D-Link looks to get channel partners educated

Networking vendor refreshes certification curriculum for resellers

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D-Link looks to get channel partners educated Harrison Albert insists D-Link’s new programme will strengthen partners’ sales and support capabilities.
By  Andrew Seymour Published  November 16, 2009

D-Link has introduced a dual-level certification programme designed to ensure that Middle East partners have the knowledge they need to sell its range of networking equipment.

Level one of the programme, which is being launched on a global level, is aimed at D-Link Certified Specialists (DCSs), and level two caters for D-Link Certified Professionals (DCPs).

The DCS certification promises to leave technicians, sales and pre-sales people fully updated on D-Link's products and how to promote them.

In order to be DCS certified, candidates will need to pass a ‘written' exam, which can be taken online.

The DCP certification, meanwhile, is aimed at technicians, engineers and technical support staff who have attained the DCS certification and wish to pursue a more in-depth understanding of D-Link solutions.

It helps participants understand the how-to of supporting and operating D-Link kit, including installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting.

Harrison Albert, regional sales director at D-Link Middle East, insists the programme will provide channel partners with the skills they require to develop enhanced services for customers.

"A D-Link Certification validates a person's proven experience and knowledge of industry technologies and competency in using and supporting D-Link products and solutions," he said.

The DCS certification is currently made up of four tracks, encompassing network storage, security, switch and wireless LAN. Certification for the DCP level will be made available soon, according to the company.

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