Broadview Networks Achieves Enterprise Partner Status with Datto

We are proud to announce that Broadview Networks today announced it has achieved exclusive Enterprise partner status with Datto, the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world.

Broadview Networks has exceeded high standards of performance to qualify for Enterprise status in Datto’s partner program, which represents the top 10% of partners, worldwide.

“As a previous Datto Elite Partner we are excited to fit into the new Datto Global Partner Program at the Enterprise Level.” Said Michael Orloff, President, “Datto is the right partner to bring Enterprise-level backup to any-size of business.”

“It’s such a pleasure to see Datto partners excel in their businesses,” said Rob Rae, Vice President of Business Development, Datto. “

Broadview Networks has demonstrated their extensive knowledge in the business continuity market, and has completed the requirements of this exclusive level of our Partner Program. We welcome Broadview Networks to Enterprise status and look forward to growing our partnership even further.”

For more information contact us today or please click HERE!

Awards and Recognition, Datto

Improve Network Performance and Reduce Complexity!

Unfortunately, the attack technology used by cybercriminals is organized, responsive, and designed to share information, while the security installed in most networks is not. It is designed to circumvent and exploit the weaknesses inherent in your accidental security architecture.

As threats rapidly increase in volume and sophistication, it gets more difficult to protect your system and applications. With Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions you can simplify and secure your network infrastructure while facilitating growth.

The UTM firewall referred to an all-inclusive security product combining network firewall and other application-based inspection technologies. While UTM appliances house a wide array of security functions, they typically fall into three basic categories: firewall/intrusion prevention systems (IPS), secure Web gateway, and messaging security features.

That means, among other things, you can expect to find UTM appliances loaded with security mechanisms that include a network firewall, remote access and virtual private network (VPN) support, URL filtering, Web antivirus, antispam and email threat detection and antivirus – all tailored to satisfy SMB security requirements.

To keep up with the constant change, organizations of all sizes must adopt a different approach. Fortinet’s Connected UTM solution delivers a proven, comprehensive security platform that optimizes your network. It integrates a wide range of networks security benefits such us increase protection, improve performance, reduce complexity, enable new technology initiatives, ensure business continuity and more…

For more information about  Fortinet Connected UTM please CLICK HERE! or contact us today!

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Reach new heights in your career! Your career in the cloud is about to take off with our Azure certification and free training offers. Start today – it’s free!

Free First Look:  Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Official Course On-Demand OD99995AC

The Azure First Look Clinic is a great step toward learning about how to successfully manage and administer a Microsoft Azure cloud solution.

This FREE, ON-DEMAND clinic will help you to become familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure including the web-based portals for deploying resources and managing Azure subscriptions.  You’ll learn about Azure Resource Manager and how to use templates to manage resources.  This course also introduces PowerShell as a key tool to manage and automate Azure resources.

Contact Us to request your ACCESS CODE for access to the Free On-Demand Microsoft Azure First Look course which includes:

-          3 hours of On-Demand Microsoft Certified training

-          Integrated combination of video, text, practical tasks and knowledge assessments

-          Detailed digital student manual

And, since it’s MOC On-Demand, Microsoft’s official self-study option, you’ll be able to view the clinic when it fits your schedule!

Course Outline:

Module 1: Cloud Overview

Lessons

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing

Module 2: Microsoft Azure

Lessons

  • Overview of Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Data Centers and Services

Module 3: Portals

Lessons

  • Classic Azure Portal
  • New Azure Portal
  • Azure Subscriptions

Module 4: Infrastructure Overview

Lessons

  • Virtual Machines, Networks, and Storage

Module 5: Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

Lessons

  • Introduction to Resource Manager

Module 6: Azure PowerShell

Lessons

  • Azure PowerShell Modules
  • Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

Module 7: Practice exercises

Lab: Practice Exercises

  • Take an Azure Virtual Data Center Tour
  • Sign-in and Explore the Classic Azure Portal
  • Sign-in and Explore the New Azure Portal
  • Azure Subscriptions
  • Deploy a New Virtual Machine
  • Work with Azure Resource Manager and a VM Template
  • Download and install the Azure PowerShell modules
  • Connect to Azure by using PowerShell
  • Work with Azure Resource Manager by using PowerShell

Azure Classes at Broadview Networks

When you are ready to take a complete course, Register for Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (5 days) on July 24-28, 2017 at Broadview Networks.  With Broadview Network’s special MCSA Bundle for Microsoft Azure you’ll get a discount on the two authorized courses (OD20532 & 20533), exam prep software for each course PLUS an exam voucher for each title.

We also have a Savings option if you want to continue on for the premier MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure credential.

Contact us today!

