Expand the skillsets of your technical experts or increase the knowledge base throughout your business, with Blue Coat Training Services.

Whether you want to be an Authorised, Premier or Elite Level Blue Coat Channel Partner, there are a variety of certification routes and specialisations to choose from.

Blue Coat divides its Partners into 3 categories with a variety of different requirements:

  • Authorized
  • Elite
  • Premier

Training and certification requirements for each category are defined below:

  Authorized Elite Premier
Minimum Number of Certified Sales Professionals Required 1 2 4
Minimum Number of Certified Pre-Sales Technical Professionals Required 1 2 4
Minimum Number of Post-Sales Technical Professionals Desired n/a 2 4
Multi-Product Line Certification (Security and WanOp) Desired n/a n/a yes
 

For more information about the Blue Coat Partner Program please visit the Blue Coat website.

 

Sales Certifications

Every Sales Certification is valid for 1 year to ensure that our partners are aware of the most up-to-date Blue Coat sales opportunities.

Certification Level Complete the following Complete 1 of the following
  Blue Coat Overview
(Sales Fundamentals)
WanOp, Web Security, CacheFlow, Cloud-Web Security Module
Sales Professionals All partners All partners
 

Sales Certification courses are available through the Blue Coat Training Portal.

 

Technical Certifications

Every Technical Certification is valid for 2 years to ensure that our partners are aware of the current features of Blue Coat technologies.

Certification Level Complete the following Complete the following Complete 1 of the following Complete 1 of the following
  Level 1 Technical courses BCCPSA BCCPSA, BCCPA BCCPSP, BCCPP
Pre-Sales Technical All partners Premier and Elite Premier and Elite Not required
Post-Sales Technical Optional Not required Premier and Elite Premier and Elite
 

BCCPSA: Blue Coat Certified PacketShaper Administrator

BCCPSP: Blue Coat Certified PacketShaper Professional

BCCPA: Blue Coat Certified ProxySG Administrator

BCCPP: Blue Coat Certified ProxySG Professional

 

What's the difference between Partner Certification and Individual/Professional Certification?

Partner Certifications are linked to the Partner as a whole and can help attract better commercial terms.

Individual/Professional Certifications are held by one person.