The Select Certification, a new certification level in the award-winning Cisco Channel Partner Program, recognizes Cisco channel partners whose primary focus is on the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market.

To earn Select Certification, Exigent Technologies fulfilled the training and exam requirements of the new SMB Specialization, demonstrating that the company has invested in achieving the sales and technical skills needed to deliver integrated network solutions tailored for the SMB market. Exigent also met the personnel, training, and post-sales support requirements set forth by Cisco.

“The Cisco Select Certification was created in response to customer demand for channel partners to be capable of designing and implementing Cisco SMB-specific solutions,” said Edison Peres, vice president and chief go-to-market officer for Worldwide Channels at Cisco. “With the Select Certification, Exigent has secured the training, skills and knowledge to play a pivotal role in meeting this increasing demand of SMB customers.”

According to Dan Haurey, a principal at Exigent, this certification is a positive milestone for Exigent and its clients. “The convergence of voice and data networks is no longer the future, but the here and now. The Cisco Small Business Communications System is a perfect compliment and excellent fit for our progressive small business clients. The UC500 product is so much more than an IP telephone system. It’s an integrated platform that will allow our SMB clients to enjoy many of the high end features formerly reserved for large enterprises.” Haurey credited several associates for their hard work and dedication to this certification.

The Cisco Channel Partner Program provides state-of-the-art technical and sales training to help Select Certified Partners increase their ability to deliver services related to Cisco SMB solutions and maximize their customers’ productivity.

As a Cisco Select Certified Partner, Exigent Technologies earns several benefits: It may use the Cisco Certified mark to validate the company’s SMB expertise; acquire demonstration equipment and training; benefit from specialized business and technical training built from the ground up for SMB, and be listed in the Cisco Partner Locator.