director in Digital Business.

Jungle guide for Microsoft cloud computing services

Microsoft cloud computing services include, for example, extensive Azure and Office 365 services to select from for building solutions that meet the customer needs. Protacon’s specialists help define the requirements and select license solutions in addition to ensuring successful commissioning. Customer support is an essential part of the service and customers are also kept constantly updated of Microsoft novelties. When using Microsoft cloud services, it is important to understand the details of agreements and licensing.

Easier comparison of software development skills

The Gold competency in software development helps customers compare different service providers. The Gold Level means that Protacon’s Microsoft software developers represent the international top level of competence.

– Software development tools and technologies are constantly evolving. Partner programs are a concrete evidence of service providers’ commitment to maintenance of solid professional skills. Up-to-date, in-depth knowledge is visible to customers, for example, in modern high-quality architecture, fast deliveries and sustainable software solutions, describes Chief Production Officer Tommi Särkkä.

Protacon provides the following Microsoft products and services

  • Office 365
  • Azure
  • PowerBI
  • .NET software
  • Windows Server environments
  • MS SQL environments
  • Windows workstations

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