Westcon-Comstor becomes Microsoft Learning Partner

Westcon-Comstor is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as a global Microsoft Learning Partner, so resellers can now meet their Microsoft training and competency requirements direct from the value-added distributor.
The announcement further positions Westcon-Comstor as a Microsoft partner of choice, and demonstrates the distributor’s market position as a leading provider of value-added services to its global partner base. The company will now be able to deliver classroom-based Microsoft courses from its network of global training facilities.

Extending distribution beyond the box

“As a result of its growing global presence and relevance to an increasingly cloud and digital world, Microsoft continues to be a major player, resulting in a need to ensure that these competencies levels are met at all times,” states Dirk Debbaut – Director, Services Solutions Training & Education at Westcon-Comstor EMEA.

“As a global Learning Partner for Microsoft we can now assist our partners meet these goals, as well as back it up with ongoing online learning and digital resources through our own Velocity programme. This announcement is key to our vision to extend distribution beyond the box, adding services that are relevant and needed by our partners,” adds Debbaut.

Meeting customer needs

Westcon-Comstor works with customers to meet their training needs for a number of vendor partners through its successful Westcon-Comstor Education Services practice. The portfolio of services extend to the transfer of skills and knowledge through certified and bespoke training to resellers and systems integrators in EMEA.

Training includes vendor-certified partner training, end-user training on behalf of partners, and tailored training that is customised to a partner/vendor’s requirements, delivered via the classroom, on-site or instructor-led online training.

Key vendor partnership

“By adding Microsoft as a key vendor to our Education Services, and to bear the title of Microsoft Learning Partner is testimony to the fact that we have the right mechanisms in place to deliver training at an international level,” states Israr Hussain – Microsoft Vendor Manager at Westcon-Comstor EMEA.

“Microsoft is a key vendor partner to Westcon-Comstor and a core part of our reseller’s growth throughout our regional offices. We are looking forward to further growing this relationship and being a Microsoft Learning Partner is central to this,” ends Hussain.

Comment on This Article

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About Us

Westcon SA is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Our teams create unique programs and provide exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of our partners

  • As a strong strategic partner, we offer superior account management backed by a dedicated team of responsive and reliable experts who are totally focused on your business
  • We offer the financial strength and breadth of global capabilities to manage your changing needs
  • We have a proven route to market for products and services from the vendor through to the end-user customer.

We accelerate our partner’s business by enabling and supporting them through a series of unique programs and capabilities.

  • Vendor Engagement
  • Accelerated Training
  • Business Consulting
  • Proof of Concept
  • Marketing Resources

 

Westcon Works

Westcon SA is the smartest choice to revolutionize your business! It doesn’t matter if you focus on enterprise or small to medium business opportunities, or if we are in an economic down-turn or in a bull market, a business partnership with Westcon SA will take your business to a whole new level.

At the core of our Westcon Works partnering model resides your sales cycles, and the associated challenges. It provides a common language, allowing us to address strategies for helping resellers be more effective and focus on what they do best, while together we define how Westcon SA can fill in the rest.

read more

Contact Us

Telephone: +27 11 848 9000

Email: info@westcon.co.za

Web: www.westcon.co.za

Address: Westcon Building, 1 Tugela Lane, Waterfall Logistics Precinct, Corner of Bridal Veil Road and K101, Jukskei View, Midrand

read more

People of Westcon

Guy Whitcroft, CEO

Uwe Brandkamp, Sales Director

Uwe Brandkamp, Sales Director

Robyn Newel, HR

Robyn Newel, HR Director

Bridget Nkuna, Marketing Director

Elmien du Toit, Special Projects – Compliance

Elmien du Toit, COO

Andries Coetzee, CFO

Andries Coetzee, CFO

Tiens Lange, Communications

Tiens de Lange, Unified Communications and Collaboration

Heinz Stephan, Consumer Solutions

Heinz Stephan, Services

Kevin Norton, Mobility

Kevin Norton, Mobility

Andrew Potgieter, Security – Data

Andrew Potgieter, Security

Leane Hannigan, Cloud

Louise Taute, Comstor

Jaco Malan, Academy

read more