Riverbed Technology unveils RATP programme

Vendor moves to deliver courses by certified training partners across the region

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Riverbed Technology unveils RATP programme Elkhayat says the regional restructuring of the global programme has brought it up to another level by streamlining a number of systems and processes.
By  Manda Banda Published  August 13, 2015

Apps performance infrastructure vendor Riverbed Technology, has unveiled its new Riverbed Authorised Training Partner (RATP) programme in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa (METNA).

Under the initiative, Riverbed's certified training partners will be able to offer the full range of technical education courses to customers, employees and partners, in accordance with Riverbed's international processes and standards of quality.

“We have created a standard, consistent programme that incentivises our training partners while maintaining business-based accountability,” said Taj Elkhayat, regional vice president, Middle East and Africa at Riverbed Technology. “The regional restructuring of our global programme has brought it up to another level by streamlining a number of systems and processes. This will ensure that our partners can focus on what matters, which is to expertly deliver trainings that help our customers realise the full benefits of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform.”

To guarantee a consistently high level of quality and expertise, each RATP instructor will be certified, using the same processes, materials and tests as used by Riverbed's internal instructors. The vendor said all courses will leverage Riverbed's exclusive eLab technology, which allows students to simulate real-world deployment scenarios for a true 'hands-on' experience.

By offering ebooks for course materials, Riverbed has eliminated challenges related to logistics and the need for RATPs to purchase and maintain hardware and software specific to classroom needs.

“With our rapidly advancing technologies, this approach allows our training partners to always have up-to-date materials without the associated procurement and overhead costs,” said Elkhayat. “Our objective is to expand our RATP network in the region by partnering with training companies that have the skills, ability and quality of training needed to scale our Riverbed performance platform knowledge by leveraging the highest industry standards.”

Riverbed stated that all existing and future courses will be offered in the METNA region and the schedule of these courses will be available on its Training Portal.

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