WhiteGold Solutions has started running reseller and end-user training courses at its new Frenchs Forest office.
The SecureWise sessions can be taken by WhiteGold resellers or sold to customers as a value-add. Managing director, Dominic Whitehand, expects to run at least one or two sessions each month.
Sessions have already been held for vendors including Fortinet, WatchGuard and Barracuda with AirTight Networks training also scheduled. With a couple of new vendors expected in the weeks ahead, Whitehand said the roster would grow again.
"We designed the new office around running accredited security training for our vendors," Whitehand said. "It's conducted by our engineers who have all taken 'train the trainer' courses."
Whitehand said there was also potential for future sessions to cover products WhiteGold doesn't distribute.
"We want to offer this place for hire even if we're not conducting the training ourselves," he said. "This kind of training facility has been lacking in the channel."
The new WhiteGold office, designed by Whitehand and his colleagues, is three times larger than its predecessor. The training centre can hold up to 20 students. A large kitchen also provides a break-out area with facilities including an Xbox gaming console.
"We'll definitely be doing some beer, pizza and video game nights for resellers," Whitehand said.