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Avnet Cloud Group Rolls Out Training

August 15, 2012 - News

Avnet Technology Solutions announced Wednesday that its new Avnet Cloud Solutions group, which launched in May, is offering a new cloud computing training program for its VARs, MSPs and ISV partners in the United States and Canada.

The new training will include fundamental, advanced and mastery training related to developing a cloud practice, specializing in high-growth off-premise cloud workloads and gaining in-depth expertise in off-premise cloud offerings.

As part of the program, Avnet is offering ITpreneurs vendor-neutral cloud certification training at a special rate to qualified partners. ITpreneurs works in collaboration with CompTIA and the Cloud Credential Council to offer a vendor-neutral cloud certification program.

Avnet Cloud Solutions offers a roadmap that will guide partners through training focused on:

•Cloud Practices: Available through Avnet’s relationship with ITpreneurs, this training includes fundamentals and advanced and mastery coursework focused on the business principles, sales skills and technical knowledge needed to grow a cloud practice. Initially, this courseware will feature multiple levels of training related to cloud computing, ITIL and virtualization to help partners build a baseline of knowledge and attain industry certifications.

•Cloud Workloads: This Avnet-developed training course helps partners specialize in the high-growth off-premise cloud workloads best aligned with their business strategies and core competencies. It is designed to help partners understand end-customer business drivers, off-premise cloud solutions, the supplier landscape, technical knowledge and adjacent professional services opportunities.

•Cloud Offerings: This Avnet-developed training course provides offering-specific instruction and deep-dive technical training, as well as online sales tools and resources to speed the selling process. It explores features and benefits, qualifying, scoping and quoting.

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