Big Switch Partner Training and Certification programs put your team on the fast track to deliver Next-gen SDN Solutions to your Customers.

 

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Our experts work with your experts to advance their practical knowledge in Big Switch SDN so that you can deliver more value to your customers.

Our training and certification programs provide core courses for sales, pre-sales and SE’s, delivered OnDemand, live webinar and in person, Instructor-led classes, depending on your level of partnership with Big Switch. Our Training program offers flexibility to define course participation best suited to your team.

To get you started quickly, Big Switch offers free, online labs for both Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric.  Your network professionals can gain immediate access to our products and step through each module in a sandbox environment.

The Partner Program Overview is available to all channel partners interested in joining our program. You can register for the live webinar sessions below. No prior Partner Program approvals are required. Learn about Big Switch, our program and the benefits of a partnership with Big Switch.

 

Channel Partner Training

Once you have finalized participation in our program, getting started is easy. To educate your sales and technical teams, we offer three levels of training to increase your knowledge of Big Switch and Next-gen SDN. To register for these courses, your company status as an approved Channel Partner in our program must be validated. 

The Training courses offered are:

  • Level 1: Big Switch SDN Solution Sales Training (Required for all Partners)

  • Level 2: Big Switch SDN Pre-Sales Training (Required for Premier Tier)

  • Level 3: Big Switch Next-gen SDN Certification (In-person, 3-day program, required for Premier Tier partners only)

NOTE: Reseller partners must have approved partner status to register for training. Your sales, technical and support representatives can register for webinars and instructor-led courses when the reseller partner has signed the appropriate Big Switch partner agreements and Partner Portal access is provided.

Please check with your Big Switch Channel Account Manager OR your company business development lead to confirm status, before training registration.

Click on the tab below to learn more and register for courses based on your Authorized or Premier Partner Status

Program Overview

This webinar is open to all partners considering the Big Switch Channel Partner Program. 

Partners interested in learning more about the Big Switch Channel Partner Program are encouraged to attend this webinar. On-demand sessions are available following the live webinars. This session provides a high-level overview of Big Switch Networks, the market opportunity for channel partners and details on the program including requirements, enrollment process and benefits.

Audience: Partner Principals, Business Development, Channel leadership

Partner Program Overview

2018 Session Schedule - coming soon

Sales Training

This training is open to Channel Partners with an active, approved Big Switch Partner Program Agreement.

The Sales Training webinar provides sales account managers everything they need to know about telling the Big Switch story and engaging your prospects and customers in targeted conversations about Next-gen Data Center SDN.

Channel Partner sales teams will learn about:

  • Problems customers are facing in Networking and Network monitoring areas

  • Big Switch products and how customers use our technology to solve a problem or achieve a goal

  • How Big Switch can help partners drive incremental recurring revenues

  • How to identify and qualify an opportunity / Who to contact / How to close a deal

This Sales Training is required for all partners in the Authorized Partner tier. 

Audience: Partner Principals, Business Development, Sales leadership, Sales representatives, Inside Sales/Sales Development representatives

Sales Training

2018 Session Schedule - coming soon

Pre-Sales SE Training

This training is open to Channel Partners with an active, approved Big Switch Partner Program Agreement.

The Pre-Sales SE Training for Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric is designed to provide your Systems Engineers and Technical support team with a more in-depth knowledge of Big Switch SDN Product and Solutions.

Big Cloud Fabric Training will cover:

  • BCF Architecture

  • Differentiation from other approaches to SDN

  • Specific use cases BCF addresses

  • Customer case studies

  • Live Demo

Big Monitoring Fabric Training will cover:

  • BMF Architecture for both out of band and in-line use cases

  • Differentiation from other approaches to Network Visibility and Monitoring

  • Specific use cases BMF addresses (out of band and in-line)

  • Customer case studies

  • Live Demo

Attendees will leave the training with the ability to articulate the BSN value proposition for both Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric to their customers and address how these can solve specific customer issues and use cases.

There are dedicated, separate courses for Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. Partner representatives must attend both courses to qualify for credit and become a Big Switch Certified Professional (BSN CP) or Big Switch Certified Expert (BSN CE)

This training is required for all partners joining the Premier Tier of the BSN Partner Program

Audience: Systems Engineers, Solution Architects, Technical Sales Support, Product Line Management/Technical Marketing Engineer

Pre-Sales SE Training - Big Monitoring Fabric

2018 Session Schedule - coming soon

     

2018 Session Schedule - coming soon

Certification

This training is open to Channel Partners with an active, approved Big Switch Partner Program Agreement.

Big Switch Networks Certification Training is a 3-day hands-on training class that provides network technologists (system engineers, solution architects, product managers, technical marketing managers, etc.)  in-depth knowledge of Big Switch solutions. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demo, implement a Proof of Concept (PoC), and deploy, configure and troubleshoot in production at customer sites.  

This is an intensive training program with presentations and hands-on lab exercises to be completed in class.

To complete the course, engineers are required to take a certification exam and achieve a passing score to earn Premier Partner status.  There are two certification tests, one covering concepts learned about Big Cloud Fabric and one covering concepts learned about Big Monitoring Fabric.  Certification testing can be done at the conclusion of the course or following the course with a 3rd party testing company.  Your Big Switch Channel Account Manager can assist in confirming approved testing centers.

Engineers attending this training are expected to have working background in core networking concepts and should have attended the SE level training as a prerequisite.  Big Switch Labs is an online environment, available in advance to accelerate learning.  It’s free of charge and can be accessed online: labs.bigswitch.com

The 3-day training, passing score on the exam and final certification is required for all partners joining the Premier Tier of the Big Switch Partner Program.

Please register for a date & location near you through SDNEssentials:

3-Day TrainingNew Jersey, NJFebruary 13-15, 2018register
3-Day TrainingBarcelona, SPMarch 6-8, 2018register
3-Day TrainingSanta Clara, CAMarch 13-15, 2018register
3-Day TrainingChicago, ILApril 17-19, 2018register
3-Day TrainingParis, FranceMay 15-17, 2018register
3-Day TrainingSydney, AustraliaSeptember 18-20, 2018register