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Certifications and Authorizations


Partner Authorizations

Connection holds premier certifications and authorizations from leading vendors—including Cisco Gold, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum, Lenovo Platinum, and Microsoft Gold. In addition, our talented engineers have acquired more than 2500+ professional certifications. These certifications allow us to offer you enterprise-class service, access to volume pricing and in-demand products, software licensing programs, and expert technical service and support.
Certifications and Authorizations
Adobe Platinum
  • Connect Pro Value Added Reseller (VAR)
  • Contractual (CLP), Transactional (TLP), Enterprise (EA) and Volume Incentive Program (VIP)
  • Non-Profit Licensing Reseller
  • World Wide Adobe License Center

APC Elite for Business Networks

Apple Corporate Reseller
  • Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP)
  • Apple Certified iOS Technician (ACiT)
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)
  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)

Audiocodes Platinum Partner

Autodesk Volume Channel Partner (VCP)

Avaya Saphire Partner
  • Contact Center
  • IP Office
  • Scopia Endpoints
  • SME Communication
  • Unified Communication

Avixa CTS Certifications*
  • Certified Technology Specialist

Broadcom Platinum Partner
  • Archiving and E-Discover
  • Core Security
  • Cyber Security Services
  • Data Protection
  • Encryption
  • Endpoint Management
  • Enterprise Security
  • High Availability
  • Information Protection
  • Mobility Solutions
  • Storage Management
  • Threat Protection

Check Point 3 Stars Partner

Cisco Gold Certified Partner
  • Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Security Architecture Specialization
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching (CCIE Routing and Switching)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Voice (CCIE Voice)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    • Data Center
    • Route Switch
    • Security
    • Wireless
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional
    • Collaboration and Security
    • Data Center
    • Route Switch
  • Cisco Hyperflex Authorization
  • Cisco IoT Authorization
  • Cisco ISE System Engineer
  • Cisco Unity Support Specialist
  • Collaboration Architecture Design Specialist
  • Collaboration SaaS Authorization
  • Collaboration Support Specialist
  • Collaboration Systems Engineer
  • Customer Experience Specialization
    • Collaboration Adoption Advisor
    • Data Center Adoption Advisor
    • Enterprise Agreements Adoption Advisor
    • Advisor Enterprise Networking Advisor
    • Security Adoption Advisor
  • Data Center Application Services Support Specialist
  • Data Center Architecture Design Specialist
  • Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist
  • Lifecycle Advisor for Collaboration
  • Lifecycle Advisor for Enterprise Agreements
  • Lifecycle Advisor for Enterprise Networking
  • Master Security Certification
  • Security Architecture Systems Engineer
  • Unified Computing Technology Field Engineer

Cisco Specializations
  • Advanced Collaboration Architecture
  • Advanced Data Center Architecture
  • Advanced Enterprise Network Architecture
  • Advanced Security Architecture
  • Cisco ONE-Access
  • Cisco ONE-Data Center
  • Cisco ONE-WAN
  • Collab ELA UC WBX OnPrem TP PC
  • Hyperflex Resellers Authorization
  • IoT Authorized Partner
  • U.S. Federal Authorization
  • WebEx Telepresence Program

Citrix Platinum Solution Advisor
  • Citrix Cloud Integrated Apps and Data Suite
  • Citrix Cloud Lifecycle Management
  • Citrix Cloud Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Citrix Cloud Virtual Desktops
  • Citrix NetScaler
  • Citrix NetScaler Gateway
  • Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN
  • Citrix ShareFile
  • Citrix Workspace Suite
  • Citrix XenApp
  • Citrix XenDesktop

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Server+

Dell Technologies Titanium Partner
  • Converged Infrastructure
    • Converged Infrastructure Services–VxRail–deployment
  • Core Client
  • Data Protection
    • Data Protection Services–Avamar–deployment
    • Data Protection Services–Data Domain–deployment
    • Data Protection Services–RecoverPoint–deployment
    • Data Protection Services–RecoverPoint/SE–deployment
  • Networking
  • Server
  • Storage
    • Storage Services–SC Series–deployment
    • Storage Services–Unity–deployment

Digital Signage Experts Group Certifications
  • Digital Signage Certified Expert (DSCE) certified
  • Digital Signage Content and Media Expert (DCME) certified
  • Digital Signage Display Expert (DSDE) certified
  • Digital Signage Network Expert (DSNE) certified
  • Digital Signage Sales Professional (DSSP) certified

Google Premier
  • Google Cloud Chrome–Partner
  • Google Cloud Enterprise Search–Partner
  • Google for Education Chrome–Premier
  • Google for Education G Suite–Premier

