Avaya ex­tends ACE-Fx Train­ing Pro­gram to fur­ther drive skills

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Avaya to­day an­nounced it is ex­tend­ing its Avaya Cer­ti­fied Ex­pert-Fx pro­gram to fur­ther drive skills and train­ing in the lat­est SDN-Fx fab­ric based net­work­ing tech­nolo­gies. The ACE-Fx Part II cur­ricu­lum will fo­cus on the ad­vanced tech­niques re­quired to im­ple­ment Avaya’s fab­ric so­lu­tions that are un­der­pin­ning dig­i­tal strate­gies for or­ga­ni­za­tions glob­ally. As com­pa­nies look to im­ple­ment dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion strate­gies and lever­age tech­nol­ogy trends like the In­ter­net of Things (IoT), cloud com­put­ing and mo­bil­ity, or­ga­ni­za­tions strug­gle to find work­ers with the re­quired skills to im­ple­ment these tech­nolo­gies safely and se­curely.

Lack of skills and re­sources was cited by 53% of or­ga­ni­za­tions as one of the big­gest bar­ri­ers to im­ple­ment­ing dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion projects, ac­cord­ing to re­search by International Data Cor­po­ra­tion (IDC). The ACE-Fx pro­gram was cre­ated to bridge this skills gap be­tween tra­di­tional, hard­ware-in­ten­sive net­work­ing tech­nolo­gies and nextgen­er­a­tion, soft­ware-de­fined fab­ric-based net­work­ing.It en­ables en­gi­neers and IT pro­fes­sion­als to de­liver the trans­for­ma­tional net­work­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties pro­vided by the in­no­va­tive Avaya SDN Fx ar­chi­tec­ture.

Avaya SDN Fx pro­vides a com­plete next-gen­er­a­tion net­work­ing so­lu­tion that de­liv­ers, now, on the prom­ise of SDN, al­low­ing for “con­nect any­thing, any­where” sim­plic­ity to more eas­ily add de­vices and users at the net­work edge. SDN Fx en­ables ad­vanced strate­gies for smart ar­chi­tec­tures and the IoT. It elim­i­nates the trade­off be­tween se­cu­rity and com­plex­ity by au­tomat­ing the on­board­ing and ac­cess of de­vices, users, switches and servers to make pro­tect­ing and man­ag­ing ev­ery-where ac­cess ef­fort­less.

Pro­gres­sive struc­ture

With the ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­po­nen­tial growth Avaya’s SDN Fx ar­chi­tec­ture has wit­nessed in the last 24 months, ACE-Fx II builds on the pro­gres­sive struc­ture of the ACE-Fx pro­gram, which is struc­tured to pro­vide a con­tin­u­ous jour­ney for net­work­ing pro­fes­sion­als to de­velop their ca­reer and en­hance their skills on an on­go­ing ba­sis. Since the pro­gram was launched last year, over 450 net­work­ing pro­fes­sion­als have be­come mem­bers of the ACE-Fx com­mu­nity, with the train­ing be­ing suc­cess­fully de­liv­ered in 50 cities world­wide.

The ex­tended pro­gram al­lows in­di­vid­u­als to deepen their knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence of ad­vanced net­work­ing tech­nolo­gies un­der the Avaya SDN Fx um­brella, cov­er­ing Fab­ric Con­nect, Fab­ric Ex­tend and Fab­ric At­tach, as well as ad­vanced in­te­gra­tion of IP Mul­ti­cast and IP Rout­ing. The in­ten­sive five-day train­ing pro­gram in­cludes de­sign­ing and im­ple­ment­ing an Avaya Fab­ric so­lu­tion in­clud­ing Fab­ric Ex­tend and Fab­ric At­tach tech­nolo­gies. ACE-Fx II also rec­og­nizes ex­ist­ing net­work in­dus­try cer­ti­fi­ca­tions from other en­ti­ties, al­low­ing net­work­ing pro­fes­sion­als to di­rectly en­ter the ACE-Fx class without rein­vest­ing in other Avaya cour­ses.

Avaya is con­tin­u­ally ex­pand­ing and refin­ing the ACE-Fx pro­gram, with the com­pany in­tro­duc­ing vir­tual train­ing for Part I and Part II train­ing. Pro­fes­sion­als who suc­cess­fully com­plete the cour­ses be­come mem­bers of the ACE-Fx com­mu­nity, which al­lows them to at­tend Avaya in­dus­try events, and re­ceive ad­di­tional sup­port and re­sources from Avaya. ACE-Fx II was an­nounced at the Avaya EN­GAGE event, tak­ing place this week at At­lantis the Palm, Dubai, with more than 1,500 ex­ec­u­tives, cus­tomers and part­ners from over 70 coun­tries at­tend­ing. The four-day event is bring­ing to­gether se­nior Avaya ex­ec­u­tives, in­dus­try lead­ers, tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tors and key de­ci­sion mak­ers, de­liv­er­ing in­valu­able in­sight into key tech­nol­ogy trends and the op­por­tu­ni­ties they rep­re­sent.

Maan Al-Shakarchi, Head of Net­work­ing, AMEA and APAC, Avaya

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