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Tech Data Introduces the Executive Certificate in Cloud, Powered by CompTIA

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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading the way in Cloud enablement and education, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the Executive Certificate in Cloud (Intermediate) program, available through TDCloud and powered by CompTIA. The Executive Certificate in Cloud program offers solution providers a roadmap on how to profitably integrate Cloud-based IT services through an education series that is focused on Cloud training. In addition to Tech Data's TDCloud Academy education offering that it already provides resellers, the Executive Certificate in Cloud program offers intermediate level eLearning, which is designed to further educate and enable resellers to move to the next level.

"TDCloud is continually focused on enabling our solutions providers to systematically grow their business through the Cloud, and that is why we are offering the Executive Certificate in Cloud," said Bharath Natarajan, director of product marketing, Cloud and Software Services at Tech Data Corporation. "This program, powered by CompTIA, is designed for resellers who are seeking more than just the basics of Cloud. It is designed to be a comprehensive guide to transforming their business into a Cloud practice, building playbooks, and creating a sales structure to capture and grow Cloud revenue."

CompTIA's Executive Certificate in Cloud eLearning program is now available free for Tech Data resellers through TDCloud, Tech Data's in-house Cloud ecosystem.

The main education focus areas of the Executive Certificate in Cloud Program are:

  • Building Cloud Success
  • Developing Cloud Playbooks
  • Transforming Your Business
  • Capstone

Tech Data has created firm groundwork for a scalable, practical and value-add distribution channel for Cloud vendors and reseller partners alike, making Tech Data truly unique in delivering distribution channel value and scale.

"We're pleased to team with Tech Data to make this course available to busy IT executives and business owners in a convenient e-learning format that's available anytime, anywhere and from any device," said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. "Through this course, solution providers will learn strategies to take advantage of the substantial business opportunities in delivering cloud solutions to their customers."

To learn more about the Executive Certificate in Cloud Program or to speak with the TDCloud team, contact (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663 or tdcloud@techdata.com.

Earlier this year, Tech Data released an independent Cloud assessment conducted by The 2112 Group. The assessment concluded that TDCloud, powered by StreamOne, is an "innovative and powerful combination." The 2112 Group, an independent consultancy specializing in technology and channel communications and intelligence services, also states that "when it comes to enabling the channel for the Cloud era, Tech Data is leading the way among distributors." To read a full copy of The 2112 Group's Cloud Assessment on TDCloud, please visit www.techdata.com/tdcloud.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation