NPA Honors Individuals for
Excellence in the Networking Industry
Awards for Professionalism winners demonstrate the best in balance of professional responsibilities including technical competency, ethics and a proper professional, education and industry credentials, community and industry contributions, leadership, professional affiliation.
Each award winner receives a specially designed personalized trophy, membership in the Network Professional Association, consideration for the Certified Network Professional, and gifts from sponsors and partners to the Awards for Professionalism.
Best Networking Professional – Career Achievement Award
This award honors a network computing professional who has demonstrated years of the highest ideals of the network computing professional. This individual serves as a role model in the network computing community and may be considered by peers as an industry luminary.
Professional Excellence and Innovation Award
This award honors the network computing professional who has made the most effective combination of the ideals of professionalism and the innovative use of networking technology and/or products for a particular networking project within the past 12 months. Entries are accepted within the following subcategories:
• Corporate Fortune X
• Corporate Small Business
• Independent Network Contractor
Best Mentor Award
This award honors the networking professional who has made the most effective combination of the ideals of professionalism and the accomplished mentor.
Top of the Mark - Volunteer Award
This award honors the networking professional who has made the most effective combination of the ideals of professionalism and is a notable example of the best in giving back through selfless effort.
Certificate of Professional Excellence
Certificate of achievement award for professionals meeting high standards in all-around IT performance. For achievement going beyond the standard level of professional service in IT Networking and Computing. Praise for setting new levels and helping to define what it is to be a professional within the field of Information Technology.