CompTIA ChannelCon Offers Attendees Chance to Earn Executive Certificates

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comptia logo smallBy Kate Hunt

Opportunities for information technology (IT) industry leaders to expand their proficiency in emerging technologies and business operations

are available at the end of this month at CompTIA ChannelCon – the IT channel’s premier annual partnering and training event.

CompTIA Executive Certificates provide busy professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill-sets to target organizational goals and objectives – all while managing a hectic schedule. “Each Executive Certificate course is designed to help IT solution providers enhance their current businesses with successful niche practices,” said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. “Attendees will learn best practices from an expert instructor and experience ample opportunities for interacting with and learning from their peers.”

To receive an Executive Certificate, participants must complete all courses and pass the assessments for each course in a specific executive certificate program. Since CompTIA introduced the executive certificate program at last year’s annual meeting, nearly 150 executive certificates have been earned.

ChannelCon attendees will be able to sign up on the spot for Executive Certificate courses in cloud (both foundations and intermediate), mobility, data recovery and business continuity and optimizing vendor relationships.

Cloud (Foundations) offers strategies to develop a successful cloud services practice by leveraging best practices for marketing and selling cloud solutions and managing ongoing customer relationships.

Cloud (Intermediate) builds on the Foundations workshop and offers specific how-to advice on profitably integrating cloud-based IT services into a solution provider’s business.

Data Recovery and Business Continuity addresses the opportunities and preparations solution providers need to consider when adding data recovery and business continuity services to their portfolio.

Maximizing Vendor Relationships gives solution providers the tools and understanding they need to have greater success with their vendor product and service partners.

Mobility (Foundations) examines business opportunities in the mobile space and offers guidance on how to establish a successful mobile strategy.

A sixth workshop is intended for executives at IT vendor companies. Channel Management is designed to help executives in vendor channel management roles further refine their skills and knowledge to lead initiatives and investments that drive indirect sales revenue.

Attendees that have already completed e-learning courses in IT security, cloud or mobility may be able to take advantage of live capstone sessions available on-site at ChannelCon. Check the ChannelCon agenda page for more information.

It’s not too late to register for ChannelCon. CompTIA members attend at no cost and non-member solution providers attend for just $150 (advance registration) and receive a complimentary one-year CompTIA membership.

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