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
Pricing for the courses ranges from a few hundred dollars to about $1,000.
Posted by Scott Bekker on September 03, 2008 at 11:58 AM