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Interview: MCAS Training and Certification

Starting in early February, we began offering all registered MailStore partners the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise with regard to MailStore Server through certification as a MailStore Certified Archiving Specialist. In a short interview, Rick Armitage of Medhurst IT tells us what led him and his colleagues to take part in the certification process.

Please briefly introduce your company.

Medhurst provides a wide variety of IT solutions tailored to small and medium sized business needs. We are infrastructure specialists and our products include hardware and software, virtualization, support, internet and cloud services, networking and security, mobile and VOIP phone solutions. We were founded in 2005 and there are 8 staff members in our Frodsham office.

How long have you been using MailStore Server?

Around 2 years now.

How did you learn about MCAS training and certification?

We initially took the qualification provided by Zen software who we buy MailStore from. They called up and told us that the qualification was now more official and offered by MailStore themselves.

Why did you carry out certification?

Mainly so that we can use the logo for publicity to help with sales but also simply down to personal pride.

How many of your employees are MailStore Certified Archiving Specialists?

Currently three

Did you use the MailStore study guide? If so, was it helpful?

All of us did use to the study guide to refresh any holes in our knowledge of the product. Pretty much all of our installations are Exchange server based so the use of a proxy is not something we come across too often. The guide is really useful to refer to on an ongoing basis.

To what extent has your technical background knowledge of MailStore improved after becoming certified?

We’ve all learned several new things, in some cases from each other, and in other cases from the study guide material. It has been a useful learning experience.


Are you currently a registered partner with an interest in becoming certified? Then please contact your distributor or our sales team via email.

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