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum
  • Aruba Certified Design Experts (ACDX)
  • Aruba Certified Mobility Professionals (ACMP)
  • Aruba Certified Switching Professionals (ACSP)
  • HPE Authorized Business Solutions Partner (ABSP)
  • HPE Data Center Network Integrators (HPE ASE)
  • HPE Enterprise Solutions (APS)
  • HPE Enterprise Storage
  • HPE FlexNetwork Integrators (HP ASE)
  • HPE FlexNetwork Solutions (HPE Master ASE)
  • HPE Networking Authorized Master Partner
  • HPE SAN Architect (Master ASE)
  • HPE Server Solutions Architects (HPE ASE)
  • HPE Storage Solutions Architects (HPE Master ASE)

Hitachi Reseller Partner

HP, Inc. Platinum
  • HP, Inc. Authorized Professional Services Partner (APSP)
  • HP, Inc. Authorized Support Partner (ASP)
  • HP, Inc. DaaS Specialist
  • HP, Inc. Desktop, Workstations, and Notebooks (APS)
  • HP, Inc. DesignJet Specialist
  • HP, Inc. Digital Signage Solutions
  • HP, Inc. Education Solutions Specialist
  • HP, Inc. Flow CM
  • HP, Inc. HA LaserJet Solutions (APS)
  • HP, Inc. Healthcare Specialist
  • HP, Inc. Imaging and Printing Solutions (APC)
  • HP, Inc. Managed Print Specialist Select
  • HP, Inc. Partner First Healthcare Specialist
  • HP, Inc. Retail Point of Sale (ASC)
  • HP, Inc. Technical Production Specialist
  • HP, Inc. Verified Online Supplies Reseller

IBM Silver Business Partner
  • IBM Midrange Storage Certified

Intel® Technology Provider Platinum Partner

Ivanti Premier Status
  • IT Management Solutions

JAMF Corporate Reseller
  • JAMF Certified Administrator
  • JAMF Certified Technician
  • JAMF Gold Reseller
  • JAMF Integrator
  • JAMF Managed Service Provider

Lenovo Platinum Data Center Partner

McAfee Platinum Partner

Microfocus Authorized Reseller

Microsoft Gold Partner
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Technical Professional (MCTP)
  • Microsoft Endpoint Certified
  • Gold Application Development
  • Gold Cloud Platform
  • Gold Collaboration and Content
  • Gold Datacenter
  • Gold DevOps
  • Gold Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Gold Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Gold Messaging
  • Gold Productivity
  • Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions
  • Gold Windows and Devices
  • Silver Security

Microsoft Select, Open, Charity, and Academic Volume Licensing Programs with Service and Support for Microsoft Enterprise Agreements
Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA)
  • Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP)
  • Microsoft Authorized Surface Provider
  • Microsoft Cloud Services Partner (CSP Tier-1)
  • Microsoft Delivery Service Partner (DSP)
  • Microsoft Double Gold Operational Excellence
    Award Winner, 2017
  • Microsoft Licensing Solution Provider (LSP)

Mimecast Authorized Reseller

MobileIron Gold Partner
  • Certified Administrator
  • Certified Sales Engineer

NetApp Storage Gold Partner

Nutanix National Partner

Oracle Gold Partner (Commercial)

Palo Alto Networks NextWave Innovator Partner

Panasonic Prime Partner
  • Connection® Business Solutions and Connection® Public Sector Solutions: Diamond Partners
  • Connection® Enterprise Solutions: Platinum Partner

Poly Platinum Partner
  • Installed Voice
  • Microsoft Optimized CX Devices
  • RealPresence Environments
  • RealPresence Platform

Pure Storage Silver Partner

Red Hat Premier Reseller

Riverbed Premier Partner

Ruckus Networks Elite Partner

Samsung National Solution Provider
  • Authorized Service Provider
  • Samsung Knox Authorized Reseller

SAP Authorized Reseller

ServiceNow Premier Partner

Splunk Authorized Reseller

Tableau Authorized Reseller

Tenable Network Security Gold Partner

Toshiba Preferred Partner

Tripp Lite Premier Alliance Partner

Veeam Platinum Partner
  • Veeam Accredited Service Provider (VASP)
  • Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)
  • Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP)
  • Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP)

VMware Premier Corporate Reseller
  • Certified Enterprise Mobility Associate
  • Cloud Provider Competency
  • DaaS Competency
  • Desktop Virtualization Competency
  • Enterprise Mobility Sales
  • Hybrid Cloud Competency
  • Management Operations Competency
  • Mobility Management Competency
  • Network Virtualization Competency
  • SE Business Continuity Competency
  • Server Virtualization Competency
  • Software Defined Data Center Competency
  • Software Defined Storage Competency
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • VMware Sales Professional (VSP)
  • VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP)

Zebra Broadline Technology Partner/ Printer Repair Specialist

*Industry standard certifications for digital signage.
†Authorization only applicable to Connection® Enterprise Solutions.