3Com this week launched a new accreditation program for its partners, designed to distinguish individuals specialising in the provision of solutions based on its products.
The Master of Network Science (MNS) certification program comprises a series of training and testing modules centred around five areas of expertise: Local Area Networks (LAN); Wide Area Networks (WAN); remote access; network management; and network architecture.
Matt Mitchell, 3Com's director of customer support operations for the Asia-Pacific, said the new tracks focus on the provision of solutions in the key areas, rather than on individual products as has been the case in the past.
For those networking specialists who take advantage of the new program, 3Com promises a number of key benefits in addition to their accreditation:
* priority access to 3Com's senior technical support staff* free subscriptions to 3Com's quarterly technical manuals* access to a secure intranet exclusively for fellow MNS experts and 3Com support engineers* participation in exclusive conferences, seminars, special events and internal technical training programs