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GK Polaris

Build the expertise to reach new frontiers

Like the North Star that guided explorers, GK Polaris illuminates the path for technology professionals to develop critical competencies to succeed in their jobs. Choose from three tiers that either provide unlimited access to instructor-led classes, on-demand courses or both!

GK Polaris Discovery

Unlimited access to more than 400 instructor-led courses.

  • 400+ instructor-led courses
  • Certification prep for 90+ certifications
  • Hands-on labs and practice exams
  • Training in Microsoft, AWS, ITIL®, analytics, cybersecurity, leadership, project management and more
  • Dedicated Customer Success Manager

$3,699 USD
per student, per year

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Just added: Skillsoft Technology and Developer Expert Also includes 25,000+ on-demand assets including video courses, labs, practice tests, skills benchmarks, and eBooks

GK Polaris Accelerate

25,000+ on-demand assets:

  • Includes Skillsoft Tech & Dev Expert
  • Video courses
  • labs and challenge labs
  • Certification prep
  • Practice tests
  • Skills benchmarks
  • eBooks

Topics include AWS, Microsoft, cybersecurity, cloud,
programming, and more

Dedicated Customer Success Manager

$360 USD
per student, per year

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GK Polaris Launch

Over 3,000 on-demand courses across core IT topics and brands, including:

  • Azure
  • AWS
  • CompTIA
  • Cybersecurity
  • Web development
  • Data Science
  • DevOps
  • Leadership and business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Agile

Dedicated Customer Success Manager

$99 USD
per student, per year

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Authorized Training for Leading Tech Companies

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  • Discovery
  • Accelerate
  • Launch


GK Polaris Discovery provides an end-to-end “learn it, practice it and prove it” training program. Subscribers have access to more than 400 instructor-led classes focused on critical skills development and certification exam readiness. Also included are more than 25,000 on-demand resources, many of which are designed to provide opportunities to practice and test competencies through real-world, task-based challenge scenarios, labs, cyber ranges and practice exams. Best of all? You only pay once a year for unlimited access.


  • Develop expertise in enterprise tech areas, including:
    • Azure
    • Security
    • SQL Server
      Prepare for over 40 certifications, including:
    • Microsoft Azure Administrator
    • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator


  • Grow sought-after skills in:
    • Cloud administration
    • Cloud architecture
    • Cloud security
  • Prepare for 10 certifications, including:
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    • AWS Certified Security Specialty


  • Build critical skills in:
    • Information security
    • Risk management
    • Threat detection and response
  • Prepare for 12 certifications, including:
    • CompTIA Security+
    • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    • CISM – Certified Information Security Manager

Other topics included in GK Polaris Discovery


Classes for ITIL 4, including Foundation, Managing Professional and Strategic Leader certifications. Exam vouchers included.

Project Management

Classes in agile, IT project management, PMP® certification prep, schedule and cost control, risk management, and troubleshooting and recovery.

Cloud Computing

Vendor-neutral training for cloud architects, administrators, developers and cloud service managers.

Microsoft 365/Office

Classes in PowerBI, Excel, SharePoint, Office 365, Project, PowerPoint, Visio and Word.

IT Fundamentals

Classes in networking fundamentals, TCP/IP networking, Wireshark and Network+ certification prep.


Classes in critical thinking, problem solving, change management, stakeholder communication, leading teams, and conflict resolution.

Analytics and Data Management

Classes in AI, big data, data science and development.

Application Development

Classes in programming languages, frameworks and environments, secure development and web development.

Business Analysis

Classes include process analysis, requirements validation and testing, and building business cases.

Business Skills

Classes in communication, problem solving, critical thinking, active listening and customer service.


Classes in DevOps fundamentals, DevSecOps and micro services.

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$3,699 USD
per student, per year



GK Polaris is designed to develop real-world competencies—fast. Access thousands experiential challenge scenarios, labs, practice exams, on-demand courses and digital books for AWS, Microsoft Azure, cybersecurity, EC-Council, CompTIA and more. Need guidance on what courses to take? Leverage the Skillsoft Tech & Dev Expert Aspire Learning Journeys or your dedicated customer success manager.

