Atlona’s 100th dealer has completed its trainer program and received certification in the program’s 100-level curriculum. The certification program, which was launched in September of last year, was only available to the company’s direct-buying dealers. Atlona has also decided to make both the 100- and 200-level courses available to all its dealers, whether they buy direct or through distribution.
“Reaching 100 certified dealers in such a short time is significant because it’s representative of our customers’ high level of enthusiasm and commitment,” said Ken Eagle, the company’s director of training and sales engineering. “The level of participation has exceeded our expectations, and we’re excited to see the reception to our 200-level program.”
The Atlona Academy is a free program for domestic and international dealers and partners to increase their knowledge of Atlona products, learn to implement new products, design systems, and strengthentheir business. The Academy’s three levels of the program are made of lessons that contain tutorials and exams. After each exam is passed, the dealer moves on to the following lesson.
The 100-level courses within the first tier of the program focus on foundational technologies. Upon completion of the first tier curriculum, dealers and partners earn their certification and title of Technology Specialist. They then move on to the 200-level curriculum, which focuses on each of Atlona’s product groups and advanced troubleshooting. Dealers and partners who complete the second tier of the program receive Certified Technologist recognition. Availability of the final tier of the Academy, the 300-level courses, has yet to be announced.