D-Link has launched its 2013 training and certification programme in Australia and New Zealand, the D-Link Network Certified Engineer (DCNE) 2013.
“D-Link is committed to providing superior training to its channel partners. Customers want insights and solutions, not just hardware,” says Maurice Famularo, marketing director for D-Link Australia and New Zealand. “DCNE 2013 certification not only provides IT professionals the ability to recommend and sell networking solutions but also enable system integrators to design, implement and support D-Link solutions.”
The programme comprises of major changes in the training program structure and naming convention. DNP is now DNDA (D-Link Network Design Associate) and DPS is now DCNP (D-Link Certified Network Professional).
The DNDA is based on an online six hrs self-pacing theory course, focusing on specific products and its features. The theory covers networking technologies within Switching, Storage, Wireless and Security, networking scenarios with potential problems and their solutions. This course is ideal for Sales and Pre Sales Engineers/Consultants who need to understand networking technology. To obtain DNDA, participants will be required to complete and pass an on-line exam. In addition, a separate specialised certification in IP Surveillance has been introduced.
The DCNP workshops are more technically detailed comprising of four modules; Switching, Wireless, Firewall and Surveillance. Each module provides students with more in-depth information on product technologies and features. Each DCNP workshop incorporates real life scenarios and configuration examples with plenty of hands on. These workshops are ideal for Pre-Sales Engineers/Consultants who need to understand/ recommend/ configure/ install and support D-Link products. Each module is a full one day workshop. Each module includes attending the in-class workshop and you will be required to complete and pass an on-line exam.
The company has announced Australian dates for the courses and says New Zealand dates will be announced soon.