Cloud Certifications

Industry leaders recognizing CenturyLink's Commitment to Excellence.

We Know Cloud Management

With more than 20 different certifications and over 200 individually-certified staff members on our global application desk and cloud operations teams, we have a demonstrable commitment to excellence in this practice. Our team members are further trained and qualified through our own rigorous Cloud Academy program to apply best practices from the latest cloud innovations and automation inherent to our hybrid Cloud Application Manager platform.

Recognition from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and VMware highlights CenturyLink’s ongoing commitment to building robust services and delivering digital transformation to businesses on their cloud journeys through solutions like Managed Services Anywhere, Advanced Managed Services and Cloud Application Manager, and more than 200 trained professionals, including our staff of certified Technical Account Managers.

The Importance of Certifications

Certification as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) MSP Partner puts us among a select group of vendors that customers know and can engage with when consuming AWS services, and validates our approach to cloud, especially with regard to Managed Services Anywhere, Advanced Managed Services and Cloud Application Manager.

Our status as a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP recognizes CenturyLink’s experience and reliability in all aspects of hybrid cloud infrastructure, enabling us to support our customers' digital transformations.

Our certifications as VMWare Cloud Verified and a VMware Partner Premier Service Provider make us part of the world’s largest network of validated cloud services based on VMware technology. The VMware Cloud Provider Program enables partners to consume VMware products on a pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-grow, monthly subscription model.

Providing customers with the tools, technology and expertise they need to maintain business agility helps them better manage risk. These certifications recognize our commitment to connecting workloads to the right networks and protecting them with a level of cybersecurity and expertise that most traditional managed service providers can't match.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) MSP Partner, CenturyLink can provide a complete cloud services and cloud management portfolio that allows customers to have low-latency access to virtually endless AWS resources paired with dynamic, network-aware orchestration.

The CenturyLink-AWS partnership has grown through our certifications for:

  • Managed Service Provider
  • Authorized Commercial Reseller
  • Authorized Government Reseller
  • AWS Public Sector Partner: Government, Education, Non-Profit
  • AWS Solution Provider Program
  • AWS Direct Connect Partner

Multiple team members have also received some of the most challenging individual certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate
  • AWS Certified Sysops Administrator — Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Professional
  • AWS Certified Developer — Associate
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer — Professional
Working with AWS, CenturyLink can provide a complete cloud services and cloud management portfolio
Azure certification recognizes CenturyLink's investment in resources, training and technology to support clients and help them achieve their expected outcomes

The Azure certification recognizes CenturyLink's investment in resources, training and technology to support clients and help them achieve their expected outcomes.

CenturyLink is also a Microsoft Gold Level Partner for:

  • Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Productivity
  • Datenanalysen
  • Data Platform
  • Small and Mid-Market Cloud Solutions

And, we have 70 Microsoft Certified Professionals and more than 200 employees who have earned workshop certificates and/or passed required examinations for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer certifications.

CenturyLink holds certifications as both VMWare Cloud Verified and a VMware Partner Premier Service Provider.

VMware Cloud Provider Partners deliver VMware Cloud Infrastructure in services worldwide with the VMware Cloud Verified designation. The Cloud Verified logo represents:


  • Integration and interoperability: We deploy core compute, storage, and network building blocks enabling freedom and flexibility to run your apps where you want, in the cloud or your data center.
  • Flexibility: VMware Cloud Verified partner services support various vertical markets and compliance certifications, and deliver services capabilities to meet individual customer requirements.
  • Cost optimization: We help leverage your IT team’s existing skill sets and lower total cost of ownership with consistent operations and infrastructure from your data center to the cloud.
VMware Cloud Provider Partners deliver VMware Cloud Infrastructure in services worldwide with the VMware Cloud Verified designation

"[Cloud Application Manager] helps the operations team stay in control of the bottom of the stack. We give game developers the keys to choosing their destinies, but we hold the skeleton key to everything."

— Jesse Sanford, Senior Systems Engineer and Lead Architect, DeNA

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