Not a Partner? See PGP Certfication information for Customers
Partners will be able to access a variety of training resources covering PGP and GuardianEdge products via Symantec University for Partners on PartnerNet as of February 7, 2011. All partners who become members of the Symantec Partner Program can access a range of training and collaboration tools through the University, including classroom/instructor led training, online training, Virtual Academy training and partner accreditations.
The Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) Accreditation assessments for PGP will only be available for Symantec Partners for authorization into the Symantec Partner Program through PartnerNet.
For further partner program details please visit PartnerNet or contact your Partner Account Manager.
View current award status through CertTracker.
To help understand this change, please review the following Frequently Asked Questions:
Will PGP and GuardianEdge training still be available for partners?
Partners will be able to access a variety of training resources covering PGP and GuardianEdge products via Symantec University for Partners
on PartnerNet as of February 7, 2011. All partners who become members of the Symantec Partner Program can access a range of training and collaboration tools through the University, including classroom/instructor led training, online training, Virtual Academy training and partner accreditations.
Is there a cost for training?
Online training is provided to Partners free of charge. Prices for Classroom and Virtual Academy classes are listed on class schedules in the local currency where the class will be instructed.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is the only vehicle by which partners are assessed by Symantec. Accreditation counts towards Symantec Partner Program achievement status with access to Specializations, Partner Program benefits, rewards, and incentives (dependent upon partner type, level, and geography). Further information can be located on PartnerNet.
What is happening to PGP and GuardianEdge Certifications already achieved by partners?
Previous achievement of PGP and GuardianEdge certifications will be transferred and recorded as accreditations in Symantec PartnerNet and CertTracker, Symantec’s tools for accreditation tracking, as may be applicable, alongside any achieved Symantec partner accreditations. Accreditations are valid for 24 months. Expiration policies are subject to change, defined and published regionally.
How can I find the training to prepare for each accreditation assessment?
Each assessment has a training path for recommended preparation. Training paths can be located by product from the main training page
within Symantec University for Partners on PartnerNet
Is there a cost for accreditation testing?
Symantec Sales Expert (SSE) and Symantec Sales Expert Plus (SSE+) assessments are provided online free of charge. Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) proctored assessments are delivered at authorized testing facilities globally. There is a nominal fee associated with each attempt of an STS assessment. Registration information is available via Symantec University for Partners
Partner Resources How can partners better understand Symantec Licensing Programs?
Online training courses are offered to Symantec partners on PartnerNet.
Where can partners find key information on the integration?
Please contact your Channel Account Manager.