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Tech Data Upgrades One-Stop Training Offerings for Resellers

IT distribution giant Tech Data Corp. has expanded its one-stop training capabilities for resellers by entering into a partnership with Element K.

Tech Data is now delivering courses through Element K's Learning Management System KnowledgeHub, which is Web-based, doesn't require software or hardware installation, and includes virtual labs for course-takers to romp around in. Also, by putting its TDEducation system on the Element K infrastructure, Tech Data should improve the ability of its resellers to track their users' progress and will allow them to create custom training programs.

In all, the Tech Data-Element K system will include more than 4,000 online courses covering many of the technologies Tech Data distributes.

According to a Tech Data spokesman, more than 1,000 reseller employees have already utilized training in the format through Tech Data this year.

"Our agreement with Element K significantly expands our ability to offer VARs access to self-paced, e-learning tools, especially offerings for them to resell to end users for software applications like the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe design products. These tools can act as basic instruction and ongoing reference for users, lessening their reliance on help desk support," the spokesman said.

Pricing for the courses ranges from a few hundred dollars to about $1,000.

Posted by Scott Bekker on September 03, 2008


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