How Sophos Certifications Help You Climb the Sophos Partner Program Ladder

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Partner compliance deadline is March 31, 2021! Read more about Sophos Partner Program certification requirements and how to stay compliant.

We reward your investment in the Sophos Partner Program with high discounts, dedicated channel support, and also not to mention the world’s most effective cybersecurity technology.

We want to make sure you have the skills you need as a Sophos Partner to grow your business and secure a healthy customer base. Our sales and technical certifications are designed to do just that. Our certification paths will help you climb the Sophos Partner Program ladder, gaining more rewards as you go.

You can find the certification requirements per partner tier in the Sophos Partner Program guide.

All our certifications are available as self-study eLearning modules (see the direct links to courses below). In some regions, you can also choose to attend instructor-led classes.

Yearly compliance audits

Sophos performs yearly compliance audits on March 31. The number of certifications held on that day (as well as your Sophos revenue generated during the previous 12 months) will determine your partner tier for the following year. This means that you must complete all necessary certifications by March 31, 2021 to ensure compliance for the following year.

Certification paths

Please carefully read the information below to understand which courses will count towards your program compliance now and in the future.

To achieve a Sales Certification you must complete SCO1 – Sales Fundamentals to stay compliant. There were previously different sales courses available that now no longer count towards compliance.

The following courses will ensure compliance:

Engineer Certifications Architect Certifications Technician Certifications
Self-study e-learning Sales Fundamentals – SC01 Central Endpoint and Server – ET15

XG Firewall – ET80 

Central Endpoint and Server – AT15

XG Firewall AT80

UTM / Network Protection – AT30

Central Endpoint and Server – S15

XG Firewall – S80

Instructor-led courses

Online course only

Register for an upcoming training event, limited seats available!

Your compliance status

Your partner portal account administrator(s) will receive regular email updates on your company’s compliance status starting end of October 2020. If you’d like to receive these updates as well, please ask your administrator to set you up as further partner portal administrator. You can find information on the current portal administrator(s) and add new ones here.

If you need help to identify your portal administrator or struggle to manage partner portal users, please reach out to our Partner Care team via

Your next steps

If you need to achieve additional certifications, make sure to

  1. Complete the certification courses listed above:
    1. Sign up for upcoming certification courses
    2. Or enroll in self-study e-learning courses (see links above)
  2. Invite colleagues to take training courses (template email copy)
  3. Hold all required certifications by March 31, 2021

If you have any questions about certification, please reach out to


The links above require access to the Sophos Partner Portal which is available for Sophos partners only. If you are a registered partner and have trouble logging in, please contact our Partner Care support team by opening a case on