We’re delighted to announce that Team Leader and Field Engineer Ben Curtis has passed an incredible 9 industry accredited qualifications in recent months.

Air IT support technician exma success

Team Leader / Field Engineer Ben Curtis

Ben joined us as a Remote Support technician back in 2013 and has quickly progressed through the ranks to become an integral and highly valued member of our IT support team.

He has been working extremely hard over the past few months to achieve a range of technical exams and certifications from multiple, industry leading IT vendors including: Microsoft, Apple, Altaro, Datto, VMware and StorageCraft.

Since March alone, Ben has successfully achieved no less than 9 certifications as detailed below:

About Bens Certifications


Ben has completed a number of Microsoft certifications covering Windows Server 2012 / 2008 and Office 365 and becomes a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for each of these specialisms.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Air IT support

This has enabled him to update his skill set with the latest Microsoft technologies across a broad range of on-premise, Cloud and hybrid solutions which will help him to better support and advise our clients on their varying ICT infrastructure needs.


Ben has also become an Apple Certified Associate successfully achieving exams in Mac Integration and Management. This demonstrates Ben’s expertise in Mac operating systems (OS X) enabling him to better manage, integrate and support client systems across Mac, Windows and multiple platform networks.

Apple Certified Associate - Air IT support

Backup, Continuity and Virtualisation

Ben has also completed a range of backup and continuity accreditations for Altaro, Datto and StorageCraft and has recently achieved VMware Technical Solutions Professional status providing him with in-depth technological knowledge and capabilities about the VMware portfolio of virtualisation solutions.

VMware Technical solutions professional Air IT support

Well done Ben

Ben’s exam success significantly expands his technical capabilities and skill set further – across a comprehensive range of technologies and solutions – allowing him to address a wide range of advanced client support needs and complex infrastructure projects and installations.

Todd McQuilkin Air-IT MD comments:

Ben’s latest exam successes are a testament to his ability as a consummate IT professional. He has shown tremendous determination, hard work and dedication to accomplish this fantastic feat alongside his normal responsibilities and in his own time – so well done Ben.

As part of Ben’s ongoing training and development he will now be turning his attention to a more advanced set of certifications as he pursues his Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Private Cloud and 3CX Advance certified Engineer status.

Everyone at Air-IT / MBC would like to echo our MD’s comments by congratulating Ben on this tremendous achievement and wishing him every success with his future MSCE and 3CX accreditations.

Keeping our staff at the forefront of technology

At Air-IT we’re committed to investing in the continued on-going training and development of our IT support staff to ensure they have the most up-to-date technical knowledge and skill set.

This enables us to keep at the forefront of technological developments so that we can deliver our clients a truly world class service and best support the needs of their business.

Need help with your ICT?

If you’re having trouble with your ICT, want to outsource your support or need help with a project, please contact us today or call 0115 880 0044 and speak to one of our expert team who’d be delighted to assist.