Azure, Training & Skills Development

Free First Look: Microsoft Windows Server®2016

Microsoft Official Course On-Demand

This Windows Server First Look Clinic is similar to a regular MOC On-Demand course in that it includes high-quality video instruction. However, unlike a full-featured MOC On-Demand class, this free First Look Clinic does not include hands-on labs.  Students wanting hands-on practice will need to download the Windows Server free technical evaluation from the below link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016

Overview:

This FREE, ON-DEMAND clinic introduces IT Professionals to the new features and capabilities of Windows Server 2016.  It is designed to provide a broad range of knowledge across a broad array of technologies focusing on the pillars Identity, Compute & Networking.  No topic is covered fully, but students will finish the clinic with an understanding of the new and improved features and capabilities of Windows Server 2016.

Audience profile:

This clinic is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in learning about the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. People who are key influencers and technology decision makers in an IT organization will also be interested in attending this clinic and will benefit from gaining early insight into some of the latest technologies included in Windows Server 2016. In general, early adopters of new technology or people looking to gain early insight into new functionality in Windows Server 2016 will benefit from attending this First Look Clinic.

Prerequisites:

While there are no specific prerequisites for attending the course, students will benefit most if they have experience in the following areas:

  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2
  • Familiar with AD DS
  • Experience configuring storage in an enterprise
  • Experience managing an enterprise network
  • Experience virtual machines & clustering

Sign Up Now for the Free On-Demand Windows Server 2016 Clinic

Request your Windows Server 2016 First Look access code

And since it’s MOC On-Demand, Microsoft’s official self-study option, you’ll be able to view the clinic when it fits your schedule!

However, if you are ready for a complete course, check out the following Instructor-led format for live, hands-on, in-person training at Broadview Networks, 1530 Taylor Avenue location.

Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 MCSA – 20743

DATE: September 11 – 15

TIME: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WHERE: Unit #1 – 1530 Taylor Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Y1

PRESENTER: Broadview Networks MCT, MCSE

This five-day, Instructor-led course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality.  This course is for information technology (IT) professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016.  This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential.

For More Information and to Register
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Which Learning Method is Best for You?

Instructor-led Training (ILT)

Live, in-person, Instructor-led classes are hands-on and offer an intense immersion into product features that correspond with MCP Exam objectives.  Typically five days in length, these interactive classes are great for individuals who need to review a large amount of knowledge in a short timeframe and want to have a subject-matter professional and accredited Trainer guiding them along the way.  Instructor-led classes are a better fit for students who do not learn well in a self-study format.

MOC On-Demand (self-study)

As an option to our live, in-person, Instructor-led classes, these are self-study, self-paced courses for seasoned IT professionals as well as those new to the IT industry.  For an IT Professional who just needs to learn certain topics, you can use MOC On-Demand classes to brush up on module sections of a course and without taking valuable time away from work.  If you are new to the IT industry and need more time for practice and review, MOC On-Demand lets you learn new skills at your own pace and over a period of months.

Contact us today

Training & Skills Development, Windows Server

Show Your Knowledge: Become Certified in Cloud Management Platforms!

MCSA Azure Cloud Platform

Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud Platform and is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more and saving money.  Designed so that any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure, it includes integrated tools, templates and managed services to effectively build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.

Microsoft Azure allows you to:

  • Use an open and flexible platform that supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices
  • Extend your existing IT through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions
  • Protect your data with the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018
  • Run your apps anywhere on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 22 regions
  • Make smarter decisions using Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics

What training is available?

As part of Microsoft’s Azure Skills Initiative, Broadview Networks is offering a special Azure MCSA Bundle that makes it easier and less expensive for you to prep for certification!

Azure MCSA Bundle:  Save on Training + Exam Prep Software + Exam Vouchers!

As low as $1,990

With our MCSA Bundle for Microsoft Azure you’ll get a discount on the courses for that certification, authorized course 20532 and course 20533, exam prep software for each title, plus an exam voucher for each course.

In addition, you get to choose the course format option you need to succeed, either Instructor-led training (ILT) that’s live with an in-person Instructor and hands-on; or MOC On-Demand which is Self-study for Azure Certification including exam prep and retake opportunities.

