Certifications and Authorizations


Certified Expertise

Connection holds premier certifications and authorizations from leading vendors—including Cisco Gold, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum, Lenovo Premier, and Microsoft Gold. Our talented engineers have acquired more than 2,500 professional certifications, allowing 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

Technical Certifications

  • Certified Enterprise Mobility Associate
  • Enterprise Mobility Sales
  • SE

  • Apple Authorized Reseller
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)
  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
  • Apple Certified iOS Technician (ACiT)

  • Contact Center
  • IP Office
  • Scopia Endpoints
  • SME Communication
  • Unified Communication

Cisco Gold Certified Partner
  • Borderless Network Mobility Support Specialist
  • Borderless Network Routing and Switching Support Specialist
  • Borderless Network Security Support Specialist
  • 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)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice (CCNP Voice)
  • Cisco IP Contact Center Express Specialist
  • Cisco UC on UCS Specialist
  • Cisco Unity Support Specialist
  • Collaboration Architecture Design Specialist
  • Collaboration Support Specialist
  • Data Center Application Services Support Specialist
  • Data Center Architecture Design Specialist
  • Data Center Support for UC Specialist
  • Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist

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

Dell EMC
  • Storage 
  • Server 
  • Networking 
  • Data Protection
  • Client Solutions
  • Workstation
  • Cloud Client-Computing 
  • Windows Management
  • Endpoint Management
  • Network Security
Dell EMC
  • Avamar Implementation Expert
  • BRS Technical Architect
  • Data Domain Implementation Expert
  • EMCTA Technical Sales
  • EMC Velocity Affiliate Enablement Certification (VAEC)
  • EMC Velocity Sales Accreditation Back Up (VSA)
  • EMC Velocity Sales Accreditation Consolidate (VSA)
  • EMC Velocity Systems Engineer Back Up (VSE)
  • EMC Velocity Systems Engineer Consolidate (VSE)
  • Isilon Advanced Sales Accreditation (ASA)
  • Isilon Certified Sales Associate (ICSA)
  • Isilon Certified SE Associate (ICSEA)
  • Isilon Technical Architect
  • Networker Implementation Expert
  • Recoverpoint Implementation Expert
  • VNX Implementation Expert
  • VNX Technical Architect
  • VNXe Quickstart Certified

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum
  • HPE BladeSystem (ASP)
  • HPE Client Consolidated InfraStructure (CCI)
  • HPE Cloud and Convergence Infrastructure
  • HPE Converged Cloud, Management, and Security
  • HPE Enterprise Solutions (APS)
  • HPE Enterprise Storage
  • HPE HA and Clustering Solutions (MASE)
  • HPE IMC Manager Integration Specialist
  • HPE Networking Accredited Integration Specialist (AIS)
  • HPE Networking Accredited Systems Engineer (ASE)
  • HPE Networking Campus LAN Professional (Master ASE)
  • HPE Networking Master Accredited Systems Engineer (MASE)
  • HPE Networking Secure Mobility Specialist (Master ASE)
  • HPE Professional Services
  • HPE ProLiant ML/DL Servers (ASE)
  • HPE SAN Architect (Master ASE)

HP Platinum
  • HP Desktop, Workstations, and Notebooks (APS)
  • HP Digital Signage Solutions
  • HP Flow CM
  • HP HA LaserJet Solutions (APS)
  • HP Imaging and Printing Solutions (APC)
  • HP Personal Systems
  • HP Retail Point of Sale (ASC)

IBM Premier Business Partner
  • IBM BladeCenter Certified
  • IBM Midrange Storage Certified
  • IBM ProFlex Certified
  • IBM System X Certified

Ivanti IT Management Solutions
  • Premier Status

  • Certified Computer Administrator (CCA)
  • Certified Mobile Administrator (CMA)

  • Platinum 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 Cloud Platform
  • Gold Cloud Productivity
  • Gold Cloud Collaboration and Content
  • Gold OEM
  • Gold SAM
  • Gold Volume Licensing
  • Silver Datacenter
  • Sliver Windows and Devices
  • Silver Messaging

