Certification Program

Overview

Certifications belong to the individual who completes the relevant Z-IMPACT Certifications. A Certification is mandatory for delivery of Migrations or MSP Services set forth of each product or service offering. A certificate will be issued.

Sales

The Partner Portal will provide basic training materials for on-boarding partner general sales teams with information on Z-IMPACT products and solutions. To provide the most effective solution for your customer, as Partners, we will work together to transfer knowledge enabling you to promote Z-IMPACT products and solutions, coordinate technical resources, and have the necessary materials that the prospect or customer may need regarding Z-IMPACT products and service delivery.

The sales certification is based on Z-IMPACT product knowledge, presentation capabilities, and pricing the Z-IMPACT iStormCloud Ecosystem Appliance, Support, and Service Solutions. The configurations are for on-premise, Public|Private Cloud or Hybrid Cloud.

Project Leader

Service Provider Partnerships require a minimum number of Practice Leaders to provide project management leadership and facilitate direction of duties and tasks to Practice Engineers, Practice Certified Engineers and Subject Matter Experts.

Practice Engineer has substantial industry knowledge, however has not be certified on Z-IMPACT MSP | Migration Products and Service Delivery. A Practice Engineer undertakes project service delivery with direction from a Z-IMPACT or Partner Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Practice Engineer

Designs and constructs the iEnvironment and connectivity to the iStormCloud iAppliance which is critical for the operation and cooling of the appliance.

Datacenter Engineer

Has accomplished Z-IMPACT Product|Services Certifications on the different Products and Services below:

Certified Engineer


Products and Services

Implementation Certification

  • Onsite Assessment (Data Center): Z-IMPACT requires an onsite assessment for every iStormCloud Appliance installation prior to shipment.

  • Professional Services Plus: Z-IMPACT signature professional services offering.

Migration Engineer Certification

  • Data Center Migration Program: Z-IMPACT has a world-class, “gold standard” migration services program.

  • Data Center Application Migration Service: Z-IMPACT signature application migration service.

Managed Services Engineer Certification

  • Managed Service Provider (MSP): A skilled team, with multiple certifications from our sourcing “virtual bench” are knowledgeable technology consultants and partners.

Custom Development Teaming

  • Research and Development: Z-IMPACT offers complete R&D services.

Onsite Enablement

  • Partners can gain more in-depth training on Z-IMPACT products and services. If you require deep-dive training, we can provide you a quotation for an onsite Subject Matter Expert (SME) to visit your teams to provide advanced training. We charge for the training preparation, delivery, travel, and expenses.


Experts

MVP Certification

A Certified Engineer may retain a MVP Certification for Implementation, Migration and MSP Service Delivery.  MVP certification lasts for 1 year and accreditation must be submitted for consideration annually. An MVP Request Form must be submitted for consideration. The accreditation belongs to the individual not the company that retains them. However, if employed by the partner, Z-IMPACT will recognize the partner for have staff with MVP status. Z-IMPACT will check and verify this status.

Subject Matter Expert (SME)

A SME is knowledgeable on the Product functionalities, possess all certifications ( Implementation, Migration, MSP and MVP), and has the ability to carry out services delivery of each product. The SME will work with the education, training, on-boarding and advising of all Engineers on a project to elevate their knowledge.

This given at the discretion of Z-IMPACT to an individual based on, but not limited to, successfully completing Certification, their work on projects with Migration and MSP Service Delivery, conducting number of trainings, workshops, mentoring, article contributions surrounding Z-IMPACT Products and Services in terms of blog posts, white papers, conference presentations, or conducting or residing on industry specific discussion panels. The SME Certification is the most prestigious recognition of an individual’s talent and contributions to Z-IMPACT.