Course Format: ILT = Instructor-led Training or MOC On-Demand = Self-study

Option #1:  ILT & Self-study
Course OD20532 MOC On-Demand
Course 20533 ILT (5 days) Course Date: June 19-23, 2017
2 Exam Preps
2 Exam Vouchers
$3,500

Option #2:  All Self-Study
Courses OD20532 & OD20533 both as MOC On-Demand
2 Exam Preps
2 Exam Vouchers
$1,990

*MCSE Add-On
Self-study Prerequisite: DEV205Bx on edx.org: ( https://aka.ms/edxazurearchitecture )
Workshop 40442 ILT (3 days) Course Date: July 24-26, 2017
1 Exam Prep
1 Exam Voucher
$1,935

MCSE Cloud Platform & Infrastructure

Once you’ve earned MCSA Azure Cloud Platform, you only have to pass one (1) additional exam to upgrade your certification to Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Cloud Platform & Infrastructure. For just $1,935 you’ll get what you need to prep for MCSE exam 534 in one money-saving bundle – the prerequisite self-study edX course, instructor-led 40442, exam prep software and a voucher for exam 534.

*This MCSE Add-on offer is only available with the purchase of an above Azure MCSA bundle*

Purchase Your Bundle Today!

Contact us today

*Bundle Terms and Conditions

  • Bundles are good on new registrations only and are limited to the Microsoft courses listed.
  • Bundles may not be combined with any other discounts, offers or programs including but not limited to SA Vouchers.
  • Full payment is required at time of purchase and bundles are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Microsoft Official Courseware is provided in digital format only.
  • Exam vouchers will be sent to purchaser once a passing score on the exam prep has been achieved. Exam vouchers are only good for a limited time and so by sending the voucher when ready for the exam will maximize your window for taking the exam.  Broadview Networks will not replace expired exam vouchers.
  • The above MCSA bundles will help candidate prepare for Microsoft exams 532 and 533. Per Microsoft, a candidate cannot use the same exam; to fulfill both the MCSA and MCSE requirements. You need to take a third, unique elective exam to earn MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification. The MCSE Add-On helps candidates prep for Microsoft exam 534.
  • Students schedule their own exams. Broadview does not offer exams at our location. MCSA and MCSE exams are available through Pearson Vue or Online Proctored (OP). To learn more about Microsoft’s Online Proctored exam delivery option and testing protocol requirements, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/online-proctored-exams.aspx

MOC On-Demand courses and course codes:

  • Each code contains specific information about the program for which it is valid, the expiration date, and other terms and conditions for its use.
  • A code may not be redeemed for cash, credit or refund.  Codes are not returnable and are void if altered.
  • One (1) code can be redeemed for online access to one (1) Microsoft Official Course On-Demand.
  • After course activation, the MOC On-Demand materials are available for three (3) months.  Access to an associated lab environment will also expire no more than three (3) months from the date of activation.
  • You will have six (6) months to activate your MOC On-Demand course from date of purchase.  The 3-month access period does not begin until you redeem your course code.
  • Each code may only be used once and cannot be shared.  After it has been redeemed, a code cannot be reused.
  • Expired, stolen, or lost codes will not be replaced.  Broadview Networks, Microsoft and hosting partners are not responsible for lost or stolen codes.
  • Course expiration dates for a given code will not be extended under any circumstance.
Azure, Training & Skills Development

Need to boost your employee skills but don’t have an internal training resource? Not to worry as we’ve got you covered!

What Broadview Networks does best is help businesses upgrade their employees’ skills.  Every course and certification we teach, every learning method we provide is dedicated to empowering the people who make computers, software, technology and businesses run.

As changes in technology have accelerated, it’s become even more essential for people to master technology to be productive, invaluable employees who optimize, program and invent solutions for their biggest IT problems.

Upgrading People = Transforming Careers

We provide training that changes lives. For companies of every size, that means continually upgrading the abilities of their employees so they stay competitive and boost their bottom lines.

Our experience and resources put us in a unique position to come through for businesses with the perfect combination of vendor-authorized training and personal attention.

For the customers that we have provided training, we have provided them with industry-leading technology training that delivers the most relevant and intuitive computer courses and certifications.

  • As an Official training partner for Microsoft delivering all authorized Microsoft training to organizations large and small.
  • As a Quint partner providing certification e-learning solutions for Big Data, DevOps, COBIT®5 Foundation, ITIL® Foundation to Expert; PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner and Lean IT.
  • We provide a measurable return on any company’s training investment.
  • Using Metrics that Matter, we rank in high scores for training quality and customer satisfaction based on surveys of improved performance and productivity of employees immediately following Broadview Networks training.
  • Providing six months access to a cloud-based lab solution allows your employees to access their labs anytime and anywhere and empowering them to learn on their own schedules.
  • Increasing employee efficiency by aligning it with their business objectives.
  • Developing learning plans that boost employee effectiveness.
  • Upgrading employee skills while minimizing training travel expenses and office downtime.

Broadview Networks training is the answer for individuals and businesses ready to upgrade themselves—no matter how far you are from your goals, we have a training solution to get you there!  Come and Learn from Us!

