Exclusive Networks UK adds further validation for its extensive technical support expertise, enabling partners to take advantage of its superior training capabilities
2nd May 2012: The technical training facilities operated by Exclusive Networks UK have been awarded qualified status by independent global training provider Kryterion. As only one of 13 qualified Kryterion test centres in the UK, Exclusive Networks UK’s Technical Assistance Centre (TAC) in Alton is now officially accredited to host vendor training examinations such as those stipulated worldwide by Palo Alto Networks. The Alton TAC is already Pearson-accredited and regularly plays host to training syllabuses and examinations on behalf of many global technology vendors.
“We invest heavily in our UK training facilities and other technical resources to assist partner requirements and equip the channel with the highest quality skills possible,” explained Sean Remnant, CTO at Exclusive Networks Group. “We run world-class training here and we’re growing it to be a centre of excellence for our entire European operation. This is where most of our 25 full-time trainers work from. Becoming an approved Kryterion testing centre underlines our commitment to high quality training and facilities that our vendors and reseller partners immediately recognise and trust.”
“We place significant emphasis on ensuring our resellers can demonstrate complete competency in the support and installation of our solutions”, explains Karl Driesen, VP of EMEA for Palo Alto Networks. “We have full confidence in Exclusive to underpin our technical support services, working hand in hand with our own local teams to provide customers with a world-class experience, and enabling partners to make sustainable, profitable business from our products and technology.”
About Exclusive Networks UK
Exclusive Networks UK connects emerging and established innovative global technology vendors to the UK market through value-added distribution. It specialises in security, networking, infrastructure and storage solutions for the ‘Smarter Social Enterprise’; reflecting the trend toward faster, smarter, more automated and consolidated IT that utilises SaaS and Cloud as delivery models, and incorporates ‘smart user’ application preferences, device choices and mobility habits. Exclusive Networks UK equips its channel partners to confront and profit from profound, evolutionary changes in the design and delivery of next generation social and mobile communication infrastructures.
The business has grown both organically and through acquisition (Arc Technology in 2008; VADition in 2011). Based in Alton (Hants.) and Chesterfield, Exclusive Networks UK has around 80 employees. The experience and value-orientated heritage gained throughout this journey has won various industry awards and other business accolades.
The company is the UK arm of Exclusive Networks Group. Operated as a tightly integrated group of nationally-focussed, independent, and entrepreneurially-led business units, Exclusive Networks Group has become renowned for bringing innovative and disruptive technologies to the pan-European marketplace. Since 2003 it has achieved significant growth and shared commercial success by providing accelerated go-to-market momentum for its vendor, integrator, VAR and service provider partners through consultancy, engineering, sales, marketing, training and technical support services.
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