Global Knowledge Recognized as 2011 Microsoft Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Partner of the Year
Cary, N.C. - June 29, 2011 - Global Knowledge proudly announces it has won the 2011 Microsoft Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
"We are very pleased to be recognized by Microsoft for our innovative and exceptional delivery of Microsoft training solutions and services," said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge chief executive officer and president. "We value our long-standing participation in the Microsoft Partner Network and are committed to continuing our tradition of providing outstanding worldwide training solutions to Microsoft's channels and customers."
Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. Global Knowledge was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Partner of the Year. The Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Award honors partners practicing leading-edge marketing and sales activities to drive skills and certification growth. This award recognizes Global Knowledge for demonstrating exceptional performance in market-share shift from grey market content to Official Microsoft Learning Products, leading the certification community, reaching net new markets, and experiencing significant growth in training market share. Global Knowledge also demonstrates alignment with advancing adoption and deployment of Microsoft technologies through training and certification.
"For its proven skill in connecting with the marketplace as a provider for users of Microsoft technologies, Global Knowledge is named our Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Partner of the Year," said Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president of Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft. "Reaching into new markets to grow its base of trainees, Global Knowledge has significantly increased training market share for Official Microsoft Learning Products as well as adoption of advanced Microsoft products."
The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.
About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,200 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. 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. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.com.
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