EMC is expanding its Proven Professional training and certification programme, which aims to better help customers and partners to develop expertise on deploying EMC information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions.
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"The EMC Proven Professional certification and training programme is the most comprehensive of its kind in the information storage and management industry," said Alex Robertson, technology solutions manager at EMC South Africa.
"It provides customers and partners with specialised skills, detailed knowledge and proven strategies to position, design, implement, manage and maintain an infrastructure for ILM,” he said.
According to the company, the course content, exam and certified status are identical to the training EMC uses to train its own technical personnel. It said certification helps customers to enhance productivity and meet service levels.
The company said it also helps EMC partners to differentiate their capabilities and to address new opportunities.
"The enhancements to EMC Proven Professional are the direct result of input from our customers and partners," said Robertson.
"EMC has designed a programme that participants can customise to match specific needs, stay current on the latest storage technologies and improve competitive advantage. To date, more than 3,000 people have achieved EMC Proven Professional status. As more customers look to manage their information throughout its lifecycle, we expect demand for these training classes to increase dramatically," he said.
The company noted that the programme has been enhanced to provide even more focused customer and partner training programmes, with a greater number of sales and technical roles.
It said that the EMC Proven Professional curriculum offers four certification paths to customise learning needs: storage administrator, technology architect, customer engineer and implementation engineer.
EMC added that two pre-sales accreditation tracks are available for reseller partners.
The company believed that, with more than 45 instructor-led and 75 e-learning titles, its courses enable customers and partners to specialise in relevant subjects for certification and accreditation, including business continuity, storage area networks, network-attached storage and storage management.
Written by Computing SA staff