Aricent Achieves Cisco Learning Solutions Partner Status

Palo Alto, Calif. - March 17, 2010 - Aricent®, a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications, today announced that it has been authorized as a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner (CLSP) for the Asia Pacific region. CLSP is Cisco’s highest level Learning Partner status.

Benefiting from the long standing relationship with Cisco, Aricent offers several unique advantages that enable the company to deliver the best possible training to its customers:

  • A state of the art Cisco Testing & Training Lab.
  • Deep expertise in advanced Cisco technologies.
  • Certified Cisco Systems Instructors (CCSIs) with many years of industry experience.
  • Teams of experts and mentors - Aricent employs over 10% of all Cisco Certified Internetwork Engineers (CCIEs) in India.

A CLSP is authorized by Cisco to offer official certification and training on technical solutions. CLSPs provide the following benefits:

  • Close alignment with Cisco Partner Development and Education (PDE), Learning@Cisco and product team.
  • Access to Cisco enabling software.
  • Uniquely qualified to create, customize and deliver market-leading training using Certified Cisco Systems Instructors (CCSI).

As a CLSP, Aricent is authorized to provide Cisco training and certification on a broad spectrum of Cisco’s latest technologies and can customize training to support customers’ particular requirements.

“Cisco is pleased to award our highest training level to Aricent, broadening customer access to Cisco certification and product training”, explained Andres Sintes, global director of Cisco’s Worldwide Learning Partner Channel. “We look forward to this expanded partnership with Aricent, which now includes authorization as a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner.”

Aricent has established deep domain experience on Cisco technologies over the past several years, including extensive knowledge of Cisco products, architecture, hardware and software.

“We are extremely honored to have achieved the CLSP level - bestowed to Cisco’s elite technology training partners”, said Ajay Gupta, sr. vice president, Service Provider Strategic Business Unit. “Our mutual communications focus has driven a strong relationship between Cisco and Aricent, cemented further by this new cooperation”.

About Aricent

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company’s investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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