Greenford, UK – May 3, 2013 – HighPoint announced today it has achieved Silver Certification from Cisco®. To earn Silver Certification, HighPoint had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.
“HighPoint is honored to reach this milestone in our Cisco UK partnership. We are dedicated to meeting our customers’ demands and developing a global support structure for deploying IT solutions,” said Tom Mendiburu, Co-Founder at HighPoint. “Cisco is committed to providing tools, training and programs to help drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability,” said Surinder Brar, chief strategist of the Worldwide Partner Organization at Cisco. “With specializations in Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization, Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization, Advanced Routing & Switching, Advanced Security, Advanced Wireless LAN, HighPoint has made an investment in delivering the integrated and customized technology solutions today’s customers demand.”
As a Cisco Silver Certified Partner, HighPoint has met requirements for attaining a broad range of expertise. To achieve Cisco Silver Certification HighPoint was required to achieve either two from the following four Cisco advanced specializations: Unified Communications, Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN, or the Cisco Express Unified Communications Specialization and one of the following advanced specializations: Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN. In addition, HighPoint was required to integrate Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction based on independently audited customer satisfaction surveys.
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications—Gold, Silver, Premier and Select—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations—Master, Advanced and Express—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies.