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Global Knowledge Named Global Training (VATC) Partner of the Year at VMware Partner Exchange 2012

Global Knowledge Wins Top Honors Three Years in a Row

VMware Partner Exchange 2012

CARY, N.C.--()--Global Knowledge today announced that it has been named the recipient of a Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Training (VATC) Partner of the Year category by VMware for the third year in a row. Global Knowledge – US was also honored with the Americas Training (VATC) Partner of the Year Award. The awards were presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2012, VMware’s annual partner event, on Feb. 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are proud to acknowledge the achievements made in 2011 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem and congratulate Global Knowledge on winning a Global VMware Partner Network Award,” said Doug Smith, vice president, global partner strategy and operations, VMware. “Partners worldwide assemble at VMware Partner Exchange to become equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to further realize the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing—making this the leading global event for partners seeking peer-to-peer training, education, and networking to enhance their business strategies and distinguish their position in the marketplace. VMware partners continue to be the foundation of our business, and we look forward to the future successes of Global Knowledge in 2012, as well as the rest of our partner ecosystem.”

"For the third year in a row, we are honored to be recognized by VMware for our role in helping them drive authorized VMware education solutions further into the marketplace," said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge president and CEO. "Given the importance of virtualization today, VMware skills and certification are required for many IT professionals. As a leading VMware Authorized Education Partner, we are committed to providing high-quality training and are well positioned to meet our customers’ virtualization learning needs.”

Partner recipients of a Global VMware Partner Network Award were acknowledged by VMware in 15 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2011:

  • SMB Partner of the Year
  • Solution Provider of the Year
  • Government Partner of the Year
  • Academic Partner of the Year
  • Infrastructure Virtualization Partner of the Year
  • Business Continuity Partner of the Year
  • Desktop Partner of the Year
  • Training (VATC) Partner of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year
  • Emerging Market Partner of the Year
  • Cloud Application Platform Partner of the Year
  • Emerging Products Partner of the Year
  • VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
  • Systems Integrator of the Year
  • Partner Executive MVP

About VMware Partner Exchange 2012
VMware Partner Exchange 2012 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 170 breakout sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver next generation enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit

About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,200 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, NC. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at

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