Avnet Technology Solutions expands off-premise Cloud training offerings

 Avnet Technology Solutions expands off-premise Cloud training offerings

Avnet Technology Solutions has announced a new training framework available through its recently launched Avnet Cloud Solutions group, which will be available in the U.S. and Canada. The new framework is focused on the off-premise cloud computing market. It includes 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.This announcement is a followup to Avnet’s announcement in May of Avnet Cloud Solutions, a new organization specifically focused on off-premise cloud solutions for VAR, MSP and ISV partners in the U.S. and Canada, the same as the new announcement. At that time, Avnet announced a number of cloud providers would be named to provide those offerings, and announced one, Savvis, a global enterprise-class cloud and managed services provider. Now it has announced another, ITpreneurs, which works in collaboration with CompTIA and the Cloud Credential Council to offer a vendor-neutral cloud certification program

“This announcement builds on the one in May and strengthens our training and enablement value propositions,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of the Avnet Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “They provide content and training for sales and solutions architects, which is essential in today’s fast changing cloud marketplace.”

This curriculum is specific to off-premise cloud computing, FitzGerald said.

“Transitioning from an on-premise business to the adoption of off-premise cloud services is complex,” he said. “Things like understanding the consumption of workload as a service versus capital expenditure are things that partners need to focus on to increase their competency in a massively changing world. This type of training can help them recommend the right consumption workload.

“It’s more in depth, broad-based training, that makes them more valuable to their customers.”

Qualified Avnet partners will be able to access the ITpreneurs cloud training program at a special rate.

The Cloud Practices training course available through ITpreneurs 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.

Avnet also offers an Avnet-developed training course on Cloud Workloads, which 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. A further Avnet-developed training course on Cloud Offerings 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.

The new training through ITpreneurs is available now.

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