Summer officially ended the past Tuesday the 22nd of September, although most of us have been back at work for over a month, which means we are getting dangerously close, downhill and really fast to the end of the year. These are days to start our balance year on year, but this 2020 in particular, what a balance!
Some people would say that it is a year to forget and to be ended asap, and others, myself included, that it is a year that we will undoubtedly remember forever, not only because of the pandemic and the consequent confinement but also because the world has changed in record time; The situation has forced us, yes, but we are succeeding.
We have tried to get the best out of ourselves and although there are companies, even entire sectors that are seriously affected, in general we have shown an extraordinary capacity to adapt to change, never seen before.
As the person responsible of Human Resources at Axazure, Gold Partner de Microsoft, uno de esos balances que debemos tener en cuenta, está relacionado con la consecución de capacitación oficial que Microsoft ha ido liberando durante estos meses. Nuestra misión como empresa es ser referentes en el canal Microsoft Dynamics channel and for this we have to go hand in hand with the vendor by bringing a team to the market perfectly prepared to implement the Dynamics 365 platform, both in practice (live projects) and in theory (certifications).
Regarding the first point, our live references speak for themselves, having the privilege of being able to help very well-known companies such as Instituto de Empresa, Aenor, SGS, Hawkers, Konecta, Free2Move, Grupo Planeta… About the certifications, it has been a great surprise for me to find nothing less than 48 Official Microsoft Certifications, 86 passed official exams and 2 assessments, 136 in total.
And some will say, “”so what?” in the end what is a certification?
According to some of the definitions that we can all find on the internet are:
Proof of commitment to product standards and continuous learning
However, we all know that a certification is not, in real life, a guarantee of success, which depends on many other variables such as experience or even attitude. What the certifications do give is a lot of confidence and exponentially increase the credibility of the professional in front of us if, in addition to the experience and the right attitude, they bring with them Official Certifications from the vendor that guarantee the person’s knowledge in the matter. We could say that it is a plus of personal brand but, in addition, particularly for those of us who are dedicated to Microsoft technology that changes exceptionally fast, it means also a professional commitment to innovation and constant professional updating.
I’ll carry on with my balance now, and it’s that I cannot be prouder of the team that we have at Axazure and of the absolute eminences that make it up, who have not only squeezed the extra-time we have spent at home this year, but have also squeezed it successfully by passing, among 28 people a staggering total of 108 official Microsoft tests only during this 2020.