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Which UCC certifications are best for building a successful practice?

June 14, 2019

Technical certifications are an ideal way for solution providers to maintain a competitive edge and position themselves as true experts in certain IT specialty areas.
Certifications offer several competitive advantages:
  • Evidence of technical proficiency and high professional standards
  • Self-confidence in selling your work effectively to customers
  • Credibility with customers, coworkers and colleagues
  • Greater marketability
The best certifications for UCC
Many of the leading UCC vendors—RingCentral, Poly, 8x8, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Cisco Teams—all offer certification training in their respective technologies. If you’re planning to build a UCC practice, chances are you’re going to be recommending solutions from these vendors, so it’s a good idea to invest in their certification programs. 
 
A useful general certification
For over 30 years, AVIXA has offered the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional credential. Certifications are offered in 3 areas: CTS General, CTS Design and CTS Installation.
 
All three certifications are ANSI accredited under the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ISO/IEC 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Schemes of Persons program. Specific information about the programs is available by contacting certification@avixa.org.
 
The close connection between pro AV and UCC today makes this general AV certification a valuable asset.

Related training
Ingram Micro offers a wealth of award-winning training courses—more than 15,000 to choose from. They cover a broad range of topics, many of which relate either directly or indirectly to UCC. Best of all, you have the option to do the coursework onsite or online, whatever works best for your schedule and training needs.

In today’s highly competitive and dynamic IT marketplace, the more you know—and the better your technical credentials—the greater your chances to succeed. Investing in certification and training is a smart business decision.

Visit http://ingrammicrotraining.com to learn more about the certification and training programs available through Ingram Micro.