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Catalyst Telecom Authorized to Deliver Certification Training for Avaya Enterprise Communications

06-22-2010

Catalyst Telecom has become authorized to deliver certification training for the Avaya enterprise communications portfolio to its reseller partners.

 

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Catalyst Telecom, a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC}, and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, has become authorized to deliver certification training for the Avaya enterprise communications portfolio to its reseller partners. The classes cover design, installation, implementation and administration and enable resellers to acquire the certification necessary to become authorized to offer Avaya unified communications, contact center and IP telephony solutions to their end-user customers.

 

Catalyst Telecom will provide its training curriculum at its Atlanta, GA training center. These interactive classes are taught by industry-leading instructors with more than 27 years of experience in training on Avaya's enterprise communications solutions.

 

The following classes will be offered to Avaya resellers, with additional classes to be announced soon:

  • Avaya AuraDesign to Win:  This three-day course brings together the Avaya Aura Unified Communications portfolio of products in complex design scenarios with a comparison to competitive offerings.
  • Avaya Aura Communication Manager Basic Administration: This five-day course is designed to teach basic administration activities using Avaya Aura Communications Manager. 
  • Media Servers and Media Gateways Implementation Workshop:  A five-day workshop that provides an interactive, hands-on lab experience of implementing Avaya S8700, S8500 and S8300 Media Servers.
  • IP Telephony Advanced Implementation: This five-day workshop provides an interactive, hands-on lab experience of interconnecting Avaya Media Server-based IP Telephony solutions.

 

"As one of Avaya's premier training partners, we are pleased to be able to offer this in-depth curriculum to our enterprise-focused partners," said John Black, president of Catalyst Telecom. "The hands-on approach and Avaya expertise our team brings to these classes ensures resellers will receive the guidance and support they need to be able to offer Avaya’s unified communications, contact center and IP telephony solutions to their end-user customers."

 


"Catalyst Telecom has been a great education source for us, and I was glad to learn that they will now be offering Avaya enterprise-level certification courses," said Skip Hinshaw, vice president, system sales pision, Deltacom. "Catalyst's level of commitment to our team, as well as the convenience and time savings of their training offering, shows their ownership in and dedication to our success."

 

"Catalyst and Avaya have a great relationship," said Peter Polizzi, senior director, Channel Technical Operations, Avaya. "The depth and expansion of Avaya competency in the market is extremely important to us, and we are very pleased with the Catalyst efforts."

 


To view the full schedule for the training sessions, please visit www.catalysttelecom.com/training.  For additional information on Catalyst Telecom, please visit www.catalysttelecom.com.

 

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading international distributor of specialty technology products for resellers in North America, Latin America and Europe.

 

ScanSource POS & Barcoding delivers AIDC and POS solutions; Catalyst Telecom and ScanSource Communications provide voice, video and converged communications equipment; and ScanSource Security offers physical security solutions. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #881 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit http://www.scansourceinc.com.

 

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