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Global Knowledge Recognized as a 2014 Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year Finalist
|By Business Wire
|July 2, 2014 06:44 PM EDT
Knowledge, the world’s leading IT and business skills training
provider, today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2014
Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored
among a global field of top Microsoft Corporate Partners for
demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer
solutions based on Microsoft technology.
“Our expert instructors and learning solutions teams spend a great deal
of time with students to understand their evolving needs. We understand
the increasing demands on their time and responsibilities, as well as
the shifts Microsoft is driving with iterative software advancements.
Accelerated pace expectations, coupled with evolving business
environments, are placing unprecedented skills acquisition and
development needs on IT teams,” said Michael Fox, SVP, Enterprise
Solutions for Global Knowledge. “We lead the way in offering our
students the most flexibility, the most convenience and the most
innovation in delivery options and continuous learning initiatives to
support their Microsoft learning.”
Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a
set of more than 2,800 entrants from 117 different countries worldwide.
Global Knowledge was recognized for providing outstanding learning
solutions and services. The Learning Partner of the Year excels in
providing innovative training or marketing solutions to drive skills and
certification growth. The Award spotlights a new solution brought to
market, a new platform, a leading-edge marketing and sales practice, or
a new business model that the Partner has successfully implemented.
Recognized Microsoft Learning Partners demonstrate alignment with
advancing adoption and deployment of Microsoft technologies through
training and certification, and exhibit more creative ways to engage
with innovative and exceptional training. “Microsoft’s success as a
company depends on great partners, and Global Knowledge is a shining
example of the kind of innovation our partner ecosystem drives year
after year,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide
Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We are honored to recognize Global
Knowledge as this year’s finalist for the 2014 Microsoft Learning
Partner of the Year Award, and we applaud Global Knowledge’s dedication
to providing innovative solutions that drive results for our mutual
Global Knowledge delivers comprehensive Microsoft
training worldwide and offers continuous learning through
instructor-led courses that include access to live practice labs, 24x7
mentoring and unlimited class retakes, along with six months of indexed
class recordings for virtual students.
Global Knowledge was recognized for also offering Microsoft classes in a
new, innovative flexible
virtual format, combining the benefits of live, instructor-led
training with the convenience of self-paced learning for six hours per
week during a 30-day period.
“Being recognized as an innovative Microsoft Learning Partner with
awards during three of the past four years is a huge accomplishment,”
said Ben Watson, Global Knowledge Senior Product Director. “Working
closely with students all over the world, we understand how critical it
is to provide them with the most flexible delivery options and schedule
balanced with the benefits of real-world expertise from a live
instructor. We know that having ongoing access to your actual class
recordings and labs is imperative to skills development – and retention.
Everyone can use a little help when they get back to work and implement
best practices in their own unique environments, so we continuously
evolve our learning solutions to meet those needs. This includes
post-course peer community support and 24x7 mentoring to help clarify a
concept, troubleshoot a challenge or shave valuable time off of a
Global Knowledge has been enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network
since 2007 and has enjoyed ongoing recognition for continued innovations
in providing learning services, being named Learning Partner of the Year
in 2013, Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Partner of the Year
in 2011 and winning the 2012 Canadian Impact Award for Learning
Competency Partner of the Year. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards
recognizes Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered
exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.
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. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.ca.
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