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      The H3C partner star-rated service certification is an integral part of H3C's distribution channels’ service and technical management system. This standard sets out H3C's specific requirements for after-sales service capabilities of channel partners.

      Applicable scope: Partners of H3C's overseas markets.

      Certification Requirements

      Requirements for After-sales Certification Engineers
      Type of certification Certification Description Four-star Three-star Two-star

      Basic certification

      H3C Certified Network Engineer (H3CNE)

      2 2 2

      H3C Certified Senior Engineer for Routing & Switching
      (H3CSE-Routing & Switching)

      2 1

      Project Management Professional


      Min. number of personnel 4 3 2
      Requirements for service support platform
      Inspection Items Four-star Three-star Two-star

      After-sales service hotline

      7×24 7×24 5×8


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      Service Manager

      Tracking system and handling process of customer issues

      Automatic Manual  

      Participation in service-related training, meetings, and forum organized by H3C within one year after obtaining certification

      3 2 1

      Laboratory Requirements

      1 H3C Cloud Lab 1 H3C Cloud Lab 1 H3C Cloud Lab


      1. A high-level certificate can replace a low-level certificate.

      2. The engineer certificate for star-rated certification must be valid for more than three months from the date of submission of the application;

      3. For countries where H3C does not have a local organization, participation in service-related training, meetings, and forum organized by H3C is not required.

      Star-rated Partners' Customer
      Service Responsibilities

      H3C’s provision of channel services is based on the principle that "the seller provides service". That is, the partner making the order must assume final responsibility service to the project customer. Where technical problems occur in customers’ equipment during the maintenance period, the star-rated partner must monitor and handle these problems.

      Personnel Responsibilities of
      Service Manager

      1. Acts as an interface of partner service, coordinate service resources to support H3C products effectively. Communicate with H3C on service delivery quality on a regular basis.

      2. Help to coordinate H3C certified engineers. If any changes in certified engineer staffing, the service manager must report it to the H3C office by mailing within three working days of the employee's exit, and the vacancy must be filled with another engineer of the same level within three months.

      3. Acts as the liaison person of spare parts and is responsible for handling the issues related to the spare parts of his company. Must know well about H3C's spare parts service policies and procedures, and communicate it to the personnel of his company.

      Certification Process

      1. Submitting an Application

      The Service Qualification Applicant must submit the certification materials required by H3C star-rated certification policy via this email address: Materials for certification include: Electronic Edition of Engineer Certificates and the application form for overseas star-rated certification.

      2. H3C Review

      H3C headquarters will review the materials submitted by partners, and respond via email with a decision within 3 working days. Approved partners will receive an electronic edition of star-rated certificate. The Service Qualification Applicant must stand ready to receive these emails.

      Instructions on Certification

      1. Partners must guarantee the truthfulness and accuracy of all information they provide. If false information is found during certification process, or during the validity period of a star-rated qualification, H3C reserves the right to reject the relevant application for a star-rated qualification or to cancel the relevant star-rated qualification(s).

      2. The validity of service qualification certificate lasts for one calendar year from its date of issuance. Partners must undergo recertification based on the latest available certification criteria. The recertification process is the same as for initial certification. H3C reserves the right to delay or prohibit service recertification of any partner at which critical service events are discovered to have occurred during the previous certification year.

      3. In case of queries, please contact the English Hotline Support Group by phone on 0571-86763000 or email