Canadian cloud vendor updates channel program

Asigra Inc. has unveiled a new channel program called Cloud Backup Technical Certification Program.

This new program will be a tiered cloud backup certification offering, the company said.

Offered through Asigra Training Services, this individual-based certification program covers the entire Asigra Cloud Backup product line and was created to improve the industry overall by developing individuals who have a validated and certified level of technical competency.

The Asigra Certification Program is divided into four levels: Asigra Certified Associate (ACA), Asigra Certified Technician (ACT), Asigra Certified Engineer (ACE) with specialization and Asigra Certified Instructor (ACI). All levels require that students participate in a blend of in-class and e-learning sessions. To gain the Instructor designation, the student is required to submit a presentation to a thorough evaluation process, judged by qualified Asigra training staff.

Sean Leclair, director, technical Services for Asigra, said by having employees that have been certified by Asigra, channel partners can enhance its customer service by providing a consistent level of quality.

Leclair added that this program will be comprehensive and rigorous. The goal to to make sure that an Asigra certified employee understands and knows how to use the best practices for Asigra Cloud Backup software.

There is a link between employee certification and overall employee efficiency and productivity, Leclair clams. According to IDC, organizations with 40 per cent to 55 per cent of their team members certified performed above the average of all organizations, Leclair sited.

IDC research has also found that well-trained teams in IT were 10 per cent more productive and could account for $70,000 worth of improvement annually for a seven person team.

Asigra is asking channel partners to contact their Partner Development Manager or training@asigra.com for more details.

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