EFI Launches Fiery Certification Programme

EFI has announced a new certification training programme for its Fiery digital print servers, tools, and software options. Print providers now have a structured learning programme that teaches them the essential skills they need to increase production capacity through enhanced staff productivity, to expand their service portfolio into higher profit jobs, and to increase customer loyalty with superior colour quality and faster job turnaround. As an added benefit the Fiery Certification programme validates acquired skills through a certification exam.

"Fiery technology is the world's most popular digital printing workflow and now users will benefit by having an official certification programme that helps them maximise the productivity of their people and the performance of their existing digital engines," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "Fiery Certification is an investment that returns real value to the business with the enhanced skill set of its Fiery certified employees. Increased staff know-how can allow print providers to increase operation efficiency, reduce errors, cut waste, and produce higher quality, higher profit variable data or complex document assembly jobs."

Fiery Certification training modules and materials are exclusively developed by EFI subject matter experts and provide a comprehensive curriculum that progressively builds knowledge on Fiery systems, tools, features and software options. Designed for new and existing Fiery users, Fiery Certification consists of two tracks - Fiery Professional Certification and Fiery Expert Certification.

The Fiery Professional Certification establishes solid foundational skills on Fiery functionality such as optimal system configuration, print job management, automated workflows, colour profiles and calibration. This curriculum consists of 15 self paced online courses and a certification exam. The entirely Web-based programme is accessible anytime, anywhere and allows students to create their own learning plan around their schedule.

The Fiery Expert Certification builds on the Fiery Professional Certification and provides in-depth training on more advanced topics such as the use of advanced Fiery imposition and variable data printing tools, PDF workflow optimisation, complex late stage colour editing, JDF workflow integration, and more. Fiery Expert Certification offers a blended training approach with five online courses, a two-day intensive hands-on classroom training, and an online certification exam. Fiery Expert Certification develops practical application in real-world production situations for more strategic management of Fiery systems.

Fiery Professional Certification can be purchased at www.efi.com/fierypro
Fiery Expert Certification can be purchased at www.efi.com/fieryexpert

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