Ali Baghdadi, SVP and Chief Executive of Ingram Micro META Region
Broadliner Ingram Micro has been approved to deliver training on behalf of application securing vendor A10 Networks across Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
As part of the agreement, Ingram Micro’s trainers and qualified instructors have been through preparation and guidance with A10's technical team to ensure that they are certified and qualified to deliver A10 training to partners and customers. This will enable resellers' technical staff to be certified trainers and users, which in turn means that they will be able to provide enhanced implementation and support services to their customers. Similarly, if end users don't have certified engineers, they can sign up for training courses as well.
Ingram Micro will have in-country A10 ATC Accredited Instructors in UAE, KSA and Egypt. The training will be delivered through a combination of classroom sessions in the company’s state-of-the-art lab centres (making provision for social distancing in light of the current pandemic situation), as well as online sessions. The training timetable will be published on both, the Ingram Micro and the A10 Networks websites.
The training courses will include System Administration, CGNAT & IPV6 Migration, Secure Web Access and DDoS Protection. For those that complete individual modules, they will be a certified professional in that area. Upon successful completion of all exams, they earn the certification of A10 Certified Architect.
“A10 Networks has been experiencing rapid growth in the Middle East. With this we have seen an increasing regional demand for training in our company’s solutions, necessitating additional dedicated training resources. Ingram Micro has a big physical presence in the region and a strong portfolio of other technology vendor trainings that complement our offerings. We see the value- added distributor as being the ideal teammate to help deliver training in order to increase the level of recognised expertise within organisations, while increasing their capability for pre- and post-sales support”, said Ehab Halablab, Regional Sales Director ME at A10 Networks. “We believe that strengthening technology skills in the region through training and certification will provide an impetus to the digital transformation efforts of organisations in the Middle East.”
“Ingram Micro Training is rapidly growing as a global industry leader in technology training and skills development. We are constantly looking to add vendors to our training portfolio who are technology leaders that address today’s trends and imperatives like cloud, security, mobility and 5G. In this context, A10 Networks is of great value as the company’s market leading portfolio of secure application services are engineered to accelerate and secure enterprise and service providers networks”, commented Ali Baghdadi, SVP and Chief Executive of Ingram Micro META Region. “We are committed to providing the highest quality trainings so as to ensure that the skillsets of resellers carrying out project implementations, as well as end-user IT teams maintaining day to day operations, are of the highest levels in order to derive maximum benefit of A10’s technology.”