Tech Data Extends Portfolio to Deliver ForgeRock’s Training Programme to EMEA

Bracknell, UK, 14 December 2016 - Tech Data, a leading global technology distributor, has today announced its training division in EMEA, Tech Data Academy, is expanding its academy portfolio to include comprehensive training courses for the ForgeRock Identity Platform.

Tech Data continues to invest in delivering IT training and certification services, principally around the high-growth technologies that align with Tech Data’s solutions specialist approach. Already available from Tech Data in North America, ForgeRock is a new relationship for Tech Data in EMEA, and supports partners and their customers to develop, implement and maintain business solutions that rely on secure identity and access management.

The ForgeRock academy programme offers world-class IT training and certifications designed to validate and recognise IT professionals with the technical capabilities and real-world experience needed to effectively design, deploy and manage identity and access management solutions based on the ForgeRock Identity Platform. Tech Data will provide access to the entire portfolio of ForgeRock courses and guide IT professionals on their journey towards official certification. In addition, Tech Data’s partner community will be encouraged to resell ForgeRock courses to their customers.

Stephen Ennis, director of academy services EMEA at Tech Data, said, “An enormous number of users are connecting devices to business applications as they transition to next-generation technology platforms like cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). Knowing who should have full or restricted access to those applications means understanding who the request is coming from and why. Now more than ever, companies need a good grasp on identity and access management to avoid undesirable consequences. We deliver ForgeRock training to ensure IT professionals have the skills, certifications and tools needed to secure real-world, next-generation technology environments.”

Steve Ferris, SVP global customer success at ForgeRock, said, “We’re pleased that EMEA-based identity professionals will now have convenient access to expert training on the ForgeRock Identity Platform from Tech Data Academy. As a leading solutions specialist, the launch of this program by Tech Data makes it simpler for partners and their customers to build up essential customer identity and access management knowledge to accomplish goals such as protecting users and devices, and securing their IT environments. Helping IT professionals become better qualified and effective in transforming next-generation technology into secure business solutions will accelerate the success of numerous stakeholder groups.”

Tech Data will offer students courses to match their preferred learning style, including online, traditional classroom and on-site courses. To ensure the online learning experience is equal to that of a classroom, Tech Data has developed an innovative individual Multimedia Video Presence (iMVP) virtual learning environment, where remote students and the instructor can see, hear and interact with each other. This is another example of how Tech Data is committed to driving innovation in academy services across EMEA.

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