SOURCE: SetFocus

June 01, 2005 12:13 ET

SetFocus Approved as Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning

Gold Certified Partners Are the Top Level of Microsoft Solutions Partners

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- SetFocus, a leader in .NET Training, announced today it has received approval as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS), a designation formerly known as Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center (CTEC).

Gold Certified Partners are the top level of Microsoft solutions partners and have access to the tools and support they need to help them stand out in the marketplace. At this level we have the opportunity to build the closest working relationship with Microsoft, and are guaranteed a priority listing in the Microsoft Resource Directory.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we have access to a range of benefits tailored to our business, including telephone-based account management and a variety of training and support benefits to help us stay current on the latest technology. We also can take advantage of the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner logo to clearly communicate our relationship with Microsoft and areas of specialization to our customers.

A training company established in 1997, SetFocus has been a Microsoft Certified Partner since its inception. "As part of our goal to becoming the top 'Go-to' partner for Microsoft on .NET Training, it was important to us to fulfill all of the criteria necessary to become Gold. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners possess a high degree of competence and expertise with Microsoft Technologies and have a close working relationship directly with Microsoft. We believe this will allow us to further meet the needs of our growing client base and we are proud to be a continuing member of the Microsoft community," states Robert Witkowski, Vice President of Operations for SetFocus.

Standards for acceptance into Microsoft's Gold Certified Partner community are strict. Among the criteria are; being an independent organization that provides IT solutions on MS technologies to small, medium, and enterprise business customers as well as having at least two exclusive Microsoft Certified Professionals on staff. SetFocus employs 12 Microsoft Certified Trainers all of which hold both the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer for .NET Credentials (MCSD.NET).

About SetFocus

Established in 1997, SetFocus provides a broad range of instructor-led .NET Training Programs for developers and corporations nationwide. SetFocus has been a leader in Developer Training since its inception, delivering over 250,000 developer training hours. A Microsoft Certified Gold Partner for Learning Solutions, SetFocus is highly regarded in the Microsoft Training Arena. SetFocus has won semi-finalist awards for both the 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year as well as the 2004 New Jersey Family Business of the Year. SetFocus can be reached at 973-889-0211 and through its website,

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jonathan Lefkowitz
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    SetFocus, LLC
    (973) 889-0211 ext. 15
    (973) 889-0213 (fax)