The market for training in the open source world is increasing constantly as new and exciting technologies are created, including technology areas such as cloud and storage. We’re committed to offering training programs that adapt and innovate alongside these new technologies, so we’ve created a SUSE training team dedicated to the development of training content relevant to SUSE partners and customers.
The SUSE Training Partner Program
We have designed a program which will offer the best opportunity for our training partners and therefore in turn better support to our customers. The program uses a subscription model rather than a kit sales model. To be a partner in the new program there will be an annual subscription which will replace the current model of purchasing training kits. The subscription fee will cost US$5000 per year.
Benefits of the SUSE Training Partner Program
Student kits at no cost
All of our student kits will be available as electronic kits (no printed materials) and access to kits is included in the annual subscription.
Access to all officially released training
In the past there have been a series of training courses (such as ATT) which were only available directly from our Services teams, and these classes were not available to training partners to offer. We have removed that restriction, and all officially released training content will be available to all training partners. The only restriction will be that each course must be taught by a suitably authorized instructor.
Access to our online course locator
We have created a new, easier to use online training locator where you can post details about your training events. These will then be searchable directly on our website and can be linked back to your own website or event registration tool. This means that customers will have a direct link from training.suse.com to your own website.
Faster course release and better planning
We recognize that in the past it has taken some time for courses to be released on new products. Because we now have a development team dedicated to SUSE training, we will be releasing training courses much closer to product releases. As part of our development process we have included milestones in the timeline at which we will notify training partners of the course status, content and expected release dates to allow you to plan your future training schedules with confidence.
We will send our SUSE training partners regular emails with updates on our plans and progress, keeping you aware of new plans, changes to courses, events, etc.
Tighter integration with SUSE for events
Partners will get marketing opportunities at SUSE events such as SUSECon and Linux Expert Days to help you market your SUSE training schedule to as wide an audience as possible.
SUSE Certified Instructor Program
The SUSE Certified Instructor (SCI) program runs in parallel with the SUSE Training Partner Program. Training partners will be required to use an appropriately qualified and authorized SCI to teach each class, and we will be hosting lists of authorized instructors on our website.
If you wish to join the program, contact your local SUSE representative or email Training-Partner@suse.com.