Contact us today

Training & Skills Development

ITAssist – Maximizing the Value of IT

Broadview Networks is a proud Technology Partner and Managed Service Provider that delivers a seamless IT service to assist your organization in maximizing productivity, managing risk and minimizing problems. Broadview is all about providing an enterprise with agility, performance, and world-class customer service.

ITAssist is an essential part of any modern organization, but it’s not just about reacting to situations when things go wrong: it’s about being proactive and pre-empting a potential problem before it impacts on your business.

We can help you to improve your productivity and operational efficiency; manage risk and security; staff proficiency and retention; operational planning and minimize problems by:

  • We offer a flexible approach which augment internal resources and processes to a level they required.
  • We focus on the priorities of business managers such as staff retention, efficiency, risk mitigation, and others
  • We work with leading vendors incorporating top ties solutions
  • Vendor agnostic consulting and recommendation services.

Broadview Networks has developed 6 solutions to assist IT departments in providing business value:

1. Lean IT
2. Live Documentation
3. Security
4. Backup & DR Testing
5. System Monitoring and Reporting
6. Application Training

For more information visit our website and get your business strategy underway with Broadview Networks.

Contact us today!

Managed Services

Get to know Microsoft Windows 10

The Windows 10 operating system introduces a new way to build, deploy, and service Windows. Windows 10 is the best combination of the Windows you already know, in addition, there are a lot of excellent improvements you would like to have.

Windows 10 brings a new set of capabilities for identity, information protection, and malware resistance. For total protection, Windows 10 helps you stay up to date on the latest features and has more built-in security protections to help to keep your system safe. Windows 10 delivers entirely new ways to protect your business from modern threats.

For years, companies have leveraged Microsoft Windows solutions for their business needs and innovation. Windows 10 represents a renewed committed to superior levels of choice and personalization. In an evolving cloud-first and mobile-first world, organizations can continue to trust Microsoft and Broadview Networks to provide the richest solutions across virtually any device with enterprise-quality security.

Key feature innovations in Windows 10:

  • Protection against modern security threats
  • Familiar and productive user experience
  • Managed for continuous innovation
  • Range of innovative devices
  • Industry solutions

Contact us today to learn more about how Windows 10 can keep your organization safer than ever before.

Microsoft, Windows 10

Broadview Networks named as one of Canada’s Best Managed IT Companies

Broadview Networks has been named as one of Canada’s Best Managed IT Companies. This is the time and place where IT industry comes together to recognize the country’s best managed VARs, MSPs, and ITSPs. This award is a way to help the IT Channel to become bigger, better and stronger!

Broadview Networks has exceeded the best practices that are used to run a business by continuously demonstrating commitment and dedication towards their strategies, employees, customers, vendors, partners, and more.

Canada’s Best Managed IT Companies is a business assessment tool to evaluate 12 key areas of business essentials to measure best business practices. Broadview Networks has successfully demonstrated a powerful combination of vision and entrepreneurial spirit that achieves results and challenges the status quo.

“We are very proud of this award as it exemplifies our commitment to process, and our use of industry-leading tools to deliver the best possible customer experince”, said Michael Orloff, President of Broadview Networks.

Sales volume was not a factor in the assessment. It involved critical factors that enable the company to continue growing, being profitable, benchmark progress year over year, benchmark business practices to improve weaknesses and at the end persistence and constancy are one of the most important factors to successfully run a business.

About Canada’s Best Managed IT Companies

Canada’s Best Managed IT Companies is a free online business assessment tool exclusively for VARs, MSPs and ITSPs to be evaluated in 12 key areas of business with about 200 questions to measure best practices. For each country, 8 Judges/Coaches will be reviewing the applications and scoring them based on the 12 business categories as outlined below.

  1. Business Vision and Strategy
  2. Human Resources
  3. Sales Process
  4. Marketing Process
  5. Help Desk Support
  6. Business Operation Processes
  7. Supplier Strategy
  8. Product Strategy
  9. Intellectual Property
  10. Financial Management
  11. Leadership and Management
  12. Customer Satisfaction
Awards and Recognition

Broadview Networks Named One of Tech Elite Solution Providers

It’s almost a year since Broadview Networks announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Broadview Networks to its 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

Broadview Networks is a leading certified partner for Microsoft with 10 Gold & Silver Competencies, a leading Premier Partner for Dell, leading Premier Partner for IBM, leading Gold Partner for Fortinet, and certified in many other vendor technologies.

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

“Mastery, is a Core Value of Broadview Networks, and we invest significantly to have elite certifications and capabilities.” said Michael Orloff, President and CEO of Broadview Networks, “We are proud to be recognized as leader in IT Certifications not only in Manitoba, but for all of North America.”

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending). All rights reserved.

For more information contact us today or visit online  www.crn.com.

Awards and Recognition