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Find the data center certification training that’s right for you

August 27, 2018

Find the data center certification training that’s right for you

Demand is high for IT professionals with data center infrastructure certification training. If you want to learn more about designing, selecting, building and managing data center and cloud infrastructures, there’s a training program that’s right for you.

Data center certification training market drivers
Data center technology is changing, rapidly. For example, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is now the largest segment of software-defined storage and rapidly growing at a 26.6% five-year CAGR. Organizations are processing extreme amounts of input/output operations thanks to SSD technology and, as SSDs get faster and more affordable, we’ll only see more of them in enterprise data centers. 

High demand for data center certification

Business News Daily published a list of the most in-demand data center certifications of 2018, based on in-demand job board search results. Companies are looking for data center professionals with certifications in CCNA Data Center (Cisco), CCNP Data Center (Cisco), JNCIP-DC (Juniper Networks), VCE-CIAE (Dell) and VCP6-DCV (VMware), as well as others from HP and IBM. According to TechRepublic, training companies are focused on keeping their data center courses relevant to the changing times.

6 reasons data center certification training is important

Your reasons for data center certification training may include one or all of the following:

  1. Staying on top of the ever-changing data center environment
  2. Opening the door to more opportunities
  3. Validating or reinforcing your skills
  4. Building on your existing skills
  5. Recruiting new customers
  6. Instilling customer confidence

Ingram Micro can help

Whether your focus is general knowledge or vendor-specific data center training, Ingram Micro offers a range of data center programs to get you the necessary skills to get certification and work and grow in today’s data centers, server rooms and cloud environments.

If you’re looking to arm your employees with relevant technical knowledge with hands-on training, Ingram Micro’s Business Transformation Center (formerly the Solution Center) offers the GRAD program. It features an introductory series on networking technology, server compute, storage, virtualization, security, wireless technology and the cloud. For more information, contact the Business Transformation Center.

For more specialized and vendor-specific training, Ingram Micro’s Professional & Training Services offers affordable, world-class vendor-authorized certification training designed for IT solution providers and end-user technical staff. According to a Forrester study, solution providers with certified staff sell opportunities sized 3.5X larger. As an authorized IBM global training provider, an HP ExpertOne learning partner and a VMware Premier Authorized Training Center, you can access a growing portfolio of more than 15,000 training courses. Ingram Micro is also a leading authorized and certified training partner for technology leaders such as Cisco, Citrix, Juniper, Microsoft and Veeam. For more information, contact Ingram Micro’s Professional & Training Services.