Avatar is proud to be an official Certified Umbraco Partner - our favorite content management system! As of today, we are the only Certified Umbraco Partner in the greater Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan areas. Avatar continues to offer the best of Toledo technology:
- The Best content management solutions.
- The Best web developers and personnel.
- The Best certified professionals and industry partnerships.
Expanding Our Skills
Recently, three of our developers traveled to Chicago and completed a hands-on training course. Three full days - 24 hours - of immersive training to become Umbraco Certified Professionals. They received personal training to expand their expertise of best practices, cutting edge techniques, and using APIs to build compelling websites for our clients.
An Umbraco Certified Professional is a developer who has a solid understanding of Umbraco best practices, can implement an Umbraco website from scratch, and knows the major areas of Umbraco and their use.
Umbraco's training was action packed and fast paced. Their trainer was Paul Sterling, an Umbraco Certified Master Developer (the highest level of developer certification available from Umbraco). Not only has he been using Umbraco since 2006, he was employed with Umbraco HQ for almost seven years and helped to develop the current training course material. Paul has trained over 400 Umbraco Certified developers and co-authored, "Umbraco User's Guide" in 2011. Naturally, Paul offered a wealth of intimate Umbraco knowledge during their training.
Avatar's new Umbraco Certified Professionals greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet with an Umbraco Certified Master Developer and other Umbraco professionals. The knowledge gained by sharing tips, solutions, and each other’s experiences was priceless.
Avatar’s certified professionals are highly qualified to develop a flexible, robust, scalable, and dependable framework to support our client's goals and objectives. The training was nicely aligned with our work-flow for engineering interactive websites:
So, why do we love Umbraco CMS?
- It provides robust functionality and open-source capabilities backed by a professional and dedicated team of developers. Umbraco HQ is privately owned and has been profitable since 2008.
- It is built especially for website and application developers, designers, and content editors.
- It has a strong user interface: when building a website, we are also building a customized management experience with simplified management tools.
- It is secure and backed by solid Microsoft technologies.
But, don’t take it from us, take it DIRECTLY from us:
Three days of intense training led by our knowledgeable instructor, Paul Sterling, a Certified Master Developer, reaffirmed why Umbraco is the best and correct choice in web application solutions for our client partners.
We learned best practices, how to integrate and display Umbraco services from a custom-built application, and learned new techniques to extend Umbraco with a completely custom editor experience using custom data.
I am looking forward to add what we learned in training to our implementations of Umbraco for our client partners.
The opportunity to learn from an instructor such as Paul was enlightening and affirming. We gained valuable insight into the Umbraco Platform, solidified our knowledge of best practices, and acquired new skills to help achieve great outcomes for clients' projects.
It was exciting to learn that great minds contribute to Umbraco CMS, making it a great and flexible content management system capable of complex requirements and effortless integration. The entire experience has made Umbraco an even more attractive web solution.
It was really exciting to become part of the Umbraco trained professionals community! I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the extensibility of Umbraco, and the platform that we use to build projects. Especially because that training applies to our real-life customer data and e-commerce solutions.
Now, I'm hooked! I am looking forward to the next web development training opportunity and building better interactive web site solutions for our clients.
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