EMC has announced an expansion of its Proven Professional training and certification program, which aims to better help customers and partners develop expertise on deploying EMC information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions.
"The EMC Proven Professional certification and training program is the most comprehensive of its kind in the information storage and management industry," claims Alex Robertson, technology solutions manager, EMC SA.
"It provides customers and partners with specialized skills, detailed knowledge and proven strategies to position, design, implement, manage and maintain an infrastructure for ILM," he says.
According to the company the course content, exam and certified status are identical to the training that EMC uses to train its own technical personnel. Certification, it says, helps customers to enhance productivity and meet service levels.
It also, says the company, 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," says Robertson.
"EMC has designed a program that participants can customize 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 says.
The company notes that the program has been enhanced to provide even more focused customer and partner training programs, with a greater number of sales and technical roles.
It says that the EMC Proven Professional curriculum offers four certification paths to customize learning needs: storage administrator, technology architect, customer engineer and implementation engineer.
EMC adds that two pre-sales accreditation tracks are available for reseller partners.
The company believes that, with more than 45 instructor-led and 75 e-learning titles, its courses enable customers and partners to specialize in relevant subjects for certification and accreditation, including business continuity, storage area networks (SANs), network-attached storage (NAS) and storage management.