My understanding is that you need Axis certified people on staff to become a silver or gold partner, though I did not think you had to take a 4 day class to take the cert test.
Axis allows say that their certification is included by some consultants in specs, though I am not sure how prevalant that is.
Why do you want to take a class?
IPVMU Certified | 02/25/15 02:26pm
I took it a few years ago. I just paid the money and took the test. There was no class required. It was half theory/tech questions, and half Axis-specific stuff (ie: 'Which model supports P-Iris?', etc)
After looking at the Certification page, the class still doesn't look to be a requirement. Online prep materials are free.
I'm sure the class is helpful, but you only need to pay $150 for the test. Self-study should be sufficient if you have experience.
IPVMU Certified | 02/25/15 03:05pm
You might be better taking their one day course that just covers the material on the test. This is what I did and it helped. I also think it was only $150 or so.
If you guys are Gold level partner, you need two axis certified professionals on staff, and I think at Silver level, you need at least one.
It was a pretty difficult test if I remember and they require you to go to a prometric testing site.
IPVMU Certified | 02/25/15 05:42pm
Biggest benefit of the class is the camera you get. I always send at least one Officer to take this or one of the other classes when it comes around because the training is pretty good and the camera is worth more than the $500. Time commitment is a pain though.
No free camera for everyone at the classs i went to. They had one to give away and they drew a name out of a hat for it.
Another benefit of being an Axis Certified Professional, you get a free Nike polo t-shirt when you pass the exam.
We did the Ross version and got the free camera. As you progress in level, there is, I believe, a price break on equipment that goes along with it.