MicroTech Achieves Cisco Gold Certification

Vienna, VA – May 25, 2011 — MicroTech, a leading technology systems integrator in the public sector, announced today it has achieved Cisco® Gold Certification. To earn Gold Certification, MicroTech met rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in networking competency, service, support, and customer satisfaction.

"With our growing Unified Communications business, Cisco is an important MicroTech strategic partner," said Tony Jimenez, MicroTech President & CEO. "The advanced Cisco Gold certification will greatly enhance the solutions and service that MicroTech can directly offer to customers. We look forward to leveraging our Unified Communications & Collaboration experience, leading service delivery model, and talented, committed technology professionals in support of this valuable upgraded capability."

"We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that facilitate partner growth, differentiation and profitability," said Edison Peres, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Cisco. "With specializations in Unified Communications, Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN, MicroTech has made an investment in developing the capability to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions that today's customers demand."

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program's specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner's expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner's technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner MicroTech has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN. In addition, MicroTech has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into its offerings and is required to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco Gold Certification provides MicroTech with access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

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