Dimension Data Learning Services takes home top Cisco award

DDLS won Cisco’s Acceleration Award and Top Quality Award in APJC

Dimension Data Learning Services has taken out the top gong at Cisco’s 2014 Learning Partner Awards in Las Vegas.

DDLS won Cisco’s Acceleration Award in Asia-Pacific-Japan-China (APJC) and the Top Quality Award in APJC.

The awards are designed to recognise exemplary learning partners and business learning partners that demonstrate best-in-class channel business practices and serve as a model to the industry.

Areas of consideration included collaboration with Cisco and other learning partners; innovation in developing new programs to enhance the learner experience; acceleration of growth; and top quality, recognising an overall commitment to the highest-quality training and enablement.

DDLS chief executive, Mal Shaw, said the Top Quality Award recognised the focus that DDLS had on excellence in adult and corporate learning.

“Our team strives to deliver the highest possible training experience for our clients that we can, so it’s tremendous to have Cisco recognise DDLS as a quality leader in our region of Asia Pacific, Japan and China.”

Shaw said the Acceleration Award in APJ was the result of the company’s Cisco instructor team building labs designed to enhance the learning experience, and simplify access to lab devices for course attendees.

Our network infrastructure enables centralised lab access from all of our classrooms throughout Australia.

“For CCNP wireless, CCNP voice and telepresence courses, the lab equipment is all physically in the classroom,” he said.

“We have also recently built labs for the Cisco Identity Services Engine and Cisco Prime Infrastructure related courses.

“This gives our clients the opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience before returning to their workplace to apply their new skills.”

Cisco's director, worldwide learning partner channel, Rachel Forke, said partners were an essential element of the Cisco channel strategy.

“The awards this year are centred around the theme of ‘what drives you,’ recognising partners that are driving cutting edge approaches to Cisco channel and customer enablement,” she said.

“With this recognition, DDLS further demonstrates its capabilities in the channel and commitment to its partnership with Cisco.”