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Benefits and Requirements
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Why Join Us

Here are 7 great reasons why you should:

  1. You'll find the SUSE Partner Program easy to use and understand, with just three tiers to choose from—Registered, Accredited, and Solution.
  2. You won't have to commit to any revenue targets
  3. You'll enjoy generous benefits such as free training across the SUSE product range and the use of SUSE products within your organization for free that grow as you progress up the tiers
  4. You'll be partnering with a company that has 20 years of engineering excellence, a reputation for exceptional service, and one that is investing in product innovation
  1. Our partners are empowered to build solutions that solve business problems for customers that work in heterogeneous IT environments, with no vendor lock-in. SUSE is the open open source company, a philosophy and approach that extends to how we work with partners and customers
  2. We're the recommended Linux for VMWare and SAP, and the recommended operating system for Microsoft in the data center
  3. Access tools, support and services that help you build powerful solutions that meet the exacting needs of your customers around Enterprise Linux, Software-defined Storage, OpenStack Cloud, Systems Management

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Benefits and Requirements

Choose a Partnership Tier that Suits You

With three tiers of partnership—Registered, Accredited, and Solution—you choose a level of participation that suits you, safe in the knowledge that we are there to support you with tools to help you position, support, and sell our world class Open Source Enterprise solutions.

Registered Partners Accredited Partners Solution Partners

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Training and Certification

We want the best experience and outcomes possible for both you and your customers.

That's why you'll find it easy to access new improved training and certification pathways around the four SUSE solutions areas:

By committing to these training and certification pathways, our Accredited and Solution Partners can support and service enterprise customers with greater confidence. Customers who will be more satisfied and loyal.

Sales Specializations: Learn online at your own pace and when you're ready, take the online exam. Passing this exam gives you the status of SUSE Sales Specialist (SSS). Sales specialist courses are available for each of the four solution areas. This specialization is associated with the individual.

Want more? Further sales training is available beyond the SSS. Join one of our SUSE2 and SUSE U courses and keep your skills up to date.

Technical Certification: There are now even more ways to access SUSE technical training. Learn via a classroom setting, online learning with access to an instructor, on-demand self-paced training, and more.

There are two levels of technical certification:

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  • SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA): Certifies an individual to be proficient in performing day-to-day administration tasks for the selected solution area.
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  • SUSE Certified Engineer (SCE): Certifies that an individual has in-depth skills to perform complex tasks on the selected solution area. Individuals must first attain an SCA before progressing to an SCE.

These SUSE Technical Certifications are gained by sitting independently proctored examinations. Find out what a SUSE Technical Certification can do for you. This attainment is associated with the individual and is valid for 12 months.

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Benefits of Technical Certification

Attaining a SUSE Technical Certification will benefit you:

  • The SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) and SUSE Certified Engineer (SCE) certifications are marks of core competency, widely recognized across the industry.
  • SCA and SCE certified individuals earn the right to use the appropriate certification marks on their business cards, social media profiles, and in other professional documentation to distinguish themselves from other technicians and organizations.
  • SUSE's open source solution set means these certifications add value to the individual and their organization for years to come.
  Linux Cloud Storage Systems Management
Admin Administrator Linux Administrator Cloud Administrator Storage Administrator Systems Management
Engineer Engineer Linux Engineer Cloud Engineer Storage Engineer Systems Management

Note: SCA and SCE certified professionals can download these marks from the SUSE Partner Portal. These certification marks are for the sole use of the individual that has attained the certification.

Join a community of over 22,000 professionals who already understand the value of certification. Get started today by accessing free online training and certification exams for SUSE Sales Specialist, SUSE Certified Administrator, or SUSE Certified Engineer.

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