Dan Oliver's Story
I run a small managed services provider. I love what I do as we are able to really impact on our customers profitability and productivity. We also get to help young people get a solid start in their IT career, and that's something that will always be improve tang to the company. I founded my company in 2014 having worked for Microsoft from 2001 to 2015 in a number of Cloud, Infrastructure and Systems Management related roles.
I needed to obtain MCSD Azure Solutions Architect certification
. Apprentices are critical to my companies growth and social goals. Having the most relevant training coupled with mentoring and real world project experience has allowed us to develop a highly skilled specialist workforce. And I was struggling having not done software development for some time. I had a limited amount of time available, and already new the basics.
We live and breath Azure and it's a quickly changing product, so learning the overall capabilities of Azure and drilling into specific capabilities like Media Services, Cloud Services, Service Bus and ARM was a great way for us to learn. Having gained the MCSD Azure certification for myself and my team has allowed us to demonstrate our capability within Microsoft and our customers.