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Global Knowledge Wins Cisco Global Learning Partner of the Year Award

Most recognised professional development provider for the last 10 years

Cary (United States)/Wokingham (United Kingdom) - 29th April, 2015 -  Global Knowledge, the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider, today announced being named Cisco's Global Learning Partner of the Year for the sixth time in 10 years. Global Knowledge was selected from the worldwide learning partner community of companies authorized to deliver Cisco training services and was recognized for its overall commitment to the highest-quality training and enablement. The award was announced on 28th April at the Cisco Partner Summit in Montreal, Canada.

"This continued recognition is a testament to the expertise of our instructors, the commitment of our learning support teams, and the breadth of our Cisco portfolio and continuous learning resources," said Brian K. Branson, CEO and president, Global Knowledge. "Individual students and organizations alike rely on us to keep them up to date with the latest skills for networking, security, data center and collaboration solutions. We are very excited to continue raising the bar for Cisco professional development standards and supporting customers as they transition teams and evolve with technological advancements and business transformations."

Global Knowledge's Cisco training portfolio includes hands-on practice labs featuring current Cisco equipment in real-world, relevant scenarios, along with training exclusives, such as prep kits, boot camps, class recordings, practice exams and free exam vouchers, designed to help students achieve their certifications. As an authorized partner, Global Knowledge is uniquely qualified to offer market-leading training on the latest advances in Cisco technology.

"We continue to look for ways to improve our Cisco training experience, and this sixth recognition in 10 years lets us know that we're providing value to our partners and our students," Branson said.

In addition to the Cisco Global Learning Partner of the Year award, Global Knowledge EMEA and United States/Canada were honoured with Learning Partner of the Year theatre awards for EMEAR and Americas respectively, while Global Knowledge ME/Africa captured the Emerging Learning Partner of the Year award. In Spain, Global Knowledge also received a Learning Partner of the Year award, making this the most successful year for Global Knowledge ever, in receiving Cisco honours for the region that covers Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia.

Global Knowledge's award-winning instructors have the most extensive networking experience in the industry, collectively hold more Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI) certifications and receive more Cisco Top Quality Instructors Awards than any other learning provider.

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About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Our learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of customized private programs, convenient public training scheduling options, flexible delivery formats and continuous learning support to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, leadership development, business analysis, project management, IT service management and process improvement. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for advancements in application development, big data analytics, change management, cloud computing, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, United States. EMEA headquarters are in Wokingham (United Kingdom). Learn more at www.globalknowledge.co.uk

Contact EMEA
Rene van der Zeeuw
EMEA Marketing Manager
+31 (0)30 - 60 89 460
rene.van.der.zeeuw@globalknowledge.net