The announcement further positions Westcon-Comstor as a Microsoft partner of choice, and demonstrates the distributor’s market position as a leading provider of value-added services to its global partner base. The company will now be able to deliver classroom-based Microsoft courses from its network of global training facilities.
Extending distribution beyond the box
“As a result of its growing global presence and relevance to an increasingly cloud and digital world, Microsoft continues to be a major player, resulting in a need to ensure that these competencies levels are met at all times,” states Dirk Debbaut - Director, Services Solutions Training & Education at Westcon-Comstor EMEA.
“As a global Learning Partner for Microsoft we can now assist our partners meet these goals, as well as back it up with ongoing online learning and digital resources through our own Velocity programme. This announcement is key to our vision to extend distribution beyond the box, adding services that are relevant and needed by our partners,” adds Debbaut.
Meeting customer needs
Westcon-Comstor works with customers to meet their training needs for a number of vendor partners through its successful Westcon-Comstor Education Services practice. The portfolio of services extend to the transfer of skills and knowledge through certified and bespoke training to resellers and systems integrators in EMEA.
Training includes vendor-certified partner training, end-user training on behalf of partners, and tailored training that is customised to a partner/vendor’s requirements, delivered via the classroom, on-site or instructor-led online training.
Key vendor partnership
“By adding Microsoft as a key vendor to our Education Services, and to bear the title of Microsoft Learning Partner is testimony to the fact that we have the right mechanisms in place to deliver training at an international level,” states Israr Hussain – Microsoft Vendor Manager at Westcon-Comstor EMEA.
“Microsoft is a key vendor partner to Westcon-Comstor and a core part of our resellers’ growth throughout our regional offices. We are looking forward to further growing this relationship and being an Authorised Training Centre is central to this,” ends Hussain.