CoNetrix employees hold several certifications corresponding to both network design and security analysis. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of emergent technologies to provide our customers with the most effective implementations of their wide area networks. CoNetrix engineers and auditors are continually pursuing distinguished certifications and training to help them meet rising demands and exceed customer expectations.

Here is a list of certifications CoNetrix employees currently hold and competencies designated to our company from various organizations.

Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft Certified Professionals stand apart from other IT personnel. Microsoft certifications demonstrate expertise with Microsoft products and platforms. CoNetrix employs numerous Microsoft Certified Professionals maintaining various Microsoft certifications, including:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Security (MCSES)
  • Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCPS)
  • Microsoft Certified Network Product Specialist (MCNPS)

In addition, as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, CoNetrix has achieved the following Microsoft Competencies:

  • Gold Hosting
  • Silver Application Development
  • Silver Datacenter
  • Silver Devices and Deployment
  • Silver Intelligystems
  • Silver Midmarket Solutions Provider

VMware Certifications

VMware certifications are designed to demonstrate in-depth skills and industry-recognized knowledge of VMware technology. CoNetrix employs professionals with the following certifications:

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
    • Professional 6—Network Virtualization
    • Professional 6.5—Data Center Virtualization
  • VMware Sales Professional (VSP)
  • VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP)
  • VMware Sales Professional—Cloud Provider (VSP-CP)
  • VMware Operations Professional—Cloud Provider (VOP-CP)

In addition, as a VMware Partner, CoNetrix has achieved the following VMware Competency:

  • Server Virtualization
  • Cloud Provider

Cisco Certifications

Cisco certifications demonstrate advanced, proven knowledge in Cisco networking. CoNetrix employs multiple professionals with various Cisco certifications, including:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Information Security Specialist (CISS)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

In addition, as a Cisco Partner, CoNetrix professionals have completed tests to gain the following Cisco designations:

  • SMB Engineer (SMBE)
  • SMB Account Managers (SMBAM)
  • Smart Business Communication Systems for Engineers (SBCSEN)
  • Smart Business Communication Systems for Account Managers (SBCSAM)

(ISC)² Certifications

(ISC)² certifications are designed to demonstrate a working knowledge of information security and a confirm a commitment to the security profession. CoNetrix employs multiple professionals with various (ISC)² certifications, including:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®)

ISACA Certifications

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) certifications are designed to identify highly qualified security professionals. With their global focus, as well as rigorous testing, professional experience requirements and mandated continuing education requirements, ISACA certification have attained recognized credibility within the security industry. CoNetrix employs multiple individuals with ISACA certifications, including:

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Citrix Certifications

Citrix certifications train individuals to deliver the most efficient solutions in the Citrix Application Delivery Platform, and demonstrate competency in Citrix products. CoNetrix employs professionals with the following certification:

  • Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)

CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA certifications are credentials achieved by testing, to validate knowledge within a specific IT support function. All CompTIA exams are developed by subject matter experts, and the certifications are recognized throughout the industry as the standard for proving various skill sets. CoNetrix employs multiple professionals with the following CompTIA Certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+

In addition, CoNetrix has achieved the following Business Accreditation:

  • Security Trustmark+
  • Managed Services Trustmark

ATM Network Certification—CTGA

The Certified TR-39 Auditor (CTGA) designation is issued by the Pulse, Star, and NYCE payment networks. It identifies those individuals who exhibit a mastery of the standards for securely handling personal identification numbers (PINs) and the encryption keys used to protect PINs. The payment networks require an audit of ATM, point-of-sale (POS), and fuel pump transactions be performed by a CTGA-certified auditor. This audit was formerly known as a TG-3 audit, but has now been renamed to TR-39. It is also commonly called an ATM audit.

INFOSEC Assessment Methodology

The IAM course was originally developed by NSA to train U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organizations to perform their own INFOSEC assessments. NSA has developed specialized knowledge with regard to information systems security assessments through its completion of INFOSEC assessments for its U.S. Government customers over the past fifteen years. The IAM is a detailed and systematic way of examining cyber vulnerabilities and was developed by experienced NSA INFOSEC assessors. NSA has attempted to use the IAM to assist both INFOSEC assessment suppliers and consumers requiring assessments.

Vendor Management Certification—CRVPM

The Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager (CRVPM), issued by the Compliance Education Institute, is intended to provide regulatory and compliance knowledge, program implementation methodology and the best practices required to build and manage a compliant program and properly prepare for regulatory exams and audits.

Certified Wireless Technology Specialist—CWTS

The Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS) designation is issued by CWNP, Inc. CWNP (Certified Wireless Network Professional) is the IT industry standard for vendor neutral enterprise Wi-Fi certification and training. The CWTS certification validates the knowledge of enterprise WLAN sales and support professionals who must be familiar and confident with the terminology and basic functionality of enterprise 802.11 wireless networks.

Fortinet NSE4 Certification

The NSE 4 Network Security Professional designation from Fortinet NSE Institute recognizes the ability to install and manage the day-to-day configuration, monitoring, and operation of a FortiGate device to support specific corporate network security policies.

SOC Review

The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18, Reporting on an Examination of Controls at a Service Organization (AICPA, Professional Standards, AT-C Section 320) is an attestation standard that establishes the requirements and guidance for reporting on controls at a service organization relevant to user entities' internal control over financial reporting. By engaging an independent CPA to examine and report on a service organization's controls, service organizations can respond to meet the needs of their user entities and obtain an objective evaluation of the effectiveness of controls that address operations and compliance, as well as financial reporting at those user entities.

CoNetrix successfully completed a SOC 1 Type 2 review, conducted based on SSAE 18 requirements, for its Virtual Cloud and Exchange Hosting Services. Annual third-party audits are conducted on Aspire IT Hosting services to ensure the security of sensitive information.