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Symantec Launches Free Online Sales Training for Channel Partners

Fee-Based Online Technical Training also Available for Partners and Customers

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 25, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security technology, today announced the availability of online training resources for Symantec channel partners and customers. Symantec will provide channel partners participating in Symantec's partner program with free, self-paced online sales training, offering the knowledge necessary to sell Symantec security solutions. In addition, Symantec is also rolling out a limited number of online classes for fee-based technical and security solutions training, available to customers and partners..

"Symantec has created a one-stop-shop for all Symantec educational products and services," said Allyson Seelinger, vice president of channel sales for Symantec. "With a significant shortage of security expertise in the marketplace, Symantec is committed to providing our partners with the tools they need to successfully implement the security solutions that today's IT environment requires."

The sales training is free and available exclusively to Symantec partners. The self-paced online training will increase a partner's knowledge of Symantec security solutions and the security market in general. Product courses include general security, antivirus and content filtering, firewall and VPN, intrusion detection and vulnerability management and integrated security.

Fee-based online and instructor-led technical training is also available to Symantec partners and customers and includes courses in firewall and VPN technologies, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, virus protection and content management, and security essentials. Successful completion of these courses along with appropriate certification exams will help partners and customers earn Symantec certification credentials at three different levels:

  • Symantec Product Specialist (SPS): focuses on a single Symantec security product and its functionality in an overall security system;
  • Symantec Certified Security Engineer (SCSE): has, in addition to product specific training and certification, a high level understanding of a broad range of security solutions plus in-depth knowledge and skills within a specific focus such as vulnerability management; and
  • Symantec Certified Security Practitioner (SCSP): is a senior consultant with in-depth knowledge and expertise across the complete range of security disciplines who has achieved SCSE certification in all security categories.
Symantec Certification Exams are available at Prometric sites around the world (www.prometric.com).

Availiability
Symantec's channel partners can access the online training resources via PartnerNet at http://partnernet.symantec.com. Customers can access the technical and security solutions training at http://partnernet.symantec.com.

Symantec Partner Program
The Symantec Partner Program focuses on providing enterprise partners ­ such as proven Internet security experts, value-added resellers and other channel partners ­ with the expertise and resources necessary to plan, implement and manage complex security architectures for their customers using Symantec security solutions. In addition to comprehensive sales expertise and award-winning technical support, Symantec offers enterprise partners extensive fee-based training and certification on the operation and installation of Symantec solutions in four technical areas critical in today's networked environment: virus protection and content management, firewall and VPN technologies, intrusion detection systems and vulnerability management. For more information or to sign up for the Symantec Partner Program, partners should visit www.symantecpartner.com

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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