Tags : certification

Cisco, NetApp Open New Partner Program for FlexPod Data Center Technology

[June 21, 2012]

Channel receives enhanced benefits and support in exchange for training, certification on FlexPod converged infrastructure platform.


Tags: certification , Cisco , NetApp , training , channel program , channel partner , FlexPod

Cisco Adds CCNP Service Provider Certification

[May 14, 2012]

New badge replaces earlier, retired CCIP designation.


Tags: certification , Cisco , CCNP service provider , network engineers

IBM Expects Thousands of Partners to Train, Certify on New PureSystems Platform in 2012

[May 03, 2012]

Distributors to play key education, enablement role, says IBM exec.


Tags: IBM , certification , training , distributors , channel partners , PureSystems

Microsoft Redirects Certification Program at the Cloud

[April 26, 2012]

Vendor offers new certification framework with three skill levels based on cloud proficiency, knowledge.


Tags: cloud computing , Cloud , Microsoft , certification , IT professionals , MCSA , MCSE , MCSD , MCSM

Cisco, EMC, VMware to Offer, Joint Training, Certification for Cloud, Data Center Technologies

[April 10, 2012]

Course bundles gleaned from vendors’ existing training folder and structured as learning paths.


Tags: Cloud , EMC , certification , data center , Cisco , VMware , training , channel partners

Dell Adds Cloud Services, Solutions Certification for Channel Partners

[April 10, 2012]

Badge enables partners to combine Dell’s technology with their own cloud services in customer deployments.


Tags: Cloud , cloud services , certification , Dell , channel partner , PartnerDirect

Cisco Adds CCNA Service Provider Certification

[March 19, 2012]

Badge targets network engineers deploying carrier-grade networks.


Tags: networking , certification , Cisco , service provider , CCNA

VMware Urges Channel Partners to Take Wider View of SMB Cloud Market

[March 07, 2012]

Vendor offers a raft of new programs, competencies, incentives aimed at rewarding channel partners for expanding market focus beyond core enterprise and commercial segments.


Tags: virtualization , SMB , certification , VMware , channel program , channel partner , incentives , partner enablement , competencies , IT Partners

Cisco Upgrades CCNA and CCNP Security Certifications

[March 06, 2012]

New courses address threats related to mobility, cloud computing, virtualization and BYOD.


Tags: cloud computing , security , mobility , virtualization , certification , Cisco , CCNP , BYOD , CCNA

IBM Offers New Social Media Initiatives for Channel Partners, Businesses

[January 14, 2012]

Vendor seeks to prod social-media driven sales opportunities through services, education, certification, workshops, new partnerships.


Tags: IBM , certification , social media , Forrester Research , social business software , training , channel partners , PartnerWorld , social business , San Jose State University

HP Boost Networking Channel Program

[January 03, 2012]

Vendor lists upgrades to trade-in program, new networking certification, training, education to help partners grow margins.


Tags: networking , certification , HP , training , channel partner , ExpertOne , PartnerOne , Hewlett Packard

Cisco Adds Entry-level Certification for On-site Techs

[August 25, 2011] Cisco Certified Technician for hardware field engineers backed by training courses, required exam. Read More...

Tags: certification , data center , Cisco , Telepresence , Cisco Certified Technician

Kaseya Opens New Certification Program for MSPs, Enterprise Customers

[May 16, 2011] Four levels of proficiency on the Kaseya platform for Certified Engineers, increase knowledge, gain priority support. Read More...

Tags: certification , Kaseya , managed service provider , remote monitoring

VMware Intros New Specializations, Certifications, Solution Competency, Toolkits for Channel Partners

[February 10, 2011] At Partner Exchange event, vendor unwraps vertical market specializations, desktop certification, solution competency for virtualization of business applications, seven new solution enablement toolkits. Read More...

