HP will release its recently introduced ExpertOne program into the Australian market from December.
The converged infrastructure training and certification program spans across the vendor’s enterprise landscape covering networking, storage, servers and software to printing and PCs.
ExpertOne is designed to train IT personnel in consolidating, operating and maintaining network, storage, server and software infrastructure to HP's Converged Infrastructure guidelines.
Engineers are trained in HP Converged Infrastructure techniques that "transform their IT environment into an open, service-oriented datacentre with reduced complexity and increased business agility," the company claims.
HP ESSN channel manager, Chris Spence, confirmed the program will be rolled out in Australia starting from December and will carry the same aspects as its global release.
“It’s a global rollout covering networking certification opportunities across architects from a technical perspective, sales, support and integration,” Spence said. “We’ll be covering that from an entry-level, intermediate up to expert skills.”
ExpertOne also entails a ‘Fast Track’ program which credits trainees for existing certifications, including those with Cisco CCIE and CCNA certifications.
It also features Master Accredited System Engineer (ASE) that provides advanced skills to architect and manage a converged infrastructure. It combines business process including return on investment analysis with technology components in a single program.
HP has also introduced Open Standards Network Planning and Migration Services enabling businesses to plan, validate and speed the migration process from proprietary network silos to an open network infrastructure.
The courses will be available to resellers online and through HP’s 150 learning centres and academic institutions globally.