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September 2011 - NPA joins as initial member of Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) Read More...


MAY 2011 - The Awards for Professionalism brings accolades to deserving IT professionals. The Network Professional Association® (NPA), in conjunction with Interop, Microsoft, GITCA, Cisco Press, and Agile IT announce four individuals as winners of the tenth annual Awards for Professionalism. Read More...


MAY 2010 - The Network Professional Association® (NPA), in conjunction with Interop, Microsoft, GITCA, Cisco Press, and TechTeam announce four individuals as winners of the ninth annual Awards for Professionalism, which honors individuals for their outstanding achievements as professionals within the network computing industry. The winners' professional profiles and achievements are to be displayed as leading examples of professionalism. Read More...


MAY 2009 - The Network Professional Association® (NPA), in conjunction with Interop, Network World Magazine, Culminis, and Cisco Press, is proud to announce the winners of NPA's eighth annual Awards for Professionalism program, which honors individuals for their outstanding achievements as professionals within the network computing industry. The winners' professional profiles and achievements are to be displayed as leading examples of professionalism. Read More...


MAY 2008 - The Network Professional Association® (NPA), in conjunction with Interop, Network World Magazine, Culminis, Cisco Press, and InformationWeek is proud to announce the winners of NPA's seventh annual Awards for Professionalism program, which honors individuals for their outstanding achievements as professionals within the network computing industry. The winners' professional profiles and achievements are to be displayed as leading examples of professionalism. Read More...


May 2007 - The Network Professional Association (NPA) recognizes six award winners as the Association completes its sixth annual Awards for Professionalism. The formal Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday May 24th from 12:15 - 1:00pm, in the Mandalay J Room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel at the Interop Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The awards program, in cooperation with Interop, honors awardees for outstanding achievements within the international network computing industry. Read More...


January 2006 - In recognition of the dedicated NPA member and the interest of similar minded network professionals, NPA launches the "Great Rates Program 2006". Renew, join and be a member of the elite - be an NPA member with your Certified Network Professional (CNP) designation now. Read More...


December, 2005 - The NPA Board of Directors met by conference call on December 13, 2005. Items discussed included the Enterprise Partnership with myStaffingTEAM.com and their proposal to offer the NPA membership with a new updated Job Board. The effective date is mid January, 2006. The deadline for articles for the January 2006 newsletter is December 15. The NPA National Office will collect the articles and coordinate the layout with a publisher and editor. Membership mailing sent on December 5. This included information on the benefits, programs and sponsors, along with membership renewal opportunities.


December, 2005 - The next Dayton Area Chapter meeting of the Network Professional Association (NPA) is scheduled for December 8, 2005. Read More ...


November, 2005 - Columbus , OH - The NPA Chapters held their quarterly Chapter Leader's Forum Meeting on October 12, 2005 . The meeting again proved successful with three Chapter Leader's present. The purpose of the Chapter Leader's Meeting is for the leaders to exchange ideas, goals and advice on how to hold a successful chapter meeting. Representatives from the San Diego , Dayton and Washington/DC Metro Area Chapters were present lending their wisdom and past experiences on productive meetings. The National office provided informative updates to the representatives on the projects taking place within the association. Read More >>


November, 2005- Columbus, OH - The NPA Board of Directors conducted their monthly meeting on November 15, 2005.   Topics included: the newly released and updated Certified Network Professional Program - Complete details on the CNP program can be located on the CNP website at www.CNP.org;  Recognition of our hard working and successful chapter leaders. Request for volunteers to serve as copy editor for the NPA newsletter.  Deadline for newsletter articles and advertisements is December 15, 2005.  Donations will be requested for Adobe Professional to assist in the layout of the newsletter.  2006 budget and long term planning are scheduled for the next meeting.


November 3 , 2005 - DAYTON, OH - The next Dayton Area Chapter meating of the Network Professional Association (NPA) is scheduled for November 3, 2005.


October, 2005 - COLUMBUS, OH - The NPA Board of Directors met by conference call on October 11, 2005.


September, 2005 - COLUMBUS, OH - The NPA Board of Directors met by conference call on September 13, 2005.


August, 2005 - COLUMBUS, OH - The NPA Board of Directors met by conference call on August 30, 2005.


July 19, 2005 - COLUMBUS, OH - The NPA Board of Directors met by conference call on July 12 for its monthly board meeting.


June 22, 2005 - COLUMBUS, OH - The Network Professional Association (NPA) rewards NPA member for renewing NPA membership.


June 9, 2005 - DAYTON, OH - The next Dayton Area Chapter meating of the Network Professional Association (NPA) is scheduled for June 15, 2005.


New NPA Chapter - Irvine. Have ideas, high energy, interest, topics, facilities, venue, and leadership skills?


