LPI Partner of the Month June 2012: Thomas Krenn.AG

The company Thomas-Krenn.AG operates as one of Europe's leading online shops for high quality server and system solutions and is our LPI Partner of the month of June 2012. All technical staff undergo regular training and IT certifications, including LPIC-1 and LPIC-2.

The current study of BITKOM titled "Training in the ICT industry 2011" (1) demonstrates the importance of specific training concepts. 88% of the 300 surveyed HR directors and managers see systematic training as an effective action against the shortage of skilled workers. There is such a systematic training at the Thomas Krenn.AG. This company is a leading online shop for servers, server solutions and quality hosting. The portfolio goes from rack servers and silent servers up to solutions for HA clustering, virtualization, storage and systems solutions. Network enclosures, TFT drawers and a full range of network accessories complete the offering for the customer. As the only company in this industry servers can be individually configured and shipped within 24 hours across Europe.


A specific certification plan secures a uniform knowledge base for all employees in the engineering department at the Thomas Krenn.AG and also offers the possibility of individual specialization. An integral part of this plan are the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certifications.

The certification plan is shared with the Thomas-Krenn.AG in two areas:
Foundations (LPIC-1 certification, CompTIA Server +, VTSP, CompTIA Network +)
Specializations (LPIC-2 certification, MCTS, VCP, Citrix, QLogic, NetApp, ...)

New employees complete the first basic certifications. These are the same for all employees. Then it continues with certifications for further individual specialization. The general objective is to acquire at least one certification per year. "For the selection of the certifications we have received many valuable suggestions," said Werner Fischer, who initiated the certification plan for the Thomas-Krenn.AG. The plan now is up to date, this will be checked every three months and adjusted if necessary. Werner Fischer goes on to say that the ever-shorter innovation cycles of ICT industry today are bringing new challenges to the company. The structured certification of IT staff at the Thomas Krenn.AG helps the growing technical team to focus on the important issues, yet remain to stay on the current state of knowledge.

Staff member documentation at the internal company wiki including information about certification

Picture above: Staff member documentation at the internal company wiki including information about certification

(1) www.bitkom-service.de/files/documents/Weiterbildung-in-der-ITK-Branche-2011.pdf

Thomas Krenn.AG
Speltenbach Steinäcker-1
94078 Freyung
Phone: +49 (0) 8551 9150-0
Email: info(at)thomas-krenn.com

The management team of the Thomas-Krenn.AG: Founder Thomas Krenn, Christoph Maier, Executive and founder Max Wittenzellner (left to right).