Arm your teams with technology training programs powered by leading cloud innovators.

The Technology Leadership Academy (TLA) is a technology learning center for cloud sellers and buyers, powered by technology “teachers” from RapidScale, a Cox Business company. The overall purpose of the academy is to educate sales leaders and technology buyers on how to most ethically and effectively sell and procure cloud technology in today’s rapidly changing environment. The training material is focused on technology of all types, not just those of RapidScale and/or Cox Business.

It was formed with two goals in mind:

  • To equip trusted advisors, solutions providers, and salespeople with the skills they need to serve their customers
  • To enable technology leaders to make better procurement decisions

There’s something for everyone. Check out our certifications and start learning today!

Features and Benefits of the TLA

Managers of Salespeople and Learners

Team Managers can create accounts within the TLA and assign technology certifications to their team members. They can track progress of each team member to ensure adoption and accountability. For more info on teams, learn more here.


There are currently three self-paced sales certifications offered in the TLA. They are all taught by experienced cloud engineers, cloud consultants, product managers and/or executives.

  • Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Sales Black Belt Certification
  • Cloud Selling Foundations Black Belt Certification
  • Business Productivity Software (Office 365) Sales Black Belt Certification

Certifications are composed of short video trainings (3-5 minutes each), PDF summaries of each video, and exams to ensure comprehension. Those who complete a certification are provided a TLA certification seal which can be utilized on a website, business card or email signature, showing customers that graduates have taken the time to learn and excel in a technology.

Sales Toolkit

TLA sales attendees have access to over 50 time-tested sales tools and assets including case studies, email marketing templates, co-brandable collateral, cloud assessments, training webinars, training videos, co-brandable vertical slicks, and more.


Those interested in learning cloud technologies in more of an a-la-carte format can learn from any of the five Schools, where our technology partners provide training materials for sellers and buyers. The materials are broken out by beginner resources, benefits and features, case studies, “how to sell” and technical overviews.

For more information or to begin learning, sign up now!

About RapidScale

Flexible enough for the SMB and powerful enough for the enterprise, RapidScale, a Cox Business company, is a global managed cloud services provider helping organizations increase IT productivity, improve security, and empower remote workforces. Some organizations partner with RapidScale to manage portions of their IT, while others offload it all. Through our global network of data centers and our 24/7/365 high-touch support team, we obsess over creating an exceptional IT experience through a human approach to managed cloud.


About Cox Business

The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 355,000 small and regional businesses nationwide, including health care providers, K−12 and higher education, financial institutions, and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top-tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division.

Cox Business

We’re Partnered with Industry Leaders

Our Schools

Self-Paced Online Schools Teaching the Hottest Cloud Topics

Whether you’re new to cloud or a seasoned pro, the schools at Technology Leadership Academy will provide courses, resources and valuable content from leading industry partners. Master every school and broaden your knowledge in today’s key digital transformation initiatives.


School of Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

You can work from anywhere on any device. Learn now how DaaS makes this happen.Learn More »

School of Productivity Software

What’s the leading cloud productivity solution available today? 1 in 5 workers (and growing) use it today.Learn More »

School of Email Security

Email is the corporate workhorse – it’s the #1 business application. Learn how to protect your investment.Learn More »

School of Disaster Recovery & Backup

Businesses can never fully eliminate risk. Learn how to best protect your assets and data from any downtime factors.Learn More »

School of SD-WAN

Many organizations are setting up virtual networks. What’s the technology behind it? SD-WAN.Learn More »