CompTIA Breakaway 2012: Navigate the Channel through Education12 Jul, 2012 By: Kelly Ricker, CompTIA
We’ve all heard it, time and again – there’s always room for improvement. It might be a cliché, but that’s because it’s true! Whether you’re just starting your business or you’re a successful veteran of the IT industry – there’s always room for improvement. Improvement comes with new ideas, training and education and actionable steps. Continuous enhancements are core to the IT channel’s success with VARs and MSPs best positioned to develop the best solutions for their clients.
The first step to improving your business is attending the premier education event for the IT channel, CompTIA Breakaway 2012. Hundreds of solution providers and a “who’s who” of vendor and distributor executives will spend July 30th to August 2nd in Las Vegas for three days of rigorous channel business training and industry-shaping discussions.
If you’ve never been to Breakaway before, let me tell you a little bit about this important event. Hosted by CompTIA – Breakaway is the place where everything comes together. Many people know CompTIA for our industry standard-setting certifications and business accreditations. CompTIA also provides a wealth of necessary resources for solution providers to build a process for innovation and accomplish their goals. At Breakaway you’ll find a number a collaborative peer community meetings, channel training and educational programs, and you’ll walk away with solid tools to help improve your business and navigate the IT channel.
This year we’ve added a number of expert-led meetings to an agenda already packed with educational sessions and collaborative workshops. We’ve engaged CompTIA faculty and other knowledgeable professionals to instruct a series of channel-specific classes that either help solution providers take advantage of new opportunities or improve organizational skills that will make them more successful.
CompTIA kicks it all off with pre-event workshops that will give attendees the skills and abilities they need to develop a successful cloud services practice, and a certificate to validate their learning. The Executive Certificate in Cloud (Foundations) training program leverages industry best practices for marketing and selling cloud solutions and managing ongoing customer relationships, allowing solution providers to maximize their practice potential.
The Breakaway agenda also includes an intermediate-level Executive Certificate Cloud program made up of three separate courses and the CompTIA Cloud/SaaS Community will host a face-to-face meeting during the conference, as well. For those who are serious about growing their revenue with these virtual applications, this is a must-attend event. And the Breakaway channel training goes above and beyond the cloud, including:
- Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
- Solution Selling Workshop
- CompTIA Executive Certificate in Mobility
- CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark Workshop
If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, start putting the pieces together and register today at no cost for Breakaway 2012.