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Earn Executive Certificates at ChannelCon

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By Emily Matzelle

At one point or another, every business has struggled with cash flow and balancing profits and losses. Could you better manage your money? Building Financial Strength, an exclusive ChannelCon executive certificate program, walks you through ways to create solid footing and build long-term value within your business. This new program is one of three executive certificate courses specially designed and offered during ChannelCon, Aug. 4-6, in Phoenix.

Earn an Executive Certificate in Three Hour-Long Sessions

Building Financial Strength (The Art of the Deal, Building Cash IQ and Using Your P&L to Tune Your Business Engine); Selling Cloud Services (Clouds Everywhere ... Which Way Are They Moving, Cloud Sales Strategies That Deliver Lightning Quick Results and Talking Cloud Without Creating a Storm); and Profiling Customer Security Risks (Trends in IT Security, How Much Security Is Enough Security and Security as a Business Enabler) round out the exclusive onsite offerings this year. Each track is comprised of three one-hour sessions. Complete all three and earn an executive certificate or attend an hour here and there based on your needs and interests.

CompTIA executive certificates help busy professionals expand their knowledge and skill sets to target organizational goals and objectives. Executive certificates have been developed by leading experts in the IT industry, are available in various vertical markets and are delivered by CompTIA-authorized channel instructors. Enhance your current businesses with successful niche practices.

Throughout the year, executive certificate courses are available in one-day workshops, segmented training sessions, online webinars and self-paced learning. At ChannelCon, you can get it all done at once.

The following courses will be available during ChannelCon 2014:

Adapt Your Business by Choice: Faced with numerous forces transforming the business technology landscape, some channel businesses thrive while others struggle to survive. CompTIA’s newly launched Executive Certificate in Business Agility provides a pathway for business leaders to thrive on their own terms — to adapt a business by choice, rather than chance. You’ll walk away with a plan for making purposeful changes that align your current businesses with new market realities.

Drive Indirect Sales Revenue: Perhaps the most popular of the executive certificate suite, the Executive Certificate in Channel Management offers those in channel management roles the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge needed to lead initiatives and investments that drive indirect sales revenue. This face-to-face workshop is designed to give you the mindset concepts, knowledge and skill to grow into an evolved channel manager. To earn the executive certificate, you must complete all the courses and pass the assessments for each course in a specific executive certificate program.

Cloud, Mobility and Security: If you’ve started, completed or are just thinking about taking the CompTIA Online Executive Certificate in Cloud (Intermediate), Mobility (Foundations) or IT Security (Foundations), we encourage you to attend onsite Capstone sessions. You may attend the Capstone to complete that piece of the program prior to taking the courses, which can be done online after ChannelCon. Click here to access e-learning executive certificate programs. These online executive certificate programs are only available to CompTIA premier members.

Start building a better business today. With CompTIA’s new open access membership model, premier members receive unlimited free registration to ChannelCon. Solution provider registered users and non-members can pay $250 to attend the conference and will receive a one-year premium membership at no cost. Be a part of ChannelCon and register today.

Emily Matzelle is a freelance writer based in the Chicago area.

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