Cisco Systems, today launched a country-wide channel initiative, 'Premier
Express Programme' for its value-added resellers (VARs). The programme is
designed to accelerate the upward migration of Cisco's VARs to the next
level of Cisco 'premier certified partner' category through a combination
of e-learning and discounted class room training to its partners.
programme is a focused technology training covering sales, pre-sales and
post sales modules, made available as a combination of on-line e-learning
modules and trainer led classroom focused technology sessions with Cisco
domain experts. This programme will enable partners to attain the 'premier
partner' certification with specialisation in routing and switching. Cisco
recognises this certification by including such partners on its web site.
on the initiative, Shirish Joshi, Vice President-Channels, Cisco Systems
(India & SAARC) says, "With 100 percent of our revenues coming
through our channel partners, it is imperative that we create programs that
improve partner profitability and drive mutual success by equipping them
with the right tools and training for their growth. We are confident that
the Premier Express Programme will enable our resellers to expand their
portfolio and move up the value chain in a time bound manner through a structured
training program and certification capsules."
The programme will be executed
in batches over the next six months. The training is conducted in a batch
of 12 people thus ensuring individual attention by quality trained professional.