Cloud Certifications

Industry leaders recognizing Lumen's Commitment to Excellence.

We Know Cloud Management

With more than 40 unique certifications and 400 total certifications across 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 Lumen’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 Gold Level Partner recognizes Lumen’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.

Our status as a Google Cloud Platform partner further emphasizes our ability to provide expertise and guidance across the market leading platforms in order to ensure that our customers have confidence in our ability to provide them support, regardless of their chosen execution venue.

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, Lumen 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 Lumen-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, Lumen can provide a complete cloud services and cloud management portfolio
Lumen offers certified expertise as a Microsoft Azure Gold partner

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

Lumen is also a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner for:

  • Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Productivity
  • Data Analytics
  • 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.

Lumen 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

Lumen is a Google Cloud Platform partner, further cementing our position as a leader in the multi-cloud management field. By partnering with Google, we are choosing to emphasize our ability to manage any workload, on any platform.

With more than 35 platform certifications, Lumen can provide


  • Cloud assessments and planning: Our team gathers your business requirements and helps you plan your migration to the cloud
  • Migration assistance: Our extensive team of certified experts can help ensure that your migration goes smoothly and completes on time and budget
  • Full management services: We provide you with ‘day 2 ‘ operational support of your environment via our Managed Services Anywhere, Advanced Managed Services, and Tailored Managed Servicesoptions.
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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