Axis unveils Certification Programme
Channel partners and end-users can now become Axis Certified Professionals
Networking solutions vendor Axis Communications, has announced the launch of a new Axis Certification Programme, an initiative that is open to all security professionals who want to validate their competence and skills in IP video surveillance.
The company said anyone interested in becoming an Axis Certified Professional can register online to take the exam at any local testing centre offered by Prometric, a global provider of testing and assessment services.
Axis said once a participant passes the advanced test, they will be awarded the Axis Certified Professional designation, which validates that they are well-versed in the latest network video technologies, solutions and Axis products, as well as best-practice design and implementation techniques. The vendor added that once certified, participants will also earn the Axis global stamp of endorsement that strengthens both their personal and company's credentials.
"The prospect of having a formal certification process of this calibre lends immediate credence and benefits the video training efforts of systems integrators," said Ettiene van der Watt, Axis Communications MEA, Engineering and Training Manager.
The 50-question exam was developed specifically for system designers and technical sales professionals.
"Since the network camera was invented by Axis in 1996, the IP-based video surveillance market has grown rapidly as more end-users opt to move away from old analogue technology," Van der Watt added. "With the ever-increasing demand for the newest IP technology comes a responsibility for vendors, system designers and systems integrators to ensure that network-based surveillance systems are properly designed, installed and maintained."
According to the company, the Axis Communications' Academy offers a variety of classroom and web-based training along with tutorials and guides to help individuals prepare for the exam. Additionally, the Axis training team will launch a one-day, instructor-led Axis Certification Programme prep-course for those wishing to brush up on their IP video knowledge before the exam.
"The Axis Certification Programme is a significant step forward in our commitment to ensuring that the end-user gets the most value out of their investment in security technology," added Van der Watt.