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Certified Experts and Gold Status Certified Experts

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Certified Experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and experience in the IT industry. They are professionals in their field who passionately demonstrate their knowledge through quality contributions to the community. Above all, EE Certified Experts are always willing to help others and share their unique experiences.

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Gold Status Certified Experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and experience in the IT industry. They are professionals in their field who have demonstrated their knowledge through consistent and quality contributions. Experts with Gold status have received one of the following Expert Awards: Fellow, MVE, Expert of the Year, or Author of the Year. These are awarded once a year to experts who have been particularly active in the community.

How to Maintain Certified Expert Status

In order to maintain status as a Certified Expert, members must make consistent, quality contributions. There are various ways to contribute!

Screenshot 2020-06-06 14.03.00Write Articles

Share your expertise by writing articles on trending topics or common IT problems

Screenshot 2020-06-06 14.03.09Publish Videos

Create videos that provide thoughtful insight or step-by-step tutorials for your audience.

Screenshot 2020-06-06 14.03.18Become a Mentor

Offer 1:1 assistance to professionals who are new to your field of expertise.

Screenshot 2020-06-06 14.03.27Host Webinars

Gain a broader audience by taking part in one of our webinars.

Screenshot 2020-06-06 14.03.33Solve Problems

Answer questions, fix common issues, and discuss strategies with fellow professionals.

Screenshot 2020-06-06 14.03.39Display Publications

Bring your past work and industry contributions to a new audience.

Professional Development Opportunities

Get featured on social media

We feature a Topic of the Month on social media to highlight the amazing work and insights our experts bring to their area of expertise. We post solutions, articles, and expert profiles in the topic for each month. Keeping your profile and content up to date will help us feature the most relevant news. Follow us on social to keep up with our updates and see your work promoted. 


Professional development emails

To keep up with the latest news and opportunities in the expert community, subscribe to our expert communications. Find out about product updates and releases, new podcasts, meetups, and other upcoming opportunities. We will also send you professional development tips and tricks!

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Improve your EE profile

EE promotes our Certified Experts through content collaboration, social media promotion, and more. To boost your visibility and increase your following, we encourage you to keep your EE profile updated and professional. For tips on how to get the most out of your profile, subscribe to our professional development emails!

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podcast iconConversations with Tech Experts

Be a part of our monthly podcast! EE hosts a tech podcast called Conversations with Tech Experts about our Topic of the Month. In this series, we collaborate with experts to give the EE community exclusive insights on emerging trends and best practices. If you'd like to participate in a podcast, please contact us here.

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Expert Newsletter


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Charity Program

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As a Certified Expert, you are able to redeem points toward one of the two charities we've partnered with. Points redeemed for charities will be donated in the calculated dollar amounts listed below. Read more about our charity program and the charities we chose here!

50k points equals $5 towards charity of choice


Each time that you earn 50,000 points, you will be prompted to designate which charity you would like to direct the donation to. 

Expert Awards Donations

When the Expert Awards are announced each year, Experts Exchange will make a set donation to one of the charities for the following awards:






Most Valuable Expert


Expert of the Year


Author of the Year


Rookie of the Year


Distinguished Experts

End of Year Donations

At the end of the year, Experts Exchange will make a set donation to one of the charities to honor the yearly top point earners and active volunteers. The yearly top point earners and total donation amounts will be announced at the beginning of January.



10 million+ points


7.5 million+ points


5 million+ points


2.5 million+ points



Upcoming Events

JULY 2020

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VMware Podcast Release


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Security Podcast Release

New Gold Status Experts


Jim Dettman

Jim Dettman

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Carl Webster

Carl Webster

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Bill Prew

Bill Prew

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Andrew Leniart

Andrew Leniart

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