  • Certified Administrator
  • Certified Sales Engineer

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

  • Contact Center Sales Certified
  • Mobility Sales Certified

Symantec Platinum Secure One Reseller
  • Archiving and E-Discover 
  • Data Protection
  • Encryption 
  • Endpoint Management
  • Enterprise Security
  • High Availability
  • Mobility Solutions
  • Storage Management

Veeam Platinum Partner
  • Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP)
  • Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)
  • Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP)

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


  • Connect Pro Value Added Reseller (VAR)
  • Contractual (CLP), Transactional (TLP),
  • Enterprise (EA) and Volume Incentive Program (VIP)
  • Non Profit Licensing Reseller
  • Platinum-Level Reseller
  • World Wide Adobe License Center

  • Elite for Business Networks

Apple Authorized Reseller
  • Authorized Service Provider

Autodesk Volume Channel Partner (VCP)

Avaya Emerald Reseller

CA Premier Partner


Cisco Specializations
  • Advanced Enterprise Network Architecture
  • Advanced Collaboration Architecture
  • Advanced Data Center Architecture
  • Advanced Security Architecture
  • Cisco ONE-Access
  • Cisco ONE-Data Center
  • Cisco ONE-WAN
  • Collab ELU UC WBX OnPRem TP PC
  • US Federal Authorization
  • WebEx Telepresence Program

Citrix Gold Solution Provider

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

Dell EMC Titanium Partner

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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner
  • HPE Authorized Business Solutions Partner (ABSP)
  • HPE Consolidated Client Infrastructure (CCI)
  • HPE Converged Cloud, Management, and Security
  • HPE Enterprise Solutions
  • HPE Enterprise Storage
  • HPE Networking Authorized Master Partner
  • HPE Professional Services

Hitachi Silver Partner

HP Platinum Partner
  • HP Authorized Professional Services Partner (APSP)
  • HP Authorized Support Partner (ASP)
  • HP Digital Signage Solutions
  • HP Retail Point of Sale (ASC)
  • HP Verified Online Supplies Reseller

IBM Premier Partner

Intel Technology Provided Platinum Partner

Lenovo Platinum Data Center Partner

Microsoft Select, Open, Charity, and Academic volume licensing programs with service and support for Microsoft Enterprise Agreements
  • Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP)
  • Microsoft Delivery Service Partner (DSP)
  • Microsoft Licensing Solution Provider (LSP)
  • Microsoft Double Gold Operational Excellence Award Winner, 2017
  • Microsoft Gold Competencies
    • Azure Cloud Platform
    • Cloud Productivity Platform (Microsoft 365)
    • Collaboration and Content (SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server)
    • Datacenter (System Center, Azure, and Windows Server)
    • Enterprise Mobility Management (Intune, Azure Active Directory (AAD), Azure Rights Management (ARM), System Center Configuration Manager)
    • Messaging (Exchange Online)
    • Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions (SMB Office 365)
    • Windows and Devices (OEM Manufacturing and Deployment for Windows 10)
  • Microsoft Silver Competency
    • Communications (Skype for Business)
  • Microsoft Cloud Services Partner (CSP Tier-1)

NetApp Storage Gold Partner*

Palo Alto Networks Silver Partner*

Panasonic TP3 Partner

Polycom Platinum Partner

Pure Storage Silver Partner*

Red Hat Premier Reseller

Samsung National Solution Provider

SAP Authorized Reseller

Symantec Platinum Secure One Reseller
  • Core Security
  • Cyber Security Services
  • Information Protection
  • Threat Protection

Tenable Network Security Gold Partner

Toshiba Preferred Partner

Tripp Lite Premier Alliance Partner

Veeam Platinum Partner

VMware Premier Corporate Reseller

Zebra (Motorola) Broadline Technology Partner/Wireless Network Specialist
*Authorization only applicable to Connection® Enterprise Solutions.