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Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro Launch Annual IT Salary Survey

IT professionals invited to participate in sixth annual IT Skills and Salary Survey

CARY, N.C. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, and Windows IT Pro, the leading independent community for Microsoft Windows IT professionals covering tech industry trends, today announced the launch of the sixth annual IT Skills and Salary Survey.

The 2013 IT Skills and Salary Survey addresses issues affecting IT professionals today, including salary ranges for major IT certifications, the skills that hiring managers will be seeking in the coming year, and the impact of the economy on business conditions and IT pay. The study also examines factors that contribute to work satisfaction, the importance of training and professional certification, and trends of opportunity or concern for 2013.

The 2012 IT salary survey yielded more than 10,000 responses, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive IT salary surveys in the industry.

IT professionals are invited to take part in the survey before October 19, 2012. Participants in the approximately 15-minute survey will receive a free copy of the final report when it is issued in March 2013. Also, all respondents will be entered into a random drawing to win one of eight $250 American Express gift cards.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,500 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, 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 www.globalknowledge.com.

About Windows IT Pro

Windows IT Pro is a digital trade publication and web site serving the information needs of IT professionals in various fields, including data processing, programming, software development, and system administration. Windows IT Pro is part of the Penton Technology Group. Learn more at http://windowsitpro.com.

About Penton Media, Inc.

As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis, and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. The company is headquartered in New York City with approximately 1,100 employees across key locations throughout the world, including New York; Cleveland; Chicago; Overland Park, KS; Boulder, CO; Fort Collins, CO; and Hong Kong. Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and US Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information, visit www.penton.com.