Westcon Group Recognized by Juniper Networks as a Leading Authorized Education Partner in EMEA
Houten, Netherlands March 13TH , 2012 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its European security business practice has received another key award from one of its most valued partners – Juniper Networks. With locations in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Nordics and the United Kingdom – Westcon is now designated one of the leading Juniper Networks Authorized Education Partners (JNAEP) in EMEA.
As a JNAEP partner, Westcon’s trained technicians are authorized to provide in-depth, technical training and education courses in a variety of Juniper security, networking and routing products. Targeted at resellers and end-users, these valuable courses are derived from the company’s proprietary training curriculum, ranging from introductory to intermediate.
“At Westcon we understand that partner and end-user training are key success factors in this challenging business environment. Through Westcon Academy, we build on real field experience to deliver the complete Juniper course portfolio - including the latest MX trainings. We are proud Juniper has chosen to recognize our commitment to further support the company’s efforts across Europe,” said Dirk Debbaut, European Professional Services Manager at Westcon Security.
Westcon’s JNAEP designation plays an important role in global implementation of the Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP). JNCP consists of platform-specific, multi-tiered tracks, enabling participants to demonstrate their competencies with Juniper technology through a combination of written proficiency tests and hands-on configuration and troubleshooting exams. Juniper’s authorized training partners use only certified Juniper Networks instructors, having the same certification requirements and rigorous training process as Juniper Educational Services instructors.
“We are pleased to recognize Westcon Group as one of the top performing JNAEP’s in EMEA,” said Linda Moss, Ph.D, Senior Director of Worldwide Education Services at Juniper Networks. “Through our Authorized Education Partners, we are expanding the reach of Juniper’s Education Services around the globe and providing the local training customers and partners need to maximize their technology investments.”
For more than 25 years, Westcon has built a reputation as the market’s leading distributor of security technology. Holding relationships with the most strategic players in the market – and offering unmatched experience working with the full range of solutions - Westcon provides the services and support necessary for partners to realize new revenue opportunities associated with the market’s
Westcon Security’s campuses are located everywhere in Europe. Courses are targeted at the needs of local IT professionals. More information is available online at http://security.westcon.com.
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About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit: www.westcongroup.com.
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 Westcon Group Recognized by Juniper Networks as a Leading Authorized Education Partner in EMEA