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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


  • Basic Certification
  • Intermediate Certification
  • Advanced Certification


  • Sales Accreditation

Amazon Web Services

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Developer Associate
  • AWS SysOps Administrator
  • AWS Partner Accreditation: Business & Technical
  • AWS Technical Essentials


  • ACSA - Aruba Certified Switching Associate 


  • Technical Sales Professional Accreditation
  • ITSM Sales Professional Accreditation
  • ITSM Technical Sales Professional
  • ITSM Technical Delivery Professional
  • Sales Professional Accreditation
  • Cloud Technical Sales Professional
  • Operations Professional Accreditation
  • Marketing Professional Accreditation
  • Jira Administration for Data Center and Server Certification
  • Jira Service Desk Administrator
  • Agile at Scale Accreditation
  • Incident Management
  • Asset Management in Jira Service Management
  • Service Request Management


  • CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • CCNP Enterprise - Cisco Certified Network Professional


  • CCA AppDS – Citrix Certified Associate App Delivery and Security


  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+

Corporate Governance

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


  • DCNE - Certified Network Engineer
  • DNDA - Network Design Associate
  • DNCA - Nuclias Cloud Administrator
  • DNCE - Nuclias Connect Expert
  • DCNP Switching
  • DCNP Wireless


  • Certified Fundamentals Cybersecurity (NSE 1 & 2)
  • Certified Associate Cybersecurity
  • Certified Professional Network Security
  • Network Security Engineer 4
  • Network Security Engineer 5
  • ​Network Security Engineer 7


  • HP ASE Compute Solutions
  • HP ASE Storage Solutions
  • HP ASE Hybrid IT Solutions Architect
  • HP ATP Hybrid IT Solutions
  • HP Sales - Hybrid Cloud Solutions 
  • Servicing HP Desktops, Workstations and Notebooks Qualification




Industry Certifications

  • ITIL V3 Foundations
  • ITIL V4 Foundations


  • KnowBe4 Certification
  • KnowBe4 Evangelist
  • KnowBe4 Specialist


  • Silver Midmarket Solution Provider 
  • Silver Mobility
  • Silver Server Platform
  • Silver Devices and Deployment
  • Gold Server Platform
  • Silver OEM
  • AI Fundamentals
  • Azure Fundamentals
  • 365 Fundamentals
  • Endpoint Administrator Associate
  • Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Messaging Administrator Associate
  • 365 Administrator Expert


  • Certified Practitioner in Nintex Process Automation
  • Certified Expert in Nintex Process Automation

Project Management

  • Prince2 certifications

Pure Storage

  • Implementation Professional FlashArray


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

Trend Micro

  • Trends Campus Foundation Certificate


  • Enterprise Linux
  • Enterprise Linux II
  • Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
  • IT Automation and Management


  • VCP DCV – VMware Certified Professional Data Centre Visualization


  • VMCE - Veeam Certifed Engineer
  • VTSP – Veeam Technical Sales Professional
  • VSP – Veeam Sales Professional
  • VMXP - Veeam Xaas Professional