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Global Knowledge Expands Application Development Portfolio with Acquisition of DevelopMentor

Oct. 13, 2015

CARY, N.C. and TORONTO - Global Knowledge, the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider, has further invested in supporting its customers with the acquisition of DevelopMentor.

Based in Los Angeles, California, and Swindon, England, DevelopMentor has long provided learning solutions for professionals involved in the software projects life cycle. With a team of expert instructors around the world, DevelopMentor expands the Global Knowledge application development training portfolio to more than 300 courses and bolsters the company's asynchronous learning delivery capabilities.

"The developer education market is an important growth area for our company, and this investment supports that objective," said Brian Branson, CEO and president, Global Knowledge. "We're very pleased to add DevelopMentor to the Global Knowledge team. With this expansion, we will have a broader set of software and application development learning solutions to provide to our customers, as well as greater depth of expertise to help them carve a pathway for success and reach their goals with the highest-quality instruction and support."

Global Knowledge's application development portfolio of courses and learning services provide individuals, teams and organizations with opportunities to develop or refine skills needed to master programming languages like Python, Swift and Java, and to operate across platforms and methodologies. The growing adoption of mobile and cloud operating systems, along with corporate initiatives aligned to BYOD, software-defined networking and big data analytics, are forcing greater breadth of application development capability from traditional IT staff, as well as enterprise architects.

"We understand that organizations across industries face increasing challenges when recruiting and fostering talent for developer skills - and that those skills are critical for organizations to innovate and transform their businesses within the technology trends of hybrid cloud, mobile enterprise applications, Web commerce and cybersecurity," said Michael Fox, SVP, Enterprise Solutions for Global Knowledge. "Our app dev portfolio has grown gradually during the past few years, but more and more customers are indicating a need for professional development solutions to address growing requirements for these skills. The addition of the DevelopMentor course portfolio will enable us to offer our customers the broadest, most modern skills development capability for their growing developer teams."

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, North Carolina.