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Reflecting our capability as a premier IT vendor partner, Area9 is working with major Technology brands such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, Cisco, VMware and Lenovo to offer a wide range of technology solutions to fit any business needs. Area9 has substantial integration and solution design certifications which underpin Area9 Services. Vendor partnership especially premier levels require Area9 to adhere to high levels of standards around product knowledge and technical certification and integration experience. These partnerships enable Area9 to provide our customers with specialist technical expertise, highly competitive pricing, access to proof of concept or evaluation units and knowledgeable integration personnel.

Skills Development | National/International Certifications and Accreditation
At Area9 we work tirelessly to attract unique skills previously unavailable in the Territory to meet the needs of the private and public sector. Area9 recognises that the calibre and competence of its employees are vital factors in ensuring that Area9 is a successful and relevent business. Area9 strives to promote employee development through high quality training and learning opportunities on and off the job. Based on formal performance appraisals, 100% of Area9’s workforce has clearly defined training objectives for the next 12 months.

Area9’s employees spend approximately 110 hours per month on training. This is dependent on business needs and the scheduling of external training not provided in-house by Area9. In support of the professional development of its staff, Area9 approves of, and pays for, interstate travel when required.

Area9’s Staff Training and Development Program and IT Industry Certification and Exam Program applies to all staff in fostering excellence and standardisation of skills in the Northern Territory IT sector.

As a result of Area9’s commitment to skills advancement, formal training and professional development, has resulted in many achievements in the ICT industry, on both a local and national level. Training and development allows Area9 to maintain industry certifications, increase its capabilities, remain dynamic and innovative, and receive business and industry recognition.

The benefits of Area9’s training culture are measured by its service delivery to clients, and the industry certifications gained as a direct result of training. The certifications achieved below are the result of a professional and trained workforce, backed by a supportive management team.


  • ACSP – Apple Certified Support Professional
  • ASP – Apple Sales Professional
  • ACN – Apple Consultants Network


  • CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • CCNP - Certified Cisco Network Professional
  • CCDA – Cisco Certified Design Associate
  • CCDP – Cisco Certified Design Professional


  • CCA – Citrix Certified Administrator
  • CCEA – Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (Xenapp, WAN Scaler, Metaframe)
  • CCIA – Citrix Certified Integration Architect

Corporate Governance

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Australian Computer Society


  • EMCPP – Proven Professional (Avamar, Celerra & Clarion)
  • EMCSA - Certification Specialist Level Backup Recovery


  • HP AIS - Accredited Integration Specialist - Thin Client Solutions
  • HP APS - Accredited Platform Specialist for Blade System Solutions
  • HP APP - Accredited Presales Professional for Commercial SMB Solutions
  • HP ASC - Accredited Sales Consultant for Enterprise Storage Solutions, Blade System Solutions and Client Virtualisation
  • HP ASP - Accredited Sales Professional for Blade System Server and Thin Client Solution


Industry Certifications

  • ITIL V3 Foundations


  • Silver Midmarket Solution Provider 
  • Silver Mobility
  • Silver Server Platform
  • Silver Devices and Deployment
  • Gold Server Platform
  • Silver OEM
  • MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional
  • MCSA – Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
  • MCTS - Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
  • MCSE -Microsoft Certified System Engineer
  • MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • MCDST - Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
  • MCSAM - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging
  • MCPSI - Microsoft Certified Professional in Systems Integration

Palo Alto

  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security

Project Management

  • Prince2 certifications


  • Fire safety management
  • Senior first aid
  • Gas suppression system management
  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA)


  • RHCT – RedHat Certified Technician
  • RHCE – RedHat Certified Engineer
  • RHCA – RedHat Certified Architect


  • VCP – VMware Certified Professional 
  • VTSP – VMware Sales Professional
  • VSP – VMware Sales Professional 4