When you bring specialists onto your project or into your office, you want to know you’re working with the best. In a technical field like Microsoft programming, it can be difficult for executives and project managers to tell which consultants really know their stuff. When you work with a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), you can rest assured that you’ll be receiving excellent service from a not only qualified, but outstanding, Microsoft experts. At Excel Consultant, we want our clients to feel at ease and confident in our work, so our team is composed of Microsoft MVPs, along with instructors, programmers, and specialists of a similar caliber.
What is an MVP?
According to Microsoft, MVPs “are community leaders who’ve demonstrated an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Microsoft technologies. They share their exceptional passion, real-world knowledge, and technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.” In other worlds, MVPs have developed extensive skill with Microsoft programs and they use this knowledge to improve both the function of the software itself and users’ understanding of it. These experts are not employees of Microsoft, but individuals whose work adds to the value of this software in some way. The first MVPs were programmers who used their Microsoft mastery to provide tech support on the first online forums, but since then, the title “MVP” has grown to encompass a variety of professionals.
Becoming an MVP
Since it is a respected credential, earning the title of MVP has rather rigorous requirements. To become an MVP, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Submit an application or be nominated by your peers, colleagues, or clients.
- Be able to demonstrate significant accomplishments with Microsoft tools within the last year. Since MVP is an annual title, you must have your contributions reviewed by a committee of discerning Microsoft employees every year to maintain your status.
- Remain active in Microsoft community events and groups, such as forums, conferences, blogs, or podcasts.
- Many individuals are nominated to become MVPs every year, but very few meet the criteria for this designation. Microsoft reports: “Of the 100 million technical community participants worldwide, about 4,000 are MVPs.” Excel Consultant is proud to be a member of this selective, respected group.
Our Microsoft MVP
Our very own Jacob Hilderbrand has been awarded the status of Microsoft MVP for the past three years. He earned his MVP title by using his comprehensive knowledge of Excel to help individuals and businesses succeed. He is active as a forum owner and moderator, blogger, and article writer, sharing his knowledge with Excel Consultant’s clients and the greater Microsoft technical community. As one of our senior developers, Jacob also leads our team of consultants, setting an excellent example for them and encouraging them to constantly improve their skills.
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Our acclaimed team of consultants can help you make the most of Microsoft. Contact us today to learn more about our Microsoft MVPs or find out how we can help your company succeed.