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SNIA to Offer New Credentials

SAN FRANCISCO -- Today the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) announced its new SNIA Qualified Storage Sales Professional (SQSSP) credential to validate storage sales and marketing professionals comprehension of storage technology, concepts, terminology and end user solution requirements. Training and testing for the credential will take place at Storage Networking World Spring 2009, April 6-9, in Orlando, Fla.

The SQSSP credential signifies the storage professional can articulate and recommend storage technologies to fulfill end user data and business needs as well as effectively team with technical storage solution engineers and storage architects. Additionally, SNIA is providing 26 new tutorials spanning security, solid state storage, green storage, cloud storage and many other timely industry topics during SNW.

“This credential gives marketing and sales professionals – and their respective companies – the fundamental technical knowledge to recommend a breadth of storage solutions for their customers,” said Wayne M. Adams, Chair of the SNIA. “As part of the SNIA’s commitment to quality industry education, we created the SQSSP training and credential program to advance the knowledge and skills of these professionals to reduce their sales cycles and to deepen their customer relationships by becoming recognized as trusted technical advisors.”

Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)