ISHIR attains Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Oct 132006Noida, India

ISHIR Pvt. Ltd. based in NOIDA, India announced it has earned the Gold Certified status in Microsoft’s Partner Program as of October 13, 2006.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, ISHIR has demonstrated extensive expertise across various Microsoft technologies and has proven its ability to meet client needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners have certified expertise, direct training and support from Microsoft, and are able to create a positive client experience with Microsoft technologies, “ISHIR employs Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs); individuals who have passed certification exams designed to validate their mastery using Microsoft tools and technologies.” said Shikha Kumar, Human Resources Manager.

“Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience, and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner” said Allison Watson, Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes ISHIR Pvt. Ltd. for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners have in-depth access to a variety of exclusive resources and early product information. Resources include priority access to a support team of Microsoft certified systems engineers, non-disclosure evaluation of new products and technologies, as well as planning tools and events to keep up to speed on the latest Microsoft product developments and future direction.”

“Our recent Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status is another step in establishing ISHIR as a partner of choice and the support now offered to us through the partnership program will further benefit our Clients. Our Clients can be confident that ISHIR has passed the highest level of requirements from Microsoft. We have demonstrated robust, efficient and scalable implementation of Microsoft technologies in project deployments.” said Rishi Khanna, Joint-Managing Director. “Gold certification confirms ISHIR’s proven track record of delivering high quality, robust and reliable solutions on Microsoft Platforms.” said Satpal Kaur, Head of Quality.

“Clients are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans,” said Sidharth Swarup, Joint-Managing Director.

One of the prerequisites in earning the Gold Certified status is for an organization to declare certain Microsoft competencies. These competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities across various Microsoft technologies, thus enabling them to provide each individual customer with their own unique solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements, set to represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners are required to meet rigorous requirements for certification and expertise. ISHIR has reached the status of Gold Certified Partner for Custom Development Solutions and Data Management Solutions by demonstrating increased levels of successful implementation, developer certification, deep real-world experience, and by providing completed customer reference projects that were independently verified by Microsoft. “Microsoft Gold Certified Partners are the elite Microsoft Business Partners who earn the highest customer endorsement.” said, Gautam Kapur, Senior Business Development Manager.

ISHIR has declared the following competencies:

  • Custom Development Solutions Competency
    • Application Infrastructure Development Specialization
    • Smart Client Development Specialization
    • Web Development Specialization
  • Data Management Solutions Competency
    • Database Management Specialization

“We are extremely pleased to have earned Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. The Gold Certified status allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our clients,” said Pankaj Bhatia, Head of Game Development Practice. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for Clients.”


A recent study of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSEs) and their supervisors by Jack McKillip, Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University, rated MCPs as highly effective workers on the job and IT supervisors rated MCSEs as more competent on all global dimensions as compared to non-certified systems engineers. Be sure to ask for a MCP on your next project.

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