Global Knowledge Named Finalist in 2008 SC Magazine US Awards for Best Professional Training Program
Cary, N.C. - January 10, 2008 - Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT and business training, has been named a finalist in the SC Magazine US Awards program for outstanding achievement in information-technology (IT) security. The company's Best Professional Training Program was recognized in the Professional Award category. This is the third year in a row that Global Knowledge has been recognized in the SC Magazine Awards program.
"Our real-world approach to training, peer interaction, and team-based problem solving all support rapid security skills development and certification," said Mike Walsh, Product Director, Advanced Networking Technologies at Global Knowledge. "In addition to our proprietary security courses, our curriculum includes vendor-specific courses from Computer Associates, Check Point, Cisco, EC-Council, Foundstone, Mandiant, Microsoft, and Red Hat."
IT-security vendor companies nominate entries for consideration in the SC Magazine Awards program, which are judged by a panel of 18 chief information security officers at major corporations and large public sector organizations.
"This year's SC Magazine Awards finalists, including Global Knowledge, represent the best of the security industry," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Our judges recognize that these companies provide businesses with the best tools in the industry to fight the battle for a more secure enterprise."
The annual SC Magazine Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent award program, individuals, brands, and products short-listed address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow. The winners will be announced at an exclusive awards event to be held in San Francisco on April 8, 2008.
About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel, and Project Management. Our IT courses include networking, programming, operating systems, security, and telephony. Our business courses feature project management, professional skills, and business process curriculum, including ITIL. Our more than 700 courses span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our OnDemand Software division provides enterprise application training software solutions that enable rapid user adoption and accelerate the return on investment for enterprise application implementations.
Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,500 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe.
About SC Magazine
SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.