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Polish your data center skills with Intel Partner University

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by Peter Krass on 09/22/2020
Blog Category: cloud-and-data-centers

Are you keeping your data center skills relevant and up to date?

Now’s a good time to do this. And Intel Partner University is a great place to do it.

If you’re new to Intel Partner University, it’s a training platform for Intel partners. Intel Partner University offers a variety of formats from its vast library, including videos, on-demand training and webinars. You can gain access to these trainings anywhere, anytime and on any device. And for all Intel Partners, it’s free.

Intel Partner University

One cool feature of Intel Partner University is Competencies. These offerings help you go beyond the basics to expand your expertise and gain in-depth knowledge of Intel technologies, products and solutions. Some Competencies are designed for technical workers; others, for business people.

Members of select tiers of the Partner program can also receive digital Badges. After completing a Competency, you can display these Badges on your website, promo emails, social media and elsewhere to demonstrate your verified expertise. And these Badges are available for both technical and business tracks.

6 Competencies

So how can you tap into Intel Partner University to keep your data center skills relevant and up to date? With any (or all) of these 6 competencies:

> HPC on Intel: This Competency on high-performance computing offers 5 core courses for a total of 4.25 hours. Courses cover high performance computing workloads, performance, software and critical implementations. Elective courses include HPC for education, HPC for manufacturing, and the convergence of HPC and AI.

> Cloud Infrastructure on Intel: This technical competency will help you gain insights from Intel experts on topics that include hybrid and multicloud, the benefits of software-defined infrastructure, and network transformation from cloud to edge. There’s a total of 4.25 hours worth of training here from 5 core courses.

> Intel Optane Technology - Data Center Technical: Do you have customers that need to accelerate applications, reduce transaction costs and improve overall Data Center efficiency? Intel Optane technology can solve these issues. This Competency is designed for technicians, engineers and solution architects. It offers 6.5 hours of courses, including an introduction to Intel Optane technology, the basics of solid-state storage devices (SSDs), and an introduction to Intel Optane persistent memory.

> Intel Optane Technology - Data Center Business: This competency also covers Intel Optane tech, but it’s designed for salespeople, marketers, technologists and IT professionals. The 6.5 hours of trainings include an introduction to Intel Optane data center technology, a sales guide to Intel Optane data center SSDs, and a sales guide to Intel Optane persistent memory.

> AI Foundations: Artificial intelligence is fast becoming a mainstream technology. This Competency is designed for sales and technical salespeople, biz-dev managers and marketing pros. In its 5.5 hours of courses, you’ll increase your foundational knowledge of AI, learn how to drive AI opportunities, and learn why your customers don’t need a GPU for deep training.

> AI at the Edge: Combine AI with the Internet of Things, and you can change the way your customers get work done. This Competency is aimed at people in sales and pre-sales, marketers, technologists and IT professionals. Its 4.25 hours of courses include a look at OpenVINO, Intel’s Vision Accelerator Design Products, and the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2.

> FPGA Fundamentals: Field-programmable gate array technology lets customers and designers configure integrated circuits after they’ve been manufactured. This Competency will help you build the foundation for working with FPGA architectures, tools and resources. The nearly 6 hours of trainings include an introduction to the Intel FPGA Deep Learning Acceleration Suite, an FPGA introduction for software developers, and the basics of programmable logic.

Use this time to keep your data center skills up-to-date and relevant. Check out Intel Partner University today.

 

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