Firetide Inc., a developer of wireless mesh networks, this week launched a new program to educate and certify its VARs on the latest advancements in mesh networking.
The program includes online courseware, product Webcasts and hands-on training, giving VARs best-practices information on wireless network deployment.
The number of wireless mesh network installations has increased dramatically in the last year, creating a growing need for VARs and system integrators who understand and can fully support new applications for mesh technology, said Bo Larsson, CEO of Firetide. We are raising the bar to ensure our VARs achieve quantifiable expertise in wireless mesh network design and deployment. Our channel partners will get the knowledge they need to ensure fast and successful installations that meet their customers requirements for data throughput, reliability and security.
The curriculum covers the basics of wireless technology, as well as the configuration and features of Firetides HotPort mesh networks and HotView Pro mesh management software. Each certification track concludes with a two-day classroom session that prepares VARs for the challenges they will face during site surveys and installations.
Firetide offers two certifications: Firetide Certified Technical Expert and Firetide Certified Educator Expert. To achieve certification, VARs need to meet technology knowledge prerequisites, attend Firetide technical Webcasts, attend the two-day class, and pass the required tests. VARs who earn the second certification will be able to train others on Firetide products.
The certification programs training and testing locations include China and selected cities throughout the United States, with additional U.S. and international locations to be announced.
Firetide Inc. www.firetide.com