Intel Partner Alliance has just added 2 benefits to make your membership even more valuable and appealing: expanded access to training, and public access.
As you may know, Intel Partner Alliance unifies Intel’s older partner programs under a single umbrella. Members enjoy access to Intel resources that include online training, certified solutions, marketing help, expedited support and valuable rewards.
Here’s your update on the 2 enhancements.
Expanded training benefits: for all levels
Intel is getting even more serious about training. The company is investing in Intel Partner Alliance training resources that help not only Gold- and Platinum-level partners, but also those at the more basic Member level.
Intel’s aim: to help partners enhance their skills and knowledge. Given today’s fast advances in technology, a partner’s technical knowledge can quickly become outdated. Keeping current is important.
“Education is the best shortcut to success,” says Sri Manivannan, president and CEO of Starmétier Corp., a business solutions provider based in Austin, Texas, and an Intel partner.
He adds: “Through the Intel Partner University Competencies, I was able to quickly grasp new concepts and technologies in areas such as AI and IoT, and quickly turn that knowledge into a competitive advantage.”
With that kind of benefit in mind, Intel has also made Competencies in Intel Partner University available to Partner Alliance members at all levels. Previously, Competencies were available to members at the Gold and Titanium levels only.
Intel Partner University is the training component of Intel Partner Alliance, and its Competencies are deeper learning curriculums. You’ll find Competencies for both techies — engineers, architects, developers and the like — and solutions people, including those who work in sales, marketing and business development.
Competencies are currently offered in 5 broad technology areas: client computing; storage and memory; data center; FPGA; and Internet of Things (IoT). They cover 18 topics, with more coming regularly.
Complete a Competency, and you’ll also earn a digital badge you can display on social media for 18 months. Gaining new skills and sharing that knowledge with your customers has never been easier.
Public access: try before you ‘buy’
For the curious, Intel Partner Alliance will also soon add a “try before you buy” option. (Except there’s nothing to buy, since membership is free.)
Essentially, this means that if you’re not yet an Intel Partner Alliance member, you’ll soon be able to see snippets of the program, and without having to register.
Then, if you like what you see, you can join Intel Partner Alliance. Registration is easy, quick and free. And once you’re a member, you’ll have access to the entire Partner Alliance library.
This public-access benefit for Intel Partner Alliance is set to launch in the fourth quarter.