Skillsoft Tech and Dev Expert

  • Over 12,000 hours of on-demand courses, hands-on labs and certification prep
  • Guided Aspire Learning Journeys
  • Live short-session bootcamps
  • Topics include cloud, cybersecurity, data, IT infrastructure, programming and software craft

Certification Prep and Practice Exams

  • Prepare for select certifications with courses and labs for:
    • AWS
    • CompTIA
    • Google Cloud
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Project Management
    • and more
  • 380+ practice exams

Certification Prep Areas

  • Ansible
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Beam
  • Blockchain
  • Blue Prism (RPA)
  • Business Analysis
  • Cloud Security
  • CompTIA
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • Containers
  • Cybersecurity
  • Git
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Hadoop
  • Java
  • Jenkins
  • Kafka
  • Microsoft Power Platform
  • Project Management
  • Puppet
  • Python
  • Red Hat
  • Salesforce
  • Spark and Hadoop
  • Splunk
  • Spring
  • SQL
  • Tableau
  • Terraform
  • Ubuntu
  • Windows Server 2019

Task-based Challenge Scenarios


scenario topics

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Azure, PowerShell
  • Azure, Windows Server
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity, Linux
  • Cybersecurity, Windows Server
  • Kubernetes
  • Linux
  • Microsoft 365
  • VMware
  • Windows Server
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server, PowerShell
  • Test, improve and reinforce skills with over 700 guided and unguided, real-world challenge scenarios in:
    • AWS
    • Cloud
    • Cybersecurity
    • Kubernetes
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Azure
    • PowerShell
    • Windows Server
    • and more

Premium Cybersecurity Content

  • 6,000+ EC-Council CodeRed Pro Videos. Topics include:
    • Cloud computing
    • Data science
    • InfoSec
    • Networking
    • Web development
  • CyberQ Cyber Ranges
    Test your skills in military-grade security scenarios, including:
    • Capture the flag
    • Digital investigation
    • Penetration testing
    • Ethical hacking

AWS On-Demand

  • Authorized training for these job roles:
    • Cloud practitioner
    • Data analyst
    • Architect
    • Developer
    • Operations specialist
    • Data engineer
    • Business specialist
  • AWS topics include:
    • Billing and cost management
    • CloudWatch
    • Elastic Beanstalk
    • IoT
    • Machine Learning
    • and more

Microsoft On-Demand


Microsoft topics

  • .Net
  • AI Builder
  • Azure
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Bot Service
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Cost Management
  • Azure Custom Vision
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Data Share
  • Azure Databricks
  • Azure Ddos Protection
  • Azure Devops
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Hdinsight
  • Azure IoT
  • Azure IoT Central
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Security Center
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Azure Maps
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Private Link
  • Azure Quantum
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Stack HCI
  • Azure Storage
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Virtual WAN
  • Azure Web Application Firewall
  • Common Data Service
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics Cust Insights
  • Dynamics Cust Svc Insights
  • Dynamics Customer Service
  • Dynamics Field Service
  • Dynamics Finance
  • Dynamics Finance Operations
  • Dynamics Marketing
  • Dynamics Project Operations
  • Dynamics Sales
  • Github
  • M365
  • M365 EMS
  • M365 EMS Cloud App Security
  • M365 Information Protection
  • M365 Security Score
  • M365 Threat Protection
  • MEM
  • MEM Intune
  • MS Graph
  • Office 365
  • Office Outlook
  • Office Teams
  • Power Apps
  • Power Automate
  • Power BI
  • Power Platform
  • QDK
  • SQL Server
  • VS
  • VS Code
  • Windows
  • Windows Server
  • Xamarin
  • Authorized training in these areas:
    • .NET
    • AI Builder
    • Azure
    • Dynamics
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SQL Server
    • Windows
    • and more
  • Integrated with Microsoft Learn

$399$360 USD
per student, per year

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Build core IT skills, increase end-user productivity and enhance leadership skills

Access to more than 3,000 Skillsoft Technology and Developer Foundations on-demand courses focused on building fundamental IT skills, becoming a Microsoft 365/Office power user or improving leadership capabilities. It is only available to Global Knowledge customers.

2,000+ foundational IT on-demand courses

Topics such as cybersecurity, cloud, Microsoft Azure and 365, AWS Cloud Practitioner and programming.

200+ leadership & business courses

Strengthen abilities in communication essentials, consulting and diversity best practices.

850+ productivity & collaboration videos

Become a power user in Microsoft 365/Office and Windows.

Includes a Dedicated Customer Success Manager

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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.
    • Any similar user behavior that is deemed unreasonable in the sole discretion of Global Knowledge.

Terms and conditions apply.

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