This is a great opportunity to build relationships and improve your professional position. Read more... June 2005


2005 NPA Elections. Members are encouraged to log in to the Members area for more information. - December 6, 2004


February, 2005 – Columbus, OH – Awards for Professionalism nomination form now available online or at the NPA Business Office. The deadline for entries is April 18, 2005. Enter yourself or a colleague into one of the six categories that will be given out at the fourth annual Awards for Professionalism in Las Vegas on May 5, 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Nominations are accepted for any individual who has upheld their role in the computing industry.


February, 2005 – Columbus, OH – Chapter Incentive Program Released.


February, 2005 – Columbus, OH – The Network Professional Association entered into agreement with Culminis, an affiliate of Microsoft, to become a Member Organization of the Culminis Alliance Program (CAP)


 

Members and friends of the Network Professional Association are asked to contribute to "SHOES FOR THE POOR" - November 2004

NPA / Windows & .NET Magazine Web Cast topic: Finding and Eradicating Malware on a Windows System - June 2004

NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas 2004 - May 2004
NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas 2004 addresses the six most important themes facing today's network professional: security, wireless, collaboration and VoIP, performance, data center and storage, and infrastructure and services. Gain vital knowledge, and test the latest tools and solutions your organization needs to create a reliable and secure system-wide network.

Awards for Professionalism at Networld+Interop. - May 2004

NPA Annual Member Meeting at Networld+Interop. - May 2004

NPA / Windows & .NET Magazine Web Cast topic: Batten Down the Hatches: Patch Management with Software Update Services - April 2004

NPA founding member of Culminis - March 2004
The Network Professional Association is proud to be a founding member of Culminis, a not-for-profit organization chartered with supporting the successful growth, development, technical education, community service, and influence of IT Professional user groups and associations interested in Microsoft IT products and solutions. December 2009 Culminis became GITCA an all volunteer organization. For more information visit website.

Accent on Management (AOM) selected to manage NPA business affairs. Lori Landry appointed Executive Director - March 2004

Stephen Ibaraki joins NPA Board of Directors
We welcome Stephen Ibaraki - February 2004

NPA / Microsoft Office Pro 2003 Web Cast offers opportunity for all to receive Office Pro Enterprize 2003 software. - Posted October 2003

NPA selected to participate in Microsoft's Launch Office 2003 - members to receive prized benefits. - Posted October 2003

NPA / Microsoft Server 2003 Web Cast offers opportunity for all to receive Server 2003 software. - Posted May 15, 2003

NPA selected to participate in Microsoft's Launch Server 2003 - members to receive prized benefits. - Posted April 2003

Awards for Professionalism at Networld+Interop - Be recognized for the best that your are. - Posted April 2003

NPA election results for Board of Directors
We welcome Directors Phillip Rawles, Lee Kipouros, Dino J. Laury, and Mike Holland. - Posted January 2003

NPA launches new member and sponsor initiative
Executive Director for NPA responsible for aggressive new programs in order to improve NPA and increase member and sponsorship. Under design is a new enhanced web site with focus on the whole professional. National sponsors welcome. - Posted July 2002

Pre-Paid Legal Services for NPA members
NPA is proud to announce another quality benefit for paying NPA members. Everyone needs legal advice sometime. Select ahead of your need an save $$$. Members go to the Members Only page for the details. *new* - Posted August 2002

NPA Corporate Membership  
NPA membership for business. See the details. - Posted April 2002


NPA partners with NextDay PC
- members get great benefits! NPA with NextDayPC bring Resellersonly.com wholesale buying service to NPA members. Build and customize your own e-store for computer goods. It's simple and easy. For the details follow the link on the NPA member page  The basics - Your NPA account at ResellersOnly allows you to utilize a database of over 75,000 products, online sales engine and credit tools for you or your customers, for your own hardware needs or those of your clients. You can:

  • Purchase products at cost for yourself.

  • Purchase product on behalf of your clients.

  • Create a virtual P.O. for your customers. All products for any product or bid can be included in the P.O., and you can manipulate the pricing in any manner you see fit.  Your client simply reviews the P.O. and clicks through to purchase the products.

  • Create your own co-branded store and direct your customers there

  • Offer various payment options to your clients (or for yourself) including terms, P.O. financing and/or leasing.

  • Four search engines for you and/or your customers to use.

  • Categories:  search by general type of product

  • Powersearch:  Search by more specific categorized breakdown of product type

  • Shop by Brand:  Search for specific products from one manufacturer

  • Search/Advanced Search:  Search for products with the most specific parameters available

  • Custom configurator to build your own computer solutions

  • If you can't find it, chances are we have it, give customer service a call.

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