Networking vendor, D-Link has taken the wrappers off its new training and certification program for 2013 called the D-Link Network Certified Engineer (DNCE).
It aims to offer advanced knowledge and skills to recommend and implement end-to-end networking products.
D-Link A/NZ marketing director, Maurice Famularo, said customers wanted more than just hardware, but also insights and solutions.
“DNCE certification not only provides IT professionals the ability to recommend and sell networking solutions but also enable system integrators to design, implement and support D-Link solutions,” Famularo said.
It also changed the names of its training programs. DNP is now known as D-Link Network Design Advocate (DNDA), and DPS is now called D-Link Certified Network Professional (DCNP).
DNDA is an online six-hour self-pacing theory course focusing on specific products and its features. It covers networking technologies within switching, storage, wireless and security, networking scenarios with potential problems and their solutions. In addition, a separate specialised certification in IP Surveillance has been introduced. To obtain DNDA, participants are required to pass an online exam.
The DCNP workshops are more technically detailed comprising of four modules; Switching, Wireless, Firewall and Surveillance. Each module provides information on product technologies and features, and workshops incorporate real life scenarios and configuration examples.
Each module is a full one day workshop and involves attending the in-class workshop and passing an online exam.
DCNP courses will be running in Sydney in March, hitting Melbourne in April and Brisbane in May.