Former information portal, SelfCert has made an unlikely transition into a reseller channel for US-based e-learning company SmartForce opening potential t become a multi million dollar business.
SelfCert has signed a multimillion-dollar partnering deal with SmartForce, in which it offers over 4000 certified IT training courses over the Web to individuals and small-to-medium businesses across Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
SelfCert resells SmartForce's range of accredited certifications for the likes of Cisco, Novell, Microsoft, Citrix and Oracle. It has built up a call centre of 15 full-time staff who make and receive calls to prospective clients. It has also partnered with Sun Microsystems to offer the vendor's full range of certifications.
SelfCert expects to break even on its "substantial" investment in setting up the business by the middle of next year.
SmartForce is eyeing a number of other channels to distribute its e-learning courses. A spokesperson said distributors looking to add value to their resellers by providing additional certified training are such candidates.