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CompTIA expands education offering for channel

07 Apr 16

CompTIA is ramping up its education and training resources for the local technology channel, with the addition of several quick start e-learning courses and a series of on-demand executive certificate courses.

The industry body says the new courses will help enable channel partners to ‘up their games’.

Kelly Ricker, CompTIA senior vice president for events and education, says ongoing, advanced education and training are critical to a channel partner’s continued growth and success.

The executive certificate courses were previously only available in live, classroom environments, but have now been extended to self-paced, online training.

CompTIA says the courses are designed to help managed service providers and IT solution providers gain the knowledge and expertise needed to take advantage of current opportunities in the market.

The three new courses include an Executive Certificate in Cloud Intermediate, addressing how to profitably integrated cloud-based services into a channel business; and an Executive Certificate in IT Security Foundations, which looks at how to become a trusted IT security advisor, including gauging the impact of emerging trends on customers’ businesses, how to have ‘meaningful conversations’ around security and leveraging those conversations in the design and implementation of security solutions.

A third course, Executive Certificate in Mobility Foundations, capitalises on the growing trend of enterprise mobility and provides an overview of the opportunities for building businesses around mobility.

The courses are available to CompTIA Premier members.

The quick start e-learning courses are short one-hour video courses on topics including tackling cloud security concerns, business agility and managed services. 

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