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Partner Certification Management
Fast Lane’s Certi-Tool
Helping you to obtain and maintain your Partner Accreditation!
What is it?
The Certi-Tool application assists your business by tracking your certification and skills across a number of vendors.
Fast Lane will work with you to assess your current certification and discuss your plans to maintain or change your status. Using the Certi-Tool application you get a complete overview of your estate and how your personnel contribute towards your goals.
Once your goals are set within Certi-Tool, this will assist with the planning phase and identify any skills gaps. Fast Lane will work with you to allocate the appropriate courses to fulfil your requirement.
Fast Lane will deliver you with a tailored training plan that meets the business and individual objectives. This plan comes with all the courses, locations and dates that will meet your certification aspirations.
The training needs identified can be delivered off of our extensive public course schedule or Fast Lane can arrange for a closed course, delivered only for your organisation where the agenda is bespoke to your needs.
Your training will be co-ordinated by a named service delivery professional who will manage your plan for any changes, cancellations or logistical challenges that you may have.
Throughout the process, Fast Lane will update the Certi-Tool application with the latest course and certification updates. In addition to the regular updates, you also benefit from an on-site quarterly review to track any changes to the plan and to develop succession planning of your estate.
The Certi-Tool application currently manages Cisco, NetApp, VMware, Microsoft and Citrix, with additional vendors due to come on line.
Fast Lane are approved to take payment using vendor training credits for full or part payment for any courses. Further to this, once the plan has been designed and approved, you can protect the budget by purchasing a Fast Pass to cover the highlighted courses.
WOW - Cisco PAM gives high praise for Fast Lane's Certi-Tool
"Since I have commenced working with Fast Lane, through their Certi-Tool platform, both myself and my partners no longer get caught out on missing expiring certifications. Certi-Tool really helps us to maintain or achieve our desired partner status’s. Fast Lane also keeps on top of any changes implemented to the partnership requirements, keeping us to date with all the latest obligations and specifications. Fast Lane’s certification service has been invaluable, saving both myself and the partners time and energy whilst ensuring business continuity." Cisco PAM for Dimension Data
"Our organization has chosen to work with Fast Lane's Certi-Tool because it provides you with instant information concerning which specializations and certifications are due to expire and it does this in an uncomplicated, convenient and rapid manner. I can see which courses within the organization need to be followed, which corresponding exams are required and within which time-frame action is necessary. The best thing is that this information can be directly translated into a training plan for the employee together with the associated costs. I tend to use this for my budget planning."
Marcel Ruijterlinde, Practice Manager Unified Communications, Dimension Data Netherlands
"What is the status of the Cisco certifications? Which employees need to follow which courses and take which exams? When does this need to take place? How can we maintain an overview? For us at BAM Techniek ICT it was always an enormous job to organize this information and keep it up to date. Fast Lane really does take a large load off our hands. I now have an up-to-date overview of the certification status within our organization and the corresponding exams and courses."
Jasper van 't Wout, Director, BAM Techniek ICT
"In our organization we always kept our partner specializations and certifications up to date with the help of a self-created database in combination with various Excel spreadsheets. We did not however have a grip on the specializations that were about to expire. Fast Lane's Certi-Tool put an end to this and offered the solution. This tool offers insight into the current partner status and sets off a warning when we need to take action in order to prevent expiration of specializations or lapsing of our partner status. It gives us enough time to plan courses and to initiate other necessary actions. Besides that Fast Lane actively assists with the training and development plans."
Martijn Schram, Field Manager, LinkiT
"Keeping track of all the specializations and certifications within the organization has always been done manually and thus a very time-consuming affair. Presently, making use of Fast Lane's Certi-Tool within the organization, I have a complete view of the courses that need to be followed and the exams that need to be taken in order to prevent the expiration of certifications and specializations. The costs too are immediately clear. This tool saves me a lot of time."
Team leader, Cisco Gold Partner
The advantages for your organisation
At any given moment you will have an overview of:
- The current channel partner program requirements including exams, certifications, specializations and courses required to maintain / obtain your partner status.
- Where your organisation stands within the partner program.
- The route your organisation should take in order to achieve the desired goal.
- A detailed training program for each employee, Fast Lane will manage the booking process and procedure for you.
- The potential risks your organisation runs, which certifications are due to expire and what happens when a certified member leaves your organisation
Rest assured we handle all of your information with the upmost care and discretion at all times, and employee’s details and privacy is guaranteed at all times.
Want for find out more about our Certi-Tool database and how we can work with you to manage your partner status or goals on your behalf? We would be more than happy to come and demonstrate the Certi-Tool so you can see the possibilities available. Please call us on 0845 470 1000 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.