Exigent Technologies today announced it has once again achieved a gold level competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft gold competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technological expertise, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.

Since its inception 15 year ago, Exigent Technologies has been a leading force in small business IT services in the New Jersey, Tri-State area with a focus on  href=”/it-services”>managed IT services for small to mid-sized organizations. “We are extremely pleased to have once again attained Gold certified partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our proficiency and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Exigent president, Dan Haurey. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will position us to continue to enhance and expand on the offerings that we provide for customers.”

“Gold competency clearly differentiates us from the competition and establishes us as market leaders, further demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of customers relying on Microsoft-based solutions,” said Gerald Busardo, service delivery manager at Exigent. “We look forward to helping our customers realize their full potential by continuing to refine our technological expertise in response to today’s business needs.”

“The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility and accessibility, training and support,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “We are proud to put forth a program that provides the resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today’s competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties.”

The Microsoft gold competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization. All of the Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry. To achieve a competency, partners must demonstrate and maintain a significantly more rigorous set of requirements than are required for other competencies.

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes.