Industry’s 1st & Best-Selling Channel Manager Training & Certification
Industry’s 1st & Best-Selling Channel Manager Training & Certification
Welcome to Chanimal University – the online campus for channel manager training. Includes the popular Channel Management, Marketing, and Sales courses. Chanimal has trained over 10,000 channel managers (from Microsoft, Adobe, VMWare, Citrix, IBM, HP, Autodesk, PAX8, Epson, Big Commerce, GE, Ingram Micro, NetApp, Disney, Dell, Toshiba, and more).
Below are current channel manager training courses accredited by the Channel Advisory Council. They each have a brief description. Click HERE to return to the main Chanimal.com site for a full description. Click any of the courses below to find out more, enroll and begin.
Which channel manager training course should I take first?
It is recommended that you take the Certified Channel Manager (CCM) first. It is the most comprehensive channel manager training and gives you most of what channel managers need to succeed with their job (marketing, sales, GM) need). MOST channel managers do about 30% of their job–they don’t know the difference and don’t know what they should be doing better–this is the material used for over a decade to train thousands of channel managers. It is the equivalent of an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree.
Then, I would take the specific discipline that you need the most. Channel Sales and Channel Marketing cover the high-level roles, but both dig DEEP into the hand-to-hand tactics of getting the job done. The specialties would be like a master’s degree level.
In addition, each of the three main courses includes one free elective. You would start with the area you are working on currently–then expand. Being cross-trained in all the disciplines and channel types makes you incredibly mobile within your own company (moving up the ranks, across divisions) and with future companies.
What is the ROI for Certification?
The easiest way to justify the cost for training is to roll the numbers:
The return for channel programs overall is the highest ROI of any marketing activity–so any investment in training typically gets incredible returns. You may want to use this example when trying to convince your management to invest in your training.
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Is there a group discount?
Yes. Chanimal University offers the following group discounts for channel manager training courses enrolled from the same company at the same time (percentage discount off the group total):
Please Contact Us for additional questions.
How do I get a refund if I’m not happy with the course?
Any course from Chanimal University includes a rock solid 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee as long as you have not completed more than 50% of the course, and request a refund within 30 days from the day you enrolled. Your refund will be returned in the same manner as your original payment (typically PayPal, VISA, etc.).
Contact Us if you are not completely satisfied for any reason for a full and pleasant refund.
What if I don’t pass the test? Can I re-take it?
Yes. Once you pay for the course you have access to the system and materials for 12 months. You can re-take the test as many times as needed until you know the material well enough to pass the test.
Please contact us if there are unusual circumstances and you need more time.
How and when do I select my FREE elective?
Any of the three MAIN courses (Certified Channel Manager, Certified Channel Sales Manager, and Certified Channel Marketing Manager) is a prerequisite and includes at least ONE free elective. You can also choose to purchase any other elective, or take a different MAIN course and get another elective for free.
When you have completed any of the MAIN courses you can immediately choose and request your elective and it is usually added to your account within minutes if during working hours. You will get an automatic email notifying you the elective has been added to your account, and it will show up in the My Courses section. For any additional electives, you would enroll and pay as normal.
Do the Electives have prerequisite requirements?
Most do. All but the Direct Sales & Services elective courses require that you take any of the MAIN courses since the electives do not contain the baseline (general education) content to be standalone. The main courses include the Certified Channel Manager (CCM), Certified Channel Sales Manager (CCSM), the Certified Channel Marketing Manager (CCMM) and the Certified SaaS Channel Manager (CSCM).
Can I share what I learn?
Yes. It is common for a company to have one person take a workshop and return to train the team (often a multi-part lunch-n-learn). Only the originator can use the online course and only the name of the person who signs up for the course may take the test and receive the certification.
However, each training module includes PowerPoints used in the video material that can be re-purposed to train additional internal team members. The templates can also be edited for internal use–but cannot be used to create other material that is re-sold.
Please remember, all Chanimal University content is copyright.
Do I get an actual certificate?
Yes. When you complete the course you will automatically get a personalized high resolution PDF certificate that you can print and display.
If you are located in the United States, you will also received a high quality 8 1/2 x 11 paper certificate, with an official number and a foil validation seal that is suitable for framing. It should look similar to your online version, but it may have some variations. Physical certifications are usually shipped within 1-2 business days and arrive within 2-5 days. Please make sure you registered with the name you would like on your certificate and your complete and current address.
Sometimes physical certificates can be mailed internationally–but it depends on the country. Some have major “decontamination” delays, or have been returned–typically due to Covid.
Below is a sample of one of the certificates:
Is there a LIVE component?
Yes. The system has a Chat which is LIVE during regular working hours–so you can ask questions and get help and additional resources. You can also schedule a one-on-one for specific questions.
In addition, there is a LIVE one-hour Q&A Lab every Thursday at 2 pm CST (Austin, TX). Just go to GoToMeet.com/TedFinch – no login required. Open session for any questions.
As a newbie to partner programs, Ted and this portal have been such a godsend! Managing partners is now second nature. Not only is the portal a breeze to administer with loads of documentation and instructional videos. But, the one-on-one support Ted offers, whether it’s to customize the portal or just answer questions, is truly amazing!
As a tenured Channel professional for 20+ years, I finally made the time to complete this certification. I found the course to be a great opportunity for honing my skills and learning many new things to help perfect my craft. Ted runs a great program and is a wonderful resource for support and offers a wealth of knowledge to anyone in the industry.
Grititude, LLC (Channel Consulting)
I really enjoyed the content of this course. The course is structured so you continuously build off of previous lessons and by the end I feel confident that I can successfully run my company’s channel program.
As a channel and partnership professional for over 20 years, meeting Ted made me feel like a novice. His knowledge and wisdom were insightful and appreciated. Working with him was an absolute pleasure and he is a true asset to anyone that plays in the partnership arena.
Director of Partnerships
This course is filled with in-depth strategies and explanations with LOADS of resources and is packed with data-driven, real-world expertise. Highly recommend!
High Level Marketing