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Avaya to spur SDN-Fabric expertise with certification programme

Avaya said it plans to create a new industry certification programme to drive expertise in SDN-Fabric based networking. According to the company, the Avaya Certified Expert-Fx programme aims to bridge the current skills gap in the India and Middle East between traditional, hardware-intensive networking technologies and next-generation, software-defined fabric-based networking.

The certification programme is designed to enable networking engineers and IT professionals to deliver the transformational networking capabilities provided by the Avaya SDN Fx architecture -- which is built on the Avaya Fabric Networking technology.

 Avaya to spur SDN-Fabric expertise with certification programme

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A 2013 IDC report showed that emerging networking technology skills in the India, such as those required for cloud computing, mobility, and virtualisation, represented 31.5 percent of the total networking skills gap in 2012, growing to 32.7 percent in 2016.

The ACE-Fx certification programme is being structured as a 4 and half day intensive, hands-on workshop and exam held at Avaya Networking Lab facilities and other locations in the India, Middle East, China, Russia, African and Turkey.

"Businesses and organisations in the India and Middle East are already embracing the dynamic networking capabilities of Avaya Fabric Connect. The ACE-Fx certification will equip IT professionals with the expertise, power, and confidence they need to take these businesses and organizations to the next level with the advanced skills needed to design, build and manage the next generation networks," said Jean Turgeon, vice president for worldwide networking sales, and chief technologist, Software Defined Architecture (SDA), Avaya.

The ACE-Fx programme is expected to launch in the second half of 2015.

Updated Date: Mar 31, 2015 15:06:20 IST