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GK Polaris

Unlimited Training Subscriptions

Explore the possibilities of unlimited skills training

Our unlimited training program, GK Polaris, provides a subscription option for everyone. From foundational on-demand courses to more intensive, live virtual classroom sessions in AWS, Microsoft, cybersecurity and more, you can secure a year’s worth of unlimited training. Choose from three distinct subscription plans below.

Select your subscription plan

Get more training for your budget. Pay one price and get 12 months of unlimited training access.


$125 CAD

per student, per year

For those just starting their career, or switching to a new job role, as an IT or business professional.

Unlimited access to:

250+ foundational On-Demand courses from Develop

Courses are designed to build basic knowledge and skills across a range of technology topics, including cybersecurity, cloud, project management, software development, and more.

Earn your ITIL® and PMP®

With 220 hours of course content, you can prepare for in-demand certifications.


$525 CAD

per student, per year

For professionals who require authorized, vendor-specific training with related challenges to reinforce skills.

Unlimited access to:

Authorized on-demand training

24/7 access to vendor-specific, on-demand training, featuring both videos and demonstrations. Included are AWS Digital Learning courses and interactive learning from Microsoft.

IT Pro Challenges

Challenge-based activities covering Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, AWS and more.

Includes Launch subscription


$3,999 CAD

per student, per year

For professionals who require expert instruction and interaction to achieve critical, high-priority skills.

Unlimited access to:

300+ Virtual Classroom Live courses

Choose from virtual courses, including Guaranteed to Run classes, in AWS, cybersecurity, ITIL®, Microsoft, project management and more. Our virtual classrooms are streamed live, led by certified instructors, include hands-on labs, and allow for real-time discussion.

Prep for 60+ certifications

Includes Launch and Accelerate subscriptions

Take advantage of team pricing

We offer multi-seat licenses for GK Polaris. Let us know how many team members will use the subscription plan and a Global Knowledge account manager will contact you about pricing.

Contact us about group pricing

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What is Polaris?

Polaris, also known as the North Star, is the brightest star in the Ursa Minor constellation. It doesn’t just illuminate your path—its stability in the sky helps you navigate to the destination of your choice.

GK Polaris provides a similar reliability. When you have unlimited access to skills training, your career path gets noticeably clearer. And your options are limitless.

For a price comparable to a single course, you can secure a full year of learning possibilities. Unearth your true potential with GK Polaris.

Skills and certifications you’ll be able to pursue

With the GK Polaris Discovery subscription, you can pursue skills in several key technology areas. You’ll also have the training access you need to properly prepare for industry certifications.

The Discovery subscription features live instruction in these critical skill areas


Gain essential cloud skills, including:

Cloud administration

Cloud architecture

Cloud security

Prepare for 10 certifications, including:

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner


Build your cybersecurity expertise in areas like:

Information security

Risk management

Threat detection and response

Prepare for eight certifications, including:

CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

CISM – Certified Information Security Manager


Discovery covers in-demand Microsoft skills, including:


SQL Server

Windows Server

Prepare for over 40 certifications, including:

Azure Administrator Associate

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

There are more in-demand technologies and topics included in GK Polaris Discovery


Get ITIL® certified! Earn your ITIL 4 certification and bridge your ITIL v3 knowledge to the new version.

Project management

Learn how to better manage projects, budgets and timelines, and even prepare for PMP® certification.

Business analysis

Learn the essentials of a business analyst and help your business develop better processes and meet objectives.

Emerging technologies

Enhance your skill set in up-and-coming technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence, IoT and more.


Develop the skills to be an influential manager and groom your workforce to drive better results.

Microsoft Office

Increase productivity and improve efficiencies with Microsoft Office courses covering Excel, PowerPoint and more.

Why an unlimited training subscription is your skills solution

In a survey of worldwide IT decision-makers, it’s clear that skills training and maintenance are their biggest challenges.

GK Polaris is your primary weapon in the fight against skills gaps. With unlimited training access, you’ll have the options and resources to build expertise in the areas that are essential for your business.

Presently have skills gaps on their team
Believe their organization doesn’t invest enough in skills development
Say their current training program is ineffective
Have struggled to anticipate skills needs

Why cybersecurity and cloud computing training is so important

Most difficult hiring areas of 2020

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Cloud computing

Top IT investment areas of 2020

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Cloud computing
Data from the Global Knowledge 2020 IT Skills and Salary Survey
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We are proud to offer authorized AWS, CompTIA, cybersecurity, ITIL®, Microsoft and project management training in the GK Polaris Discovery subscription. That means you’ll receive the most up-to-date instruction from subject matter experts in these areas.

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$125 CAD

per student, per year


$525 CAD

per student, per year


$3,999 CAD

per student, per year

Discovery Upgrade

Add a Microsoft Exam Voucher for $99

Bundle the Discovery plan with a discounted Microsoft certification exam voucher.

$3,098 CAD

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What is GK Polaris

The GK Polaris subscription product provides bundled unlimited training opportunities and allows a subscriber to access live streaming and/or recorded video and other content via the internet. There are currently three Polaris plans.


Additional details about GK Polaris

The specific content topics and skill levels, as well as terms and conditions, may change from time to time, and may differ based on the GK Polaris plan purchased and the country of the subscriber. The purchase price is non-refundable, and non-payment is grounds for cancellation without notice. Purchasing a GK Polaris subscription gives a subscriber unlimited ability to view and engage in all aspects of the contents of that subscription, with some restrictions:

  • For live classes, space is limited in some courses and not all courses may be available to you at all times. Global Knowledge may cancel live classes due to low registration or other reasons.
  • Subscriptions are for a single user for one year, beginning on the first day of completed enrollment. Users must complete all courses for which they register prior to the subscription end date.
  • Misuse of the Polaris product could result in suspension or deactivation of a subscriber’s subscription. Misuse includes, but is not limited to:
    • Sharing login credentials or the content of any courses.
    • Failing to attend a live course registration or cancelling that registration less than 16 days before the course starts.
    • Enrollment in two or more live classes scheduled at the same time(s).
    • Any similar user behavior that is deemed unreasonable in the sole discretion of Global Knowledge.