Tags: certification , VMware , channel partner , specialization , competency

Cisco Adds Three New Security Specialist Certifications

[February 03, 2011] Vendor adds to security portfolio with specializations to address market opportunity for skilled network security specialists, building on CCNP Security certification program initiated last year. Read More...

Tags: security , certification , Cisco , channel partner , specialization

Microsoft Relaxes Training, Exam Requirements for SQL Server Masters Credential

[November 19, 2010] Vendor allows testing without training, lowers cost by thousands, expects changes to triple number of people earning badge in next year. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , certification , SQL Server , Microsoft Certified Master , Microsoft Learning

Brocade Moves Partner Program Toward Convergence, the Cloud and Specialization

[November 03, 2010] Vendor eliminates revenue requirements in favor of service focus, sweetens new incentive program, adds data center specialization, enablement tools. Read More...

Tags: certification , convergence , Brocade , channel partner , specialization

EMC Upgrades Velocity Channel Program to Focus on Credentials

[November 01, 2010] Storage vendor ties program closer to training, specialties and service commitment, sets new tiers. Read More...

Tags: EMC , certification , partner , Velocity , Storage

HP Redirects Training, Certification Towards Converged Infrastructure

[October 24, 2010] Vendor overhauls, rebrands program to pinpoint skills necessary for open networking and data center environments. Offers 16 new certifications, and network planning and migration services. Read More...

Tags: certification , HP , training , Converged Infrastructure , ExpertOne

Cisco Revamps Voice, Security Certifications

[October 20, 2010] Vendor renames and redesigns voice and security certifications, adds and updates courses, exams. Read More...

Tags: security , certification , Cisco , voice , CCNP

Sirius Lands First IBM System x Specialty

[September 22, 2010] Sirius Lands First IBM System x Specialty Read More...

Tags: IBM , certification , System x , Sirius Computer Solutions , Specialty

Microsoft Offers New Entry-level Certification for Students

[July 09, 2010] Vendor's first certification aimed at students with no IT or development experience. Read More...

Tags: developer , Microsoft , certification , IT professional , training

Microsoft Offers New Entry Level Certification for Students

[July 08, 2010] Microsoft Offers New Entry Level Certification for Students Read More...

Tags: developer , Microsoft , certification , training , IT professionals

Cisco Invites Military Personnel to Virtual IT Training and Certification Event

[June 30, 2010] Cisco Invites Military Personnel to Virtual IT Training and Certification Event Read More...

Tags: certification , Cisco , training , military , IT professionals

Cisco Debuts Emeritus Badge For CCIE Veterans

[June 23, 2010] New certificate offered at CCIE’s 10-year mark, allows continued program involvement without active status. Read More...

Tags: certification , Cisco , CCIE , Learning@Cisco

Cisco To Co-Fund Business Architecture Training For Channel Partners

[June 18, 2010] Vendor commits to paying 75% of certain training costs, maps Learning Partner program to technology architecture strategy, reclassifies Learning Partners. Read More...

Tags: virtualization , certification , data center , Cisco , training

VMware Initiates New Certification Program

[May 31, 2010] Program provides channel partners differentiation and path to highest level certification. Vendor also disclosed cloud computing collaboration effort with Google. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , virtualization , certification , VMware , channel partner

Cisco Names Learning Partner Award Winners

[May 25, 2010] Cisco Names Learning Partner Award Winners Read More...

Tags: certification , Cisco , training , channel partners , learning

IBM Tidies Up PartnerWorld Program Criteria, Emphasizes Midmarket, Skills Development

[May 22, 2010] Program update includes assigning senior level execs to premier partners, new social media tools, expanded partner locator, System x Specialty. Read More...

Tags: IBM , certification , channel partner , mid-market , PartnerWorld

IBM Offers Channel Partners Access To Software Experts Under New Advocates Program

[May 11, 2010] Vendor also presents new online social networking resources, industry frameworks, incentives and certifications. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , software , IBM , certification , business partners

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