The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-05-26T07:54:54Z L7 Training achieves Microsoft Training Certification, 2011-05-26T07:54:54Z l7-training-achieves-microsoft-training-certification L7 Training a division of L7 Solutions has achieved Microsoft Silver Learning Certification. L7 are now one of two training providers in WA servicing the corporate training space after corporate training specialist Excom went into administration in August 2010. L7 Training is now completing further technical training certifications including Cisco and aims to be WA’s number one Technical Training provider by 2015. In order to gain this certification training providers must meet stringent infrastructure and staffing requirements that are designed to closely align with customer needs. These include employing two Microsoft Certified Trainers, both highly regarded trainers from Excom, investing $50k in infrastructure and, provide customer references of training solutions that focused on either the solution-offerings training or end-user training. This certification allows L7 training to deliver specialist Microsoft courses not offered by other training providers as well as enhance the standard run of the mill courses to provide overall superior quality training by partnering closely with Microsoft and ensuring a proven skill set. This not only allows L7 to provide high quality training externally but also to keep staff and solution offerings the most relevant on the market both from a technical and sales and marketing perspective. L7 established its training practice in May 2010, realising significant market demand on the back of WA’s skills shortage and lack of technical training providers in WA’s corporate training market. L7 Training is focused on providing end-user computer training, professional development training and high level technical training primarily to the corporate training market. Chief Executive Matt Sullivan said that the achieving Microsoft Learning Certification was a significant step forward for L7 Training’s goal of becoming WA’s number one Technical Training provider by 2015, with other significant vendor learning certifications to follow shortly including Cisco. L7 will be offering a range of Certified Microsoft Courses including Windows Server, Exchange, SQL and SharePoint Training but realises that there is increasing demand for more flexible training options. “The market is calling for customised, mobile training options. Though instructor led, in-house training will always be an option, clients are demanding that courses target specific content, are delivered in less time with the option of taking courses on the client site” commented Mr. Sullivan. L7 Solutions ranked 33rd globally & 2nd nationally in MSP Mentor list of top managed service providers 2011-05-26T07:47:05Z l7-solutions-ranked-33rd-globally-amp-2nd-nationally-in-msp-mentor-list-of-top-managed-service-providers In 2009 the minimum entrance requirement for the survey was $200,000 in annual Managed Service revenue with 33 companies earning $5Mil + in reoccurring revenue. In 2011 the minimum entrance requirement has grown to $2.5Mil in revenue with 54 companies earning $5Mil+ and 28 earning $10Mil+. Having ranked 53rd globally in 2009 L7 has fortified and improved their position to 33rd globally despite the larger MSP’s now entering the survey. The MSPmentor 100 report, available at http://www.MSPmentor.net/top-100-msps, is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2010. The MSPmentor 100 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee and customer devices managed. For the 2011 survey, MSPmentor has created a detailed Australian list, in which L7 takes out 2nd place. For the top 20 MSPs in Australia, recurring revenues jumped to US$71.5 million in 2010, up 36 percent from 2009. Also, the top 20 MSPs in Australia managed 75,823 mobile and desktop devices in 2010, up 37% from 2009. And those same MSPs managed 21,892 servers and network devices, up 53% in 2010 vs. 2009. Overall, the top 20 Australian MSPs are smaller than their European counterparts but growing faster. “We continue to see accelerating momentum for the world’s top MSPs,” added Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor. “The top 100 MSPs generated more than $1 billion in recurring revenues for 2010, up 27 percent from 2009. That’s remarkable growth considering the challenging global economic landscape in 2010.” “Landing on the MSP Mentor annual top 100 for the 3rd consecutive year is something L7 is very proud of, especially considering the number of participants globally since it’s inception in 2009. This year with a dedicated list for participating Australian companies, ranking number 2 on that list is further affirmation of the growing success of our Managed Service business line” L7’s managed services divisions continues to break new ground in Australia having recently released additional cloud offerings, expect to hear a lot more as the company expands over east later this year. L7 Solutions awarded EMC’s Western Australian Partner of the Year! 2011-05-26T07:44:05Z l7-solutions-awarded-emc-s-western-australian-partner-of-the-year West Australian owned IT consultants and integrator L7 Solutions took out the honours as EMC’s Western Australian Partner of the Year at the recent EMC Velocity Partner Summit in Sydney. The award recognises partners for Annual Revenue, Growth % and innovation. Moving from strength to strength L7 have compiled an impressive background with EMC; being appointed an EMC Signature Partner in early 2010, ranking number one in terms of WA market share for EMC in 2009 and 2010, completing specialisations across the “Unified Storage” and “Backup/Recovery Systems” product sets, recently becoming the first West Australian Integrator to achieve VCE status and are currently the only training provider in Western Australia to resell EMC Training. As a EMC Signature partner L7 enjoys the highest level of partner resources and passes this expertise on to its customers in its many forms. “Winning the WA EMC Partner of the Year Award is testament to the commitment L7 has made to EMC and the effort we have invested in our Data Centre Practice, which is one of the fastest growing areas of the L7 business” said Matt Sullivan, L7 Solutions CEO L7 TRAINING ACHIEVES CISCO LEARNING PARTNER CERTIFICATION, PEARSON VUE NEXT 2011-05-26T07:41:02Z l7-training-achieves-cisco-learning-partner-certification-pearson-vue-next L7 Training a division of L7 Solutions has achieved Cisco Learning Partner Certification. Continuing the drive to become Western Australia's number 1 technical trainer by 2015, systems integrator and IT consultants L7 Solutions, invested $60,000 to certify existing senior L7 Cisco engineers as instructors to achieve the ability to provide CCNA (Route & Switch), CCNA (voice), CCNP (Voice), CCNA (Security), CCNA (Wireless) & CCNP (Wireless) training. Coupled with recent certifications as a Microsoft Learning Partner, ITIL & Prince2 Licensed Affiliate and EMC training reseller, L7 are looking to further bolster their offering with a Pearson Vue and Prometric Testing Centre established at their Perth Training facility by June 2011. L7 CEO, Matt Sullivan said adding this capability further aligns L7 to their mission; “to partner with our clients so that they can experience the full service offering of L7 and realise improvements in their business”. Already having established managed services, advisory and integration departments allows L7 Training to round off services nicely to provide end to end solutions from consultancy to training and post project support. “We have already filled our scheduled Cisco courses to capacity for the next quarter which an extremely positive sign for L7 Training” said Mr Sullivan. L7 has been a Cisco partner since inception in 2004 and has enjoyed a strong partnership. Considered by many to be W.A’s trusted Cisco partner. L7 holds numerous Cisco certifications, was awarded Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year in 2005, received the Gold Star for Customer Satisfaction Excellence in 2006 & 2008 and achieved Gold Partner Status in 2007. Excellent results in early Cisco Training sales would indicate that L7 are quickly transferring their Cisco strength to become a key player in Cisco Training space. For further information on Cisco Training or to register for a celebratory CCNA special email training@L7.com.au or visit www.training.L7.com.au.