Learning services leader recognized for cybersecurity professional development
CARY, N.C. - Global Knowledge, the world's leading IT and business training provider, today announced that it was named the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) Accredited Training Center of the Year (Enterprise) for 2014.
The award, one of the highest honors from the EC-Council, was given at the annual Hacker Halted event, held Oct. 16-17 in Atlanta, Ga. Winning accredited training centers and certified instructors epitomize the industry's best practices and standards. Global Knowledge has been recognized by the EC-Council as a top training center for six out of the last seven years, and this is the second time the company has received the ATC of the Year award (Enterprise).
"Receiving the EC-Council's Accredited Training Center of the Year-Enterprise award for the second consecutive year is an incredible honor," said Michael Fox, SVP, Enterprise Solutions for Global Knowledge. "With the advent of big data and cloud computing, securing sensitive information online is more important than ever and we are delighted the EC-Council has recognized our strength in equipping IT professionals with the latest security skills. We look forward to continuing to provide unparalleled learning solutions for our clients and partners."
Global Knowledge delivers EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker v8, a five-day course that covers the latest best practices and helps students prepare for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam. Each year, Global Knowledge trains hundreds of students in CEH alone, rounding out a comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio that includes skill building courses and certification preparation for independently certified training paths such as CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA and (ISC)2, as well as for products from industry leaders such as Cisco, Dell SonicWALL, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks. Global Knowledge offers live and virtual customized training and learning solutions that allows students and organizations to take advantage of qualified instructors on their schedule.
In addition to taking the EC-Council's top award, Global Knowledge's instructor expertise was recognized. Security trainer and consultant Bob Withers was given the Instructor Circle of Excellence Award 2014, an honor he also won in 2009. Global Knowledge is dedicated to providing the best instructors with real-world experience and subject matter expertise.
About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, business analysis, project management, ITIL service management, process improvement and leadership development. 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, Citrix, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for technologies like big data, cloud, cybersecurity and networking.
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 MidOcean Partners.