What if there was a single portal that offered certification coursework from Cisco Systems, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware and other types of technology organizations? Now, imagine if the portal offered coursework prices that you can't otherwise get on your own. Intrigued? Check out Connectwise.com/certifications. Positioned as "One price. One place. Your pace," ConnectWise has positioned the portal as an elearning center for VARs and MSPs seeking content tied to certification preparation.

More than 1,000 students are leveraging the portal right now, according to Gerwai Todd, director of strategy. "And we're delivering a solution at prices you can't get on your own. We're putting everything together under one online provider." Plus, he says, there is 24x7 mentoring for every student.

Those mentors, according to ConnectWise, provide guidance, support, encouragement and expertise via live chat and email. Mentoring services are available for over 100 major certification exams, and learners can access mentors live 24/7 for more than 50 of the most popular programs, the company asserts.

The system costs $75 per student per month, or at a discounted $425 per year per student for a full-year commitment.

The multi-vendor certification effort is part of a seven-level pyramid that ConnectWise promotes to MSPs. That pyramid includes:
  • Best Practices
  • Software
  • Support
  • Education
  • Consulting
  • Community
Navigate those areas, ConnectWise asserts, and you'll reach the top level: Success.