Milestone’s new Learning Portal provides flexible online training for partners and end users of XProtect video management software. Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has created the Milestone Learning Portal for online education to train and certify industry professionals on the technical and commercial details of Milestone product offerings.
The portal contains a variety of online resources designed to enhance a flexible, self-directed learning experience.
Created for professionals in the physical security and surveillance industry, the Milestone Learning Portal provides a unique knowledge environment for all members of the Milestone community: system integrators, consultants, IT professionals, security dealers, Milestone distributors, strategic partners, and end users.
It features online training and certification programs that have been specifically tailored to meet educational needs at every level of technical competence and practical know-how.
Each user enrolled in the Milestone Learning Portal is able to proceed at his/her preferred pace and to track individual progress. This flexibility allows the learning experience to be adapted to the needs and availability of each person.
Participants in instructor-led Milestone training and certification programs can also access course materials and additional resources anytime.
The Milestone Learning Portal offers access to the same materials used in Milestone’s instructor-led courses, in addition to the continuously expanding selection of online course options.
Current course and material offerings include: Milestone Fundamentals Course and Assessment (online), Milestone Professional Course and Certification Test (online), course materials for Milestone Professional, Advanced, and Expert Certifications (classes held in person).
“The Milestone Learning Portal supports the mission of our Milestone Knowledge Program to provide the highest standard of educational services to our ecosystem partners, to enable members of the Milestone community to develop and maintain a high level of competence in the areas of physical security and video surveillance,” states Eric Fullerton, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Milestone Systems. “Such knowledge keeps people on top of the latest advancements and helps ensure that customers are more satisfied with their installations.”
Milestone partners can hone skill developments in sales, product licensing, installation, and configuration of Milestone
XProtect® VMS offerings.
Re-certification options are available for maintaining their Milestone partner status and professional competencies. Continuing education credits, such as BICSI, will be available for a selection of the courses.
“Training is important to better serve our clients with the Milestone features and abilities – the Fundamentals class has been a valuable tool for our organization, and the online Milestone Professional Certification is a very cost-effective, 1-day class,” says Michael Knutson, Technician/Surveillance Specialist at Insight Technologies. “Online training is beneficial because I can go at my own pace and go back to a certain part of the class if I didn’t understand it the first time around. I have had a pleasant experience with the Milestone Learning Portal so far: it’s easy to navigate. I would highly recommend this to my colleagues and other organizations.”
Accessing the Milestone Learning Portal requires a My Milestone account that can be created at
Those who already have an account can log in to the Milestone Learning Portal directly at